Every wallet you see on the market is not designed to go in your front pocket, and sometimes if you are purchasing online, it gets a little frustrating to identify if a wallet will sit well in your front pocket or not. We will shortlist a few features and traits that will help you evaluate if a wallet is designed for front pocket use or not.
What is a Front Pocket Wallet? A perfect front pocket wallet is slim and minimalist, smaller than 4 x 3 inches to fit correctly in a standard jean's front pocket, is thinner than 1-inch when fully packed, and is flexible enough not to cause any problem when you sit.
Due to plenty of advantages a front pocket wallet offers, we have designed a wide range of wallets that can suit your style and usage yet accommodate nicely in your front pocket. Our handmade front pocket wallets are cool-looking designer wallets.
Features of our Mens Front Pocket Wallet
Let's go through the features which make a men's wallet front pocket user-friendly. Some people will also keep their wallets in the front pocket of a shirt. The features we are shortlisting will work for both. However, for the front pocket wallet to be carried in the shirt front pocket, it needs to be even slimmer.
Although these wallets are men eccentric, they are still loved by our female customers, making them the ideal women front pocket wallets. Let's have a look at the features.
Our front Pocket wallets have an ideal size
The most important feature of a front pocket wallet is its size. Generally, minimalist front pocket wallets should be small enough to fit in the jeans or the shirt's front pocket. The average standard size of a jeans' front pocket is around 6 inches wide and 9 inches deep for men, and 6 inches wide and 5.4 inches deep for women.
Almost every wallet on the market is smaller than these dimensions. Does that qualify it for a front pocket? Certainly not. Since a jeans pocket is stitched with a flat piece of fabric without any expandable border, the usable space is minimal.
Length & Width:
We tested different wallet sizes in front pockets and found a wallet should be 25% smaller than the pocket to sit comfortably.
Not all front pockets are made the same. Some are slightly larger than the others and vice versa.
Since all pants don't have the same pocket-size, we have defined a safe upper limit if you consider a wallet for the front pocket. We recommend a size smaller than 4 x 3 inches to fit perfectly in your front pocket, and we have got you covered.
As far as thickness is concerned, we experimented with different sizes. We found that a thickness of more than 1 inch starts to feel uncomfortable, especially when you are sitting. The ideal thickness should be less than an inch. Slim front pocket wallets will easily slide in and are convenient to carry.
A stack of 10 credit cards is roughly 0.5 inches in thickness. So when you put these many cards in the wallet, it should be thinner than 1 inch in total. A wallet with a thickness less than 0.5 inches when it's 'empty & closed' will work great for your front pocket.
Aurochs Nano is our smallest front pocket wallet made of a single piece of leather, making it very thin and easy to handle.
Made with the right Stiffness & Material
A wallet's construction material is essential to consider when purchasing a wallet for your front pocket. A wallet made of hard material like metal, carbon fiber, or composite material will hurt when you sit or lean down.
A front pocket wallet with a Money clip made of sharp extruded metals or bulky magnets will also make it uncomfortable. However, the stiffness won't be a big issue if the wallet made with these materials is ultra-slim and compact.
The best front pocket wallet is made from leather, fabric, natural rubber, or soft plastic. These materials can bend in any shape without making you uncomfortable.
Our customers love our Leather front pocket wallets due to their longevity and graceful aging. We use full-grain leather for all of our products, giving them a premium look and a luxury feel. There is no doubt that we have the best authentic luxury front pocket wallets.
We have RFID front pocket wallets, which will benefit from removing any possibility of card skimmings and thefts. Read more about RFID protection here.
Purposely made for the front pocket
Specialized wallets are generally not for front pockets. Like a wallet designed to carry a phone or diary will not fit in your front pocket, you can exclude these straight away.
We have a wide variety of wallets, and a few of the bifold & trifold wallets we make also qualify to be front pocket wallets as they are compact and small in size. Aurochs Nova is our best front pocket bifold wallet, and Aurochs Infinity is the most popular trifold front pocket wallet.
Currently, we are not selling a front pocket wallet with an ID window because the clear plastic window tends to crack after a few years when exposed to UV light.
Wallet in Front or Back Pocket - what is best for you?
Keeping your wallet in your back pocket can be a health risk, and you should get a wallet that fits snugly in your front pocket. A wallet in your back pocket can cause health problems associated with back pain and pain in your leg muscles.
A Fat Wallet Can Trigger Piriformis: You might not think of too much cash as a source of pain, but a fat wallet can trigger piriformis syndrome. The condition can affect men who wear their wallets in the back pocket of their pants. Sitting on your wallet puts chronic pressure on the piriformis muscle and can aggravate the sciatic nerve over time. You can avoid this problem by keeping your wallet in a front pocket or jacket pocket. (Source: WebMD LLC, A Visual Guide to Sciatica)
A bulky fat wallet will cause back pain, known as Fat Wallet Syndrome, introduced in the 60s. When you fill-up your wallet with a ton of stuff and credit cards, and you sit on it, muscles in your buttocks will get strained, putting pressure on your sciatic nerves, which will start a mild lower back pain, which can worsen over a long time.
Keeping your wallet in your front pocket will solve this problem in totality. We also wrote another blog post to outline the features of a good wallet.
Can you put a front pocket wallet in the back?
Technically you can put your front pocket wallet in your back, but it is not recommended. Not with the fear of someone picking it up, but because it alters your sitting posture causing a back pain known as Fat Wallet Syndrome.
So it will be better to stick with using a card-holder or bifold wallet in your front pocket. And avoid wallets with zippers or buttons to avoid any bulge in your front pocket.
How do front pocket wallets work?
Front pocket wallets are designed to be minimalist with compact and tight slots. These slots keep the wallet compressed, making it relatively easy to slide inside your front pocket making them very convenient to use. Our Nava front pocket wallet is designed from two pieces of leather to make it ultra-compact and portable.