TMT Tactical Wallet in T-6061 Aluminum
After posting this video review on Youtube, I received many comments about how ridiculous this wallet was, and how pointless and uncomfortable it was from the majority of Youtube viewers. However, youtube commenters also tend towards the immature and childish that get their kicks from talking down to others, so its not a good judge of what is good and what is not in many cases.
As you can see from the above photographcs, the multi-tools that are included with the wallet are: Pen, Tweezers, Toothpick, Glassbreaker and Compass. While most of these are useful, the compass wasn’t working when I got it, which is a little bit disappointing, however i’ve heard that it is actually quite common to have cheaper compasses not work properly. I think I would have prefered to have a cool decorative medallion logo insert instead of the compass insert.
The watertight seal is a very cool sellering factor of the wallet, which is entirely machined from Aircraft Grade T-6061 Aluminum, which has been hard annodized black. The quality of the machining is not quite up to snuff with Surefire or Microtech, but acceptable given the $130 price tag.
The hinge is all metal, which makes it strong, but also makes a clinking sound when the wallet is open and in use. The clip inserts inside the wallet which serve as covers for the hidden compartments are a bit thin and cheap feeling. If they were a touch thicker and bead blasted I would have liked them more. The wallet is also available in Delrin Plastic, which would likely make it similar to a Pelican Case.
The spring locking latch is a nice touch and I really like how it works. The lanyard hold which allows you to hang the wallet around your neck is also a handy feature. One of the problems I’ve been having over time is that the rubber waterproof seal will come off when the wallet is closed for a day or two and then opened. This is a bit annoying to fix all the time.
Overall, I think the concept is a good one and the idea is sound, however the execution of the wallet is still a bit rusty, so to speak. It needs to be refined a bit more with perhaps a better finish, less rattle in the hinge, a working compass, nicer insert pieces and a less finnicky water resistant rubber seal that does not come out all the time. Once some refinements have been made, I think this could be a very well-made and polished product that many people would find useful for camping and kayaking or other ourdoor activities.
See the TMT Tactical Wallet on their website: