The overland industry of Australia has put out some real bangers in the last couple of years. One company that has really shined is TufLug. They make tool pouches that are weather resistant and tough as hell. More details here… Or you can buy a pair here.
To be honest, I am not a huge fan of Bellroy. I love their design work, but feel like they use inappropriate materials for long term usage. Their leather is too soft and too thin for a “buy it for life” wallet.
But yeah… they know how to design… and this folio is further proof of that.
Still playing with that little app of mine that finds things… This time, I did leather front pocket wallets. And the winner is?
The Saddleback leather ID Wallet. It’s not fancy, not at all innovative, but you know it will last forever just because of who made it. I have to admit though, I was a little surprised this one was so well known.
Another “something or other” that I saw on Instagram… These are simple card holders made by a company called ARCdry out of San Francisco. They are available in leather or canvas, feature a very simple/compact design, are made really well and only run $19.
Hard to beat.
These things are rad. Essentially, it’s a flat-pack box. When you aren’t using it, it folds down into an impossibly small form factor. BUT, when you do need it it folds out into a rigid bottom box. You’ve seen similar contraptions in some sort of poly before, but I’ve never seen a soft sided version like this. Tons of uses…