The Nodus Hifold Wallet Review

The Good
  • Fantastic classic bifold design made from premium full-grain leather.
  • Vintage choice of colors for the hipster lovers.
  • Mange modern-day innovative features including pull tabs, and secret compartments.
The Bad
  • Leather is quite thin that could degrade the wallet faster.
  • The wallet isn’t handmade put machine stitched. This can put a lot of people off. 
  • Price tag is high so it might not be suitable for many people.

The Nodus Hifold Wallet is a modern take on the classic Bifold. From the outside, it looks like nothing new. But as soon as you delve into the intricacies of what the wallet has to offer you soon realize this is a whole new kettle of fish, or as Nodus logo would suggest – Octopus.  So let’s go on an adventure together and take a good look at what makes the Nodus worth your money.

As a company, Nodus first came onto the scene back in 20xx. They take an interesting perspective on men’s wallets creating a range of wallets that both have a distinct premium look (thanks to their use of high-quality leather and vintage colors) and their modern use of functionality. This takes the form of secret compartments, pull tabs, and coin storage. More of these things later. 


Look & Design

The Nodus Hifold is a beautiful wallet. Made from Full grain vegetable tanned leather the quality that expels from this wallet is incredible and it has the smell to match. The wallet is currently available in 4 colors. Chestnut Brown, Ebony Black, Dark Teal, and Taupe Grey. The good folks at Nodus sent me the Dark Teal to review and it doesn’t disappoint. I’ve never owned a green wallet before and although it takes some getting used to it looks great.

Now some might say the Hifold looks a little generic, and in a sense it definitely is. The wallet doesn’t try to be something it’s not. It’s not made from metal. It doesn’t have a fancy pattern. The type of person who’d enjoy the Hifold is the type of person who doesn’t really want a minimalist wallet. But what he does want is something more. A slightly smaller maybe! But once that takes the traditional bifold and revolutionizes it for the better.


Functionality & Utility 

In a nutshell, the Hifold is a pleasure to use. The main selling point of this wallet is its wonderful array of classic and unique features that it holds. The wallet hosts room for up to 13 cards and holds notes in a traditional long note slot. The wallet also has a few bonus features including room for a key, secret card slots dotted around the wallet, and the quick access slot consisting of a nifty pull tab. They all work to spec and have yet to find any issues. A great all-rounder!

I used the Nodus Hifold for two weeks before I handed it to my father who was also looking for a new bifold. Together we both found the wallet easy to use with very little concerns regarding the accessibility of cards, bulking, or card slippage. The only point I’ll add is regarding the size. Coming in at 100 x 85 mm (closed) the wallet borders with what people consider minimalist. Personally, I wouldn’t class this as a minimalist wallet. Nevertheless, the wallet is smaller than most traditional bifold and its size really doesn’t deter from what the wallet has to offer.


Final Verdict

Coming in at a high price tag of $93.00 the Nodus Price Tag isn’t for those looking for a more affordable bi-fold. That being said, I personally feel the Nodus Hifold to be a fantastic, durable, and highly functional wallet. After using the wallet for around 2 months I eventually gave it to a friend who is still using it today with much love and barely another wear or tear (this is 2 years later). If you’re looking for a wallet that has a great range of functionality, has a classic bi-fold style, but also has modern features the Nodus Hifold might be for you. For more information check out the official Nodus website using the link below. 


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