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The product is great, and I have been using it since the day I received it. However, after about a year my wallet also began to stretch, occasionally spilling out the cards. Any suggestions?
First, let me start by saying that I LOVE this wallet. It has been the only wallet in my pocket since the day I received it.
However, since the stretching seems to be an occasional problem (mine started dropping cards yesterday), is there any chance of getting an update with possible fixes / solutions?
If not, I would like to go ahead and request a private message as well.
Thanks for the great product!
[QUOTE]Recently some of my cards are slipping out if I grab my wallet and it's upside down. Any tips for trying to restore the fit? Some leathers shrink if they become wet and dry out, but I don't want to do anything that could permanently damage the wallet. Let me know, pls.[/QUOTE]
I'm having the same exact issue. Can you message me to discuss as well, thanks.
I'm also starting to experience stretching. Any tips on reducing this?
I'm having the same issues as @Pat too.
@Pat I'll message you to discuss.
@Kevin. Thanks for the great feedback.
Recently some of my cards are slipping out if I grab my wallet and it's upside down. Any tips for trying to restore the fit? Some leathers shrink if they become wet and dry out, but I don't want to do anything that could permanently damage the wallet. Let me know, pls.
Hi Guys! I've been using this wallet ever since it was sent out to me. I forgot how long it was. Every time I take it out, people gawk and ooh at it! I would say that I do hold a minimal amount of cards, one on the outside (credit card) and 5 on the inside (debit, ID, train, library, and a membership card). But now it has held its shape and I can't go any less. It's still an amazing wallet and I wouldn't trade it in for something else. But it would be nice to be able to secure the inside cards so when I drop it, the cards won't spill
Thanks for making such a great product!
Thanks everyone for the continued feedback! @james I'll message you directly to take care of your issue.
After nearly 6 months of abuse my wallet is going strong. I carry 4 different ID's (love being in the marine industry) and the amount of cards I carry stays at around 5 and on occasion I throw about 10 business cards in there. Even after I take the business cards out, I still have to shake the heck out of it to get the other cards out, so I am not seeing this stretching that others have mentioned. The only flaw that has happened so far is the fold over flap on the forward part of the back card holder has come loose. Any recommendations on a glue to get this back flush?
I agree with Chuck. I think the Minimalist is a fantastic wallet with superb quality leather.
I have to say, aftwr using this for nearly four months, that it will likely be my last wallet. I understand the complaints of Kris Hihn and others, but to me, even after I reduce capacity, the wallet still holds my cards. Granted, I haven't cut my capacity in half, like Kris did, but I probably never will. I have a certain minimum I always need to carry (+ or - one ro two cards), and for that reason, this design is perfect for me. Thanks Capsule!
I have used the Minimalist for what seems like 2 months now. Before backing this novel wallet design, I was already aware of the potential problem noted by Kris Hinh (2012-12-20). As the name "Minimalist" suggests, this wallet is for those who intend to carry the minimum amount of cards and cash with them, and therefore some regular house-keeping of the wallet contents is required. As such this wallet might not be suitable for everyone.
In my case, I usually keep 3 cards inside, 1 card in the external pocket, and around 3-4 dollar bills folded once (i.e. two layers) and 2 credit card receipts folded in three (i.e. 3 layers, not folded twice which results in 4 layers) due to their large size. The number of bills and receipts will accumulate between 8-15 layers and these would be cleared out every couple of days. An extra card or two might be necessary at times, and these would be removed within a day or two as well.
Keeping this regiment going, I can report that there is no problem with cards or cash falling out so far, even if I shake the wallet quite hard. For those who worry, they can fold the dollar bills in three, which makes the edge of the dollar bills wedge up on the sides and prevent them from sliding out.
Leather and build quality is great and it look good too... BUT
As @Kris H indicated - You add an extra card in the middle for a few days and you are stuck using that amount of cards from there on otherwise the remain card fall out way to easily. That is pretty much a deal breaker.
So I am backing this new Kickstarted wallet
Looks like the omega may be my last compact wallet
I've been using the minimalist for more than a month and the quality is superb still! :)
Got mine in brown and loving it. My friends want one too. How can they get it? Greetings from Mex.
Received mine in Germany today ! Looks pretty neat, though the leather has to stretch a bit to fit my arsenal of cards. Really liked the packaging ! Had to pay 7,20€ customs.
Received mine, like the packaging, love the wallet!
Still never received mine in Los Angeles -- what's UP????
The german deliveries, at least mine, is stuck at custom inspections according to the tracking service.
They probably weren't working through the holidays but should've resumed work today.
I assume it won't be very longer until their arrival.
I received mine just before I went I a cruise and it was nice just to carry the Minimalist around. Thank you very much for the awesome product!
I havent got mine either yet in Munich, Germany
Unfortunately it still hasn't showed up at my doorstep in Germany yet! =(
Got mine too! Love them both!:)
First off, I love the build quality and size but I have the same problem as Kris. After using the wallet for a month, it no longer hold its shape. I have 3 cards in the middle and 3 in the front. Whenever I remove 1 card in the front, the remaining 2 cards are not secure and fall off the wallet.
Really a great concept wallet! I'm just a little concern with the durability of the leather...like Kris said below, seems like it won't retain its shape after some heavy use.
I got a brown Minimalist, and the edges of the front pocket are already a little ripped (two cards in front).
Got mine this morning. Just stunningly beautiful.
Received mine a couple of days ago.
Hate to give bad comment, but after using the Minimalist™ wallet for 1 month, it no longer hold its shape. I have 6 cards in the middle and 2 in the font. I have $100 ($20 bills). So I wanted to reduce my cards to 3 in the middle and 1 in the front. Well now I can't, looks like once you put your max. cards in, you need to maintain that max. card amount or else anything less, the cards will just fall out. The same goes to bills, once you max out the thickness, it won't go back to shape and any bills less than the thickness of the one you used before will kind of slide out, but not totally slide out.
I even let my wallet empty for 2 days and still no go. So I have decided to back a new wallet here on Kickstarter.
I think it will hold much better and retain its shape after removing additional cards. Sorry Minimalist, I was really hoping you had been my last wallet.
Just received my wallet today; Fabulous packaging; a very nice touch. Great product which is so unobtrusive that I thought I had lost it a few times!!
Doesn't quite work with all sterling notes, but a very well designed and quality made product.
Very well executed project. Only flaw was having to use USPS.
Bought another wallet in round 2 and received it here in HK tonight. Two thumbs up, Robert! Thanks!
Just received it in Singapore
Still haven't received anything in Los Angeles -- please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and let me know what's happening.
Just received the wallet today! Looks like it was just USPS neglecting to update the tracking information. Really good experience with it so far.
Definitely the best kickstarter campaign I have been involved, just received and its awesome, I never expected that kind of packaging. Congratulations!!
Clearly one of the best run Kickstarter campaigns Ive been involved with.Product is great, delivery went pretty much as planned and no excuses. I thank you and hope others take some lessons from you.
Received mine today!!! :D Love them (blue & black). I got two so I could gift one away but I dont wanna anymore! lol great job!
got mine yesterday in sweden. great product, great packaging, and a really well run project. thanks.
I really wanted to love this wallet, the build quality is great and it looks slick. But the band just isn't easy to move money in and out like a regular clip. I've had quite few times where i've folded or ripped cash moving it in and out. I have to say I'm a bit disappointed.
Got mine in Canada :) the packaging was a nice touch.
Instantly changed over to new wallet and crammed in 7 cards. I really like it and matches up well with my phone
Thanks guys. Loving it. Happy holidays
Weird, mine seems to be stuck in an LA USPS facility. Maybe cause it's going to Canada?
Got my Limited Blue yesterday, ( I'm in .au ), Love it, encouraged me to ditch the extra cards in my old tri fold.
just ordered more
Got mine today (UK) - love it, love it, love it! Great job! Faith in Kickstarter is still alive :)
Have a wonderful Christmas, and all the best for the New Year!
Got mine last week, build quality is spot on. Love the size and functionality, this is the first minimalist wallet that I've actually used more than a couple days, and still loved.
@Ty you need to check out first, and before you finalize your payment, there is a column for you to enter the promo code.
I went to the temp-site to purchase more wallets and I wanted to use the special code but I didn't see an option to add the code.
Great wallet I really like it a lot! The brown looks amazing
Great PR from Dan Benjamin; look forward to getting mine, which seems to have been stuck in LA for the last 4 days!! Hope it gets here for Christmas as all the feedback has been great. Pity about the delays in international shipping.
Congrats though on a well planned and executed project.
I tweeted this pic of my Minimalist by Capsule wallet http://t.co/hSzpcV1C