- Reviews (122)
- Questions (0)
I'm a fan of the brand. Saw the wallets as an excellent way to card cull the majority of my non daily users. Have now achieved wallet bliss with a minimalist card approach and an excellent product for EDC. David (Australia)
I just purchased the Element and absolutely love it. Simplicity at its finest. This thing is straight up awesome. Does everything it's supposed to and then some. I'm looking forward to many years with this wallet. Thanks Trayvax
Nicely handcrafted and the quality is superb. Very good product. I won't leave home without my wallet now since I enjoy having on me.
Ditching the Norm; Say Goodbye to the Costanza
When it comes to things like men’s accessories (i.e. wallets, jewelry, etc.), I am old fashion. I have a watch (albeit an Apple Watch these days), I have on my wedding ring, and I carry a bifold wallet in my right rear pocket. These are things that my generation, Gen X’ers, were taught by our father’s to always have on us. The latter of those, my wallet, is a typical men’s leather bifold wallet, made by a high end leather brand that typically is known for their women’s purses and clutches. I have had this leather wallet for about ten years now, and to be honest, it has seen its better days. With all that we are expected to carry these days in regards to customer preferred cards and what not, the wallet has become something similar to the famed George Costanza wallet of Seinfeld fame. With that said, my job keeps me in lots of meetings every week, and in front of my beloved iMac as well, answering emails, and putting in work orders. My former wallet takes its toll on the tush, if you know what I mean. Enter the Trayvax Element. I started looking in to this minimalist trend that is growing, and came upon Trayvax. After spending (literally) four days on YouTube watching individual reviews, as well as those company ran videos hosted by Trayvax’s own Mark King, I decided to pull the trigger and order the Element. At one time, this was their king-of-the-mountaint offering, but now has been put down to second fiddle status by the new, and more modern (and even more minimalist, if that is possible) Contour. I loved the idea of the Contour, but felt that I was still not sure how I could break my traditional pull toward the “Costanza”, so money wise I felt that the Element was a good start. I received the Element about six days after ordering it. I believe it was only that long because of the July 4th holiday, and I had ordered it the Saturday before that. When I opened the packaging, I was greeted by this relatively small wallet. But not in a bad way. I immediately could tell that this was made with someone’s own hand, and the smell of leather reminiscent of baseball glove leather hit my nose. There was a card in it from Mark King thanking me for my purchase. I followed the instructions and soaked the wallet in water for ten minutes, and then shoved my most important 9-10 cards in to it. This stretches out the leather to a certain extent, but I will admit, it still is pretty tight. The cards do not easily slide out as they did in the reviews, but then again, I was maxing this thing out. So I gave it a pass on that. After about 3-4 days, I was getting used to it, although there were times I had forgot I had it on me, or had thought I had left it at home. One; I was now able to carry this in my front pocket, and two; it is about 60% of the size my old wallet was dimensionally. Not to mention, I noticed that the more I carried it, the more that it started to show little scuff marks in the leather, and these all seem to help the wallet establish a character that was already in place. If that makes sense. I could really build a storybook about this wallet, and/or about the company itself. In that Mark is putting local people to work, gives to charities, and in particular, likes to put vets to work. It all plays out like a great rags-to-riches kind of story where you are rooting for the company to succeed. And I hope they do. In all in all, I love this wallet. I never thought I would hear myself say the words (when explaining the wallet to family and friends), “this is an heirloom wallet”. Because of the time and effort, craftsmanship, and quality materials, I could actually see myself handing this off to a future grandkid some day. Great job to all of you at Trayvax! Thank you for allowing me to rid myself of the “Costanza”!
Took it out of the pack and wondered how the **** I was supposed to get a bunch of credit cards in it...then I read the enclosed instructions LOL. Worked flawlessly, and I carry probably 12-13 cards. Flown through 2 major airports with it since with no issue (precheck). Very happy with the wallet and would recommend.