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.

Pioneer Flyfold Wallet
Pioneer Flyfold Wallet

Our Verdict

8.4 /10

Form

87/100

Design

83/100

Value

83/100

Pros

  • 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

Cons

  • 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

Technical Details

  • Weight (oz)

    1.65 oz (46.8 gm)

  • Dimensions

    3.25 in x 4.15 in (8.3 x 10.5 cm)

  • Notable Materials

    10XD, Polyethylene, Ripstop

  • Manufacturing Country

    Vietnam

Full Review

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.

Pioneer Flyfold Wallet Flat Lay
Pioneer Flyfold Wallet Flat Lay

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.

Pioneer Wallet Colors Blue (Left), Onyx (Right) & Black (Bottom)
Pioneer Wallet Colors Blue (Left), Onyx (Right) & Black (Bottom)

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.

Pioneer Flyfold Wallet Branding
Pioneer Flyfold Wallet Branding

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!

Pioneer Flyfold Wallet 10XD Ripstop Fabric
Pioneer Flyfold Wallet 10XD Ripstop Fabric

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.

Pioneer Flyfold Wallet Open
Pioneer Flyfold Wallet Open

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

Pioneer Flyfold Wallet Card Sleeves
Pioneer Flyfold Wallet Card Sleeves

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.

Pioneer Flyfold Wallet With Six Cards In The Card Sleeve
Pioneer Flyfold Wallet With Six Cards In The Card Sleeve

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.

Pioneer Flyfold Wallet With Full Length Bills In
Pioneer Flyfold Wallet With Full Length Bills In

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.

Pioneer Flyfold Wallet Cards & Cash
Pioneer Flyfold Wallet Cards & Cash

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.

Usage Timeline

Initial Usage

Condition: Excellent

  • 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.
2 Weeks of Use

Condition: Excellent

The materials are still a bit stiff, but we’re loving how durable it feels.

1 Month of Use

Condition: Excellent

The materials have finally broken in.

Overall

The Pioneer Flyfold Wallet is made from some super durable and innovative materials, and while it can hold full length bills and 10 plus cards, it stills manages to look and feel minimalist. While the lack of organization can take some getting used to and the fabric does take a little while to break in, the Flyfold is a solid wallet that should last you a while.

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Created June 5, 2019 • Updated June 6, 2019