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on December 10, 2011
I needed to replace a full-sized leather wallet that I had purchased in Germany back in 2006, which had a two-compartment, zippered coin pouch. My biggest concerns in ordering this replacement wallet were (a) the single-compartment coin pocket wouldn't hold enough coins to be useful, (b) fewer card slots and (c) the durability of the lamb skin leather.
(a) The single coin pocket is large enough to hold two or three dollars worth of coins, and actually holds the coins more securely due to its flap closure with a snap fastener.
(b) There are enough slots (3 in front section + 3 in back section) for my most-frequently used cards, plus a separate drivers licence location. I pared down the cards I use less frequently to populate the clear plastic card holders, displacing a few of the cards that I used to carry (mostly store customer loyalty cards). This resulted in a leaner, slimmer wallet, which is actually a good thing.
(c) I haven't had the wallet long enough to assess the durability of the lamb skin leather, but it's definitely thinner than my old leather wallet. It also seems to be softer and stretchier than traditional leather, which allowed me to slide full-sized cards into the six slots without stressing or ripping the openings.
Not many: Fewer card slots and thinner material are the only ones that immediately come to mind. Considering the price, these minor drawbacks are not unexpected.