Wallets are one of those few items that seem to be universally carried. Everyone from prince to pauper needs something in which to haul their identification, cards, and cash – no matter how little. As such, there are varieties for just about every walk of life. That means that, from the most hardcore outdoorsman to the craziest high-tech ninja, there’s a wallet out there to match your style and your carry requirements.
But while everything from backpacks to pants get the tactical treatment, we’ve noticed that wallets don’t often get the same attention. It’s not that they aren’t out there; we just think that people aren’t completely aware of the options out there. As such, we’ve put together a collection of the 8 best tactical wallets available right now. So if you want something with a little more function than just carrying your cash and cards, have a look at the following list.
Spine Titanium Wallet + Bottle Opener
Proving that minimalist wallets can do more than just haul your cash and cards, Spine set out to build something that was extremely sleek and simple – but still offered a bit of utility. We think they nailed with their Titanium Wallet + Bottler Opener. Constructed in their Arizona-based workshop, each metal wallet is made from a single plate of corrosion resistant and rust-proof grade 5 titanium – and has the added benefit of being able to pop tops with ease. Capable of holding 10+ cards and cash, this streamlined piece of EDC gear was designed for those who demand more from their wallet.
Capacity: 10 Cards & Cash
Materials: Grade 5 6AL-4V Titanium
Features: Built-in bottle opener
Gerber GDC Money Clip
Though not a wallet in the strictest sense, this money clip from Gerber still meets all the requirements for a tactical carry solution. Not only can it carry up to five cards and/or some cash, but it also comes with a hideaway 3.7-inch miniature fixed blade knife for any on-the-fly cutting tasks you might need to complete. It’s also built from a sturdy combination of titanium nitrite coated stainless steel and G-10 material – which means it’s scratch and dent resistant, too. And this handy minimalist wallet weighs just 2.9 ounces (including the knife).
Capacity: 5 Cards & Cash
Materials: Tini-Coated Steel & G10
Features: 3.7″ Knife
Trayvax Original Wallet
This USA made wallet boasts a killer construction combination of stainless steel, aluminum, elastic, and mil-spec paracord. It’s tough enough to survive a war zone, but still small enough to keep in your front pocket. And, while it can carry up to 14 cards and five bills, it also has a couple of bonus functions – like RFID protection, working as a bottle opener, and offering some alternative carry-style options. Although this is the brand’s first everyday carry wallet ever, it’s also still one of their best.
Capacity: 14 Cards & 5 Bills
Materials: Stainless Steel, Aluminum, Mil-Spec Paracord, Elastic
Features: RFID Protection, Bottle Opener
Machine Era Slim Wallet
Constructed from a PVD-coated stainless steel, this incredibly lightweight – it weighs just 1.2 ounces – tactical everyday carry wallet is also one of the toughest around. Machined and manufactured right here in the United States of America, it can carry up to 8 cards and a bundle of cash beneath the included high-quality elastic band. It also offers up RFID protection and the thumb hole, which is used to push cards up and out of the wallet – also doubles as a bottle opener. You know, if you even want to crack open a delicious beer or two but don’t have a church key on you. Machine Era knows how to get the job done.
Capacity: 8 Cards & Cash
Materials: 300 Series Stainless Steel & Elastic
Features: RFID Protection, Bottle Opener, Impact & Scratch Resistant
Hitch and Timber EDC Card Caddy
While it may not look like your average tactical item (it has no MOLLE compatibility or coyote-colored nylon), this leather cash and card carrier still offers a good deal more than your average front-pocket EDC wallet. For starters, the quality is superb – as it is hand-cut, stitched, and burnished here in the USA by the Maryland-based team at Hitch and Timber. It’s also made of extremely high quality Horween Chromexcel tanned leather. It has a capacity of up to six cards. And it has a two secondary smaller pockets – one perfect for a small Swiss Army Knife and the other large enough for an EDC pen.
Capacity: 1-6 Cards
Materials: Horween Chromexcel Tanned Leather
Features: Pouches For Small Knife & Pen
Trayvax Element Wallet
Made here in the USA, this is another stellar offering from Trayvax. It’s crafted from a combination of leather and stainless steel, can hold up to 12 credit cards within the leather enclosure, has a hideaway internal money clip that can hold up to 5 bills, is equipped with a hidden bottle opener, and has a lanyard hole for optional tactical paracord attachment. It also offers RFID protection, will last for decades if cared for properly, and comes in a number of different leather and metal finish combinations – so you can match it to the rest of your EDC gear.
Capacity: 12 Cards + 5 Bills
Materials: Leather & Stainless Steel
Features: Internal Money Clip, Bottle Opener, RFID Protection
Jackfish Survival Wallet
Whereas the previous wallet looked relatively conventional, this one looks entirely unique. And that’s because it is entirely unique. The Jackfish comes equipped with more removable survival tools than we’ve seen in any other wallet. It can hold up to 4 cards, but at the same time comes with a Spyderco folding knife, compass, SD card, hex bits, a pen, iodine, and more. And it comes in your choice of either black aluminum or gray titanium. As far as everyday carry survivalist kits go, this wallet may qualify as the smallest most comprehensive ever to exist. And it is well worth the price if you ever find yourself needing it even just a little bit.
Capacity: 4 Cards
Materials: Aluminum or Titanium
Features: RFID Protection; 11+ Tools Including Knife, Hex Bits, Compass, Pen, SD Card, & More
Dango T01 Tactical Wallet
The Dango T01 Tactical Wallet is such a brilliantly designed product, we’re shocked nobody had come up with it before. It is equal parts wallet and multi-tool. Crafted from 6061 aerospace-grade aluminum, high-quality leather, and stainless steel. And while it can carry up to 12 cards and cash, it also has a removable multi-tool insert that boasts a whopping 14+ functions. They include a screwdriver, saw, knife, hex wrenches, a can opener, ruler, box cutter, and more. And if you remove the multitool, it makes the wallet completely TSA compliant – and it still has a bottle opener built into it. Did we mention that it’s also an American made product? Because it is.
Capacity: 12+ Cards + Cash
Materials: Raw Hide Leather, Aerospace-Grade Aluminum, & Stainless Steel
Features: RFID Protection; Removable Multi-Tool With 14+ Functions Including Hex Wrench, Bottle Opener, Pry Bar, Screwdriver, Knife, Saw, & More
Best Tactical Flashlights
Once you’ve picked up a worthy wallet, you’ll probably want to get some other gear with the same broad range of capabilities. Why not start with one of these tactical flashlights?