The Ridge Wallet is slim and sturdy. It is by far the smallest and most useful wallet I've used. I used to carry a traditional, old school wallet - moved on to a credit card holder / magnet combo - finally used a money clip and rubber band. The Ridge is designed to hold up to 15 cards - so far I only have 8 and I also keep the Ridge Bottle Opener in the wallet. The weight is significant enough to confirm the wallet is in your pocket and feels sturdy in your hands. It does take some time to get used to manipulating the wallet but after breaking it in, it becomes, like learning anything new, second nature. I purchased the wallet with the "cash strap" which can also take some getting used to but who uses cash anymore? It is tough to compare value with other wallets and it is a little pricey ($75) but I can see this wallet lasting over a decade. Best compliment I can give is that I will be giving this as gifts for birthdays and Xmas.