THE MAX $99.00
THE MAX $99.00
The MAX is all about you. With five color options, a gloss or matte surface finish, and an optional 20 character engraving, you can now have a wallet that is truly one-of-a-kind. Check out the Custom Engraving Add-On if you want to upgrade to a full image engraving. See what bills will fit here. Looking for leather? No returns on engraved products.
Make your wallet truly unique with a one-of-a-kind custom laser engraving. Engrave up to 20 characters in a block font (Copperplate Gothic). Additioanl fonts available upon request. Engravings are located on the front bottom right hand corner of the wallet. Text height ranges from 1/4" to 1/2" depending on the length of the engraving. You can purchase a Custom Logo Engraving Add-On if you are interested in additional customization.
Patented CF-Lex™ Hinge
Our patented method allows us to make the only continuous carbon fiber wallet. To the user, it means enhanced durability, improved RF shielding, and a sleek look.
Over 32% of Americans have experienced credit card fraud in the last five years. This has spawned legitimate concerns over credit cards security and your leather wallet may be leaving you exposed. We utilize RF shielding materials that reduce the risk of credit card scanning and help ensure our users' banking information is safe. To learn more about what RFID technology is and how we can protect you, read this blog post.
Handmade in the USA with quality craftsmanship right in our backyard, we see no reason to go overseas. We have partnered with the highest quality suppliers and vendors here in Seattle and throughout the US. These partnerships allow us to keep a close eye on quality while strengthening our local economy.
Durable Ripstop Interior
In selecting our materials we wanted an interior fabric that mirrored the resilience and style of the carbon fiber exterior. With its résumé in the outdoor market, we chose a durable PV ripstop that has a higher tensile strength than leather while being a fraction of the thickness.Aerospace Grade Carbon Fiber
We use US sourced authentic carbon fiber in all of our products. Although many competitors produce a high quality aesthetic using substitutes, we are keen on the durability and product lifespan benefits that only real carbon fiber can provide.
Size and Weight:
Length: 3.36 in
Width: 4.31 in
Thickness: 0.33 in
Weight: 3 oz
Material Thickness: .02 in
Tow Size: 3K
Tensile Strength: 1066 lbs
Hinge Tensile Strength: 840 lbs
∆ Strength after 50K Cycles: -8%
Technical Name: YDIAMOND 300 RIPSTOP
Water Resistant: Yes
Stain Resistant: Yes
Worth every penny.
My wallet has been with me everyday through countless vacations and even a year in the army. At a point I thought I had managed to dull the color of it from sand in my pocket, but it wiped right off.
The carbon fiber is seemingly infinite durable and is yet to have a scratch. Even the hinge, which is what I was the most skeptical about, has held without any visible damage.
The only thing to point out is that the corners, even though they're rounded, are quite sharp. As other have mentioned they have a tendency to wear out jeans pocket (which happened to me at two occasions) so I eventually started carrying it in my inner jacket pocket whenever possible. Eventually it managed to tear a hole in one of those too(!), but I think that was more due to the shitty quality of the jacket than the aggressiveness of the wallet. But even though it is sharp I still use it every day, it's just important to remember to but it in your pocket with the hinge down, and you're basically good.
- A little sharp around the edges
All in all a quality product.
(Note: if you want to get Max wallet, get it Red. It looks so cool)
My other gripe is that if you are like me and spend more money on a wallet then you do on jeans, then expect to go through a pair or two every couple months because the corners of the carbon fibre are sharp and denim will wear out before the wallet does.
Other than those two minor issues, these are amazing wallets, and I have recommended them to many friends whom have also purchased them.
The interior - all the stitching is intact. There is some minor fabric fraying along the outer edges but a little nipping cleans it up. I definitely see one area along the bill pocket where the fraying will affect the stitching some time in the near future, but it probably won't impact my continued use of the wallet.
The exterior has some wear (does CF get a "patina"?), but nothing more than I would expect after almost 3 years. The engraving is starting to get a little difficult to read, but to be honest its something I never look at. It is certainly nothing that would keep me from continuing to use the wallet for another 3 years. The hinge portion (which is the innovation piece of this design and the structural weak point) actually still looks brand new.
Guys, I'm knocking a star off due to the metal tab you keep insisting on putting on your wallets. It's the part of the wallet exterior that shows the most wear. Also in my opinion, it negatively impacts the look of the wallet. Please think up an alternative branding implementation - I'd even be ok with you engraving your logo in the CF.
Four stars - this is one of my Kickstarter "winners" - something I am really glad I got. When the interior does get too worn to use, I will definitely look at getting another Max wallet (if they drop that metal tab).
The seams have held, the pockets have not torn, and the carbon fiber exterior still looks brand new (not even a hint of wear on the fold). Years of abuse have only created a slight adhesive separation between the carbon fiber and liner that support was happy to give tips on for repair.
When (if?) I do wear this thing out the only reason I won't be buying another Max will be because I've opted to go with a different style.
I will be buying another one, if this one ever wears out.
Day to day I enjoy its looks, its practicality and convenience.
It is just slim enough not to bother and not too slim to slide out of pockets.
I bought more for family and friends and none of them managed to wear or tear them significantly.
Overall a great long term investment in your comfort, style and practicality!
Some wear is starting to show, and when that day comes, I'll gladly order a new max!
I was perusing Kickstarter one evening and came along the Common Fibers page. Here it was, just another wallet.... or so I thought. I started watching the video and thought, 'Well it looks a bunch better that the others.' I am so glad I kept watch and reading. Eventually I decided I'd retire my thick, ugly wallet and give it a try. BEST DECISION EVER.
I got the Max wallet with a track weave and grey interior. When it arrived I said, "Looks cool but no way it will fit every thing I carry." Turns out it fit 75% and the other 25% I never used.
Every week or so, for the last 2 years, someone has asked me about the wallet. It looks so good and works so well.
There was a minor manufacturing flaw in my first max wallet hinge. When I contacted Common Fiber they sprung into action getting me a replacement in days.
I get compliments all the time from other people when they see it. Once I tell them it's real carbon fiber they always want to feel it and hold it to take a look. I've had many people order one after I show them. I love showing them that my name is engraved on it too and they look for it for a minute and eventually find it.
Cannot say enough good things about this wallet. I was expecting something that looked cool and lasted for a year or so. I'm very pleasantly surprised that it is as durable as it is. IF this one ever wears out, I will definitely be ordering another!
Personally I don't find it uncomfortable when leaving it in my back pocket and sitting for long hours as that can be an issue for some. When this wallet dies on me i'm sure to get another but it doesn't seem like it's going to be anytime soon given that the quality is superb, very durable and still looking great!
My wallet personally was ordered around Christmas time for a discount which made the deal even better. I have a blue interior, black exterior with engraving and it is perfect. I do not see myself ever getting another wallet.
I recommend when you get it to press it down with something somewhat heavy, but soft and flat so that you do not scratch the wallet. That is one downside to the wallet. I personally keep it in my pockets alone, without any keys or any object that might scratch the carbon fiber. The other downside to the wallet that i have is that it is thin, but you cannot carry many cards or bills and keep it that thin. These two downsides aren't enough to keep the wallet from being a 5 star product. I love this thing.
I have gotten many compliments on how cool this wallet looks and how people say they have never seen anything else like it.
The only downside is that the carbon fiber is tougher than jeans. It will (over time) wear holes in your back pockets.
Overall great wallet and I will most likely be purchasing another.