I get contacted fairly regularly by various companies to check out and review their products. Recently, the folks at Capsul Case asked if I’d be interested in trying their wallet out. Turns out I’ve been using one for over a decade and was already a big fan.
It started when my traditional, Costansa wallet was stolen. I typically put my wallet in my back pocket like everyone does and getting it stolen was a disturbing experience. After that happened, I decided I should keep it in my front pocket to be better aware of it. Then while wondering around MEC, I stumbled upon the Capsul in the travel section. The wallet theft also made me re-evaluate what I keep in my wallet. There was no need to carry a bunch of the items I used to carry everywhere – how often do you need to show you social insurance number, birth certificate, etc.? Like never. Basically, if I don’t use it every few days or so, I don’t need to carry it. My mantra became “if it doesn’t fit in the wallet, I don’t need it”.
Another benefit of going to a hardshell wallet like the Capsul is that I can always easily confirm it’s in my pocket, it’s self-contained so I can drop in coins or small items and it’s not going to fall out. I even carry a microUSB to Lightning adapter for my phone in there.
These are made of a super durable plastic in Canada. I just replaced mine a few months ago after 6 years of use…the hinge still felt okay, I was just looking for a colour change. Pro tip: while black is a great choice, I’ve found it blending in a little too well with clothes, blankets, dark cars, etc. and almost left it behind a few times so I’ve since switched to the green pictured on the top of this post.
I regularly get asked about my wallet, typically when paying for something. It’s not fancy, not made of leather, just extremely practical and perfect for me. At around $9, it’s a pretty awesome deal.
But don’t take my word for it. The folks at Capsul have offered to send a wallet to a handful of people that leave a comment here. So if you’d like your own to try for yourself (to keep) just leave a comment saying what colour you’d like and why you like this style of wallet.
This offer/contest is open until Friday, February 20, 2015. I’ll update this post and announce the winners here. Capsul will then contact the winners (use a valid email address when leaving your comment) and send you a Capsul directly.
No, I haven’t 3D printed a wallet…yet.
UPDATE (Feb 24, 2015): 6 lucky commenters should have been contacted via email by now who’ll each be receiving a Capsul of their choice. If you haven’t been contacted (or didn’t enter), I’ve been given a discount code JBIEHLERxCapsul which gives you 15% off your order and there is free shipping for Canadians. This code is good until Dec 31, 2015 too!