Trying on a wallet this size had me skeptical… would it be enough? But much like travel, it taught me to live with less.
The Mojito is so small that I’ve actually had a few freak-out moments thinking I’d lost my wallet only to find it was still in my pocket. Moving into my new Mojito wallet required me to shed a lot of extra cards and bills. I now carry just 6 cards: my ID, 2 credit cards, debit card, medical card, and library card. It’s nice not having a George Costanza sized wallet bulge from my side pocket and equally nice not having to dig to find things since I only keep my essential cards on hand.
You can carry around 5 bills in the side pouch so if you’re like me, you’ll probably find yourself paying with credit most of the time. This wasn’t a huge shift. Of course when you do pay with cash, the Mojito might also make you a nicer person when tipping or you might end up with a glove box full of ones (both true stories).
After 5 months of continual use, the stitching and materials look pretty much good as new so I’m quite pleased, considering my average wallet looks pretty shabby by this point.
I can see why some people might use it solely for travel. For example who needs their grocery saver card when traveling, might as well cut down. It’s also not a bad idea to keep risk low by not carrying too much cash, paying instead by credit card or frequenting ATMs. Small enough to be un-noticed in most pants, it will be hard for pick-pockets to tell where your wallet is hiding.
In summary, I give the Mojito Travel Wallet 9 out of 10. It’s a must try, give it at least a month to see if you can live with less. I kept my old fattie in the car just in case I needed a random card, I didn’t. So if it’s time to replace your wallet, consider the Mojito. Available on the Malcolm Fontier Website for $25.
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