An essential everyday-carry item, tactical wallets are designed to store your cards (and cash) in a cool and minimalist fashion.
But our favorite wallets go beyond just carrying your money. Thank multi-tools to get mundane tasks done easier and RFID-blocking tech to protect your credit card and personal information. What’s RFID, you ask? An abbreviation for radio-frequency identification, RFID technology is commonly used to store information in credit and identification cards. It’s important to keep it safe, because it’s a frequent target of identity thieves.
Check out the top tactical wallets worthy of a spot in your pocket.
Dango T01 Tactical EDC Wallet
The T01 Tactical EDC wallet by Dango Products is sleek, beautifully made, and packed with handy features. Crafted in the United States from machined aluminum and top-grain leather, it has space for up to 12 cards, RFID-blocking tech, as well as a removable multitool. There are several leather and metal finishes to pick from, including a splurge-worthy titanium variant. The multitool includes a tiny knife that’s great for opening packages, plus a couple of hex wrenches, and a nail prier, among other functions. It also doubles as a handy smartphone stand.
The Ridge Wallet
The ultra compact Ridge wallet is handily the sleekest of its kind. It has the footprint of a credit or ID card, so it’s as compact as it gets. This particular variant is crafted using aluminum and elastic materials, which allow it to expand to hold up to 12 cards, as well as some cash. The wallet also has RFID-blocking materials to safeguard your cards. The aluminum variant of the Ridge wallet is available in a few colors. Even fancier carbon-fiber and titanium versions are also available.
Dango S1 Stealth Wallet
As its name suggests, the S1 Stealth wallet by Dango Products is all about minimalist design. The accessory has enough space to store up to six cards, a handy pocket for storing a key of a memory card, as well as a built-in tethering loop. The wallet is made from textured and water-resistant DTEX material with RFID-blocking lining. In case you need even more features, the S1 is compatible with the brand’s MT03 multitool. The latter has 10 built-in features, including a money clip, a fork/spoon, and a phone stand, among many others.
Trayvax Original 2.0 Metal Wallet
The Trayvax Original 2.0 metal wallet has an eye-catching, utilitarian design and incredible durability (it’s backed by a 65-year warranty). It has enough space to hold up to 15 cards and 5 bills, as well as a built-in bottle opener and pry bar. Crafted in the United States, the RFID-blocking wallet has an aluminum front plate and a stainless steel back plate, held together by a milspec paracord strap. The front plate has a convenient cutout for easy access to commonly used cards.
Dango D01 Dapper Bifold Pen Wallet
The Dango D01 Dapper bifold pen wallet sets itself apart from all other entries on this list due to its bundled pen and mini notebook. Combined, the two accessories are a nod to the glorious times, when taking a note didn’t involve a touch screen. The pen is machined from aerospace-grade aluminum, so it’s a wonderful take on a classic writing instrument. The wallet has enough space for up to 16 cards. It has an aluminum chassis and a cool-looking, water-resistant exterior with RFID-blocking coating. In case you’re looking for even more functionality, you can add this multitool to the wallet.