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Reduce your wallet size by 50+% with RFID blocking. Solve 5 wallet problems, add functionality w/out losing pockets or features.
Reduce your wallet size by 50+% with RFID blocking. Solve 5 wallet problems, add functionality w/out losing pockets or features.
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Go from THICK to THIN!
Go from THICK to THIN!

Big Skinny Wallets empty & folded are less than 5mm thick! Big Skinny is known as the world's thinnest wallets that feel great in your pocket AND hold everything you need [unlike other weird, uncomfortable wallets that force you to only carry a couple cards!]. We have now created a few models with RFID protection while still keeping our wallets ultra-thin. You can still reduce your wallet size by 50+% and Conquer the George Costanza wallet once and for all. Our wallets are deceptive because they look like regular wallets yet feature extraordinary performance. Adding new RFID blocking technology is expensive due to the price of the roll of the special material we developed; we're asking for your help to fund the first few rolls of RFID material plus wallet production.  Depending on the scale of your funding support, we can scale and speed up production of the RFID wallet models to ensure you get your contribution reward asap!

MATERIALS & SMART DESIGN PLUS RFID PROTECTION

 Only the best ultra-thin materials used....we have tested our nylon microfiber and our top-grain cowhide for years. Time has proven both materials to be sturdy and long-lasting. Our workhorse, our good-looking nylon is even tough enough to machine wash regularly! Our RFID material is thin and flexible so it fits into our wallets perfectly without even being noticeable. Building a Faraday cage to help control RFID signals now doesn't require your suffering with an uncomfortable hard or metal wallet or a less than functional weird wallet.               

 There are only two ways to slim a wallet without taking your stuff out or losing functionality by going to a weird wallet design. The 1st way is to thin the material so when you add cards and cash, the material separating the cards and cash makes a huge difference in a game of micrometers! The 2nd way is to design wallets that break your thick plastic card stacks up just like cutting a deck of playing cards. So we did both and you now have multiple wallet design options as rewards for your contributions as well as RFID protection. 

HERE'S WHAT WE'RE OFFERING FOR YOUR CONTRIBUTIONS + EARLY BIRD ADOPTER SPECIAL:

Lots of newly developed RFID wallet models to match your needs at a significant savings from their final future retail price! Most for now are available in the popular black color a la Henry Ford's famous line. As an added bonus for early adopters, the first 75 or fewer domestic contributors for each wallet model by Dec. 17th will get their wallets specially made and shipped before Christmas. Orders outside the continental USA might be also able to ship by that date but timely delivery is highly unlikely for the Holidays.  AND YES, we trust you and thank you for being one of the earliest backers, and we trust we'll make the funding goal so we will ship your wallet before the kickstarter funds are dispersed to us.

RFID lined Black Leather Bifold:  Classic style.  Full-sized billfold area and card pockets are lined with non-slip interior to prevent cards/cash from falling out.  4 extra-wide pockets, 2 over-sized pockets and 1 ID pocket hold about 4 plastic cards each. Capacity: about 20-25 plastic cards plus cash. Part of our hybrid series: top-grain cowhide on the exterior, ultra-thin nylon on the interior. 4½" wide x 3⅜" tall (11.4 cm x 8.5 cm)

RFID lined Black Nylon Bifold:  This machine-washable nylon bifold is one versatile, sporty wallet.  Full-sized billfold area and card pockets are lined with non-slip interior to prevent cards/cash from falling out.  4 extra-wide pockets, 2 over-sized pockets and 1 ID pocket hold about 4 plastic cards each.  Capacity: about 20-25 plastic cards plus cash. 4½" wide x 3⅜" tall (11.4 cm x 8.5 cm)

 RFID lined Black Leather Trifold: Trifold lovers rejoice!  Full-sized billfold area [which accommodates international currency] and card pockets are lined with non-slip interior to prevent cards/cash from falling out.  4 extra-wide pockets, 2 over-sized pockets and 1 ID pocket hold about 4 plastic cards each.  Total capacity: about 20+ plastic cards plus cash.  Part of our hybrid series: top-grain cowhide on the exterior, ultra-thin nylon on the interior. 3" wide x 4⅛" tall (7.7 cm x 10.5 cm)

RFID lined Black Nylon Trifold: This machine-washable Trifold folds up compactly, making it a terrific front pocket wallet.  Full-sized billfold area [which accommodates international currency] and card pockets are lined with non-slip interior to prevent cards/cash from falling out.  4 extra-wide pockets, 2 over-sized pockets and 1 ID pocket hold about 4 plastic cards each.  Capacity: about 20+ plastic cards plus cash. 3" wide x 4⅛" tall (7.7 cm x 10.5 cm)

RFID lined Black Leather Curve: Designed with the already existing cut of your front pocket in mind, the Curve eliminates 50% of the corners on traditional wallets, letting it rest comfortably in your front or even back pants pocket.  Full-sized billfold area and card pockets have a non-slip interior to prevent cards/cash from falling out.  3 extra-wide pockets, 2 over-sized pockets and 1 ID pocket hold about 4 plastic cards each.  Capacity: about 20+ plastic cards plus cash.  Part of our hybrid series: top-grain cowhide on the exterior, ultra-thin nylon on the interior. 4⅝" wide x 3⅛" tall (11.8 cm x 8 cm)

 RFID lined Black Nylon Curve: Designed with the already existing cut of your front pocket in mind, the Curve eliminates 50% of the corners on traditional wallets, letting it rest comfortably in your front or even back pants pocket. Full-sized billfold area and card pockets have a non-slip interior to prevent cards/cash from falling out. 3 extra-wide pockets, 2 over-sized pockets and 1 ID pocket hold about 4 plastic cards each. Capacity: about 20+ plastic cards plus cash. Machine-washable and water-resistant, this wallet is made from ultra-thin, lightweight nylon microfiber. 4⅝" wide x 3⅛" tall (11.8 cm x 8 cm)

RFID lined Black Leather World w/zippered Pocket: International fans and those traveling abroad will rejoice in our ultra thin World wallet, designed to accommodate all different types of international banknotes.  6 extra-wide credit card pockets and one clear window ID pocket hold 3+ cards each.  Two oversized pockets hold 4+ cards each.  Zippered pocket on reverse is perfect for large, bulky coins or small valuables. All pockets and billfold are lined with a non-slip interior to help prevent your goods from succumbing to gravity.   Part of our hybrid series: top-grain cowhide on the exterior, ultra-thin nylon on the interior. 4¼" wide x 4" tall (10.8 cm x 10 cm)

 RFID lined Black Leather World Bifold: International fans and those traveling abroad will rejoice in our ultra thin World wallet, designed to accommodate all different types of international banknotes. 6 extra-wide credit card pockets and one clear window ID pocket hold 3+ cards each. Two oversized pockets hold 4+ cards each. This version is zipper-free, for those who want the taller bifold but don't need an exterior pocket. All pockets and billfold are lined with a non-slip interior to help prevent your goods from succumbing to gravity. Part of our hybrid series: top-grain cowhide on the exterior, ultra-thin nylon on the interior. 4¼" wide x 4" tall (10.8 cm x 10 cm)

RFID lined Black Leather Super Skinny: Clever design keeps this model flat, even when you add over three dozen plastic cards and cash!  The Super Skinny has four strategically placed pockets which line up side-by-side when closed - crafted to "split your deck" into two stacks, creating a flat plane which bends when you sit down.  Each pocket holds about 8 plastic cards, and a secret hidden pocket behind the ID pocket allows for an extra card or cash-stash. Total card capacity: about 35+. Stretchy end pocket adds extra security for those cards.  All other pockets and billfold are lined with a non-slip interior to help prevent cards and cash from sliding out. Part of our hybrid series: top-grain cowhide on the exterior, ultra-thin nylon on the interior. Yes, this wallet is designed to conquer the George Costanza type wallets (from the famous Seinfeld episode!). 5⅛" wide x 3⅝" tall (13.2 cm x 9.3 cm)

RFID lined Black Nylon Travel Wallet:  Travel with confidence knowing that your cards and passport[s] are secure in our Travel Wallet. 5 over-sized pockets and 2 ID pockets hold about 4 plastic cards each.  Passport section holds 2 passports for you and your alias. Large zippered pocket on reverse accommodates chunky international coins.  Generous billfold is divided into two sections; a very deep pocket for extra security and a more shallow pocket for easier access.  Machine-washable nylon microfiber. 4½" wide x 5½" tall (11.5 cm x 14 cm)

RFID lined Black Nylon Card Holder: Minimalist?  No need for a full wallet?  This smart little card holder has two ID pockets which hold about 4 cards each, one deep gussetted pocket which scales and holds about 20 plastic cards and one bonus pocket which hold about 3 cards. Crafted from our signature machine-washable nylon microfiber.  4" wide x 2¾" tall (10.2 cm x 6.8 cm)

RFID lined Graphite Nylon Taxicat:  This design has all the benefits of the Curve wallet [comfortable shape fits nicely in the way your front pocket is already cut or even back pants pocket] with the bonus of a magnetic snap closure and a zippered coin compartment on the reverse.  4 extra-wide pockets, 2 oversized hidden pockets, and 1 ID pocket hold about 20+ plastic cards comfortably. A great wallet for a small bag or when you don't want to take a handbag - fits into your jacket nicely. 4⅝" wide x 3⅛" tall (11.8 cm x 8 cm)

 RFID lined Cobble Nylon Slimvelope:  Our sleek clutch-like billfold wallet holds over 30 plastic cards in 8 extra-wide pockets and 2 ID pockets.  There are 3 long sections for cash, receipts, etc.  Pockets and billfold are lined with a non-slip interior to prevent your goods from succumbing to gravity.  Our clever divide-and-conquor design strategy keeps your items organized in a flat plane, instead of stacked on top of each other.  Stays flat no matter what you add to it, even when the large coin section on the reverse is full!  Neat little magnetic snap closure is strong enough to keep your wallet closed even when it's jostled around in your bag.  Crafted from machine-washable nylon microfiber. 7½" wide x 4" tall (19 cm x 10 cm)

 RFID lined Ocean Blue Nylon plus-Sized myPhone Wallet: Keep your phone right there with your cards, cash and coins.  Now it's easy to reach into your bag and pull out everything you need without having to dig around.  Accommodates most mobile phones even the big Samsungs and large Iphone 6s.  Sturdy elasticized pocket keeps phone securely in place with the added security of an elasticized snap tab.  Large zippered pocket on front holds a bounty of coins.  Interior features 6 extra-wide pockets, 2 ID pockets and a large compartment for passport.  Total capacity: about 25 plastic cards plus a generous amount of cash in the extra-deep billfold.  Small, flat, strong magnetic closure keeps it all together. Wallet: 6⅛" wide x 4⅛" tall (15.6 cm x 10.5cm) Cell Phone Pocket: 6⅛" wide x 3¾" tall (15.6cm x 9.5cm)

 HOW DOES BIG SKINNY SOLVE THE TOP 5 WALLET PROBLEMS? [and what are they?]  AND, of course, ADDING RFID BLOCKING!

Big Skinny Solves the Top 5 Wallet Problems!
Big Skinny Solves the Top 5 Wallet Problems!

In-house designing... all models are based on customer feedback, and the collection evolves over time based on reported functionality and requests. Catherine can really sew; she and her mother Linda sewed our World's Largest Wallet that set a new Guinness World Record at 21 feet long and 10 feet high and it was on wheels!

 
RFID material
RFID material

Ultra-thin at .08 mm, it's pretty cool looking with a metallic gold/silvery sheen because of the copper and nickel, and it is building a Faraday cage within your Big Skinny wallet to trap those RFID signals! You'll never see it because it is between our layers of nylon or leather/nylon which are almost as thin! Thin is always In and now you can be thin and safe.

Risks and challenges

The only major risk that we see is that the factory creating the special RFID layer might delay production in order to fit our small order into their schedule because we are only making one special custom roll of material, so we are only a small customer to them. But by the same token, it could work the other way; they could fit us into their schedule between larger customers orders too.

We think we have other production risks under control as we have worked already with our very reliable wallet factory and they are very familiar with our previous designs. Incorporating this extra .08 mm RFID layer should not be difficult judging by the prototypes we have created and are out in the world being tested for the past few months.

The major challenges in this project were creating the right metallic mix and combination of material so that this RFID layer was flexible, ultra-thin, and technologically effective in protecting most RFID frequencies. Balancing thinness and the needed RFID technological efficacy within our functional design aesthetic are the toughest parts of this project. Also, having fun was a must but I think we overcame that challenge in spades.

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    RFID lined Black Nylon Card Holder:

    Minimalist? No need for a full wallet? This smart little card holder has two ID pockets which hold about 4 cards each, one deep gussetted pocket which scales and holds about 20 plastic cards and one bonus pocket which hold about 3 cards. Crafted from our signature machine-washable nylon microfiber.

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    RFID lined Black Nylon Bifold:

    This machine-washable nylon bifold is one versatile, sporty wallet. Full-sized billfold area and card pockets are lined with non-slip interior to prevent cards/cash from falling out. 4 extra-wide pockets, 2 over-sized pockets and 1 ID pocket hold about 4 plastic cards each. Capacity: about 20-25 plastic cards plus cash.

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    RFID lined Black Nylon Trifold:

    This machine-washable Trifold folds up compactly, making it a terrific front pocket wallet. Full-sized billfold area [which accommodates international currency] and card pockets are lined with non-slip interior to prevent cards/cash from falling out. 4 extra-wide pockets, 2 over-sized pockets and 1 ID pocket hold about 4 plastic cards each. Capacity: about 20+ plastic cards plus cash.

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    RFID lined Black Nylon Curve:

    Designed to fit into the way your front pocket is already cut, the Curve eliminates 50% of the corners on traditional wallets, letting it rest comfortably in your front or even back pants pocket. Full-sized billfold area and card pockets have a non-slip interior to prevent cards/cash from falling out. 3 extra-wide pockets, 2 over-sized pockets and 1 ID pocket hold about 4 plastic cards each. Capacity: about 20+ plastic cards plus cash. Crafted from machine-washable, lightweight, water-resistant nylon microfiber.

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    RFID lined Black Leather Bifold:

    Classic bifold style. Full-sized billfold area and card pockets are lined with non-slip interior to prevent cards/cash from falling out. 4 extra-wide pockets, 2 over-sized pockets and 1 ID pocket hold about 4 plastic cards each. Capacity: about 20-25 plastic cards plus cash. Part of our hybrid series: top-grain cowhide on the exterior, ultra-thin nylon on the interior.

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    RFID lined Black Leather Trifold:

    Trifold-lovers rejoice. Full-sized billfold area [tall/deep enough to accommodate international currency] and card pockets are lined with non-slip interior to prevent cards/cash from falling out. 4 extra-wide pockets, 2 over-sized pockets and 1 ID pocket hold about 4 plastic cards each. Total capacity: about 20+ plastic cards plus cash. Part of our hybrid series: top-grain cowhide on the exterior, ultra-thin nylon on the interior.

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    RFID lined Black Leather Curve:

    Designed to fit into the way your front pocket is already cut, the Curve eliminates 50% of the corners on traditional wallets, letting it rest comfortably in your front or even back pants pocket. Full-sized billfold area and card pockets have a non-slip interior to prevent cards/cash from falling out. 3 extra-wide pockets, 2 over-sized pockets and 1 ID pocket hold about 4 plastic cards each. Capacity: about 20+ plastic cards plus cash. Part of our hybrid series: top-grain cowhide on the exterior, ultra-thin nylon on the interior.

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    RFID lined Graphite Nylon Taxicat:

    This design has all the benefits of the Curve wallet [comfortable shape fits nicely in the way your front pocket is already cut or even back pants pocket] with the bonus of a magnetic snap closure and a zippered coin compartment on the reverse. 4 extra-wide pockets, 2 over-sized hidden pockets, and 1 ID pocket hold about 20+ plastic cards comfortably. A great wallet for a small bag or when you don't want to take a handbag - fits into your jacket nicely.

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    RFID lined Black Nylon Travel Wallet:

    Travel with confidence knowing that your cards and passport[s] are secure in our Travel Wallet. 5 over-sized pockets and 2 ID pockets hold about 4 plastic cards each. Passport section holds 2 passports for you and your alias. Large zippered pocket on reverse accommodates chunky international coins. Generous billfold is divided into two sections; a very deep pocket for extra security and a more shallow pocket for easier access. Our proprietary machine-washable nylon microfiber.

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    RFID lined Cobble Nylon Slimvelope:

    Our sleek clutch-like billfold wallet holds over 30 plastic cards in 8 extra-wide pockets and 2 ID pockets. There are 3 long sections for cash, receipts, etc. Pockets and billfold are lined with a non-slip interior to prevent your goods from succumbing to gravity. Our clever divide-and-conquor design strategy keeps your items organized in a flat plane, instead of stacked on top of each other. Stays flat no matter what you add to it, even when the large coin section on the reverse is full! Neat little magnetic snap closure is strong enough to keep your wallet closed even when it's jostled around in your bag. Crafted from our proprietary machine washable nylon microfiber.

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    RFID lined Black Leather Super Skinny:

    Clever design keeps this model flat, even when you add over three dozen plastic cards and cash! The Super Skinny has four strategically placed pockets which line up side-by-side when closed - crafted to "split your deck" into two stacks, creating a flat plane which bends when you sit down. Each pocket holds about 8 plastic cards, and a secret hidden pocket behind the ID pocket allows for an extra card or cash-stash. Total card capacity: about 35+. Stretchy end pocket adds extra security for those cards. All other pockets and billfold are lined with a non-slip interior to help prevent cards and cash from sliding out. Part of our hybrid series: top-grain cowhide on the exterior, ultra-thin nylon on the interior. Yes, this wallet is designed to conquer the George Costanza type wallets (from the famous Seinfeld episode!

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    RFID lined Ocean Blue Nylon plus-Sized myPhone Wallet:

    Keep your phone right there with your cards, cash and coins. Now it's easy to reach into your bag and pull out everything you need without having to dig around. Accommodates most mobile phones even the big Samsungs and large Iphone 6s. Sturdy elasticized pocket keeps phone securely in place with the added security of an elasticized snap tab. Large zippered pocket on front holds a bounty of coins. Interior features 6 extra-wide pockets, 2 ID pockets and a large compartment for passport. Total capacity: about 25 plastic cards plus a generous amount of cash in the extra-deep billfold. Small, flat, strong magnetic closure keeps it all together. Crafted from our proprietary nylon micro-fiber with the non-slip interior.

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    RFID lined Black Leather World Bifold: International fans and those traveling abroad will rejoice in our ultra thin World wallet, designed to accommodate all different types of international banknotes. 6 extra-wide credit card pockets and one clear window ID pocket hold 3+ cards each. Two oversized pockets hold 4+ cards each. All pockets and billfold are lined with a non-slip interior to help prevent your goods from succumbing to gravity. Part of our hybrid series: top-grain cowhide on the exterior, ultra-thin nylon on the interior.

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    RFID lined Black Leather World w/zippered Pocket: International fans and those traveling abroad will rejoice in our ultra thin World wallet, designed to accommodate all different types of international banknotes. 6 extra-wide credit card pockets and one clear window ID pocket hold 3+ cards each. Two oversized pockets hold 4+ cards each. Zippered pocket on reverse is perfect for large, bulky coins or small valuables. All pockets and billfold are lined with a non-slip interior to help prevent your goods from succumbing to gravity. Part of our hybrid series: top-grain cowhide on the exterior, ultra-thin nylon on the interior.

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