Yes, I’ve been on a bit of a leather buying spree in the last two weeks and that leather is all starting to arrive at my home. The latest thing to arrive was my Daycraft MoneyWrap.
This is a clever new idea for a wallet.
Rather than a wallet, it is a wrap; you take the cash and lay it flat on the MoneyWrap.
After the cash is on the MoneyWrap, place the cards you carry in the centre of that stack of cash and fold the cash up from each side so that the cards are wrapped in your cash.
Now fold the leather sides of the MoneyWrap up, one side at a time and then pull the little elastic thingy up and around the wrap and you are set.
The thickness of the wrap totally depends on how many cards you choose to carry. That and how thick of a wad of bills you carry.
I typically carry sixteen cards when I include my driver’s license, credit cards, loyalty cards etc and I have found the MoneyWrap to be a tidy little package. Little being the key word.
When wrapped up, this thing is literally just barely bigger than a credit card. I found it slipped into my shirt pocket or the front pocket of my trousers quite comfortably.
When my buddy (he is the traditional bi-fold wallet in the ass pocket kind of guy) first saw it, he said that every time you open it all your money and cards are going to fall out.
I can tell you this does not happen. Sure, you have to be careful when you open it. But when am I not careful with my money? (That is a loaded question for sure!). After a couple of minutes of practice, I felt totally comfortable with the MoneyWrap/wallet. It is easy to use.
As always though, I have my quibbles. It is tiny. Almost uncomfortably tiny so that you have to pat all your pockets to remember where it is. I suppose if you got into the habit of always putting it in one pocket that wouldn’t be an issue but I haven’t yet found which pocket that would be.
Another quibble, I am an appreciator of full-grain leather. While the leather for the MoneyWrap is genuine cowhide but it is clearly not full grain leather. In fact, it almost looks like a very thin veneer of cowhide with some kind of artificial backing glued on. That is what it looks like to me, I am NOT saying that is what it is. However, it IS a different kind of leather than I am familiar with.
Bottom line, it is a clever idea for a wallet. It is compact so that it does not give you a twisted back problem. But also so compact that I would forget which pocket I had tucked it in.
As for the quality of the leather, I do prefer full grain cow or bison hide and this is neither. Yes, it is a quality leather but a different kind of leather than I prefer.
Bottom of the bottom line? I like it, it is clever, but it is not going supplant my Whipping Post bi-fold wallet as my everyday carry.
Disclosure; I bought and paid for this Daycraft MoneyWrap wallet with money that should have been used for groceries for my family. Daycraft provided me with no financial or other form of incentive to write this review. As always, in all my blog posts, I maintain editorial control.