After scouring the net for the perfect minimalist wallet I have an extensive list now and it grows everyday. I've even added two from this thread. So many fantastic choices that it's incredibly hard to find the one. If you guys haven't checked out SlimWalletJunkie.com you should!
Please tell me the EDC community has heard of Steve Montelli (hey staffers, you guys should interview him for the site!) If you haven't heard of Steve he has a Youtube channel where he does great reviews on minimalist wallets and he was hundreds of them.When saw a wallet that looked good online I looked up his review to see if it was worth getting or not.
Anyways, one thing I wanted to try differently this time was no leather, which really helped narrow down the field. I looked at fabric ones and hard cases (plastic, aluminum, etc) and didn't know which I would like so I bought this collection to try out -
I've been switching between the E8 and N for a few months and it's been okay. At least I'm absolutely certain I can buy hard wallets now. I was concerned about it not being able to flex while sitting down but I can't even tell the N wallet is in my pocket. The functionality to access your cards is a little annoying at times but I knew what I was getting into going this route. It gets easier with time when you get your technique down. I thought I would have loved the E8 with it's two front pockets, which I found very useful but overall I couldn't wait to switch back to the N. The insert key is great if you use it and I never do. The same goes for the key band. I think I'm ready to move on to another wallet pretty soon. If any of you are interested in buying the collection from me send a note.
In the meantime I'm eagerly waiting for my DAX wallet and I have a Minicap on the way, which looks promising. I really would like to try the FNDN Minimalist Wallet but the price is a little much. As you can see from the theme of all three wallets, they have a pull tab system. No experience with it but it certainly looks better than pushing and fanning your cards.