Looking for info on Harber London’s leather goods? In this hands-on review, we’ll discuss their Card Holder and Leather Bifold.
Leather has been a staple material for everyday carry goods for hundreds if not thousands of years — and with good reason. There’s an enduring appeal to the look and feel of leather, and its durability makes it all the more attractive for bags, wallets, and accessories.
Harber London is one of my recent favorite leather item producers, and they get a lot of good press in the everyday carry community. So, I decided to test out a few of their products and report back to you with my honest observations.
About Harber London
Founded in 2013 out of a small flat in London, Harber London has gone on to become one of the EDC community’s premier choices for minimalist wallets and luxury leather goods.
Though they’ve grown a lot in the past decade, Harber London is still committed to being a family-run brand with obsessive attention to design and detail.
They work closely with dedicated craftspeople in Spain to ensure that all of their leather goods aren’t just good-looking — they’re also beautiful, durable, and responsibly made.
In line with this, all of Harber London’s goods are covered under a 1-year warranty, and they have a generous 60-day return policy in case what you ordered isn’t exactly what you were hoping for.
What I Tried
To start with, I wanted to test two of Harber London’s most popular items — their slim card holder and their leather bifold wallet.
And while I’ll get into detail on each of them in a moment, I’d like to start by saying this: These are some truly high-quality, thoughtfully designed accessories.
I’m impressed with their attention to detail, the leather looks and feels great, and they pack some serious functionality into seemingly simple items.
With that in mind, let’s get on to the individual reviews.
Slim Card Holder
At first glance, the Slim Card Holder from Harber London doesn’t look like anything crazy or innovative. And really, it’s not — the design is very similar to many other card holder style wallets.
I’ve seen this type of wallet many times before.
But where this card holder really succeeds is in its attention to detail. It feels really good as a low profile front pocket wallet, with a capacity of just 6 to 8 cards wrapped up in a buttery soft full grain leather. I’ve been using this for months now, and it’s holding up really well and developing a nice patina.
I chose the tan/tan colorway for my card holder, but they also have two-tone options if you’d like something with a bit more contrast. Oh, and each one of these is equipped with RFID blocking, too if that’s something you need to worry about.
My overall impression: This card holder is an excellent, minimalist option that really suits my needs well.
It’s three small pockets give just enough room for a half dozen cards and a couple of bills, and its unimposing silhouette doesn’t ruin the lines of my pants or jackets when I carry it. Highly recommended.
Leather Bifold Wallet
The Leather Bifold is one of Harber London’s best sellers, and I can definitely see why. In spite of its thinness, this wallet really packs in a lot of features! And while it’s larger overall than the Card Holder, it still feels slim enough to want to make it part of my everyday carry.
A subtle magnetic closure is probably the first thing you’ll notice about the Leather Bifold. It adds a layer of smoothness to opening and closing the wallet that’s actually really satisfying.
The really innovative part that I love about this wallet, though, is its pull-out tab that gives access to an interior pocket where you can store some of your cards or cash.
That’s in addition to four other card pockets, one big center pocket for your cash, and a small change pouch area.
So yeah, overall, I really love this wallet. It’s slim enough to still feel minimalist but has enough features that you can load it up however you want. Another highly recommended product from Harber London, this one definitely gets the Modest Man seal of approval.
Frequently Asked Questions
To round things out, we’ll answer a few of the most common questions we hear guys asking about Harber London.
Where Are Harber London Wallets Made?
All of Harber London’s wallets are handcrafted in Spain.
Is Harber London Luxury?
Harber London definitely errs on the side of luxury, but their prices aren’t unnecessarily inflated. You really get what you pay for with this brand.
What Is An RFID Wallet?
RFID stands for “radio frequency identification,” a feature of some cards and work badges that lets you scan them without having to remove them from your wallet. An RFID blocking wallet ensures that these radio waves can’t be picked up by malicious actors and used for ill intents.
To be entirely honest, I’m actually really impressed with the quality and attention to detail that Harber London puts into all of their products. Both their wallet and card holder feel great to use and don’t really have any unnecessary design features.
So while they’re offered at a premium price, Harber London’s goods really do feel like premium products both in their materials and design.
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