Orchill Corinthian Wallet | Review

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A Wallet with Style? A Review of the Orchill Corinthian!

The Orchill Corinthian is a distinctive looking wallet with a style which will entice anyone’s head to rule there heart. I myself was a huge fan of this look. With the hole style patination and rustic range of green and brown colours the orchill looked like a promising wallet from the outset. Nevertheless when the wallet arrived and I tried it for around 2 week I quickly came to the conclusion all wasn’t hunky dory. Let’s break down what the orchill has to offer:

Look and feel

We’ll start with the positives. The orchill brand, as a whole, is high attractive and I applauded the designers for what are a unique range of wallets. With specifically the orchill Corinthian I found it’s sleek Appearance and brown leather to really stand out for other wallets in my collection. On the other hand appearances can be deceiving. Overall the build quality and general feel of the wallet is satisfactory at best. The leather feels cheap, and hard to touch, and the wallet feels flimsy. I don’t want to make assumptions but it feels like a mass manufactured wallet for China or something.

Currency Issues 

The first thing I must mention is this wallet is for US currencies only. I live in the UK and our notes are generally quite large, especially our £20 note. This means when used in conjunction with the Orchill the note is too large and sticks out the top of the wallet. Orchill also don’t offer a larger size for international buyers which makes the situation a lot worst. It seems they are completely segregating a huge proportion of their potential market (i.e. the rest of the world) and feel its a silly mistake for companies, like Orchill to do this. And they’re not the only culprit. I find a lot of manufacturers and brands do this.

Functionality

In terms of its physical capacity the Orchill hosts a very basic layout. With a simple bi-fold arrangement the wallet has room for 8 amount of cards and as mentioned above a dedicated note slot for US based currencies. On the outside of the wallet there are also 2 quick access slots for your most used cards. These slots are well made, tight and will securely hold 1 or even 2 cards. That’s for a total card capacity of.

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Final Verdict

The wallet in all is underwhelmingly satisfactory. I enjoy the style of wallet but its functionality and quality lack for the price you pay. The Corinthian wallet comes in at a price of $54.99 which is far to much for me and I wouldn’t recommend this wallet to anyone. 

Orchill ARMADA Wallet | Review

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A Comprehensive Review of the Orchill Armada. How well does it fair as your everyday Wallet?

Orchill form a very popular wallet brand which offer a huge range of wallets from large bi-folds to very slim card holders. The Orchill Armada fits as one of there mid-sized bi-folds offering a unique blend of minimal card storage and easy cash access. This is represented by its main asset, its money clip, which cleverly lies smack bang in the middle of the Armada. Lets look a bit closer at what the Orchill Armada has to offer.

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Look, Feel and Quality

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 from when I first unboxed it. My Armada had a few issues with poorly worked leather and frayed thread edges. You can tell by the pictures that the quality is anything but poor. For now i’ll give them the benefit of the doubt and assume that the build quality will vary from wallet to wallet but its not looking good.

The Orchill’s range of distinct colours and interesting spotted Patternation, or what I like to call the hole punch pattern, add to each wallets unique individuality. I have the black version which is arguably the least interesting colour but the wallet is also available in red, green and blue, each very attractive in their own distinctive way.

Functionality

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. The real issue I found was not with its storage quantity but with its execution. As the card slots are in rows, each one above another, I found that that if you fill the wallet the bottom card obstructs your access of the other two. A absolutely terrible oversight in design and execution.

On the plus side theArmada’s note storage clip works well and stores money very easily with a strong clasp. It’s ashamed it doesn’t have any quick access slots like both the 32&8 and Andar but its smaller size (compared to the other two) probably account for this. 

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A Fair Comparison

I don’t often do comparisons between wallets. But every now and then I start to see repetitive themes, styles and features within categories of wallets. This style is no exception to this. 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 good enough to beat the Apollo.

Final verdict

A wallet with some good and bad features. Coming in at a hefty $54.99 I’d personally recommend a different wallet. I feel disappointed but if you’re looking for a wallet like this I’d defiantly the Andar Apollo. It is better quality, better functionally and is almost half the price.

Sorry Orchill but its a “NO” from me.  

Orchill Hemlock Wallet | Review

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Orchill Hemlock Wallet – A Compact Coin Accommodating Wallet

The Orchil Hemlock is a wallet that tries to do it all. I like to compare the wallet to the likes of a pentathlon. Someone who’s great at a range of sports but are by no means the best at each event. Card slots? Check. Coin Pouch? Check. Small and compact size? Check again. The wallet does all of these important features and packs them all in this nice little compact wallet.

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Look & Appearance

It’s no secret that Orchil’s range of wallets are very attractive with unique colours, designs and quirks. The Orchill Hemlock is no exception to this. With its split colour designs and range of complementary colours I find it very hard to criticise their outwards appearance. The wallets design hosts a compact look with card slots cascading around the wallet on the front and back. What makes the wallet especially unique is its coin slot that lies as a definitive feature on the very top of the wallet. This is a fantastic addition to the wallet. It’s easy to use, spacious and can hold much more than just a few coins. A nice addition as many modern day wallets don’t accommodate coin storage any more.

Functionality

The Hemlock has a nice range of functionality and can hold up to 6 cards. Cards are easy to access, with a strong secure fit. The coin slot (as mentioned previously) works very well and is a fantastic addition to any wallet. One niggling issue is the wallets lack of dedicated note storage. This requires notes to either be folded into the coin slot (preferred) or, again, folded into one of the credit/debit card slots. Not ideal in the slightest but something you can deal with if you like the wallet enough.

As for its build quality, I find Orchil wallets bordering on satisfactory. The material feels on the poorer side while the thread and stitching can sometimes be uneven and untidy. Never the less the quality does differ from wallet to wallet so it might be a one-off case on my part. Just something to keep in mind.

Conclusion

The Hemlock by Orchill is a nice all around wallet with very little to criticise. If you’re crazy about coins but also plan on slimming down, you could do a lot worst than the Orchill Hemlock. I recommend this wallet for those people who are heavy on the coins as this wallet is unique in that regards. The Hemlock is available for as little as $25.00 so grab yours today from amazon.