I’ve switched from your regular, bulky wallets to small, compact ones many years ago, and never regretted it. I used to collect all sorts of things in my wallet (cards, business cards, random bits of paper, receipts, etc) but now, all I have is the bare minimum: driver’s license, a couple of credit cards, health insurance card, a few bills. It’s light in my pocket and doesn’t cause back problems.
I’ve been using it for a couple of months now, and I’m very happy with it. It’s small and compact, yet has enough space for all I need. I currently carry my driver’s license, personal and business credit cards, my bank card, health insurance card, FSA card and a few bills. It was a little tight at the beginning, but now the wallet has stretched out a bit and although it still keeps its contents very snug, everything goes in and comes out of the wallet easily enough. The wallet has a window pocket for ID, which is very convenient and something my old wallet didn’t have. It’s well put together and has held up to constant use really well. It also blocks RDIF (although I haven’t tested that), to keep the chips in your cards from being read and help protect you from identity theft.
If you’re looking for a nice, vegan (of course) wallet or any other accessory like shoes, bags or even passport or iPad cases , check out Luca Chiara’s website. They have a nice selection for both men and women, and judging from the wallet I reviewed, their products are of very good quality. They can also be purchased from our friends at Grape Cat.