Hands-on: Ridge Titanium Wallet

There’s a horde of minimalist wallets available on the market today, all promising to eliminate the bulk in your pocket and keep your cash and cards secure.  While most of them comply with the first requisite, the latter is not always fulfilled, as some clips have proven to loose their grip and shape over time.  With its sleek design and solidly built, the Ridge Titanium Wallet  ($105) seems to tick all the right boxes.

Made of Grade 5 Titanium (I got mine in a cool anodized gunmetal finish), the Ridge sports a sandwich construction with an expandable card holder- equipped with your choice of a money clip or cash strap.  A replaceable elastic band keeps the two Titanium plates together, while tightly holding 1-12 cards.  The spring steel money clip is a nice addition as I like to carry some bills with me (I’m old-fashioned) and most similar card carriers don’t provide that.  Complete with RFID (wireless theft) blocking technology, the backed-by-a-lifetime-warranty Ridge wallet combines form and function in one of the best looking pieces of EDC I’ve ever tested!