The Crabby Wallet Review
The Crabby Wallet is one of the first minimalist wallets to really gain mass popularity when it first appeared on Kickstarter back in 2014. Since then, The Crabby Wallet has become a sort of blueprint for other new brands and manufacturers to take inspiration from and they themselves continue to succeed in their own right with a successful range of wallets and apparel.
What makes the Crabby wallet stand out to me is its simplistic design and minimalist profile. Its stylistically different design, using material not common in other wallets, is a breath of fresh air while the wallet introduced unique features uncommon in wallets up to that point. Let’s also not forget the amazing price tag as well, especially in a world where wallets seem to be increasing exponentially in price year after year.
‘Crabby first launched on Kickstarter on March 27th of 2013. The goal of raising $10,000 was met in only 24 hours. Crabby Gear was supported by both domestic and international pledges and the wallet made it to the top of Kickstarter’s “Fashion” page.’. – Crabby 2019
Look & Design
The first thing you’ll notice about the Crabby Wallet, as previously mentioned, is its unusual design. Made from a hardy elastic material the Crabby Wallet may not be the most beautiful wallet you’ll ever set eyes on but more than makes up for this in other ways. The charm comes from its fantastic durability and amazing size made for people looking to carry less and keep their wallet to a minimalist size. The crabby wallet also has a great range of personalization options, in that, the wallets available in a huge range of colors. Just by counting I’d say at least 20 ranging from black, through to brown and grey.
The design of the Crabby is simple. Coming in at 2 inches tall and 4 inches wide the Crabby wallet hosts 2 main slots. A top slot for storing all your cards and a side pocket for additional items primarily recommended for note storage.
The whole thing is secured by a wrap-around elastic band to hold everything in place. I first thought this would be annoying to constantly take off and put back the elastic band but it actually ended up being very easy and gave peace of mind that my cash and cards wouldn’t fall out.
Functionality & Utility
The Crabby’s range of features and functionality is where the wallet really shines. As an ultra-minimalist wallet, the overall capacity for cash and card storage is high and ease of access is very strong when out and about. The Crabby Gear brand themselves suggest the wallet can hold up to a maximum of 10 cards. Although this is true, I personally found the best number to be around 5 – 6 before the wallet begins to bulk itself about and become more fiddly to use.
The main thing that separates the Crabby from other wallets is its inclusion of an attachment loop which allows you to hook additional items on most suited for keys. This was a nice inclusion and a feature that I used a lot. For added security, you can also then hook any keys under the elasticated band. This is nice to also stop any jingling that keys like to make and keep everything nicely packed together.
Finally, being made from elastic the Crabby wallet is incredibly durable and best suited for people who enjoy the outdoor lifestyle and are worried about their wallets getting dirty or wet. The elastic is of high quality and doesn’t wear easily. It’s also washable which means if it does get dirty, you can simply throw it in the washing machine with little to no worry.
At a price tag of only $14.99, The Crabby wallet is amazing value for what you get. Are you going to get the most attractive wallet in the world? No. But what you do get is a fantastically functional and simple wallet at an amazing price. I recommend the Crabby wallet to anyone who is curious about downsizing their wallet to a slimmer size but don’t want to pay through the nose to get it. For more information on the Crabby Wallet check them out by clicking the link below.
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