REVIEW – Extremely Slim, Extremely Functional, the Ekster Aluminum Cardholder

The Ekster Aluminum cardholder is a game changer for saving your precious front pocket space day to day. To date it is the smallest wallet I’ve reviewed, yet didn’t lose any of the card capacity I needed, and it handled my business cards and cash beautifully also. I give the Ekster Aluminum Cardholder an Overall Score of 9.5/10!!!

The Ekster Aluminum Cardholder will soon be synonymous with slim, or compact when it comes to wallets. The other Ekster wallets I’ve reviewed were slim, but this one takes that to a whole new level. On top of that I didn’t lose an ounce of function, and I truly enjoyed my time using this wallet. I’ll cover everything below, and if you think this might be the wallet for you, you can purchase it HERE! Seriously though, if you want something slim and functional without completely breaking the bank, and a product that lasts a long time, I implore you to seriously consider purchasing this product.

Card Capacity

This beautiful aluminum cardholder from Ekster is as slim as they come, but doesn’t lose an ounce of capacity over it’s counterparts in the Senate and Parliament wallets. The inside of the aluminum cardholder handled 5 cards with ease, and without being tight at all. I should note that this was 4 embossed and 1 flat. The logo-ed front portion of the money band was able to hold 6 folded bills, and the metal plate on the back side was able to hold securely 4 additional flat cards and 6 business cards. So to reiterate here, I was able to fit 9 Cards, 6 Business Cards, and 6 Cash Bills into this tiny wallet!

Size & Bulk

I genuinely don’t know what to say about this in terms of size and bulk. This cardholder was without a doubt, the slimmest and most streamlined design of any wallet I’ve ever had my hands on, and this is saying a lot when compared to its closest competitors, SECRID & Ridge Wallet. This wallet comes in at a miniscule 4.1 inches tall, and only 2.3 inches wide. The wallet is only 0.29 inches thick until you start stuffing the plated back and money band. Even at full capacity the wallet was by far my slimmest ever.

Card Grip

As far as grip goes, this will be fairly straight forward, I encountered zero issues with grip in either the aluminum chamber or in the band inside the back plate. All in all a very comfortable grip.

Ease of Access

As a cardholder with a slide mechanism ease of access is truly never an issue. Slide cardholders are my favorite day to day for this very reason. I love the ease of pushing a button or pulling a tab and having my cards pop out.

Additional Functionality

The Ekster Aluminum Cardholder is a fantastic choice for anyone looking for slim and secure, with RFID protection in the aluminum cardholder portion of the wallet. As with the other Ekster products, Ekster gives users the ability to add on a bluetooth tracker card, adding a tremendous amount of security for your most precious cargo day to day.

Quality of Materials

To date this will be the 3rd Ekster product I’ve gotten my hands on, and while the first two were of phenomenal material quality, the aluminum cardholder is a little bit different. I’m kidding of course, the aluminum cardholder, as with all other Ekster products is of a fantastic quality, and you’ll know it the second you first place your hands on it.


Ekster offers a 1 year warranty on all of their products, including the aluminum cardholder, and while this warranty will provide peace of mind, I can’t imagine ever needing to use it. Ekster has impressed me time and time again with the quality of their wallets, without charging an arm and a leg.


For only $63 USD (Regularly $79) you can own your own Ekster Aluminum Cardholder, and while this may seem expensive to the average consumer buying a wallet in a retail big box store, I can assure you that with wallets for the most part, you truly do get what you pay for. This is not the case with this piece though, with this cardholder you get WAY MORE than you pay for.

Final Notes

As I’m sure many of you know, I have a number of wallets here that I’ve amassed over time, for review purposes mostly, and I must say even though I’ve switched to another wallet for the purposes of reviewing that one next, this wallet was something that truly impressed me, and I will be using it again undoubtedly when I’m not using a wallet I’m about to review. If you’re at all in the market for a new slim wallet, and want to conserve that precious front pocket space, I would recommend you seriously consider buying this.

Overall the Ekster Aluminum Cardholder Scores an Incredible 9.5/10

You can buy the Aluminum Cardholder & all other Ekster products HERE