Front Pocket Wallet

13 Reasons to use a minimalist front pocket wallet

1. Your lower back will thank you

It's not a big mystery - that lumpy back pocket wallet you are sitting on is actually a huge health hazard for your long term back health! The nerves exiting the lower back control and coordinate some of the largest and strongest muscles in the body — legs, buttock, core, and back. Putting pressure on them for hours at a time by sitting on your wallet can cause an avalanche of body mechanic problems; one of the most common ailments is called sciatica.

“Sitting on your wallet is as much a health concern as walking around with one shoe on and one shoe off”, - Dr. Frank J. Martusciello

Front Wallet on Train

Sitting on your wallet for long stretches of time is never a good idea and could cause back problems like sciatica. A simple yet effective remedy is to move your wallet from your rear pocket to your front pocket.

2. Your credit cards will last much longer in a front pocket wallet

Wearing your wallet in your front pocket will drastically increase the longevity of your credit cards, since you are not sitting on your wallet and in effect crushing everything in it. Having your credit cards replaced on a regular basis is a pain in the you-know-what, but fortunately Axess Front Wallets keeps your cards like new until they expire.

credit card

If you want your credit cards to last so that you don't have to replace them several times per year, it's probably best not to sit on them everyday.

3. It's easier to find the card you need because you don't have to dig trough all your stuff

Have you ever been in a crowded line, digging through your thick wallet for that subway card or credit card, and not finding it past the tons of old receipts, lint, and expired gift cards you've collected over the years? That situation will never arise in a minimalist front pocket wallet where the minimalist size makes hoarding useless stuff impossible, and thus will allow each essential card in there to be immediately accessible.

4. You don't have to be ashamed to show your wallet

Taking up your old, torn billfold that you've been (ab)using since the early 90's is never a pretty sight, and does not increase your stature among the unfortunate people around to witness it. A minimalist wallet is usually neat and does not wear as badly as a stuffed billfold, and is a more elegant object to whip out in front of people you want to impress.

bifold wallet

That old billfold that you've been treating like a filing cabinet for the past 15 years is rarely a pretty sight to put on display.

5. You will reduce the chance of pick-pocketing

In crowded places such as the subway, you quickly lose control over what’s happening with your back pocket, but not so if you carry your wallet in your front pocket. In crowded places it's normal for strangers to press against you, which makes it impossible to notice pickpockets nor the odd opportunist! This lack of oversight never occurs when you carry your wallet in your front pocket.

billfold credit card cash

Your belongings are not very safe hanging out your back pocket, especially not in crowded areas.

6. As we are getting closer to a cash free society, there is no need for a regular wallet

With digitizing of everything from receipts to business cards and photos, and functions like apple pay and Swish making payments from your cell phone more and more convenient, you simply don't need to carry with you as much cash and as many cards as you used to, and your wallet should reflect that.

Front Wallet

The times are changing towards minimalism and so should your wallet.

7. It is much more comfortable

Barstools, subway seats and benches can be a real nightmare to sit on if you have a thick billfold in your back pocket. Instead of squirming and being uncomfortable, carrying a front pocket wallet will ensure that your foundation will be even and that you won’t be interrupted by nagging pain ever again.

sit on wallet

Not all seating is comfortable with a bulky wallet in your back pocket. In fact, some situations can be straight up torture with that old bulky billfold.

8. Using a front pocket wallet with a slim profile improves your look

Slogging along with a bulky billfold literally creates a bump on your behind and ruins your denim silhouette, especially if you are wearing tight jeans. Unless you are carrying a wallet in both back pockets, you look lopsided, even with a vented jacket on.  If the wallet is bulky enough, it will eventually ruin the pants by causing stretching that can lead to actual holes!

Denim Look

A slim wallet improves your denim silhouette.

9. You don’t have to worry about removing your wallet whenever you sit down.

Many people who carry a traditional billfold remove it from their back pocket whenever they sit down or arrive at the office. This habit can lead to misplacing your wallet, not to mention that there are many situations in public places where you where it would be risky to remove your wallet. This habit is completely circumvented when you use a front pocket wallet.

why use a front pocket wallet

A slim front pocket wallet can remain in your pocket while you work so that you don't misplace it.

10. Carrying a smaller wallet in your front pocket makes you declutter

Your wallet is not a filing cabinet, nor a rolodex or a photo album. A lot of people carry all kinds of things in their wallets – most of which is hardly necessary to carry around on a day to day basis. Expired membership cards, social insurance coupons and old receipts don’t need to be in your wallet all the time. Carrying a smaller front pocket wallet will force you to do some healthy wallet cleaning and get rid of the old junk, it’s amazing how much lighter you will feel.

11. The smaller wallet makes you more organized

Most of Axess models have specially designed pockets for travel cards, name cards, ID cards etc. designed with consideration to size differences of ID-cards and credit cards, and to the fact that each wallet have RFID-blocking pocket. Using an Axess Front Wallet will thus assist you in staying organized and will always give you easy access and overview of your various cards.

12. Front pocket wallets are so thin, you can carry the phone and the wallet in the same pocket

Some people don’t like to scratch neither their wallet nor their phone with their keys and like to keep those items separate. Axess Front Wallets have such a thin profile, it is perfectly possible to wear your keys in the one pocket, and the phone and the wallet in the other without major bulk!

Front Pocket Wallets

Slim Front Pocket Wallets frees up your pockets and lets you wear the phone and the wallet in the same pocket without creating major bulk, so that you can keep your keys in a separate pocket.

13. It reduces the chances of the wallet falling out of your pocket

Losing your wallet does happen, especially if you are running to catch a bus or a train, or move about in crowded urban areas. The front pocket is usually tighter, holding your wallet more firmly, and if the wallet would fall out, you would notice it immediately as compared to if your wallet is in your back pocket. A bonus benefit: If you are in the habit of tapping on your back pocket to confirm that the wallet is still there you no longer have to do that when the wallet is in your front pocket.


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