A-Slim Chikara Wallet

Posted by Jason McIsaac

 

A Word From A-Slim London

Chikara is japanese for power and we chose this name for a reason, Chikara is for the power user. For someone who is always on the go we have designed this wallet incorporating RFID technology to shield the inner slots while allowing the outside slot to be exposed for your Oyster card, travel card or contactless card of choice.

 

Tap'n'go, theres no need to stop with Chikara in your pocket. Chikara has been constructed by our artisan craftsman by hand using only the finest leather and 4 ply viscous thread. The RFID protection provides piece of mind meaning you are fully protected from those who may have untoward thoughts.

 

The rear quick draw slot has been designed for your travel card and is not covered by the RFID technology meaning you can tap without payment being taken from the cards stored on the inside of your wallet. Bills can be carried flat in the bill compartment which is fully lined using our digitally printed lining. Chikara is the father of our collection, part of the regular fit range. It's not the slimmest but it is revolutionary. We apply a discreet A-Slim motif to the premium leather used as our seal of quality and workmanship. 

 

 

Ok so I seem to be doing a load of Wallet reviews over the last 12 months or so and I must say its been pretty cool looking at all the different types, well I received another new wallet at the end of last year and been using it every day and I have come to love using the A-Slim Chickara Wallet, the abiltiy to use my Transperth Smartrider card via the outside pocket it awesome, and that my other cards are protected via RFID is a cherry on the top.

 

Below is a short video review ..

 

Chikara Wallet Gallery

A-Slim Chikara Wallet

A-Slim Chikara Wallet

The Chikara wallet feels great in hand

Stitching on the Chickara Wallet

Stitching on the Chickara Wallet

The workmanship of the Chikara wallet is excellent, no loose threads or hard bumps.

Chikara Wallet open

Chikara Wallet open

Even though the wallet is a little thicker than my old Bellroy Note Sleave wallet it still feels compact and when open gives full access.

Right side Card slots

Right side Card slots

I can have two main cards up front and at the top (Green Card) I can have two more.

Chikara Wallet Left Side

Chikara Wallet Left Side

I can have two main cards up front and at the top I can have two more.

Inner Cash slot

Inner Cash slot

I was able to carry a large amount of cash with out effecting the use of the wallet, I like the inner lining with the nice patterned material.

Chikara Wallet Logo

Chikara Wallet Logo

Size Comparison

Size Comparison

Top: Bellroy Elements Phone Wallet Bottom Left: A-Slim Chikara Wallet Bottom Right: Bellroy Note Sleeve Wallet

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IMG_20170118_182748.jpg

Open Wallets Comparison

Open Wallets Comparison

Top: A-Slim Chikara Wallet Bottom: Bellroy Note Sleeve Wallet

Conclusion

Well after using this wallet for a number of weeks, I am very impressed with how it has held up and the use of the external pocket for my Transperth Smartrider card is just one of the main selling point for me. It would suit the Dad (me), Business man and even the Tradie.

 

If you live outside the United Kingdom then purchase your A-SLim Chikara Wallet from A-Slims Etsy Store

 
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