ARMADA Wallet by Orchill

A Review of the Orchill ARMADA. How does it fair as your everyday Wallet?

The Orchill Armada is much like two other wallets I’ve reviewed in the past. The 32&8 and Andar Apollo. In my review of these wallets, I rated the Apollo as one of my all-time favourite wallets but was more than critical on the 32&8s poor all-around clunky and expensive nature. The Orchill, for me, ranks between these two wallets. Better than the 32&8 but not quite good enough to beat the Apollo. Before we get in a comparison of the tree lets first let’s take a quick look at what makes the Armada tick.

Look, feel and build quality

The Orchill is a medium sized, minimalist bifold which puts much emphasis on its slim nature. It’s unique in its note storage capability as it hosts an inbuilt money clip. This metal clasp runs down the spine of the wallet encapsulated in leather. Along with this, the wallet has storage capabilities for up to 6 credit or debit cards.

Armada-jade-wallet

The build quality of the Orchill is satisfactory at best. The high-quality brand perception and high costs doesn’t justify the quality of the wallets manufacturing. My Armada had a few issues with poorly worked leather and frayed thread edges. I’ll give the benefit of the doubt and assume that build quality will vary from wallet to wallet. The Orchill’s range of distinct colours and interesting spotted patternation add to each wallets unique individuality. I have the maroon red one but the wallet is also available in black, green and blue, each very attractive in their own way. If you’re looking for a wallet

Armada-Black-wallet

Functionality

I’d rate the Orchill as a competent and functional wallet. Its note storage clip works well, with a maximum capacity of up to 10 cards. It’s ashamed it doesn’t have any quick access slots like both the 32&8 and Andar but its smaller size more than makes up for this. In practice, the wallet works well. 

Final verdict

A wallet with some good and bad features. Coming in at a hefty $54.99 I’d personally recommend a different wallet. If you’re looking for a wallet like this I’d still recommend the Andar Apollo. A full review of this wallet can be found here.

 

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