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WEZEL's are genuine leather wallets that transform into a phone stand! Simple and majestic, just like a real weasel. Patent Pending.
WEZEL's are genuine leather wallets that transform into a phone stand! Simple and majestic, just like a real weasel. Patent Pending.
231 backers pledged $12,000 to help bring this project to life.

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Wallet + Easel = WEZEL 

Wezel Wallet Phone Stand
Wezel Wallet Phone Stand
Transforms into a phone stand! Boom. All simple and sleek like.
Transforms into a phone stand! Boom. All simple and sleek like.

Why WEZEL?

I had one of the big, trifold, back pocket wallets- it had everything I had ever collected in it. Unfortunately, one day, it slipped out of my pocket and all was lost, even my very first driver's license. I wanted to keep it so my kids could make fun of my baby face (before the beard). From that day forward I started only buying wallets to put in my front pocket. I tried many of the various card-, cash-, receipt-holding front wallet styles, but none of them lasted or they just didn't feel right.

One day, while stroking my beard, I said to myself, "Self, what if I bought leather and made my own wallet?" I stopped by the local leather store and talked to "Leather Mike" (not his name, but that is what I call him) and bought some leather scraps. I hand cut and stitched pieces of leather together until I found the right size and style I liked. Still a bit unsettled, however, my beard knew better: the WEZEL was not yet born. 

It wasn't until I was entertaining my bored self and playing with my wallet when I noticed that the credit cards from one side could fit into the pocket on the other side. I tossed the wallet down on the desk and noticed that the spine propped up. In that moment my beard said, "That's it! This sucker can transform into a stand for your phone!" The Wezel was born, and 20 handmade prototypes later we have perfected it!

Stop the pain!

Get this- the average back pocket wallet is more than one and a half inches thick! Nobody should sit that lop-sided.

Uncle Lenny’s Wallet Thickness

Living Proof. This is legitimately Uncle Lenny's Wallet. He has even started a second "overflow" wallet. I'm thinking about buying him a purse instead...
Living Proof. This is legitimately Uncle Lenny's Wallet. He has even started a second "overflow" wallet. I'm thinking about buying him a purse instead...

Wezel Wallet Thickness

Holds cards and cash

You know, typical wallet stuff, but just really slim and really good looking.

Transforms into a cell phone stand

You carry your phone, you carry your wallet. Turns out Wezel makes them the ultimate dream team.

 Holds ANY phone, even with a case

Help us! We Need You.

To make the WEZEL dream come true we need your help. We are currently making these one at a time out of our neighbor's garage. By picking one of the rewards below you can help us take it to the next level and we can get these professionally handmade here in the 'Merica.

Pledge & Rewards

Stretch Goal = $15,000 = More Colors

If we get 150% of our goal we can double our colors. Help a WEZEL out and tell your friends and get more choices.

Colors Available ($10K - $14.99K)

-Black

-Saddle

Additional Colors Available ($15K +)

-Buckskin

-Mahogany 

UPDATE #1

WEZEL supports iPads! 

Flip your Wezel upside down and use it like a kickstand for bigger devices. 

iPads love Wezels
iPads love Wezels

UPDATE #2

Work dat Wezel!

We had some questions about how to actually make the wallet "Wezel." So, we made this video for your viewing pleasure. We hope it makes it more clear how you can rock and roll with your Wezel Wallet.

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How to load your Wezel! These wallets are super tight brand new. They stretch and mold around how you use your wallet. #genuineleatherrocks

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Creators of the Wezel Wallet

   Scott Sorensen & Kyle Parkin

Risks and challenges

It turns out that making leather wallets is hard to do. I have made dozens of these trying to perfect the design, and I finally nailed it. The next step is producing these as efficiently and affordably as possible. This means finding a tannery for high-quality, consistent leather thickness and color, and finding a way to produce larger quantities. So far we have made all of these wallets in my neighbor's garage, and with the interest we've started to get from people we can tell this won't be sustainable for long.

My business partner and I are working on this full time, and are putting our hearts and souls into it. We wholeheartedly believe that Wezel is a fantastic idea... it's one of those simple but incredibly useful inventions that leave you thinking, "Why didn't I think of that?"

We are determined to make the contacts and connections it takes to get this up and running. With your help we can take it to the next level and get these professionally handmade here in 'Merica.

Thank you for your support!

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FAQ

  • The front pocket can actually even hold credit cards if you would like. Folding your bills in thirds or quarters you can fit up to 8 bills comfortably, if you feel so inclined.

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    Pledge $2 or more About $2.00

    BUY US A RED BULL
    It keeps the creative juices flowing! Thank you and thanks to Red Bull for keeping us going.

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    SHARE THE WEZEL!
    (3 Stickers)
    Thank you for your support
    and please put these everywhere (don't get caught)!

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    FACE THE WEZEL
    (1 T-Shirt)
    Get an awesome WEZEL t-shirt.
    on an high quality tee.
    We will follow up for sizing.

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    Pledge $37 or more About $37

    EARLY WEZELers SPECIAL
    (1 Black WEZEL)
    Be one of the first 50 to help us out and get one of the BEST handmade wallets money can buy, for the best price.

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    EARLY WEZELers SPECIAL
    (1 Saddle WEZEL)
    Be one of the first 50 to help us out and get one of the BEST handmade wallets money can buy, for the best price.

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    Pledge $48 or more About $48

    THE WEZEL
    (Black)
    Boom, one of the BEST handmade wallets money can buy.

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    THE WEZEL
    (Saddle)
    Boom, one of the BEST handmade wallets money can buy.

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    Pledge $55 or more About $55

    KICKSTARTER WEZEL SPECIAL.
    (1 WEZEL)
    When two companies love each other... a special WEZEL is made... Exclusive small run of black leather with KICKSTARTER green thread.

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    Pledge $58 or more About $58

    FOR YOUR FATHER (1 WEZEL) First pick of the litter and priority shipping. These WEZELs go first and have the best chance to make it there by Father's day. We will follow up for color (Pick black or saddle)

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Funding period

- (30 days)