Nodus Compact Coin Wallet (+ GIVEAWAY) | Ideal Minimalist Wallet Perfect for Card & Coin Carry

Hey, it's Ernest from Trip Astute In this video, we're doing a review of the Nodus Compact Coin Wallet

A versatile wallet that's perfect for travelers and those of you that carry a lot of credit cards (light chiming music) First off, I want to thank Jerry P for recommending that I check out this wallet As you all know, there aren't many quality minimalist wallets out there that cater to the needs of us point collectors who usually carry multiple cards in our daily lives in hopes of earning free travel So when Jerry told me about the Nodus Compact Coin Wallet, I was definitely intrigued

I reached out to Nodus and they generously sent us a wallet to review and also another wallet to give away to our audience But before we get started, if you're new here, welcome to our channel Trip Astute is a travel channel that is focused on sharing ways to make travel easier, affordable, and more enjoyable Traveling can be stressful and expensive, so we're looking for ways to help you maximize your experience through travel tips, points and miles, and innovative gear If that sounds interesting to you, please consider subscribing

Nodus is a company based in the UK that started in 2013 They wanted to create products that improve the interaction and experience with items that we use most often These include things like wallets, phone cases, and even tablet cases They're also known for using extremely high quality Italian leathers The leather is top grain, vegetable-tanned, and ethically and sustainably produced and sourced

High quality leather is not only more durable and desirable, but also ages well, often developing a patina that is more beautiful than when it's brand new While Nodus sent us wallets to review, I want to emphasize that this is not a paid review We're not being influenced to review these wallets in any way As always, we want to ensure the integrity of our channel and be able to share our honest opinions and thoughts So, let's jump into the highlights of the Nodus Compact Coin Wallet

Number 1: Capacity for up to 17 cards The wallet can accommodate up to 17 cards in the main center pocket While I don't recommend carrying that many, it's nice to have the flexibility when carrying credit cards in your wallet Also, I prefer this style of wallet since it allows me to rotate cards in and out without worrying about stretching pockets, which is a common problem with leather bifold and trifold wallets Number 2: RFID protection

While RFID isn't much of a threat here in the US, it seems to be a bigger concern outside of the US with contactless payment cards The wallet has RFID shielding built into the main pocket so you can be assured that your card information is safe Number 3: Two external pockets I think this feature is very useful The two external pockets do not have RFID protection which makes it perfect for metro passes, office badges, and even hotel keys

Number 4: Internal organization pockets While the cards are meant to occupy the center, the wallet has an expandable pocket on one side that can hold coins Those of you in the US may not care very much about coins, but they are a lot more common when traveling, especially in Europe and in the UK Also, you can use the pocket to hold a few additional cards or small items The other side has a shallow pocket for your cash

Keep in mind, it's like other minimalist wallets You'll need to fold your notes into thirds in order for it to fit in the wallet This isn't an issue for me at all since I use cash less and less every day But if you happen to use cash often in your daily life, you may want to find a wallet that allows you to bi-fold your cash instead Lastly, the cash pocket has a slot for a key

I love this feature Even if you generally carry your keys in your pocket, it's nice having a place to put a spare key like a bike lock or mailbox key or even a room key when traveling I've only seen a few wallets with this feature, so it's nice seeing it in this wallet Number 5: High quality leather I know we already covered that Nodus uses vegetable-tanned Italian leather, but I have to say that the leather does feel and look very premium

It has a bit of texture which gives it a more luxury feel than other wallets This wallet will definitely age well and will likely even look nicer as it develops its patina Number 6: Compact size Though it's probably obvious, the wallet is perfect for front pocket carry It measures 2

7 inches tall and 4 inches wide The thickness will depend on how much you put into the wallet Number 7: Packaging and branding: Lastly, the packaging used by Nodus is very impressive The wallet arrived in a micro fiber pouch inside of a nicely decorated cardboard box Nodus' brand symbol is an octopus and the branding is discreetly marked on the wallet

It looks like it was stamped or iron branded into the leather, which is a nice touch In terms of things I wish it had or were different, I think the only thing I wish it had were more robust zippers I would love to see Nodus add water-resistant or locking zippers to their wallets It's definitely not a deal breaker, but more of a wishlist item for me This wallet is available off the Nodus website for £60, which is about $75 to $80

That may seem expensive, but keep in mind the quality of the leather and craftsmanship The company offers a generous five-year warranty on their products which shows that they stand by their customers Also, Nodus offers free worldwide shipping on orders over £30 I'll include a link in the video description below In summary, I think the Compact Coin Wallet is a great choice for those of you looking for a daily or travel wallet

It has the capacity to hold a lot of cards which is very useful for those of you in the credit card points hobby The wallet is similar to other minimalist wallets that we've reviewed, but it does have some unique features that sets it apart from others After trying got this wallet, I'm actually excited to learn more about Nodus and even check out some of their other products Lastly, we're going to do a review of their Compact Card Wallet soon, which is more of a traditional minimalist wallet While this sort of wallet tends to be too small for me in my daily life, I do generally carry a lot less with me when I'm actually traveling

For me, it's usually cash, one credit card, a debit card, a copy of my passport, and an ID So I'm looking forward to trying the wallet out and seeing how it fits into my travel routine Finally, Nodus would like to give away one of their Compact Coin Wallets to our audience As always, you'll need to visit our website and enter using the contest link I've included a link in the video description

You don't have to purchase anything and there's multiple ways to enter and gain entries All you have to do is click on any or all the options to enter The more options you complete, the more entries you'll earn And of course, there's no pressure to enter The contest runs until Friday, November 9th

and we'll randomly select one lucky winner on November 10th Nodus will then ship out the prize to the winner Also, the giveaway is open to everyone, not just US residents What are your thoughts on the Nodus Compact Coin Wallet? Let us know in the comment section below If you enjoyed this video or found it useful, please give us a thumbs up and consider sharing our video with others who might benefit or enjoy our content

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