Carbon fiber wallets, what are they used for?
Let's Discuss The Properties of Carbon Fiber
To begin explaining the various unique uses of a carbon fiber wallet means explaining a bit about what makes our wallets unique. Made from a carefully balanced mix of carbon fiber, our wallets benefit from the properties of a super-material that boasts:
- Five times the tensile strength of steel
- Two times the stiffness of steel
- Remarkably low weight to strength ratio
- High chemical resistance
- High tolerance to high and even excessive heat
- It is naturally corrosion-resistant, which means that it never rusts
- So designer-friendly and versatile that it is been called the future of design.
All of which makes carbon fiber very popular in the design of aerospace, aviation, and military products as well as in many products perfectly suited for extreme sports and adventure enthusiasts. Look at any high-end racing or off-road bicycle, for instance, and you will very likely find a carbon fiber frame. In other words, carbon fiber wallets pack huge value into their thin, ultra-stylish designs.
Adding to the allure of carbon fiber (also known as graphite fiber) is the secrecy surrounding how it is actually made. Because it is (a) expensive to produce (reportedly $25 million for equipment alone) and (b) at the cutting edge of so many industry innovations (that is, has huge market potential), each manufacturer considers its signature fiber to be the intellectual property of the highest order. In other words: no sharing, no explaining, and no-look behind the curtain to see the magic that goes into making the carbon fiber that goes into your wallet.
Top 5 Uses for a Fiber Carbon Wallet
So, what are carbon fiber wallets used for? Here are our top 5 uses that make carbon fiber wallets the best choice for any discerning man:
Used for strength and durability. Able to withstand the wear-and-tear of even the most energetic lifestyle without deteriorating in strength or color, a carbon fiber wallet is truly built to last a lifetime. More importantly, they keep your ID and credit cards safe regardless of the conditions you find yourself (or your wallet) in. Chemical and heat resistant, a carbon fiber wallet offers protection in conditions far beyond what any traditional leather or fabric wallet could possibly endure.
Used as a lightweight alternative. In fact, most of the weight of your carbon fiber wallet comes from what you put inside of it. Even at full capacity, these wallets are a fraction of the weight of traditional versions without any loss of strength or design capacity. And in those moments when every ounce of weight count, the last thing you want to worry about is how much dead weight your wallet is adding to your challenge. Carbon fiber is the material of choice for high-performance car manufacturers around the world for a very simple reason: it is strong and light.
Used when slim, stylish, and health-conscious count. Because of the tensile strength of carbon fiber, our wallets are remarkably thin, holding as many as 12 credit cards without ever stretching. It remains slim and convenient when slipping into any pocket. Gone are the days of trying to figure out where to put your cumbersome, overstuffed wallet so that it is as inconspicuous and comfortable as possible.
Gone, too, are the days of wallet neuritis, or fat wallet syndrome, a recognized condition linked to severe and often debilitating lower back pain in men caused by pressure on the sciatic nerve, most often from sitting on a bulky wallet.
Used as a style statement. Designers are drawn to the extraordinary properties of carbon fiber, so it is not surprising that carbon fiber wallets are not only strong and safe but are also elegant and well-designed. Whether pushing the minimalist envelope or used in a more traditional bifold style, carbon fiber never loses its strength. And if classic brown or black is not the truest expression of who you are, carbon fiber wallets are available in a wide assortment of classic and somewhat more edgy colors. Bonus points: the color is part of the fiber, so it will never fade and remain true much longer than a dye or paint.
Used when tech security is critical. Identity, personal data theft, and similar cybercrimes are on the rise across the globe. And they happen quickly. Javelin Research reported that in 2020 40% of all account takeovers happen within 24 hours of a cybercriminal’s access to your personal information. Fiber carbon wallets are easily equipped with RFID blocking technology to help prevent electronic thieves from scanning your credit cards for vital information without ever physically touching your card.
The High-Performance Alternative
The wallet has been a staple of a man’s life since early warriors carried their personal valuables in small fabric packs secured with drawstrings. Shakespeare even referred to a wallet in his plays, in one instance referring to it as “a great-sized monster of ingratitude.”
But times have changed, and monster wallets have been replaced by options far less cumbersome and far more functional.
So, if your lifestyle demands an ultra-stylish wallet built from the same material as your dream McLaren or Porsche while at the same time protecting you from the ever-evolving threat of cybercrime and identity theft, a fiber carbon wallet meets all your needs. If you need a super-strong, super-lightweight, and super-slim minimalist alternative to the traditional fat wallet, a fiber carbon wallet meets all your needs.
Learn more about how wallet trends have changed over the years. Read our article about Slim Wallets: How They Have Changed the Fashion Game.