Secrid Wallet Review [Buyers Guide]

Secrid is one of the most established and reputable wallet brands on the market today. Founded as early as 1997 Secird have proven their success with their longevity and has continued to innovate over the years when in 2009 they launched a wallet that paved the way for their future to come – The Cardprotector. 

From here, and using this innovative card cascading mechanism the range of Secrid Wallets has expanded dramatically with a range that combines elegance with practicality. Secird now has stores and retailers all across the globe so you can be sure you’re getting a wallet that is premium in nature, from a brand that cares about the quality of its goods.

What’s the Best Secrid Wallet?

There are many different types of wallets in the Secrid range coming in at different sizes (slim or large) and varying prices. When deciding on which Secrid wallet to purchase make sure you understand the differences each wallet has and the benefits they could provide to you. This article is dedicated to give you an overview of each different type of Secrid wallet and provide you with our impartial opinion on the best and worst.

Secrid Card Protector

The Cardprotector is the most basic wallet in the Secrid range. In fact, this isn’t really a wallet at all but would probably be defined as a cardholder as the wallet doesn’t have any capacity to store banknotes. Nevertheless, the Card Protector is fantastic in the fact it’s the smallest and slimmest wallet in the range and provides an effective way to carry cards at the touch of a button. 

All Secrid wallets use a card cascading mechanism, in some shape for form. This allows your cards to be securely held and accessed through a switch at the bottom of the device. From here, cards are automatically ejected from the wallet and spread out in an easy to access manner. It really is a fantastic and innovative way to tackle card storage in a minimalist fashion.

What I love about the Secrid Cardprotector is the huge variety of different colors and designs the wallet is available in. From a huge variety of colors (I counted 14 in total) along with a variety of beautiful designs etched onto the surface of the metal, the Card protector is perfect for people looking to slim down but also want some personality and creativity in their wallet.

Features & Functionality
  • Price: £24.99 (or $31.00). The cheapest wallet in the range.
  • Material: Lightweight Aluminum
  • Size: 4 embossed or 6 flat cards
  • Additional Features: None
  • Weight: 50 grams
  • Variations: Huge range of colors & Designs
  • Dimensions: 63 x 102 x 8 mm

Secrid Card Slide

Debatably the most innovative wallet in the range of Secrid Cardslide is a modular wallet considering the previously mentioned cascading metal mechanism along with an extendable slide. This slide, also made from metal, provides extra space inside the wallet to increase the wallet’s features allowing capacity for coins, banknotes and other small items (such as keys). 

The Cardslide also comes with an elasticated band, known as the Moneyband, that fits around the entire body of the wallet. As the name suggests this is meant to be used for easily securing any banknotes you carry with you on a daily basis and is made from really durable and stretchy elastic. Keep in mind that banknotes will have to be folded multiple times before it can fit under the bank. 

The Cardslide comes in a nice, yet small range of colors including Black, Blue, and Electrolime (blue & Yellow) so you won’t be let down by the amount of choice. You can also buy the sliding mechanism separately to the main card storage mechanism so if you feel the need to upgrade your Cardprotector you can purchase this add on for an additional £14.95.

Features & Functionality
  • Material: Lightweight Aluminum
  • Size: 4 embossed or 6 flat cards
  • Additional Features: In the sliding mechanism the wallet can hold 2 extra cards, room for more banknotes and a few additional small items (coins or key). 
  • Weight: 98 grams
  • Variations: A smaller range of colors (8 to choose from)
  • Dimensions: 63 x 103 x 19 mm

Secrid Mini Wallet

The Miniwallet is where Secrid really starts ramping up the features in their wallets. Dubbed as their most iconic, and most popular, wallet in the range the Mini wallet is a true all-rounder with a perfect balance between a smaller size and large storage capacity. I like to call these types of wallets hybrids. They are much larger than some of the smallest wallets on the market, yet much smaller than most. These wallets have it all yet to compromise size with too many large and unnecessary features. 

What makes the Mini Wallet different from the first two wallets mentioned is the inclusion of a leather casing that fits around the main metal mechanism of the wallet. This leather folds out to provide a range of additional features including a better system for storing banknotes and other additional paper-like items. The wallet is also secured with a classic pin fastener that keeps the wallet secured when not in use. Overall, the wallet is a joy to use and the leather is premium in quality and smelt amazing on initial unboxing. The Leather does add a little bit of bulk to the wallet, in terms of size, but isn’t too large that it becomes a nuisance. 

As their signature wallet, Secrid don’t mess around with the sheer volume of different color variations the wallet is available in. I can’t mention each color individually but I counted 104 different variations with a large proportion including beautiful designs on the front of the leather. Having reviewed many hundreds of wallets over the last 3 years I can confirm that Secird holds the title for the most variations in any wallet ever. Some of the most unique colors I founded were the Matte green & Navy blue variations.

Features & Functionality
  • Price: £64.95 (or $81.00). The second cheapest wallet in the range.
  • Material: Lightweight Aluminum & Vegetable-tanned full-grain leather
  • Size: 4 embossed or 6 flat cards
  • Additional Features: Extra features stored in the leather coat wrapped around the wallet’s metal mechanism. This provides storage for 4 extra cards, banknotes (have to be folded) and other paper items. 
  • Weight: 72 grams
  • Variations: Largest array of colors & designs (over 100 to choose from)
  • Dimensions: 65 x 102 x 21 mm

Secrid Slim Wallet

The Secrid Slim Wallet is almost identical to the above mentioned Miniwallet with but a few slight variations. The wallet is slightly thinner due to it not having the fastener to keep the wallet closed. Instead, the wallet is just allowed to open and close freely. The slim wallet is also available in a great range of designs (60+) but not as many as the Mini wallet. 

The choice between the two wallets is incredibly close and is entirely down to personal preference. While the miniwallet is more secure the Slimwallet is slightly thinner and arguably more clean and attractive than its counterpart. The price of the two wallets are also identical which is nice. 

Features & Functionality
  • Price: £64.95 (or $81.00). The second cheapest wallet in the range.
  • Material: Lightweight Aluminum & Vegetable-tanned full-grain leather
  • Size: 4 embossed or 6 flat cards
  • Additional Features: Extra features stored in the leather coat wrapped around the wallet’s metal mechanism. This provides storage for 6 extra cards, banknotes and other paper items like business cards or receipts. 
  • Weight: 72 grams
  • Variations: Great array of colors & designs (over 60 to choose from) 
  • Dimensions: 68 x 102 x 16 mm

Secrid Twin Wallet

The final wallet in the Secrid range is known as the Twin Wallet and boy is he beefy. This wallet incorporates 2 of the metal cascading mechanism back to back and allows for double the storage capacity of cards. Not only this but the wallet is also wrapped in the premium leather-like previously discussed wallet that further expands the capacity of the wallet for cash and note storage. 

But in my opinion, the wallet does come with some major drawbacks. Firstly, the Twin wallet is significantly heavier than others in the Secrid range. Coming in at 130 grams (without cash or cards) the wallet can definitely be felt in the hand and overall just feels overly bulky. Also having two of the metal mechanisms in one wallet really adds to the wallet’s size and, in my opinion, makes the wallet too large for my liking. It really can be felt in the pocket.

Overall, as you probably guessed, the Twin Wallet is my least favorite in the Secrid range. That being said if you do need that extra space for cards then this wallet is by no means bad. It also comes in at a fair price compared to alternatives on the market. 

Features & Functionality
  • Price: £74.95 (or $94.00). The most expensive wallet in the range.
  • Material: Lightweight Aluminum & Vegetable-tanned full-grain leather
  • Size: 8 embossed or 12 flat cards
  • Additional Features: Extra features stored in the leather coat wrapped around the wallet’s metal mechanism. This provides storage for 4 extra cards, banknotes and other paper items like business cards or receipts. 
  • Weight: 130 grams
  • Variations: Small choice of colors & designs (25 options to choose from) 
  • Dimensions: 70 x 102 x 25 mm

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