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Carbon Exo: The Hard Road

by Ryan Ward September 07, 2017

Carbon Exo: The Hard Road

In September 2014, we launched Carbon to great fanfare and love on Kickstarter. Once we'd fulfilled the Kickstarter campaign, Carbon was our bread and butter, our flagship product, our primary source of income.

Original Carbon wallet on rocks in the sun with green plants in the background

But it had its problems. It took a long time to make, each piece required specific processes to complete and we scrapped a lot of wallets because they didn't work properly.

To say that it's been a battle to get from the first production model to now would be somewhat an understatement.

We've made thousands of Carbon wallets and shipped all over the world. But there's always room for improvement.

After some time, we developed Evo, the next step for the Carbon range. We did away with the full metal construction and opted instead for a 3D printed skeleton. What was once aluminium was replaced with stainless steel and the whole wallet got an overhaul in terms of construction quality and performance.

Three Carbon Evo Copper wallets on reflective ground

Over time, we've amended Evo to make it even better. We added springs to the slider so it would snap down automatically. A new grip system was developed to provide greater security and longevity. 

But one thing we couldn't crack was increasing the card capacity. There was no way for us to to put more cards inside a Carbon wallet without making it much thicker. We had tried, many times, with different iterations, most famously the Carbon VI, which gave a pyramid cascade when used. But we'd be sacrificing the slim line of the wallet to put more in it. 

Carbon Exo Ejecting cards in a bar card reader in foreground

Arguably, people wanted higher capacity. Not much more, just a little. Even one card was going to completely change Carbon. So we resisted as we tried, time and again, to create a working, reliable variant of Carbon that could hold more cards and ultimately, do more also.

So here we are, nearly three years later, on the cusp of releasing an all new model, one that shakes up the wallet scene. Exo will give that extra capacity that you've been looking for, all with the same functionality, the same security and build quality that we've become known for. 

We've managed to develop a wallet that delivers on all fronts. We've maintained the quality by keeping them handmade, used the same superior leathers all the while improving on the functionality and adding in new features.

Exo will be launching on Kickstarter in the next few weeks. If you'd like to find out more about the new design, you can do so here.

 

 

Ryan Ward
Ryan Ward


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