Wooden accessories are very trendy at the moment, may it be personal or gadget accessories, using wood as the main material in an accessory gives it a beautiful texture and warm natural feel.

We’ve already featured these wallets by Haydanhuya, and they were kind enough to send me a wallet to try out.

A lot of people still find the concept of a wood wallet an odd one, and they seem to agree that it’s one of those items that look good but are not quite as usable or practical as they claim to be. Well, I personally believe it all depends on the design of the wallet itself, and not necessarily the ‘wood’ part of it.

Haydanhuya’s wallets are handmade from a solid piece of lime wood. They’re made as limited edition pieces, and each wallet comes with a authenticity certification that includes the edition number of your wallet and your name. The edition of the wallet will be engraved on the back, too.

The wallet I received is the Woodwallet O . The material of it is pretty solid, and it’s well-made. I was able to comfortably fit in three cards and a few folded bills in it. What I really like about this design in particular is the hole in the middle which makes it really easy to slide out your cards with a simple push with your thumb. And I was actually surprised that the cards and bills stayed securely in place even though it lacks the leather strip their original Wood wallet has.

This type of wallet isn’t recommended for people who keep their wallets in their back pockets. Otherwise, it doesn’t feel as bulky as you’d imagine it to be. It makes a great cardholder to keep in your bag as well.

What I’d like to see is perhaps the ability to customize the wallets with a name, just to give it more of a personalization along with the edition number.  Overall, I’m quite happy with the Haydanhuya wallet, and highly recommend it as a solid cardholder.

Please visit http://www.haydanhuya.com to see all their wallets, and you can see some ‘making of’ photos of the wallets here: http://haydanhuya.tumblr.com/

 

WoodWallet O – $45 Buy it here