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The Best 5 Checkbook Wallets for 2020

Sometimes the old ways are still the best. Although Checkbooks are rapidly becoming a thing of the past. I’d imagine if you asked the youth of today what a checkbook is then they’d look blankly at you before getting bored and continue playing Fortnite.

When I started my first business my bank decided to send me a checkbook. This is quite a common occurrence but I was more concerned about the waste of paper as I knew I was never going to use it. Nevertheless, it gave me a great idea. Now would be the perfect time to review checkbook wallets and try to use my checkbook as much as possible during this review period. 

So I browsed the web and order around 25 of the most popular and highly rated checkbook wallets on the market today and went about my daily business. At first, the long nature of a checkbook wallet threw me off a bit. The dimensions of a checkbook are 12-15/16″ x 9 so I had to really think hard about where I was going to keep the wallet when on the move. Pants pockets just don’t fit the bill (no pun intended) as the top of the wallet would always stick out. I ended up using a coat pocket as it’s much longer in-depth and fits the wallet really well. 

Do I need a Checkbook Wallet?

If you’ve stumbled upon this article then I’ll assume you carry a checkbook with you a lot. But have you considered how much you use it on a daily basis? Checkbooks are large items so any checkbook wallet you consider buying will be larger than most creating what many would call unnecessary bulk. 

Mark & Graham Checkbook Wallet

Probably my favorite checkbook wallet in terms of its appearance on its list. The Mark & Graham is made from a beautifully soft leather wallet that has all the functionality you’d expect from a well throughout bi fold including the capacity for seven cards and five individual pockets for cash and other paper items. 

  • Closed: 7″ h x 4″ w x .5″ d
  • Rub gently with a soft cloth.
  • Imported.
  • Monogramming is foil-debossed.

Coming in at a price tag of $99 (currently on discount for $69.99) this great little checkbook wallet is great for people looking to stay traditional with functionality and clean sleek design. For more information on the Mark & Graham wallet click the link below.

Overland Chieftain Leather Checkbook Wallet

I’ve never been a big fan of wallets that shove unnecessary design features onto a wallet but the Chieftain Feather wallet stood out to me. It’s the biggest difference from other wallets in this list is its design. With inspiration from the native Americans, the Chieftain has a beautiful leather design with traditional designs from an era gone by. It’s not to everyone’s tastes for sure, but if you’re looking for a checkbook wallet with some unique individuality then this might be the one for you.

In terms of its features, the wallet offers some unique stuff others on this list don’t include. The most notorious is the inclusion of a pen holder. Located in the seam of the wallet the pen holder is large enough to fit most pens. This feature is something I think other Checkbook wallets should include as you can’t use a checkbook without a pen. 

  • Leather checkbook wallet
  • Two-tone leather, feather motifs, and metal coin detail, clear ID window, five card slots, pen holder, slip pockets for a checkbook, bills, and receipts.
  • 6.60″ height, 3.50″ wide.

With a price tag of $59.00 the Chieftain checkbook wallet is one of the more affordable wallets on this list. Considering it has some unique functionality and some amazingly intricate design features I’d say that’s a bargain. For more information visit Overland’s website by clicking the link below,

Minnim Leather Checkbook Wallet

Etsy is a great platform discovering amazing handmade goods and their extensive range of wallets is no exception. The Minnim Checkbook wallet is a great wallet with a variety of features including 4 dedicated card slots with a capacity of 8 cards, and a full-width area for easy storing your cash. 

The main reason I like this wallet is its elegant look. It almost looks like a Nordic design with the blue accent color really shining in making it look more unique. The wallet comes in the largest array of colors also so you can customize the wallet to your liking. 

Color: Available in different colors (Light Brown/Black color on the photo)

4 credit card slots

2 Slots for banknotes

Big pocket for documents or some small papers

With an affordable price tag of only $35.00 this wallet is best suited for someone who doesn’t want to pay an arm & leg for a checkbook wallet but also wants something that looks classy with satisfactory features. For more information on this wallet click the link below.

Quetzal Brown & Leather Checkbook Wallet

Another wallet made from unique material the Quetzal wallet from Etsy is a design not like others on this list. Woven from the study cotton textile material is strong and feels great to the touch. 

7-1/2″ L x 3-3/4″ W x 1/2″ H (folded)

3.87 oz / 120.4 g Wt

Genuine cotton woven textile.

Snap button closure

Made in LA

Coming in at only $30+ this wallet is an absolute steal and should be a top consideration if you’re into a vibrant and innovative design. For more information check out their Etsy page by clicking the link below. 

Alligator Rodeo Wallet

I’ve always been fascinated with wallets made from unique and unusual materials. While the likes of wood and metal have become fairly common exotic leathers are becoming more and more popular as brands try and innovate and stand out from the crowd. Alligator isn’t really a material I’ve had much love for. Nevertheless, the unique texture of the material gives it a classy and unusual look not found in many other wallets on the market.

Its functionality is nothing new. It has a dedicated slot for your cash, obviously room for a checkbook and a capacity of 6 cards. You can actually carry more cards than this and the Yoder leather brand is being cautious. 

  • Inside is Black Lining Leather
  • Holds 6 Credit Cards
  • Storage Pocket or Checkbook Slot behind Card Slots
  • Large Left Pocket for Cash
  • Approx. 3 1/2″ x 6 7/8″ when closed
  • Approx. 1/4″ Thick when open
  • Stitched with Heavy Duty Nylon Thread

Priced at $124.99 the Alligator checkbook wallet by Yoder leather is the most expensive wallet on this list. I guess that’s the price you pay for the alligator leather but I think it’s a little rich for what you get. Nevertheless, it’s a fine wallet and is on this list for its quality and unique look. For more information click the link below.

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