3 Times When Carrying a Card Holder Is Better Than a Bulky Wallet
At Junyuan Bags, our wallets are designed to do more with less. Minimalist dimensions and durable, flexible material allow for slender yet functional wallets.
Table of Contents
- What Is a Card Holder Wallet?
- Card Holders Are Perfect for Gym Trips and Other Active Outings
- Card Holders Are Perfect for a Night on the Town
- Card Holders Are Perfect for Formal Occasions
- Card Holders and Other Minimalist Leather Wallets
If you’re looking for a slimmer wallet, consider the Junyuan Bags Card Holder.
“I’ve had this for about a year now… It’s very soft (even more so now), and it’s just wearing in beautifully. I keep eight cards, plus a check and a folded $20 bill in it. My normal use card is in the front pocket, and all the extras I may need are in the middle with the cash and check in the back. This is about the closest I’ve found to the perfect front pocket wallet for the modern age (mostly cards).”
— Dustin H., ★★★★★ Verified Junyuan Bags Card Holder Wallet Reviewer
In our customer reviews, we meet lots of enthused fans of our Horween full-grain leather who have made multiple wallet purchases. A common opinion is that it’s nice to have one with a bit more carrying capacity and another that’s slimmed down.
Whether or not a card holder is your go-to or one of several options you keep on hand, there are times when it’s great to have a compact, lightweight wallet.
What Is a Card Holder Wallet?
Card Holder – black
A card holder is a wallet that’s small, compact, and designed to primarily hold cards, rather than a thick wad of cash.
The card-centric carrying capacity of card holders is a good fit for modern spending. It’s always good to have some cash on hand, but most of us reach for plastic for the majority of our daily purchases.
Front Pocket Wallets
Larger wallets have traditionally been tucked into back pockets. However, card holders are often owned as “front pocket wallets,” since they’re petite enough to easily slide into the front pockets of jeans or pants.
Let’s take a look at the sizing for a Junyuan Bags card holder.
|Junyuan Bags Card Holder Wallet Dimensions|
Our card holder design features a center pouch with an outside slot on each side. It can hold up to six cards plus some folded cash. No zippers, buttons, or bifold—it’s the ultimate compact design.
If you need some convincing that a minimalist wallet is the way to go, let’s cover a few instances where you’ll be glad you opted for owning a card holder rather than (or in addition to) a plus-sized wallet.
Card Holders Are Perfect for Gym Trips and Other Active Outings
Card Holder – Natural
When you’re getting in your car, you need your ID, and thus your wallet. However, for quick outings, you don’t need much else. So, a compact wallet is preferable to a bulky one. No need to carry around a bunch of cash and cards that you won’t be using.
If you’re headed to the gym, or out for a jog or hike, a card holder or other minimalist wallet is ideal. The pockets of sweatpants or gym shorts are usually on the small side, so space is at a premium. Plus, a big, chunky wallet is sure to get in the way while you pump iron or pound the pavement.
”After a really long internet search, I finally stumbled over this minimalist card wallet and its design and simplicity immediately convinced me. I have now used it daily for several weeks and I couldn’t be happier.
The craftsmanship and material quality are excellent, it looks amazing, and the design is (for me at least) the perfect balance between simplicity, ease-of-use and function. It’s really easy to get to all the cards.
I keep most of them in the main slot, my credit card in the quick access slot, and a bit of cash in the third slot. It’s so simple but works so well – I don’t need more wallet than this! I’d highly recommend this outstanding product to anyone searching for a minimalist wallet.”
— Norbert S., ★★★★★ Verified Junyuan Bags Card Holder Wallet Reviewer
Running in the rain, hiking through the mud, or working up a sweat at the gym? Durability is not a concern for a well-made wallet. In fact, a bit of friendly wear and tear is part of the patina process that makes your wallet unique and beautiful.
Junyuan Bags wallets are made from full-grain Horween leather. It’s a tough, long-lasting material. We hand-sew our wallets with Tiger thread that will never come apart or unravel. So, even on your most active and unpredictable days, your leather card holder wallet will be no worse for wear.
Card Holders Are Perfect for a Night on the Town
Hitting the bars? Hold on to your wallet!
A night on the town is the highest-risk adventure that your wallet goes on. You’re in and out of cabs, spilling drinks, reaching in and out of your pocket for bartender tips … it’s easy for a wallet to get wet, dropped, or worst-case scenario—lost.
”Great for travel. Haven’t had a chance to use this card holder yet, but I plan on using it for European travel. A couple of credit cards, a little cash, and able to be put in a front pocket. Perfect for times when you don’t need to carry much, but also safe from pickpockets. Outstanding quality workmanship, as always.”
— Rob P., ★★★★★ Verified Junyuan Bags Card Holder Wallet Reviewer
Front pocket wallets are secure. The back pocket is much more vulnerable to pickpocketing. Plus, items in your back pocket are more out of sight, out of mind, and can slide out unnoticed.
If you misplace your wallet, a lot of time can go by before you think to check your back pocket. Front pocket items are always easily checked on with a quick pat of the hand.
Practical, comfortable, and secure—the card holder is a perfect choice for a night out.
Card Holders Are Perfect for Formal Occasions
Card Holder – English Tan
Compact wallets are great when you’re dressed down, but they’re just as nifty when you’re looking your best.
”Better than expected. I shopped very long and hard for just the right front pocket wallet and this has not disappointed. It holds my cash, all my cards, is super stylish and the quality of the workmanship is outstanding. I am considering buying a matching belt simply because the wallet is so nice!”
— Jeremiah S., ★★★★★ Verified Junyuan Bags Card Holder Wallet Reviewer
Dress clothes are typically more form-fitting and tight meaning there’s no room for one of those mini-briefcase-sized fat wallets. A bulky wallet stuffed into a dress pants pocket awkwardly shape-shifts the entire look and feel of your otherwise dapper outfit.
Keep things streamlined—when it’s time to look nice, ditch the overstuffed wallet in favor of your slender, stylish card holder.
Card Holders and Other Minimalist Leather Wallets
ID Wallet – Natural
For those who prefer a minimalist wallet, the card holder is one of several excellent designs to choose from.
The ID Wallet is similar to the card holder in size and carrying capacity, but includes a slot for keeping your ID card visible. Or, there’s the Slim Wallet, featuring a single pouch that snaps shut with a stylish button clasp.
All Junyuan Bags wallets, along with all of our belts and other offerings, are available in these four earth-toned leather color options:
- English Tan
- Heritage Brown
Visit our wallets page to explore our entire collection. We make full-sized wallets, too—never bulky, but we’ve got something for everyone.
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