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To be frank, the Trayvax Contour Front Pocket Wallet could have taken a few notes from Cool Wallets, since it’s only concerned with being the Best Tactical Wallet. You can do both! But there’s no doubting its durable, stainless steel frame, shaped into a minimalist design and given RFID resistance.

Why We Like It – Trayvax Contour

Made of durable, stainless steel metal, the Trayvax Contour sets the bar on what a tough minimalist wallet can be, yet still makes it small and compact to fit in your front pocket.

Pros
  • Durable metal frame
  • Minimalist design
  • RFID protection
Cons
  • Exposes numbers on your cards
  • Expensive

Aesthetics

While the Trayvax Contour isn’t a looker, it still looks better than its brother, the Trayvax Element. There’s only a handful who might like that steel look, but it’s niche at best. And there isn’t enough leather here to make it a refined leather wallet.

Durability

There’s no doubt about it: the Trayvax Contour is one tough wallet. It makes more use out of stainless steel than the Trayvax Ascent, which incorporates more leather than anything else. In fact, it has a layer of titanium aluminum nitride over CNC machined stainless steel, with a bit of leather for style and function.

Performance

If you were hoping to do some hiking, this Trayvax Wallet is definitely going to serve you well, due to its ability to withstand weathering and damage. However, this is also a top grain oil tanned leather wallet, so it needs to be cared for to last. It can hold about 7 cards, but exposes the numbers on the top card, along with a space for up to 10 bills. The leather strap is particularly strong at holding said bills in place. And to top it off, its RFID resistance can make it really hard for card readers to grab your data.

Size & Versatility

The Trayvax Contour is so tiny, measuring 3.8 x 2.4 x 0.5 inches in size and only weighing 4 ounces. It has no problem sliding into your front pocket, and you probably won’t even notice it there. It can also do more than hold bills and cards. How about opening bottles? It has a bottle opener, which also doubles as a place to hook your wallet to your backpack.

Value

So, the Trayvax Contour is great, right? Go out and get one? Not so fast! When you boil it down, the Trayvax Contour, quite frankly, isn’t worth $170. It’s far too expensive for the basic features it offers, not even its durability warrants such a price. Unless you’re heading to war, go with the Magpul Daka Everyday Wallet.

Trayvax Contour Wrap Up

There are dozens of examples of wallets that offer great features in a small amount of space, without sacrificing its minimalist design; the Trayvax Contour is not one of them. It’s certainly one of the toughest tactical wallets you’ll come across, due to its steel frame and RFID protection, but its price is hard to look past.

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Brady Meyers

Brady Klinger-Meyers is a writer based in Pennsylvania. He regularly contributes to websites such as Hardcore Droid, Gamepur, and Homebli. His work remains primarily in technology, from video game journalism to consumer technology.

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