I ordered the Carbon Fiber wallet to replace my small leather wallet w/magnetic money clip.
- I chose to go with the clip model vs. the band model, and I'm glad I did - it seems that would allow me to stuff more cash in that the band and be less awkward to get cash in & out.
- Size is good, slightly smaller than my old leather wallet and can hold more cards. I think I could only fit about 5 cards (including ID) in my leather wallet, while I currently have 7 plus a couple business cards in my Ridge Wallet.
- Out of the box I found a minor imperfection - an indent in the carbon fiber. It's barely visible due to carbon fiber pattern, etc., but I can definitely feel it. I would expect a carbon fiber product to be perfect with no flaws.
- The edges and corners of the carbon fiber are a concern in regard to the likelihood of wearing a hole in my pocket(s). While they are not sharp by any means, I think they should be chamfered for a much smoother finish on the edges & corners.
I was able to compare this to an aluminum model that a coworker has, and the fit & finish of the edges was much better.
Overall, somewhat disappointed; QA/QC might improve (minimize) occurrences of flaws. Maybe this will improve if there's a carbon fiber V2 model (probably not the new "Forged" model).
I might recommend an aluminum or titanium Ridge Wallet, but not the carbon fiber model.