An Introduction to EDC Wallets with Money Clips
Downsizing isn’t always easy, but is there really a need for that bulky, inconvenient, uncomfortable wallet?
We’ve all been there at some point, we try to keep our wallets as simple as we can, but they end up carrying not just our cards and cash but receipts, bills, and anything else we might not have an immediate place for, until its bursting at the seams and we spend way too much time searching for something we need amongst things that we don’t.
EDC wallets, more specifically those with money clips, are designed to help alleviate the bulk of a regular wallet. Slim and compact, these wallets easily slip into your pocket and have just enough space to hold only the essentials; a few cards and some cash, forcing us to downsize and, in turn, be better organized.
That leads not only to more convenient compact storage space, but the right EDC wallet will keep those cards and cash more secure, whether that means better-holding power or integrated RFID blockers.
The Features and Functions of EDC Wallets With Money Clips
Slim and Compact Design
Whether you carry your minimalist wallet in your pocket or a pack or bag, there's no denying the fact that a traditional wallet can often take up valuable space. To some, this may be only a minor inconvenience, but often is the case that it becomes too cumbersome to function correctly.
Limiting the space for an overabundance of cards and cash, the slim, compact design of EDC wallets with money clips doesn’t just help alleviate that space, but forces you to downsize, carrying only what you need to.
Most EDC wallets with money clips allow enough space for a handful of cards, with the money clip holding a few bills, making it easy to use and significantly reducing bulk.
As we’ve briefly touched on, EDC wallets make card organization a breeze. Depending on the wallet, card storage is usually anywhere from four to ten cards, with small and compact slots for each one.
While there are bifold and trifold EDC wallets, the best ones are single-paneled. Single-panel EDC wallets not only conveniently store your cards but give you easy access, saving the trouble of fumbling through your wallet to find the right card.
Most EDC wallets these days also come with some form of integrated RFID protection. RFID, or Radio Frequency Identification, can be used by tech-savvy thieves to retrieve valuable and sensitive personal information from your card with a simple scan. EDC wallets with integrated RFID protection helps to keep that information from getting into the wrong hands and prevent identity theft.
Integrated Money Clip
Carrying cash is becoming less common as the transition to a cashless society continues. But that doesn't mean there isn’t a need for cash still, and often one of the biggest concerns with downsizing an EDC wallet is its ability to carry that cash.
With an integrated money clip, you can carry that cash with you, and it’s even more easily accessible than most billfold wallets, giving you immediate access. It’s a common misconception that losing cash is easier when held in a money clip.
The reality is, with strong holding power, and highly durable materials like carbon fiber, the money clip on a quality EDC wallet offers convenience and security without the worry of losing your cash.
Material and Durability
As with any wallet, an EDC wallet can come in all shapes and sizes and be made from leather, wood, and even ultra-lightweight carbon fiber; the choice is yours. A quality EDC wallet, no matter what it is made of, will offer the durability needed to last for years, even with daily use. Downsizing does not mean you have to sacrifice quality and durability.
Choosing The Right EDC Wallet with Money Clip
With abundant options available, choosing the right EDC wallet with a money clip may be more challenging than it seems, and there are a few things to consider before making your purchase.
- Size and Capacity- If you’re in the market for an EDC wallet with a money clip, chances are it’s because you’re looking to downsize from the wallet you already have, but that doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice capacity. With some wallets carrying up to ten or 12 cards, you can still carry the essentials while eliminating what you don’t need, all in a slim and subtle size.
- Personal Style- EDC wallets come in many styles, from billfold to single panels, each offering unique construction to suit your style.
- Additional Features- Everyday carry wallets have a minimalist design at their core, but that doesn't mean they don’t have some extra features you may desire in a wallet. Even the smallest of wallets can have features like quick access slots for your commonly used cards, pull tab access for easy use, a coin slot for your change, or an ID window to show that ID without removing it from your slim wallet.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can an EDC wallet with a money clip hold a significant amount of cash?
Yes, some EDC wallets with a money clip can hold a significant amount of cash, with capacities of over 50 bills and compartments for change.
Are EDC wallets with money clips suitable for both men and women?
Originally designed with the idea of a man downsizing his wallet, EDC wallets are suitable and convenient for both men and women.
How does RFID-blocking technology work in EDC wallets?
An RFID blocking wallet uses carbon fiber or aluminum to block your card's electromagnetic signal and prevent those cards from being scanned with an RFID scanner.
Are EDC wallets with money clips compatible with contactless payment cards?
While an RFID wallet will protect your cards and their sensitive information, they do so by blocking the electromagnetic signal on the card, meaning it will have to be removed from the wallet for contactless payment.