Rated 4.95 out of 5 based on 57 customer ratings
(57 customer reviews)

Butterfly Wallet

$19.95 $15.95

  • World’s lightest and slimmest tri-fold wallet!
  • Weighs only 0.2 ounces
  • Lighter than a U.S. quarter!
  • 3mm thin when empty
  • Fully Functional and Stylish
  • Fun packaging for gift giving!
  • Made from long-lasting ripstop nylon
  • Trailhead to nightclub with one wallet!
  • 100% Vegan

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my_story_new_135pxIn 2007, I wanted to ditch my big heavy leather wallet for something that wouldn’t make my shorts fall off. After searching for months, I finally decided to sew up just what I wanted.

People started asking me “Where can I get one for myself?” I made a small batch. Those all sold, so I made more… and more!

The Butterfly Wallet is really different. It weighs less than a U.S. quarter and is just 3mm thick when empty. Try one today – 100% satisfaction guaranteed!

Mark Winstein

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1.9 ounce ripstop nylon
weighs less than 0.2 ounces (<6 grams)
3mm thick when folded and empty
100% satisfaction guaranteed


57 reviews for Butterfly Wallet

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Lori (verified owner)

    I have had a butterfly wallet going on 8 years now. I use it daily and have taken it on many hikes and trips backpacking and otherwise. It shows no signs of breaking down at all. I very highly recommend it!! Extremely well made and holds up beyond what I expected for such a light wallet. Like another reviewer said and I agree…I expect it to go another 15 years easily.

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    David Menges

    Bought mine when they first came out; it’s 11+ years old. Used daily, corners now a bit worn but expect it will last until it’s 15-20 years old. I put ID in one card pocket, credit cards in the next, everything else in the third. Never notice it in pocket. Perfect.

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    Ray Olszewski

    I first purchased a butterfly wallet (regular version) about 5 years ago, and I just bought two more. It’s by a mile the best lightweight wallet I’ve owned, and the original one is still holding up well. It holds what I need in the way of cards and a small bit of emergency cash (I use a separate money clip for most of my cash), and once loaded it fits comfortably in my pocket. The bright color makes it easy to spot if I put it down somewhere at home. Over the years I’ve had this one, I’ve tried a couple of fancier looking lightweight wallets, but every time, I quickly switched back to the butterfly. My only unhappiness is that the maker is, apparently, discontinuing the colors; I bought 2 recently just to stock up while the blue ones were still available … the prospect of being able to get these wallets only in black in the future saddens me.

  4. Rated 5 out of 5

    Gail Leedy (verified owner)

    I just bought a replacement wallet. I used my old one for about 8 years. It was still fine, but sometimes you just want a new one! Yes, I would buy this again. I did buy it again.

  5. Rated 5 out of 5

    Jonny P (verified owner)

    Great wallet! Super light and durable. My first one lasted over 3 years! Actually it’s still usable just really worn out, so I got a new one. My wife and son both have one and they love then as well. I have around 12 different cards in there and cash and it folds great. Will continue to buy these as long as they keep making them! Butterfly wallet for life!!

  6. Rated 5 out of 5

    Paul (verified owner)

    Perfect! Compact minimal fabric, complete function and sweetly comfortable in my front pocket. No more back pain from sitting funny on my old cow accordian.

  7. Rated 5 out of 5

    Gail (verified owner)

    I bought this wallet for my husband to put in his Christmas stocking and I know he’ll love it! He’s had a couple of other Butterfly wallets over the years and it is the only wallet he’ll have now. All 3 of our adult sons use Butterfly wallets too! They love the compact size, lightweight design. My husband likes that he can carry it in his front pocket rather than the back pocket. This is an awesome little wallet!

  8. Rated 5 out of 5

    Bob Cobb (verified owner)

    The last wallet I’ll ever own again, I buy 4 at a time. Fantastic!

  9. Rated 5 out of 5

    John S (verified owner)

    I have no regrets with my first Butterfly Wallet purchase several years ago. It travels with me all the time. Its compact and durable construction makes it easy to carry essential bills and cards. It dries quickly when rain or sweat covers the fabric. I had to trim loose threads near the lining of the pockets a couple of times, but it does not affect its performance. My only concern: I grip the wallet firmly near the base of the center pocket to prevent cards from falling out.

    I took advantage of a recent promotion and ordered more Butterfly Wallets as gifts.

  10. Rated 5 out of 5

    Mike (verified owner)

    Best Wallets ever!
    I keep my wallet in my front pocket and like the slim, low profile of the Butterfly wallet. I have not found anything comparable in capacity (holds 6 cards in 3 pockets) lightness and thinness. Fairly durable also; as it will last a couple of years.
    My only suggestion would be to put an even tighter band on the top of the credit card pockets for more security, so that cards are less likely to slide out if wallet is upside down.
    5 stars, highly recommended!

  11. Rated 5 out of 5

    Neil (verified owner)

    I’ve been using Butterfly Wallets for years now. I give them as presents and see more and more of my friends becomes converts – including my dad in Scotland who is 86 years old and uses his with pride!

    Great product!

  12. Rated 5 out of 5

    Anthony (verified owner)

    I love these wallets! Although one would be good enough for anyone I still own five different colors. I get a lot of compliments especially on the vibrant colored ones. I’ve never had any issues and they wash fine in a machine. I kinda wish they all had the Butterfly Wallet stamped on the inside. I keep no more than three cards per pocket.

  13. Rated 5 out of 5

    Maddy (verified owner)

    I’ve been using the same purple Butterfly wallet for about 6 years, and it still works great! It is small enough to fit in the small pockets of women’s clothing, and you can have it very thin or have it accommodate as many cards/cash as you need. Really durable fabric, if it gets dirty, hand-washing in mild detergent restores it to look like new. The only reason I got a new one is because the threads were starting to fray/unravel in a few spots (I can fix it, but wanted one to look more professional too).

  14. Rated 5 out of 5

    Nathan (verified owner)

    This is the best wallet I’ve ever used. Thin, light and surprisingly durable. My first one lasted 6 years of daily use and is still useable, but I retired it because the thread was getting frayed and coming out. There was still nothing wrong with the fabric itself. Amazing. Thank You!

  15. Rated 5 out of 5

    Ken (verified owner)

    Easily the slimmest, strongest wallet I’ve ever owned. Nuff said. Ken, Melb, Australia.

  16. Rated 5 out of 5

    Ann Acuff (verified owner)

    I love it! It’s my second Butterfly Wallet.
    I love how tiny it is, fits even in women’s pants pockets which are often ridiculously small. It’s colorful and well-made. Thank you!

  17. Rated 5 out of 5

    Rick Hecht

    I started using the Butterfly wallet a couple of years ago after thinking it would be great if I could lighten my wallet. I live in Berkeley, CA, but commute to work in San Francisco at two different locations. I either run, bike, or walk to work 98% of time– with help from BART to get across the Bay. I have a car– but love commuting without one! My usual commute route involves a 9-mile run round-trip. I’m completely hooked on using the Butterfly wallet! It is perfect for something light and compact to go in my running pack– it’s one of the “little things” that helps make commuting by running/biking/walking a little easier. It also works nicely for general use—I appreciate the compact, lightweight wallet around town. Despite the lightweight, it’s also pretty tough—I’ve had mine for over two years and it is still in very good shape.

  18. Rated 5 out of 5


    After reading Brian’s Backpacking Blog’s review of this wallet, I took the plunge and fell in love with the minimalism! I ended up buying all the colors and gifting them to family. It surprisingly held all my cards and the few bills I carry every now and then. Great wallet for my EDC bag. I kept the LIME and love that I can find it immediately in my bag. Great customer care. Thanks, Mark!

  19. Rated 5 out of 5


    “Diseño y material de calidad, y barata!
    La cartera es muy cómoda y tiene una gran capacidad, le he añadido una goma para mayor seguridad.
    Si tuviera un elástico que evitara la salida accidental de tarjetas sería perfecta!!!
    Muchas gracias!
    Quality design and good material , and cheap!
    The wallet is very comfortable and has a great capacity, I have added a rubber band for safety.
    If It had a elastic band to avoid accidental output of cards it would be perfect!
    Thank you very much!”

  20. Rated 5 out of 5

    Leonardo Tsuda

    I bought 5 ButterflyWallet and I received only in 8 day and I’m from Brazil. The wallet is very small and fits all my cards, the material is also great. Now that I’m using this wallet, I always feel that I forgot to get my wallet at home hahaha. I recommend this product !

  21. Rated 5 out of 5

    Andrew Breithaupt

    Bought one with a buddy. Best wallet ever, always checking to make sure its even in my pocket because it’s so slim. Buying both my sons and another buddy one now!!!

  22. Rated 5 out of 5

    Steve Johnson

    “It’s early days, but so far, this is the best wallet I’ve ever owned. I was a bit skeptical about the look and the quality, but there was no need as it’s a great little wallet.

    And it is little too! I thought I had a small wallet before, but this one is even smaller.

    I don’t store cash in the wallet, but I have plenty of cards and a few coupons and they’re all tucked away nicely and are all easy to get too.

    Thanks for a great product at a great price!


  23. Rated 5 out of 5

    Marko Koskenoja

    I just bought 3 Butterfly wallets in different colours. A black one for everyday use and a red one for the outdoors and in my pack where I can easily find it. They are a terrific design-exactly what I was looking for. I fit my 3 plastic cards, paper money and a few business cards in the wallet-super slim and compact. My wife loves the sky-blue one I gave here as well.

  24. Rated 5 out of 5

    Clayton Smith

    Crazy compact wallet.. crazy amazing. My pocket has wayyyy more room in it now. I show off the wallet to my friends and more than a few have been jealous! I have the red one and I am always able to find it because of the color (regular black/brown wallets etc always seemed to blend in to the surrounding scenery). Yay!

  25. Rated 5 out of 5

    Andrew Breithaupt

    This wallet is just the thing!! Had it a couple weeks and its so compact I’m always checking to see if i forgot it. Cant even tell it’s in my pocket most of the time.

  26. Rated 5 out of 5


    I was looking for a thin wallet when my wife found the 1st generation example in the internet. I wore that one out and am now using its replacement. We have ordered several and given them out as gifts. My wife carries two in her purse. They make a perfect card divider.

  27. Rated 5 out of 5

    Paul Switzer

    Where to start … I don’t like to lug around a purse – so I was looking for something compact to carry in my pocket. Whether I’m super casual (preferred!) or suited up for work, this little wallet is PERFECT! Small but mighty! Want one in every color!!

  28. Rated 4 out of 5


    “Very very cool. Being a minimalist, this is just the wallet for me! I am pleased with the three I received today; one for me, and I will be giving some away as gifts to people who will appreciate it.
    The only reason I didn’t give it 5 *s is because it isn’t made in the USA :-\”

  29. Rated 5 out of 5


    Found the butterfly wallet by accident at REI in Denver. Was not looking for a new wallet, but tested by transferring everything from my existing wallet into the butterfly. Bought it on the spot. Have been using it for the past two weeks whilst on vacation and it works like a charm. Put the old leather wallet into the drawer (it was a gift so I will keep it). Not going back to the heavier one. Bought a blue & purple wallet. Never thought I’d say this but I love this wallet.

  30. Rated 5 out of 5

    Ellen Ruggles

    I bought this in violet on Sunday and am thrilled with its compact size and light weight. It fits in women’s slacks pockets and as someone in the reviews said, also in the small zippered pockets of travel pants. It holds a lot, so I didn’t even need to cut back on what I want to carry. Only suggestion is a grommet or hole I can attach a lanyard to if I want to, a minor consideration. I even liked the packaging – I could easily open it up in the store and make sure I liked it and put it back together again. This is a genius product and one I wish I could claim to have designed.

  31. Rated 5 out of 5

    Marguerite Storm

    “I love my butterfly, it is now my every day wallet, as well as my travel/camping/hiking/skiing wallet of course.
    I have 2 comments:
    – sometimes some of my cards fall off the slots, I think they might be a tiny bit too wide, or do they stretch with age?
    – I would like a version in slightly thicker canvas or nylon, that would be a little stiffer. This would make it a little thicker but probably not much.
    – I would also love to see a thin leather version!!
    Thanks for listening.”

  32. Rated 5 out of 5


    I switched to this simple wallet a few years ago when I started traveling. My travel pants are a brand that has a small zippered pocket on my thigh-safe and not obvious. A big wallet would not do at all. The slim tri-fold is perfect and does not add ‘bulk’ to my thighs. When I returned from my trip I realized I did not need all that other junk in my old wallet either so now I use the slim Butterfly Wallet only. I get compliments all the time.

  33. Rated 5 out of 5

    Mark Lewis

    I had purchased the original Butterfly Wallett as I needed to downsize since I carry my wallet in my front pocket. That wallet was great but the pockets were a little large and I had many occurrences of many or all of the cards falling out of it it I took it out of my pocket upside down. The designer was kind enough to send me the upgraded version for free. I have been using it since last year, and I must say the new version is awesome! Big improvement over the last one I had. I have not had one incident of all of the cards flying out of it. 🙂 Actually, not one incident of any card falling out of it. I love this wallet and get more comments on it than I did with my AlumaWallet.

  34. Rated 5 out of 5


    Though I don’t always manage to live as a minimalist, I’m one at heart and I ‘get’ this wallet. It’s especially nice for traveling, when you want to go as light as possible. If I were a guy, and carried my cards and currency in my pocket, this would be the way I’d do it! As a female, I can only say that a thick wallet in a man’s rear pocket obscures what could be a nice view. Guys!—This wallet just might improve your love life! Check it out.

  35. Rated 3 out of 5

    M. Azarr

    The size is terrific, but after only a few weeks one of the corners is already showing wear. Not from overfilling as the pocket is still loose with the cards that are in it.

  36. Rated 5 out of 5

    John Cook

    Love this wallet. have over 10 cards in the 3 slots and 3 or 4 pcs of paper in the bill part and it is still so small. Have to check on it just to make sure that it is still there. Works great in my bike pocket protected by a jersey bin. Would buy this again in a heartbeat.

  37. Rated 5 out of 5


    My old wallet was a tri-fold leather wallet. After transferring two ID cards, three credit cards, and cash to the Butterfly wallet, it’s still 3/4″ narrower and significantly thinner than my old wallet. The cards fit tightly and I’m not worried that anything will fall out. This will fit perfectly in the pocket of my jeans. Thanks!

  38. Rated 5 out of 5

    Chris Pollock

    “This wallet is amazing. I was looking for a new wallet after my leather nike wallet started looking like someone was chewing on it. As a minimalist at heart I did not want another bulky wallet weighing my pants down. My girlfriend surprised me with this one and I have fallen in love with it.

    Has 3 pockets on the inside that holds my business cards, id’s and several check cards. Has space for money (just no money to put in it… lol) and is super super light so it does not weigh my pants down at all. I actually forgot that I had my wallet a few times and had to check my pants to make sure. It is super durable and does not show a footprint in my pants like my old wallet. And I know this might not matter to some people but I got the black wallet and it has no branding on it or logos, just perfect. So glad my girlfriend knows me so well and found this. AAAAHHH! This is a crazy good wallet. I highly highly recommend!”

  39. Rated 5 out of 5


    This wallet is awesome. This is what I’ve been looking for for years.

  40. Rated 5 out of 5

    Neil McGovern

    “I travel all over the world, and not only is my Butterfly wallet the smallest wallet I\’ve ever seen, it has great capacity. It handles most notes far more easily than I expected, even the larger Sterling notes. Great product – great idea and for the right person – Mark has been great.


  41. Rated 5 out of 5

    Steve Manome

    I absolutely love my new black butterfly wallet. I put 10 cards and my cash in the wallet and it is still a third of the size of my old one! It’s so small and light it slides right into my front pocket. I cannot wait to take it cycling, since it is the perfect size to fit in my Jersey pocket. Thank you for this simple yet great product!

  42. Rated 5 out of 5

    Wendell Caroll

    I’ve had this little wallet going on two weeks. And I still love it. I’m a avid cyclist. And I can slip it into the same back pocket as my cellphone and still have room to spare. Frees up a pocket for other things. It’s unbelievable the amount of stuff this thing can hold.

  43. Rated 5 out of 5

    Brady Rogers

    Since I first carried money I have despised wallets. I have always carried everything in my front pocket, loose cards and cash included, because I could never find anything small enough or light enough to feel confortable in my pocket. I don’t write reviews for anything but I had to this time. I received my Butterfly Wallet today and I’m stunned at the genius and simplicity, but it’s also durable it actually looks good too! I think it was Einstein that said, “Make things as simple as possible, but not simpler.” That pretty much sums up the Butterfly Wallet. Love it!

  44. Rated 5 out of 5

    Rob W.

    I love this wallet!!!! It fits nicely in the center console of my Buick, holds enough small bills to buy a 40 oz. malt liquor and pack of smokes, and still has room for about 8 condoms. If it’s Friday night, you know I’ve got my butterfly wallet on. Oh, yeah!

  45. Rated 5 out of 5

    Gary Greenfield

    I have never liked the standard leather bi-fold or tri-fold wallet. Wallets have typically been sold on quality of leather rather than practicality. I am practical person and I love the practicality of this wallet. It holds everything I need and I hardly even know it’s in my pocket. Additionally they make great gifts. I bought twelve of them for all my family members.

  46. Rated 5 out of 5


    Hello, I do not own one of your wallets yet (although i do plan to get one because my buddy has one and they are sweet). I am sure you have had requests already and if not then i will be the first i guess. Are you at all thinking of a bifold, i don’t mind trifolds bur i just prefer bifolds. just looking to see if you plan on it in the future.

  47. Rated 5 out of 5

    Justin Isaac

    “I ordered my wallet and received it the next business day which completely blew me away from a shipping speed standpoint considering I selected standard shipping. Upon receiving it I had a small issue with the order and received a reply to my inquiry almost immediately with a resolution.

    I could not be more happy with the quality of the wallet or the responsive helpfulness of the customer service.”

  48. Rated 5 out of 5

    Eric W.

    I ordered an original Butterfly Wallet and had an issue with the cards in the (primarily) center pocket slipping out. Just received a newer version (with a narrower center pocket) and that fixed the card slippage issue I was having. Am now completely satisfied and really like my new lightweight wallet. Would recommend this to anyone looking to minimize the amount of “baggage” they must carry in their pockets.

  49. Rated 5 out of 5


    I have looked high and low for a thin, lightweight wallet that sits well with my phone in my pocket. I have ended my search. I will be buying a few as gifts and a spare one for myself. Great work on a very well designed product.

  50. Rated 5 out of 5


    I got one about 3 weeks ago, and I love it! It’s by far the lightest/smallest wallet I’ve ever seen. I ordered four more today for friends who saw it and liked it. I’ve been quite impressed with how well it holds things as well. I’ve not had any thing slip out yet, and don’t think I will. I also have had a mini post-it stuck inside for about three weeks which has been completely protected. It’s sized just right so that the cards go in and out easily, but when it’s folded everything is tight enough to hold things in firmly. Awesome!

  51. Rated 5 out of 5


    Great compact and super lightweight wallet. My old wallet wore down my back pockets and made holes in them but now with this wallet I can put it in my front pocket (since woman’s jeans have horrible small pockets and not every woman wants to carry a purse around). Love this wallet so much that I’m showing it off to all my friends and some of them already bought some for themselves!

  52. Rated 5 out of 5

    Juliann Tallino

    I don’t carry a purse or bag because I don’t like carrying things hanging off my shoulders due to a neck injury, so I’ve always carried a wallet in my front pocket. Most wallets are either too bulky or too small to carry cash. This wallet is both small and it carries folding money without having to fold it before it goes in the wallet. I can carry it comfortably and discretely in a front pocket, it holds all my cards and cash. Perfect!

  53. Rated 5 out of 5


    I have had my wallet for a couple months and can\’t live without it. Love it. Good design and construction with excellent customer service. Buy with confidence.

  54. Rated 5 out of 5


    Just received my new Butterfly Wallet a few days ago and already love it. So compact and light, it fits so easily into small pockets without all the bulk of a regular wallet yet keeps your important items organized and handy. It is absolutely as good as all the glowing reviews and exactly what I’ve needed for years. Thx for finally inventing it and good luck with your new venture! Thx!

  55. Rated 5 out of 5

    Dianne Adkins

    Excellent little wallet – holds what you need and is super lightweight and drys quickly – even the cash dries out quickly! Fits easily in that little bump space in the front pocket of jeans, or in the little zipper pocket on a pair of hiking pants.

  56. Rated 5 out of 5


    I just bought a butterfly wallet last week and love it! It is what I have been looking for for years. I used to use a paper clip when I needed just the essentials. This does it all and is now my main wallet. I just bought 5 more for gifts.

  57. Rated 5 out of 5

    Chris Birdsall

    …and I love it! Form follows function: what you want is a compact place to secure and organize your “things”, right? and you’re sick of it wearing holes in your pocket and putting your hip out of alignment from sitting on it? The Butterfly Wallet is the answer to your prayers. It does what you want it to do in the most minimalist way (ok – that’s an oxymoron). What I mean to say is that it keeps your money, cards and ‘stuff’ where they should be, nice and organized, and adds virtually no bulk or weight in doing it. Wonderful! Mark, thank you for such a well designed, beautifully crafted product!

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