The Jimi Wallet

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After riding a self-proclaimed “Frankenbike” around the streets of San Francisco for several years, Mike O’Neill designed a new take on the stodgy old “Costanza” wallet. His plastic wallet—called the Jimi—is one that you can throw in your bike jersey, or your pants, as it’s slim and unobtrusive.

And if you get a bit frisky and sweat through your shirt, your cash will not get soggy.

O’Neill says to think of the Jimi as a more robust, stylish and greener version of the ubiquitous snack-sized Ziploc bag. Good to stash a license, credit cards, and a little cash, just the essentials and nothing more.

Indeed, the company slogan is “The Wallet for People Who Hate Wallets.” It’s about 9/16 of an inch thick and a smidge taller than a credit card. There’s an integrated money clip, which is removable for times when you only want to bring cash.

Bonus: The Jimi wallet is also a recycled/recyclable product that’s made in the USA and sold in bike stores around the country.

Cost is $14.95.

See more at Mr. Smith Inc., http://www.thejimi.com/wallet/demo.php

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Stephen Regenold is Founder of GearJunkie, which he launched as a nationally-syndicated newspaper column in 2002. As a journalist and writer, Regenold has covered the outdoors industry for two decades, including as a correspondent for the New York Times. A father of five, Regenold and his wife live in Minneapolis.
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