GEARTESTING IWB Nano Wallet for "High-Risk" Environments

Would you prefer a Nylon od a stretchy material?


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TheMedic08

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I would still rather have it then not regardless especially with the changing world and the economy. Regardless if criminals are not doing it right now it is 100% able to be done and proven it can be done.

Also that article you linked is from 2017 and is false on facts that no reported crimes have been done with this method when there has been. While it is still very low its a possibility and personally I rather have it than not.

Also one last point is the people ever think that are writing those articles that because RFID blocking technology is used in majority of wallets and purses now that that is why criminals are not wasting their time with it.
I´d also like to see an RFID blocking variant, however @Andy Z. said it´s not available so I didn´t concern myself with that idea anymore. Also, regular fabric like Cordura decreases cost and makes the product more available to the consumer.
 

TheMedic08

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IWB Nano Wallet Review:

As promised: here comes my review of the IWB Nano Wallet. Since this is a pretty simple design, I will try to keep it as precise as possible and get straight to the point:

Appearance
This is my first time with 1TG so I am very excited as the package arrives. The wallet comes in a nice Ziplock Bag with a translucent window on the front and a fabric back, which looks clean and minimalistic. Very nice touch.
Upon opening the wallet presents itself in its simple, rectangular shape. The side facing the body is rounded slightly to allow for more space inside the wallet, but also prevents rubbing of the side seams against the body. Two full size card slots provide plenty of storage space inside. Overlapping fabric is minimal and the stitching is straight.

Material
The black Cordura fabric is strong and feels very abrasion resistant. This is especially important for everyday use. The One-Wrap Velcro closure is extremely low-profile and attached without creating extra bulk.

Quality
Overlapping fabric is minimal and the stitching is straight. The fabric is strong and durable. The One-Wrap Velcro feels very high quality and does not lose adhesion power even after daily use for about 20 days straight, which really impressed me a lot.

Functionality
I carried 3 Cards in the rear slot and 2 large bills of cash in the two front slots. This setup seems ideal to me. I carried it both appendix at the 12 o´clock position as well as at the 5 o´clock position on my belt. The Belt used was a Snake Eater Tactical 45 mm Cobra Belt, which is pretty thick and strong. The loop of Velcro attached securely and did not shift, apart from a slight material flex which aids in movement and comfort.
It was so comfortable I literally forgot I was wearing the wallet at all. Cash and some less-sensitive cards like gym access cards etc. were carried together with coins in a tiny coin wallet in my front pocket. Absolutely recommend this carrying method, especially for travel through “high risk areas” as discussed in the brainstorming part at the beginning. If you don’t carry cash at all, this would also work amazing as your main wallet for EDC or travel.
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As the One-Wrap Velcro might be slightly tricky to figure out for somebody who has never seen it, I would suggest includign some pictograms with a brief instruction.
One of my good friends, which I showed the prototype to, expressed concern that the stitching of the Velcro loop might lose tightness over time. Maybe attaching the loop with a Bar Tack would be a good idea, as there is be a lot of force acting on this part of the fabric from the constant pressure and movement.

I want to thank the 1TG-Team for providing me with the opportunity to design and test this product. I really appreciate it. Thanks for reading!
 

Andy Z.

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As the One-Wrap Velcro might be slightly tricky to figure out for somebody who has never seen it, I would suggest includign some pictograms with a brief instruction.
Yes if I don't introduce how to use it, users may feel confused about it.

One of my good friends, which I showed the prototype to, expressed concern that the stitching of the Velcro loop might lose tightness over time. Maybe attaching the loop with a Bar Tack would be a good idea, as there is be a lot of force acting on this part of the fabric from the constant pressure and movement.
Exactly. will do that.

Both of suggestions are not problem. We will consider about its possibility for the market. Will let you know once we make the decision.
 
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