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    Excited when my wife surprised me with the wallet and then I guess my face showed disappointment when I realized it was the wrong version. Felt bad but I told her the great folks in Seattle will help with no hassle!
    Looks awesome and can’t wait to use it soon!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Drpepper View Post
    Excited when my wife surprised me with the wallet and then I guess my face showed disappointment when I realized it was the wrong version. Felt bad but I told her the great folks in Seattle will help with no hassle!
    Looks awesome and can’t wait to use it soon!


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    As anticipated, Kat took care of us...new wallets are on their way and I have the shipping label ready to go to send back the ones I got. Easy! Wish there were more companies with this level of service!


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    Island in the Desert


    I had been thinking about getting a smaller wallet than the leather one I've had for years so when I saw the colorful little Nik's wallets, I ordered one right away and have been using it for a month and love it (mine is a number 4 in Island in 210 Ballistic, my wife got the same but in Grass). Here it is posing on top of my Guide's Pack, good and dusty courtesy of the Sonoran Desert.


    As you can see the wallet is about as tall as a saguaro cactus, taken on the Marcus Landslide Trail in McDowell Sonoran Preserve. I’d guess this specimen was about 30 feet tall but I’m not good at estimating distances, so take that with a grain of salt.


    As another example, here you can see the wallet is about the same size as Tom’s Thumb, a massive rock formation on the nearby Tom’s Thumb Trail. And yet somehow the wallet still fits in my pocket with minimal thickness and weight. Not sure how that works, but I love it!

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    Boolie, love the size comparisons! Big as a saguaro, small as Tom’s Thumb.

    I just got back from gifting one of the wallets (Cloud#4). The happy recipient said, “I’ve completely transferred to my new Tom Bihn minimalist wallet. I can fit more stuff into it than my old minimalist wallet-which may be against the ethos of the minimalist wallet set”! Haha.

    (DH also switched over to a NMW - new Nordic #3 - and seems quite happy with his new EDC. "Am I coming over to the Dark Side?" he asked me, as he transferred his stuff. Why, yes. Yes indeed. :D)
    Last edited by haraya; 01-03-2019 at 08:56 AM.

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    I'm new here, but very big fan of minimalist wallets.
    I regularly change my wallets since my childhood and fell in love with minimalist wallets.
    This is the one I'm using now:
    Nik's New Minimalist Wallets-untitled-jpg

    Also, check out this blog because I'm regularly buying from their list.

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    Hi all,

    I’m looking at getting a #3 as soon as they’re back in stock, but I had a question about the urethane panel on it. Perhaps the design staff can chime in.

    How is it holding up so far? I’ve had issues with some (cheap) urethane wallet panels that get yellow or brittle in the past, and I’m sure this was accounted for during design. My wife has a transparent driver’s license panel on her pocketbook, which she’s had for ages without these issues, but she did bring up that since I’d be carrying it right next to me, and thus subjecting it to body heat, this might prematurely age the material.

    So... any issues so far?

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    I’ve had clear-bottom Yarn Stuff Sacks for 10 years and the urethane is holding up just fine. The batches of urethane have varied a bit over the years; most are about as clear as when I got them, some of them were slightly cloudy right off the bat (also less “sticky”), and others started clear but have become somewhat cloudy, which doesn’t bother me personally so I’ve never bothered to try some of the suggested solutions (I believe TB recommended isopropyl alcohol, but I’m not sure). But none of mine have become either brittle nor yellowed.

    No body heat exposure with these though, so can’t speak to that. My #4 wallet is in and out of my pocket, and after a month it still looks new, but that’s not a lot of time.

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    Can someone explain the difference between 210 Ballistic and 400 Halcyon. Trying to make a decision which material wallet to get. I am pretty rough on my stuff usually.

    Thanks
    Last edited by verysimple; 02-14-2019 at 04:42 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by verysimple View Post
    Can someone explain the difference between 210 Ballistic and 400 Halcyon. Trying to make a decision which material wallet to get. I am pretty rough on my stuff usually.

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    When you have a moment, check out the material glossary on the two materials
    https://www.tombihn.com/pages/materials#ballistic210
    https://www.tombihn.com/pages/materials#oghalcyon

    The 210d ballistic is used for small bags, bag linings, and accessories. The 400d halcyon is sometimes used for those things and also as a lightweight (but slightly less robust) exterior alternative to the 1050d or 525d ballistics. The halcyon is also a fabric designed to be ripstop, by the very weave.

    My opinion is that from a practical point of view, for a minimalist wallet, it's a bit more about the literal feel of the fabric and which aesthetic you prefer... though the 400d halcyon should theoretically be a bit more robust... YMMV depending on how you use & carry it.

    FWIW, I bought the #3 in Dawn 210d ballistic and have been carrying it in my front jeans pocket every day from the moment I received it. The only thing I've noticed is that it catches pocket lint, like every other wallet I've carried...
    Last edited by G42; 02-14-2019 at 05:01 PM.
    I like all the blues and greys...and all the happy citrus colours too! My search unicorn is the Sapphire Dyneema original Small Shop Bag...

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    Right. So I travel. A lot. And to interesting countries such as Mongolia, Kazakhstan, or Turkmenistan. Meaning, countries where I will never need more than a credit card and something to hold banknotes and my hotel keycard.

    Enter Nik's Minimalist Wallet. I was a bit sceptical because of the price tag. But the wallet is well made, like everything I have ever seen made by Tom Bihn. Still relatively expensive compared to my regular travel purse (a Tatonka Euro Wallet RFID-B which I highly recommend to anyone who (also) needs a regular wallet). But horses for courses, and Nik's Minimal Wallet does exactly what I want it to do, and it has become part of my regular travel setup (Tri-Star with a Brain Cell (TB should never have stopped making these!), packing cubes, a ton of key straps, various purses, and so on).

    Well done, Tom Bihn. Well done indeed.

    Nik's New Minimalist Wallets-2019-03-18-21-09-33-jpg

    The picture was taken at Múzeum Kávéház és Étterem, a fantastic restaurant near Budapest's stunning old town. When in town, go there. You will not be disappointed, I think. We certainly were not.

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    Some of y’all are getting a lot more in your Nik wallets than I was able to. I carry 5 plastic credit/debit cards, a driver’s license, health and dental insurance, and a few thin membership cards. A single Nik wallet was too tight and hard to pull out cards. I could spilt my wallet into 2 Niks but worry about not having something I need when I need it (ex - one of my plastic cards is a WageWorks FSA card which I don’t need often but would likely forget it when I do if it was separate).

    I am using a Nik 4 to hold my work badge and Metro Smartcard.

    I’m curious about how many cards and what type folks get into a Niks.

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    Welcome to Berlin, little wallet. Two credit cards, ID, driver's licence, hotel key card, and a few banknotes. And the Brandenburg Gate in the background.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KathyH View Post
    Some of y’all are getting a lot more in your Nik wallets than I was able to. I carry 5 plastic credit/debit cards, a driver’s license, health and dental insurance, and a few thin membership cards. A single Nik wallet was too tight and hard to pull out cards. I could spilt my wallet into 2 Niks but worry about not having something I need when I need it (ex - one of my plastic cards is a WageWorks FSA card which I don’t need often but would likely forget it when I do if it was separate).

    I am using a Nik 4 to hold my work badge and Metro Smartcard.

    I’m curious about how many cards and what type folks get into a Niks.
    I have a #4 - in the outside pocket is my debit card and folded cash. Inside urethane pocket: driver's license, 3 plastic credit card-ish things, 2 thinner membership-ish cards, folded emergency $20. Inside fabric pocket - 4 plastic cards. I keep my lesser used cards behind my DL in the urethane pocket, my more used cards in the fabric pocket, and then the debit card alone in the outside pocket because that's the one that I use the most frequently. I could trade out a couple more cards for bills in the outside pocket, but I think the capacity of the inside pockets is about tapped out at this point.
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    I played around with my#4 wallet last night and was able to stuff it in a more effective way for use. I’m going to get a second wallet for my work badge and Metro Smatcard and then try again with my first wallet. I like the loop, which my current leather minimalist wallet doesn’t have. Here’s hoping.

    As I become a more seasoned TB user, I’ve discovered sometimes I have to sit with an item for a while and try different ways of organizing it before the love really grows. I thought the S19 was too small at first until the 8th or 9th practice pack.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KathyH View Post

    I’m curious about how many cards and what type folks get into a Niks.
    I have a #3 (#4 without loop)...

    Outside pocket: credit card & Costco card if I'm at home... swap license for Costco if I'm traveling

    Inside fabric pocket: transit card, thin medical card, paper auto insurance card, $20 bill folded in quarters; Costco or license; Priority Pass card

    Inside clear pocket: credit card; 2 debit cards; AAA card; library card

    I find that the inside fabric pocket is the tightest, especially if I have the two cards in the outside pocket, so I keep the least used items in that pocket.
    The urethane pocket seems to stretch more.
    I like all the blues and greys...and all the happy citrus colours too! My search unicorn is the Sapphire Dyneema original Small Shop Bag...

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