Weekend Feature: Handwers Wallets

I don't know how it happened, but from time to time I buy new wallets because the old ones get boring. At the same time, the old ones can still be used, and I understand in hindsight that once again I spent money in vain, but like this. Last year, having changed several wallet options from the Australian Bellroy, I decided to look for something new and remembered the glorious foreign company Hard Graft. These guys started with small wallets and wallet cases for Apple iPhone, combining leather and felt, 5-6 years ago it was unusual and original. Today, Hard Graft makes many different models of wallets, folders for Apple laptops, backpacks, bags and even shoes. But there is one problem - their accessories cost some crazy money, and it is completely unclear why.

140 euros (about 11,000 rubles) - that's how much, according to Hard Graft, a piece of leather with a couple of felt compartments inside, where your iPhone, several plastic cards and some paper money will fit

Apparently, Hard Graft has long been out of touch with reality, or sales of products are going so well that the company can easily set a price tag of 140-150 euros for a piece of thin leather trimmed with felt on the inside for the Apple iPhone, but that's not the point. Due to prices completely unrelated to reality, I refused to buy and remembered that we had one company that tried to do something similar to Hard Graft. I learned about it from the reviews of Serezha Kuzmin's accessories (as well as about Hard Graft, in fact) and began to look for fresh information.

Handwers has fewer wallets and accessories than Hard Graft. In general, some of them were once similar, but now the Handwers line looks quite different, so I can’t say that I ended up buying wallets because of the similarity to a foreign brand. I'll tell you about two wallets that I have been using for almost a year (if my memory serves me).

Handwers AMBIT

The smallest wallet in the Handwers range (81 x 103mm) available in three colors: brown as pictured, black or navy blue. It costs 3,000 rubles. Inside there is one compartment for banknotes, as well as two pockets for plastic cards. Each can be packed with three cards if desired, but personally I carry only four cards with me, two in my pocket.

The compartment for paper notes is designed for rubles or dollars, euro bills will stick out from above, which is inconvenient. There are no hidden compartments, pockets and other things in the wallet - it is simple and uncomplicated, and this, probably, captivates. When folded, it is fixed with a button, and this is what I like about it, you cannot accidentally open it, but at the same time, the opening process does not take much time.

The wallet is made of rough thick leather. In my opinion, the texture and type of leather used in Handwers products is one of strengths of the company. Yes, this leather is not as pleasant to the touch as delicate calf leather in accessories from some manufacturers, but it is literally “indestructible”. I have been using Handwers AMBIT daily for many months, and during all this time the wallet has not changed at all in appearance and has not lost its properties, it looks and wears like the first day after purchase, except that it has become a little softer. If you are looking for a simple wallet for every day and at the same time expect to get a reliable and strong thing so that it does not wear out and does not change in appearance due to skin aging after six months or a year, the AMBIT wallet from Handwers is a good option.

Handwers CENTRY

A document box designed to store plastic cards, paper bills, some notes and, most importantly, a passport. I use this wallet when traveling so that I always carry not only bank cards with money, but also a passport (I prefer not to leave it in the room and not keep it somewhere separate from me).

It costs 3,800 rubles, there are four colors: brown, black, dark blue and rich green. The last option appeared recently, I have a brown model, but I really like the green one in the photo. I am glad that the company decided to choose a color so atypical for classic wallets, for my taste, it looks great. But back to the possibilities of the accessory.

The dimensions (147 x 115 mm) of the wallet are “tied” to the standard dimensions of a passport, I cannot call it thin or compact. Inside there are two large compartments, each of which will fit a passport, one slightly smaller compartment for storing folded paper bills of any type and value, a folded boarding pass and various notes, pieces of paper. There are also two pockets for plastic cards, each will fit up to three cards, I keep two. The wallet halves are fixed on the button, and I like it, it's convenient. Personally, I lack two or even three more compartments for plastic cards in CENTRY. Still, when traveling, you often have to use a lot of cards: a bank credit and debit card, a card of the country where you went (this is relevant for China), a transport card, a plastic card from a hotel room - five have already been counted, and there may still be the need to carry a dollar card or something else. Therefore, two compartments for "plastic" are often not enough, and cards have to be stored in a large compartment designed for a passport, and this is no longer so convenient.

Like AMBIT, it uses hard thick leather, so after many months of use, the wallet does not lose its properties and practically does not change in appearance. I won't recommend the CENTRY as unequivocally as the compact model from Handwers, but I got used to this wallet and resigned myself to the shortcomings. And if the company suddenly releases an updated version with a large number of compartments, most likely, I will immediately buy it. For the price, this is a very reasonable option, in my opinion, especially given the reliability of wallets.

Weekend Feature: Handwers Wallets

I don't know how it happened, but from time to time I buy new wallets because the old ones get boring. At the same time, the old ones can still be used, and I understand in hindsight that once again I spent money in vain, but like this. Last year, having changed several wallet options from the Australian Bellroy, I decided to look for something new and remembered the glorious foreign company Hard Graft. These guys started with small wallets and wallet cases for Apple iPhone, combining leather and felt, 5-6 years ago it was unusual and original. Today, Hard Graft makes many different models of wallets, folders for Apple laptops, backpacks, bags and even shoes. But there is one problem - their accessories cost some crazy money, and it is completely unclear why.

140 euros (about 11,000 rubles) - that's how much, according to Hard Graft, a piece of leather with a couple of felt compartments inside, where your iPhone, several plastic cards and some paper money will fit

Apparently, Hard Graft has long been out of touch with reality, or sales of products are going so well that the company can easily set a price tag of 140-150 euros for a piece of thin leather trimmed with felt on the inside for the Apple iPhone, but that's not the point. Due to prices completely unrelated to reality, I refused to buy and remembered that we had one company that tried to do something similar to Hard Graft. I learned about it from the reviews of Serezha Kuzmin's accessories (as well as about Hard Graft, in fact) and began to look for fresh information.

Handwers has fewer wallets and accessories than Hard Graft. In general, some of them were once similar, but now the Handwers line looks quite different, so I can’t say that I ended up buying wallets because of the similarity to a foreign brand. I'll tell you about two wallets that I have been using for almost a year (if my memory serves me).

Handwers AMBIT

The smallest wallet in the Handwers range (81 x 103mm) available in three colors: brown as pictured, black or navy blue. It costs 3,000 rubles. Inside there is one compartment for banknotes, as well as two pockets for plastic cards. Each can be packed with three cards if desired, but personally I carry only four cards with me, two in my pocket.

The compartment for paper notes is designed for rubles or dollars, euro bills will stick out from above, which is inconvenient. There are no hidden compartments, pockets and other things in the wallet - it is simple and uncomplicated, and this, probably, captivates. When folded, it is fixed with a button, and this is what I like about it, you cannot accidentally open it, but at the same time, the opening process does not take much time.

The wallet is made of rough thick leather. In my opinion, the texture and type of leather used in Handwers products is one of strengths of the company. Yes, this leather is not as pleasant to the touch as delicate calf leather in accessories from some manufacturers, but it is literally “indestructible”. I have been using Handwers AMBIT daily for many months, and during all this time the wallet has not changed at all in appearance and has not lost its properties, it looks and wears like the first day after purchase, except that it has become a little softer. If you are looking for a simple wallet for every day and at the same time expect to get a reliable and strong thing so that it does not wear out and does not change in appearance due to skin aging after six months or a year, the AMBIT wallet from Handwers is a good option.

Handwers CENTRY

A document box designed to store plastic cards, paper bills, some notes and, most importantly, a passport. I use this wallet when traveling to always carry with me not only bank cards with money, but also a passport (I prefer not to leave it in the room and not keep it somewhere separate from me).

It costs 3,800 rubles, there are four colors: brown, black, dark blue and rich green. The last option appeared recently, I have a brown model, but I really like the green one in the photo. I am glad that the company decided to choose a color so atypical for classic wallets, for my taste, it looks great. But back to the possibilities of the accessory.

The dimensions (147 x 115 mm) of the wallet are “tied” to the standard dimensions of a passport, I cannot call it thin or compact. Inside there are two large compartments, each of which will fit a passport, one slightly smaller compartment for storing folded paper bills of any type and value, a folded boarding pass and various notes, pieces of paper. There are also two pockets for plastic cards, each will fit up to three cards, I keep two. The wallet halves are fixed on the button, and I like it, it's convenient. Personally, I lack two or even three more compartments for plastic cards in CENTRY. Still, when traveling, you often have to use a lot of cards: a bank credit and debit card, a card of the country where you went (this is relevant for China), a transport card, a plastic card from a hotel room - five have already been counted, and there may still be the need to carry a dollar card or something else. Therefore, two compartments for "plastic" are often not enough, and cards have to be stored in a large compartment designed for a passport, and this is no longer so convenient.

Like AMBIT, it uses hard thick leather, so after many months of use, the wallet does not lose its properties and practically does not change in appearance. I won't recommend the CENTRY as unequivocally as the compact model from Handwers, but I got used to this wallet and resigned myself to the shortcomings. And if the company suddenly releases an updated version with a large number of compartments, most likely, I will immediately buy it. For the price, this is a very reasonable option, in my opinion, especially given the reliability of wallets.

Weekend Feature: Handwers Wallets

I don't know how it happened, but from time to time I buy new wallets because the old ones get boring. At the same time, the old ones can still be used, and I understand in hindsight that once again I spent money in vain, but like this. Last year, having changed several wallet options from the Australian Bellroy, I decided to look for something new and remembered the glorious foreign company Hard Graft. These guys started with small wallets and wallet cases for Apple iPhone, combining leather and felt, 5-6 years ago it was unusual and original. Today, Hard Graft makes many different models of wallets, folders for Apple laptops, backpacks, bags and even shoes. But there is one problem - their accessories cost some crazy money, and it is completely unclear why.

140 euros (about 11,000 rubles) - that's how much, according to Hard Graft, a piece of leather with a couple of felt compartments inside, where your iPhone, several plastic cards and some paper money will fit

Apparently, Hard Graft has long been out of touch with reality, or sales of products are going so well that the company can easily set a price tag of 140-150 euros for a piece of thin leather trimmed with felt on the inside for the Apple iPhone, but that's not the point. Due to prices completely unrelated to reality, I refused to buy and remembered that we had one company that tried to do something similar to Hard Graft. I learned about it from the reviews of Serezha Kuzmin's accessories (as well as about Hard Graft, in fact) and began to look for fresh information.

Handwers has fewer wallets and accessories than Hard Graft. In general, some of them were once similar, but now the Handwers line looks quite different, so I can’t say that I ended up buying wallets because of the similarity to a foreign brand. I'll tell you about two wallets that I have been using for almost a year (if my memory serves me).

Handwers AMBIT

The smallest wallet in the Handwers range (81 x 103mm) available in three colors: brown as pictured, black or navy blue. It costs 3,000 rubles. Inside there is one compartment for banknotes, as well as two pockets for plastic cards. Each can be packed with three cards if desired, but personally I carry only four cards with me, two in my pocket.

The compartment for paper notes is designed for rubles or dollars, euro bills will stick out from above, which is inconvenient. There are no hidden compartments, pockets and other things in the wallet - it is simple and uncomplicated, and this, probably, captivates. When folded, it is fixed with a button, and this is what I like about it, you cannot accidentally open it, but at the same time, the opening process does not take much time.

The wallet is made of rough thick leather. In my opinion, the texture and type of leather used in Handwers products is one of strengths of the company. Yes, this leather is not as pleasant to the touch as delicate calf leather in accessories from some manufacturers, but it is literally “indestructible”. I have been using Handwers AMBIT daily for many months, and during all this time the wallet has not changed at all in appearance and has not lost its properties, it looks and wears like the first day after purchase, except that it has become a little softer. If you are looking for a simple wallet for every day and at the same time expect to get a reliable and strong thing so that it does not wear out and does not change in appearance due to skin aging after six months or a year, the AMBIT wallet from Handwers is a good option.

Handwers CENTRY

A document box designed to store plastic cards, paper bills, some notes and, most importantly, a passport. I use this wallet when traveling to always carry with me not only bank cards with money, but also a passport (I prefer not to leave it in the room and not keep it somewhere separate from me).

It costs 3,800 rubles, there are four colors: brown, black, dark blue and rich green. The last option appeared recently, I have a brown model, but I really like the green one in the photo. I am glad that the company decided to choose a color so atypical for classic wallets, for my taste, it looks great. But back to the possibilities of the accessory.

The dimensions (147 x 115 mm) of the wallet are "tied" to the standard dimensions of a passport, I cannot call it thin or compact. Inside there are two large compartments, each of which will fit a passport, one slightly smaller compartment for storing folded paper bills of any type and value, a folded boarding pass and various notes, pieces of paper. There are also two pockets for plastic cards, each will fit up to three cards, I keep two. The wallet halves are fixed on the button, and I like it, it's convenient. Personally, I lack two or even three more compartments for plastic cards in CENTRY. Still, when traveling, you often have to use a lot of cards: a bank credit and debit card, a card of the country where you went (this is relevant for China), a transport card, a plastic card from a hotel room - five have already been counted, and there may still be the need to carry a dollar card or something else. Therefore, two compartments for "plastic" are often not enough, and cards have to be stored in a large compartment designed for a passport, and this is no longer so convenient.

Like AMBIT, it uses hard thick leather, so after many months of use, the wallet does not lose its properties and practically does not change in appearance. I won't recommend the CENTRY as unequivocally as the compact model from Handwers, but I got used to this wallet and resigned myself to the shortcomings. And if the company suddenly releases an updated version with a large number of compartments, most likely, I will immediately buy it. For the price, this is a very reasonable option, in my opinion, especially given the reliability of wallets.

Weekend Feature: Handwers Wallets

I don't know how it happened, but from time to time I buy new wallets because the old ones get boring. At the same time, the old ones can still be used, and I understand in hindsight that once again I spent money in vain, but like this. Last year, having changed several wallet options from the Australian Bellroy, I decided to look for something new and remembered the glorious foreign company Hard Graft. These guys started with small wallets and wallet cases for Apple iPhone, combining leather and felt, 5-6 years ago it was unusual and original. Today, Hard Graft makes many different models of wallets, folders for Apple laptops, backpacks, bags and even shoes. But there is one problem - their accessories cost some crazy money, and it is completely unclear why.

140 euros (about 11,000 rubles) - that's how much, according to Hard Graft, a piece of leather with a couple of felt compartments inside, where your iPhone, several plastic cards and some paper money will fit

Apparently, Hard Graft has long been out of touch with reality, or sales of products are going so well that the company can easily set a price tag of 140-150 euros for a piece of thin leather trimmed with felt on the inside for the Apple iPhone, but that's not the point. Due to prices completely unrelated to reality, I refused to buy and remembered that we had one company that tried to do something similar to Hard Graft. I learned about it from the reviews of Serezha Kuzmin's accessories (as well as about Hard Graft, in fact) and began to look for fresh information.

Handwers has fewer wallets and accessories than Hard Graft. In general, some of them were once similar, but now the Handwers line looks quite different, so I can’t say that I ended up buying wallets because of the similarity to a foreign brand. I'll tell you about two wallets that I have been using for almost a year (if my memory serves me).

Handwers AMBIT

The smallest wallet in the Handwers range (81 x 103mm) available in three colors: brown as pictured, black or navy blue. It costs 3,000 rubles. Inside there is one compartment for banknotes, as well as two pockets for plastic cards. Each can be packed with three cards if desired, but personally I carry only four cards with me, two in my pocket.

The compartment for paper notes is designed for rubles or dollars, euro bills will stick out from above, which is inconvenient. There are no hidden compartments, pockets and other things in the wallet - it is simple and uncomplicated, and this, probably, captivates. When folded, it is fixed with a button, and this is what I like about it, you cannot accidentally open it, but at the same time, the opening process does not take much time.

The wallet is made of rough thick leather. In my opinion, the texture and type of leather used in Handwers products is one of the strengths of the company. Yes, this leather is not as pleasant to the touch as delicate calf leather in accessories from some manufacturers, but it is literally “indestructible”. I have been using Handwers AMBIT daily for many months, and during all this time the wallet has not changed at all in appearance and has not lost its properties, it looks and wears like the first day after purchase, except that it has become a little softer. If you are looking for a simple wallet for every day and at the same time expect to get a reliable and strong thing so that it does not wear out and does not change in appearance due to skin aging after six months or a year, the AMBIT wallet from Handwers is a good option.

The wallet is made of rough thick leather. In my opinion, the texture and type of leather used in Handwers products , is one of the strengths of the company. Yes, this leather is not as pleasant to the touch as delicate calf leather in accessories from some manufacturers, but it is literally “indestructible”. I have been using Handwers AMBIT daily for many months, and during all this time the wallet has not changed at all in appearance and has not lost its properties, it looks and wears like the first day after purchase, except that it has become a little softer. If you are looking for a simple wallet for every day and at the same time expect to get a reliable and strong thing so that it does not wear out and does not change in appearance due to skin aging after six months or a year, the Handwers AMBIT wallet is a good option.

Handwers CENTRY

A document box designed to store plastic cards, paper bills, some notes and, most importantly, a passport. I use this wallet when traveling so that I always carry not only bank cards with money, but also a passport (I prefer not to leave it in the room and not keep it somewhere separate from me).

It costs 3,800 rubles, there are four colors: brown, black, dark blue and rich green. The last option appeared recently, I have a brown model, but I really like the green one in the photo. I am glad that the company decided to choose a color so atypical for classic wallets, for my taste, it looks great. But back to the possibilities of the accessory.

The dimensions (147 x 115 mm) of the wallet are "tied" to the standard dimensions of a passport, I cannot call it thin or compact. Inside there are two large compartments, each of which will fit a passport, one slightly smaller compartment for storing folded paper bills of any type and value, a folded boarding pass and various notes, pieces of paper. There are also two pockets for plastic cards, each will fit up to three cards, I keep two. The wallet halves are fixed on the button, and I like it, it's convenient. Personally, I lack two or even three more compartments for plastic cards in CENTRY. Still, when traveling, you often have to use a lot of cards: a bank credit and debit card, a card of the country where you went (this is relevant for China), a transport card, a plastic card from a hotel room - five have already been counted, and there may still be the need to carry a dollar card or something else. Therefore, two compartments for "plastic" are often not enough, and cards have to be stored in a large compartment designed for a passport, and this is no longer so convenient.

Like AMBIT, it uses hard thick leather, so after many months of use, the wallet does not lose its properties and practically does not change in appearance. I won't recommend the CENTRY as unequivocally as the compact model from Handwers, but I got used to this wallet and resigned myself to the shortcomings. And if the company suddenly releases an updated version with a large number of compartments, most likely, I will immediately buy it. For the price, this is a very reasonable option, in my opinion, especially given the reliability of wallets.