Meet Decadent Minimalist Wallet: The Slim Credit Card Holder Wallet that Weighs (Almost) Nothing

Wallets come in all shapes and sizes, but most have one thing in common: they are bulky.

Decadent Minimalist has built a card wallet that defies this rather obtuse trend. True to the name, the patented minimalist wallet is built to securely hold credit cards, library cards, and National Park Pass cards (to name a few), to remain unobtrusive, and to be incredibly light.


The Decadent Minimalist wallet securely holds cards, weighs almost nothing, and won’t break.

These are features that outdoor folks concerned with product weight, function, and durability care a great deal about. If you need an outdoor wallet that works on your ultralight hut trip and back in the office, Decadent Minimalist has built it.

You simply slide your cards into the end of the wallet, keeping pressure towards the back, until you hear a satisfying “click.” Your card is now secure, protected, easy to access, and visible any time you should need it.


Hold one end firmly, put one corner of the card into the groove, and firmly push the card in. It should slide easily, and make a resounding snap once its secure. Your card won’t go anywhere.

To be clear, these wallets specifically hold cards — not cash, coins, or receipts. Decadent Minimalist does make a Money Clip to help with the cash, but part of going minimal means ditching all the physical stuff that normally weighs down a wallet.

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Unique Features of the Decadent Minimalist Wallet

We were impressed by the simple yet robust design of the card wallet, which seems indestructible. Most wallets have pieces that fall apart, get weathered, or slowly unravel over time. The Decadent Minimalist wallet, specifically the aluminum model DM1 (which we used), is a machine-tooled piece of aircraft aluminum that has no moving parts. This means nothing to break.


An empty Decadent Minimalist wallet card holder is a thing of beauty and function.

Beyond the durability, the simplicity is really outstanding, especially for outdoor people. It’s never a good idea to leave your wallet, with all your cards and ID, in your car during a backpacking trip. But it sucks to take a bulky wallet in your backpack, as you’re probably tight for space and want to save on overall pack load. This solves that problem simply. And, if you’re traveling, the DM1 Wallet slips into any pack’s pouch or your front pocket with ease.


Easily slip the DM1 wallet into a pocket.

Then there’s the weight — the aluminum 8-card DM1 Minimalist Wallet weighs .67 ounces, or 19 grams, which is so light we don’t really consider it “weight.” And no matter what material or size you get, the weight won’t exceed an ounce. That’s without the cards, but who has ever said their credit cards weigh too much?


The profile of the DM1 versus a more normal wallet.

The weight alone is a reason to get one of these things, never mind the bulk of a traditional wallet!

A Personalized Card Holder Wallet

We also wanted to call out a nifty feature of Decadent Minimalist’s production — you can personalize these card holder wallets. Who doesn’t love their own name, or nickname, on stuff? You could put a phone number for a lost and found, your partner’s name, or your buddy’s trail name right on the wallet.


Get your card holder wallet personalized.

It’s a simple, heartfelt thought in an otherwise austere product, which includes nothing but what is absolutely necessary.

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Who is Decadent Minimalist?

Decadent Minimalist was founded in 2014, and is the product of a very successful Kickstarter. The DM1 wallet — the same in this Highlight — was funded by overwhelming numbers, and the company maintains the record for the largest wallet crowdfunding campaign ever.

The DM1 Wallet and other Decadent Minimalist products like the Money Clip are made entirely in the U.S. at their milling factory in Seattle, Washington. The wallet design is patented, and has helped to usher in the minimalist aesthetic that combines space-age materials and simple design.


Decadent Minimalist offers the DM1 Wallet in three alloys — aluminum, nickel, and titanium — and a huge range of colors. You can also choose from slightly different thicknesses of wallet, which allows you to hold a range of four, five, eight, and 12 cards.

You can also purchase a DMC Money Clip, which slides into the DM1 Wallet like a regular card, but holds your wads of cash. This is also engrave-able.

See the DM1 Wallet, and learn more about Decadent Minimalist.

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