Confession time: my wallet is horribly obese. Unfortunately, it isn’t overstuffed with cash. No, no, no. More like business cards, 40 coffee rewards cards, each with one stamp each, and then the license/social/health insurance jazz. (No cash.)
Well, this week I had the opportunity to go on a pocket diet with the ZerOz Minimalist Wallet. The company sent me two ultra lightweight versions to try out: the IPA and the Sedona.
Preferring a richer brown color to the flashier brightness of the Sedona, I went with the IPA, though it’s worth noting here that in terms of function and quality, they seem to be pretty much the same wallet.
That being said, I can heartily recommend either one since my experience with the IPA turned out the way it did.
If you’re looking to carry a lot of stuff around with you, then this is clearly not the wallet for you. However, most guys just want to walk around with our necessities, and we don’t want our wallet to make us feel like a weighted down candidate for back pain.
Here, ZerOz definitely succeeds. It can hold anywhere from five to seven cards, including, in my case, two credit cards, a debit card, a health insurance card, and a driver’s license. You may also be able to fit in a business card or two under this configuration.
There is also what appears to be a stylish rubber strap, sturdily stitched across one side. This is where you’ll want to hold any cash — not applicable in my case, but maybe in yours.
Immediately, the difference was incredible. Once I got it set up the way I wanted, the difference was incredible. Previously, my wallet showed up as a gigantic bulge in my pants. Since it was so heavy, I’d gone to wearing it in my front pocket, too. (Kept me from sitting lopsided, but made me look like an idiot.)
With ZerOz, I’m toting around a wallet that has all my essentials with none of the fat. The thickness is about as much as an iPhone sans case, and it’s just north of half the height.
The only drawback you’ll notice at first: since this is a genuine leather item, it takes it a bit to break in, but if you use your debit as much as I do in a day, it won’t take very long.