We get some interesting things to review here at Techaeris from time to time that may or may not really fit in a specific category. The Scrubba Weightless Wallet is one of those items, and while it’s not a fitness product per se it is marketed to the fitness and active crowd so read on for our review.
The Scrubba Weightless Wallet has the following features and specifications:
- Upcycled and repurposed
- Thin and light (weighs only 7g/0.24oz)
- Equipped with tear-resistant, high frequency welded seams
- Compact and expandable
- Constructed from durable 40 denier nylon fabric lined with polyurethane
- Sweat- and water-resistant
- Compatible with all common currencies and fits up to 12 cards
- Available with optional RFID-blocking sleeves
- Open: 3.5 x 8.3″
- Closed: 3.5 x 4.1″
Scrubba is an Australian company which successfully funded the Scrubba Wash Bag which easily allows you to wash your clothes while travelling in six easy steps. Fast forward a few years and the Scrubba Weightless Wallet was born, designed using excess scraps from the manufacturing of the Scrubba Wash Bag.
The Scrubba Weightless Wallet is about as simple as you can get design-wise. It’s basically three pieces of nylon fabric welded together with one end left open for currency bills. The inside of the wallet has an oval cutout to allow you to slide up to 12 cards inside — 6 on each side of the wallet. It’s so thin that it’s not much thicker than a couple pieces of paper — in fact it was sent to me in a regular letter envelope.
The outside of the wallet is just as nondescript and features the Scrubba logo on the lower right corner when folded shut. Our review sample was a brighter green, but the wallet is also available in black or white. After a few weeks of use, the edges started to fray slightly giving it a nice used look — don’t worry, this is expected and doesn’t affect the integrity or strength of the wallet at all.
Ease of Use
Just like a regular wallet, the Scrubba Weightless Wallet couldn’t be simpler to use. Simply open it up, slide your bills and cards into the appropriate areas and fold shut.
The Scrubba Weightless Wallet performs surprisingly well for a wallet. Initially, the smooth surface of the inside of the wallet where your cards go was a bit of a cause for concern as they slid out every time I opened it up but once I got a few more cards in there it was fine. I don’t normally carry bills on me but I managed to find a few and they fit perfectly in the bill flap.
Compared to a traditional leather wallet, this one is super light and much thinner when you have the same number of cards in it. A few years back, my chiropractor told me it was bad to keep a wallet in your back pocket so I’ve started using a front pocket and there were many times I actually forgot I was carrying a wallet with this one. It’s most definitely water resistant, and water just beads and wipes off easily.
Priced as low as $10USD with free shipping, the Scrubba Weightless Wallet is a great lightweight wallet which definitely suits an active lifestyle. It is currently undergoing funding on Indiegogo (which it’s met and then some) with shipping expected to start in December.
If you’re an active person, the Scrubba Weightless Wallet is a great item to add to your gear as it is extremely lightweight, not to mention both water and sweat resistant.