It was a regular afternoon. I had just gotten back from my lunch break and decided to spend some time mindlessly scrolling through Instagram before getting back to work. That’s when I saw it. The sleek design. The minimalist look. And the fact that it boasted RFID blocking plates captivated me. I had to know more about the Axwell Wallet.
I had always carried a bifold wallet like my dad had. But something about this wallet made me reconsider my current setup. I had to do more research before pulling the trigger on one though! For some strange reason, my initial reluctance to immediately smash the checkout button came down to familiarity with my old style. If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it, right?
Well, it turns out that saying doesn’t hold water when it comes to buying a metal wallet. The benefits of switching from the old styles of wallets our grandfathers used far outweigh the cons. If you are like me and need some solid reasons to switch, check out this list of 5 reasons to own a metal wallet.
1) Prevent Lower Back Pain
You’ve felt it.
You know, that uncomfortable feeling of sitting for a while on top of your old bifold wallet, having to constantly fidget in your chair to get comfortable. Long car rides or sitting on planes were difficult to deal with for me, as I’m sure they are for those who still don’t carry a metal wallet.
And if you felt like you were losing your toughness, just check out your jeans. You’ll likely find perfectly shaped outlines where your wallet sits inside of your back pocket! Think about how much weight you place on that small surface every day for just a second. All your body weight sits on that small area and creates an unnecessary amount of pressure in your lower back.
The worst part is that when you get up after sitting on your wallet for a while, that pain doesn’t go away. It gets etched into your spine with each hour that you spend subjecting your back to this unnatural pressure!
Metal wallets like the Axwell Wallet are designed to eliminate that problem for you. The slim design helps make carrying it in your front pocket comfortable, while also eliminating the wallet bulge from your pants. Even with your wallet fully stocked with cards, it is no wider than your average sized smartphone.
While your chiropractor might be disappointed, your back will surely thank you for switching to a metal wallet like the Axwell Wallet.
2) Harder for Pickpockets to Steal
Thieves are everywhere. There’s really nothing quite worse than walking to a restaurant in a crowded area than to realize that your wallet is no longer riding safely in your back pocket. And no matter how much you sit and agonize over whether you left it at home or if it might have gotten boosted by that guy you bumped into as you were walking on your way to dinner, the fact of the matter is that your wallet is gone.
And guess what happens next? You get to play the fun game of shutting down all of your credit cards, going to the DMV to replace your driver’s license, and praying that no one empties your bank account. Hopefully that has never been something that you’ve had to experience in your life, as it is extremely difficult to deal with!
Where traditional wallets fail, Axwell Wallets shine. As mentioned before, the slim design of a fully loaded metal wallet makes it so front pocket carrying is the method of choice. Not only does it relieve back pain, but it also keeps your most important items within your field of vision. This discourages would be thieves from targeting you as they prey on easy targets that can’t see what they’re doing.
Plus, you can upgrade your Axwell Wallet by adding the Chipolo x Axwell Tracker Bundle to add that extra layer of security in the unlikely event that your wallet actually does get stolen.
3) RFID Protected
Another issue that we deal with in the 21st century is the fact that thieves no longer need to steal a physical copy of your credit cards to use them. Have you ever thought about how the tap to pay and chip reader features at most stores work? New credit cards are designed with a unique Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) code to it. This allows you to simply tap your card on a card reader and be on your merry way with your purchase faster than ever before.
The biggest downside to this wonderful technology is that it was designed by people. And if it was designed by people, people can figure out a way to hack that information to their benefit and your detriment. All a thief needs is a RFID reader, which can be easily concealed in a jacket pocket or a backpack, to steal your credit card info to go buy whatever they can before your credit card company puts a block on your card.
Axwell Wallets are designed to defeat the 21st century digital pirate. With advanced RFID secure technology made from a unique metal composite, the Axwell Wallet is engineered specifically to block RFID signals. This protects your valuable information that is stored on your chip enabled RFID credit cards, debit cards, and even driver’s license from folks that intend to take advantage of you.
4) Longer Lasting
Leather wallets look great when you first buy them, but they can get awfully ratty overtime. A lot of the wear and tear that happens to leather wallets comes from the friction between your pants and wallet from normal everyday use. From placing it in your pocket at the beginning of the day, to taking it out to pay for dinner, and all of the friction that gets placed on it from the constant fidgeting you gotta do just to get comfortable when sitting on it. After a few months of regular use, your leather wallet is likely going to need to be replaced.
Metal wallets are commonly made of aluminum, titanium, steel, copper, and brass. While each metal possesses different qualities which impact the look and longevity of each wallet, they all have one thing in common: they can outlast just about any leather wallet out there.
The longevity of your wallet is important because it ensures that your credit cards and important documents won’t fall out of a ripped-up wallet without you noticing. Additionally, you’ll end up saving a ton of money since you won’t have to drop money on yet another leather wallet.
One of the biggest benefits that I have found to switching to a metal wallet is that I’ve significantly reduced the amount of garbage I carry around every day. Leather bifold and trifold wallets have tons of space in there to carry notes, receipts, and a bunch of extra stuff because they were designed in an era where people had to carry physical copies of just about everything if they wanted to keep it on hand at all.
While that technology might have been top of the line at the time, it has been surpassed by many of our modern solutions. Need to show your parents pictures of your kids? There’s a smartphone app for that. How about take someone’s contact information? There’s an app for that. What about if you need to keep track of a receipt to account for business expenses? Guess what? There’s an app for that too!
This means that all you really need your wallet for is to act as a card holder. Metal wallets fit the bill here once again as they are designed to fit the exact shape of credit cards and driver’s licenses, which helps you reduce the amount of junk you carry around with you each day. Metal Wallets like the Axwell Wallet can hold up to 12 credit cards as well as cash. Each comes with a cash strap and money clip to securely carry any bills you carry with you in addition to your cards.
I sure was.
I can’t believe how much of a difference carrying a metal wallet made in my life. My back is happier, I have more peace of mind when visiting crowded venues, I’m not constantly having to replace my wallet after a few months of use, and I’m more mindful of the stuff I choose to hold onto each day. The benefits are clearly in favor of ditching your old leather wallet and upgrading to a new Axwell Wallet today. Make the switch, you’ll be glad you did.
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