Wallum M1 Wallet & Money Clip | Review

A Metal Wallet with Style and Substance.

The Wallum M1 is a great minimalist wallet with a strong, bold look combined with ample functionality for card storage. What makes the Wallum M1 different from other similar cardholder type wallets is its addition of its money clip located on its back. This sturdy clip allows for cash to easily be held securely while adding very little in terms of additional bulk. Let’s look in further detail at this wallet.

Style

The main selling point of the Wallum M1, along with its slim profile, it’s its unique look. Made from aluminium and with a futuristic charm, the Wallum provides a nice balance between elegance and modern design. What adds to the M1’s look specifically is the inclusion of rubber bands which hold the two sides of the wallet together but also provide elasticity for helping insert and remove cash cards at ease. These bands all add to the Wallum’s distinctive style and additional bands are included with your M1 for if they happen to snap. Although this has yet to happen to me even with extensive use.

Wallum’s Functionality

Although not its strong point the functionality of the M1 far exceeds that of the similar minimalist wallets on the market. This is mainly due to, the previously mentioned, money clip. This metal extension protruding from the back of the wallet is a fantastic addition to a slim wallet as it provides an effective method for note storage. The wallet comes in at 88 x 57 x 12mm and has a maximum card capacity of up to 12 cards.

Usability

The usability in of the Wallum M1 very much matches its functionality. In practice, the wallet is a joy to use with little concerns. The wallet suffers from the typical credit card “Bulking” which occurs when cards are stored by stacking them on top of each other. This usually results in a pain to insert or remove cards from the wallet, but the M1 got around the issue nicely with its flexibility added by the rubber bands. The issue still exists but is just lessened. The money clip is also this wallets defining points and adds much to the wallets appeal. It works well, holds card securely along with other paper like items. The final thing worth mentioning is the wallets weight. Being made from metal adds some significant weight to the wallet. It didn’t effect my enjoyment at all but something to consider if you’re looking to not only cut down on size by weight too.

Final Verdict

The Wallum has a nice balance between style and functionality. If you’re looking for a wallet made from a unique material in a refreshing style then perhaps the M1 wallet is for you. The M1 is available in black and silver in the middle of the range price of €45.00 ($48.00). For information on the Wallum visit their website or Facebook here.

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