Ok so you're in the market for a minimalist wallet. Maybe you like to keep things simple and small. You don't want to have a wallet bursting at the seems with random stuff that in retorspect you feel you don't need. Well there is a brand out there that makes these kinds of minimalist wallets and they have two options that are a good fit for our blog. There is one that we will for the sake of simlicity call "the elastic" while there is another one that is called "the vertical". Now the elastic is under $20, while the vertical is just over it. Is the under $20 option a better one? Let's dive in and see what we can find out. First let's bring up the products in question.
First we have Thread Waller Slim Minimalist Elastic for men and women. Currently on Amazon for $16 and it has a 4.6 star score on over 7,000 ratings.
Next we have the Thread Wallet Slim Minimalist Vertical Wallet for men and women. Currently on Amazon for $25.00 and it has a 4.7 star score on over 3,000 ratings.
So on face it looks like two very similar products especially when it comes to the feedback. The scores are pretty much the same and while the elastic does appear to have more than double the ratings of the veritcal, we tend to feel that once a listing hss more than 1,000 ratings it becomes a little bit law of diminishing returns. We can safely assume that the scores are more or less correct at that point. So looking deeper are there any other clues that could put the elastic over the egde? Maybe.
When looking over the feedback analysis on the two products, the both appear to go neck and neck in traits such as size, quality, ease of use and appearance. Where the vertical appears to have a little bit of a stutter step is in capacity. While the listing states the vetical can hold 2-8 cards comfortably, the feedback seems to point out that people couldn't really get beyond 4. And that 2-3 seemed to be more what the wallet could handle well. Where in the feedback for the elastic, there is a highligted review that mentions how it holds 5-6 cards easily.
Based on what we can see it does appear that the elastic is the better option. Not only does it have the better price, it also seems to have the better feedback in the one point that would matter the most for people who are buying a wallet and that is how many things it can hold. For those reasons we feel good about giving the elastic the edge over the vertical.
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