Rating: 8.6/ 10
Value for Money 2.0
When I recently undertook a long distance thru hike I took a long hard look at all my equipment to try to minimise my weight and this also included accessories sen down to things like my wallet. Now call me paranoid but for the past five years I have used an RFID safe wallet that prevents ‘skimming’ of credit card details. It’s become a habit so as unlikely an issue as this was to be on a long distance hike I still wanted a lightweight RFID safe wallet so ended up with the Scrubba weightless wallet.
This wallet is as the name says weightless, or at least it is when you try to activate a set of electronic scales. In reality this wallet weighs 7 grams so must definitely rate as the lightest weight wallet on the market.
When I go on a hiking trip I carry only what I need which tends to include a couple of credit/debit cards, my licence, as well as money in the form of notes. Even with cash and cards in the wallet it’s hard to tell it’s in your pocket unlike the standard bulky wallets that most of us tend to carry.
This wallet is made from a polyether urethane-coated fabric which is available in four colours:
This wallet is about as no frills as its get. There is a seperate pocket at the back for cash/receipts, and then another set of pockets at the front where the card tend to live. As mentioned the wallet also comes with an RFID blocking sleeve that you can fit a single cash card in although at a squeeze you can fit two cards.
The downside of this wallet is that is doesn’t cope with coins although these days I rarely carry cash being almost exclusively card based. Having said that hiking is one of those times when I do so I will always spend the coinage first and anything leftover will end up in a ziplock bag. The price of this wallet at the time of this review is $14.95 and given that purchasing an RFID blocking card or sleeve separately will usually set you back more than this its a pretty good price.
I’m certainly not going to use the Scrubba Weightless Wallet as my daily wallet but it has become a favourite for multi-day hikes where saving weight becomes a consideration.
Scrubba Weightless Wallet as I used on my Bibbulmun Track hike
Black, green, and brown version of the Scrubba Wallet
Scubba Weightless Wallet open showing the RFID Blocking sleeve
Hikers trying to trim there weight down to the bare minimum
You can purchase the Scrubba Weightless Wallet from Scrubba
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