Capsul Wallet – Multipurpose Card Case

Capsul Wallet

When reducing the bulk and weight of a wallet, one challenge that may arise is how best to store a car key, ID, credit card, or change when backpacking, kayaking, or the like. In recent months I have used a Wojo wallet for my ID, essential credit cards, and cash, but its compact design precludes […]

Wojo Wallet Giveaway and BOGO Code

Wojo Wallet Giveaway

My good friends at Wojo Wallet have given me a bunch of their excellent little ultralight wallets to give away to the readers of Brian’s Backpacking Blog as a way of saying thank you. Last year I published a review of the Wojo Wallet in which there was a link to their website. Several of […]

Rogue RFID-blocking Front Wallet

Rogue RFID Blocking Wallet

Two Gear Guys is excited about partnering with Brian’s Backpacking Blog as guest contributors. This is one of several upcoming reviews for products that Brian let us check out and give our opinion on. Why, we’re so pumped up about this opportunity, we had to drink a case of Red Bull just to calm down! […]

Wojo Wallet | A Minimalist Wallet that Floats!

The Wojo Wallet Review

The Wojo Wallet is a very cool minimalist wallet that’s made of neoprene, is easy to clean, and floats if dropped in water. For those of you that love the minimalistic approach to carrying a few credit cards, ID, and a small amount of cash, the Wojo Wallet may be right up your alley. I […]

The Xband Minimalist Wallet


I’ve written several times about my fascination with minimal wallets and my compulsion to slim down the items that I carry in my wallet. So it should come as no surprise that I am back at it again, this time with a truly unconventional looking wallet. Weighing in at only 4.7g (0.16 oz) the Xband […]

Review of the New and Improved Butterfly Wallet

New and improved Butterfly Wallet

Thought I’d share a quick update on one of my all time favorite pieces of ultralight urban gear, the Butterfly Wallet. Several months ago I shared my thoughts on the original Butterfly Wallet that I had been using for some time and many of you liked what you saw. A lot of you bought one, […]

Memorandum Card | World’s Tiniest Notebook

Memorandum Card | World’s Tiniest Notebook

Hailed as the world’s tiniest notebook, the Memorandum Card has been designed to fit into a standard credit card sized wallet slot. This incredibly slim memo pad has an unbelievable 31 sheets of paper in it and is only 1.6 mm thick – oh and it weighs just 6 grams! Below is a photo of […]

Butterfly Wallet | Urban Ultralight


Many of you know that I’m always trying to pack lighter and slim my every day carry (EDC) gear in exactly the same way as I do for my backpacking trips. Once you embrace an ultralight mindset it pervades your life and before you know if you’re scrutinizing ever piece of gear you carry, whether you’re in […]

Ultralight as a Lifestyle?


Have you ever noticed how the ultralight, minimalist mentality seeps into almost everything that you do? Or maybe it’s that you were always a minimalist and are just now applying that to your passion for backpacking and hiking? Either way you may have noticed this in other things that you do and when you make […]