Pioneer Flyfold Wallet Review
Slim, sleek, and durable, the Pioneer Flyfold Wallet is a solid choice to take on the road—although it takes some time to break in.
- Sleek and minimal design
- The 10XD ripstop fabric is super strong and lightweight
- It's very slim for a full length bifold wallet, even with plenty of cards and bills inside
- The material takes a little while to break in
- Lack of organization could be problematic for some
- The fabric may feel a bit weird if you’re used to a leather wallet
1.65 oz (46.8 gm)
3.25 in x 4.15 in (8.3 x 10.5 cm)
10XD, Polyethylene, Ripstop
In this review, we’re going to be taking a look at the Flyfold Wallet from Pioneer, a minimalist bifold wallet that can hold over 10 cards, plus full-length bills.
We’ve been testing the Pioneer Flyfold Wallet for over a month now and have few complaints. So let’s get in to the details and find out what’s going on with this wallet.
Material & Aesthetic
We really like the look of this thing. It’s got a nice, refreshing style that’s certainly different from your average leather wallet without being too “out there.” So hats off to the Pioneer designers for that.
We’ve been testing it in their black color (which is really more black and white), but at the time of this review, it’s also available in blue and an all black colorway they call Onyx.
When it comes to branding, Pioneer has kept it super minimal. You’ll find their heat transferred logo on the right-hand side of the interior. And that’s it. This, of course, means there’s no branding whatsoever on the exterior—which we really like!
Moving on to the materials, which is where Pioneer gets really serious. The main fabric of the Flyfold wallet is Pioneer’s own 10XD ripstop fabric, which—according to Pioneer—is 10 times stronger than steel for its weight. That’s some ant-strength right there. And, while we haven’t verified the steel claim, we have noticed that it’s quite durable as well.
The fabric is also lightweight, water-resistant, and machine washable (of course, hand-washing always works too). But it also repels dirt and water, which means not only will it look newer for longer, but you won’t need to wash it as much. Plus, it won’t stain or get damp like a a traditional leather wallet might.
Next, there’s the pliable core of the wallet, which like the 10XD ripstop fabric, has been created by Pioneer. They claim the core will “break in, but never break down” and we’ve found that to be true so far.
All in all, we’re loving all the innovation that’s going on here. Seriously, what a time to be alive. Who knew there would be internet product reviews discussing wallet tech? (We didn’t.)
Inside The Wallet
This is a pretty minimalist wallet so there’s not too much going on once you open it up. And we like it that way.
There are two card sleeves, which can hold about six cards each. While we prefer to stick with three cards in each side—because that’s all we tend to use in a typical day—it’s nice to know that the wallet can hold more if need be. Even if you do carry twelve cards, the wallet never feels bulky, which we think is a huge plus.
Behind the card sleeves, you’ll find a long pocket to hold full-length bills, which is really handy. It’s also a great spot to stash receipts.
However, the lack of organization can take some time to get used to—especially if you’re coming from a more traditional wallet with multiple card slots and coin pouches.
Durability & Testing
We’ve been testing the Pioneer Flyfold Wallet for just over a month now and it’s been holding up really well.
There’s nothing really to note from a wear and tear perspective. It did take a couple of weeks for the materials to break in, but they eventually did, and we’ve been throughly enjoying using it ever since.
Between the durability of the fabric, its minimal organization and sleek aesthetic—we think this is solid wallet to take with you around the world.
- The 10XD Fabric takes a bit of breaking in but it feels great once it does.
- Very lightweight and compact for a full flyfold wallet that fits bills in without having to fold them first.
The materials are still a bit stiff, but we’re loving how durable it feels.
The materials have finally broken in.
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