The Perfect Fit - Best Wallet Features for Slings/Smalls and Small Bags

By Bridget Muscat

Updated January 31, 2024 @ 02:08PM

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If you’ve followed Allett’s blog for a while – and let’s face it, who hasn’t? – then you know by now that not all wallets are the same. Some wallets are big and bulky. Others are small and slim. Some are made for carrying all of your cards and cash. Others are made to carry fewer items at a time.

Before purchasing a wallet, part of the goal is to determine where the wallet will be going and how it will be used. A person that carries a front pocket wallet on long hikes has very different needs than someone that only uses a wallet for business meetings, and so on.

With that in mind, many people these days are carrying slings and small bags. These are items that often have very little space and very specific needs. So, for someone that finds that they frequently carry a sling or a small bag and needs to find a wallet that matches, what kinds of features should the wallet have?

Man Holding Allett Wallet

Features of a Sling/Small Bag Wallet

If you are someone that carries a small bag with you and want a wallet that fits your needs, then look for a wallet with the following characteristics:

Slim Profile - A wallet with a slim design is especially important, as a way to prevent bulging and maintain the sleek silhouette of your sling or small bag. Slim wallets can still offer ample storage for cards and cash without adding unnecessary bulk.

RFID Protection - In today’s digital age, protecting your personal information is crucial. Wallets equipped with RFID-blocking technology safeguard your credit cards and IDs from unauthorized scans, offering peace of mind while you’re on the go.

Multiple Card Slots - Efficient organization is key in a compact space. Look for wallets with multiple card slots designed to hold your essential cards neatly. This feature allows for easy access and helps avoid overstuffing, which can compromise the wallet’s structure and the bag’s form.

Durable Materials - Durability is essential, as the wallet will likely be subject to frequent use and movement within the confines of a small bag. Materials such as high-quality leather or water-resistant fabrics ensure longevity and protect your belongings from wear and tear.

Coin Compartment - Managing change can be challenging in a small carrier. A wallet with a dedicated coin compartment, preferably with a secure closure, keeps coins contained and prevents them from damaging other items in your bag.

Mini Pen – Chances are, if you carry a small bag, you’re going to have a difficult time fitting a pen inside of it. But we all need to have pens once in a while. Wallets that come already equipped with mini pen slots allow you to carry a pen with you without taking up extra space in your bag.

Minimalist Aesthetic - A wallet that reflects a minimalist aesthetic complements the simplicity and style of slings and small bags. Clean lines, subtle branding, and a cohesive color scheme enhance the overall look of your compact carry setup.
Of course, individual preferences vary, as do the sizes of the bags. However, your traditional luxury brand name wallets typically do not fit in these types of bags. Not only are they thicker and less designed for this type of space, but a small bag is also more likely to damage the wallet, causing you to lose some of your investment.

Our Wallets Here at Allett

If you’re truly looking for a wallet that fits in your sling or small handbag, than you want to look at our wallets here at Allett. We have wallets in paper thin Nappa leather, as well as nylon wallets that move with you.

You also need a smaller wallet to fit in these types of bags. While we have larger wallets for those that need them, our sport wallets, hybrid card wallets, and ID wallets are especially a good fit. They are not only ultra slim, but they also have smaller dimensions, taking up much less space in your bag.
And, of course, they have a micro pen pocket that fits perfectly for those that want to carry one.

Those that bring slings and small bags with them are going to find that only specific wallets will do. Check out our selection of ultra slim wallets to find the one that is right for you.

Products mentioned in this article

Coin Wallet 2.0

4-24 cards, bills, receipts, coins, micro pen


ID Wallet

4-12 cards, bills, micro pen


Hybrid Card Wallet

3-10 cards, folded bills, micro pen


Sport Wallet

2-10 cards, bills, micro pen


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