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More than a minimalist wallet. An Aluminum, Titanium, and Carbon Fiber RFID-blocking card holder and money clip.
More than a minimalist wallet. An Aluminum, Titanium, and Carbon Fiber RFID-blocking card holder and money clip.
5,305 backers pledged $266,622 to help bring this project to life.

The Ridge 2.0!

Posted by Daniel Kane (Creator)
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hey everyone!

This morning we launched a new project, The Ridge 2.0 an updated version of our wallet based on your feedback from our first campaign. We want to thank you guys so much for the continued support and go into detail a little bit about the new version.

The biggest update is switching from rivets to hex screws, which will allow you to replace the elastic as well as swap or replace the outer faceplates. Now, the Ridge 2.0 will really be a wallet system that will last a lifetime with a little maintenance.

The next issue we received a lot of feedback on was the money clip, which has been completely re-done in the 2.0. For the aluminum options we switched to a spring steel which is, surprise surprise, "springier" than regular steel and much more suitable for a money clip. We also are very excited to introduce a second option for a money clip that has a internal spring that you lift up with your thumb.

As well as stronger elastic, carbon fiber, and new color options, there a few more new features that we won't go into too much detail about here, but if it sounds like something you're interested in, please take a moment to check out our new campaign and let us know what you think!

We have been getting a little feedback about why we decided to go the Kickstarter route with our second version of the wallet instead of simply putting it on our website, and the truth is we really do still need crowd-funding support to get this done. Of course we love the new design but haven't had the opportunity to gauge interest in comparison to our first design. To transition to the new version without the help of Venture Capital we would have to discontinue our inventory of the original Ridge, have new moulds for the current design built, and order enough inventory of each of the 20+ new versions so that we don't have a shortage. Even with the success of the first campaign, we do not have the capital to do all of this at once, which is where Kickstarter comes in. You, as backers, have played the biggest role in this process by being interactive and vocal about what you did and didn't like about the original design, and we really can't express how grateful we are for that. 

I hope that gives some insight into our thought process as we want to continue to do our best to keep transparent and as always thank you again for everything!

-Daniel and Paul

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    1. Missing avatar

      Santhosh Narayan on

      I think my v1 was returned to sender - is there any way to have it resent?

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      Dmitriy Berestenev on

      Still dont get v1. Are you trying to rob me again? Where is my first wallet?

    3. Wayne Swindlehurst

      I don't understand all the hoopla about the money clip on v1, I use mine daily and never loose a bill. Granted I have to fold it twice but if I want it the same size as the Ridge that's a given. I've used my Ridge everyday sense I received it and had many individuals asking where I got it. It looks as though the clip has been improved and the carbon fiber model is pretty cool looking so I'm going to upgrade and store v1 for another day or I'll give it away to a friend.

    4. Andy Whiteside on

      Never ever got version 1!!!!!!!!!
      I feel ripped off.
      I'm not the only one - SO there's a simple solution send all those who never revived version 1 version 2.
      If not you will leave us all no other choice.

      I and many others would like an answer NOW!!!!
      (Please) see I'm even being polite

    5. Jason Salmons on

      @Bob - I have reached out to him. I have NEVER gotten a response.

      and aren't you essentially doing the same thing? you're asking him a question in public post... idk how its different... he hasn't responded to any of my previous messages, i thought he might take notice if it were public and it might serve as a warning for someone else not to buy from him.

    6. Jean-Pierre Magnan on

      I also backed v1 and I love it. Since it's not even a year old, I'm not going to replace v1 by v2. But I'd really like to be able to buy a set of hex screws to retrofit my v1. That way, when the elastic band breaks in a few years, I'll be able to repair it instead of throwing it away.

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      Paul Belk on

      Any chance of giving those of us who backed v1 a break to upgrade to v2? Like the enhancements which will make it much more durable (i.e. hexs, replacement covers, replacement elastic etc). Please let us know guys.

    8. Dynamic Adventures Inc. on

      Love number 1 glad you are still at it, good luck!

    9. Shawn Adams on

      Glad you fixed the money clip issue. It's practically useless. It's a shame it was never properly tested prior to offering it. I will not be purchasing another wallet. Having spent $85 on a wallet that is only partially useful is enough for me.

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      Mark Grbić on

      The first version really didnt work very well for me - Can I send 1.0 back & wait for 2.0 to be ready? Thanks.

    11. Tim P, #39

      Ps $8k already in under 1 hour wow

    12. Tim P, #39

      Um, I think the simplest way to "remove" scratches in titanium is with steel wool;

      Want it bad, can't bid till end of next week though. the carbon fiber looks awesome but the kickstarter edition is equally cool (but why no aluminum kickstarter version) can't pick

    13. Bob Orchard on

      Jason - I received mine as well as the other backers. I'd reach out to Daniel directly to see why you didn't get yours rather than just a public post he may or may not see.

      Daniel - since I bought the first Ridge in Titanium w' a money clip, is it possible for me to order the green kickstarter edition elastic as well as the hex screws and tool so I can modify mine to have the green elastic?

    14. Jason Salmons on

      I still never received my FIRST wallet. I would never invest money in ANOTHER project after you stole my money the first time and have continually ignored my complaints about not having received the wallet I paid for!

    15. Alan Pope on

      I love my Ridge and use it daily. I was hoping you would make another with some tweaks, so count me in! :D

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      David on

      Paul I'm the 1st to get a new another from you guys! I love the changes that are made but my biggest gripe is how it scratches on outside. I received the Titanium the last time but has scratches. Is there going to be any way around this? Thanks, Dave

    17. Michael Nye

      Love the first one :) going to get some more