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#41 redsol1

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Posted 19 November 2014 - 01:20 PM

Had a thought about my new wallet and was wondering if anyone who was already carrying entry tools has run into this. (Yes, I now have entry tools and no idea how to use them)

What do you do when you have to go through security? When you fly? Go into a court room? I'm assuming there's enough metal that it would set off most detectors if you kept it on you. I'm also assuming the rolled up metal wire would catch some attention going through x-ray. Wondering if I need to keep my old wallet for certain occasions.

 

Don't know about courtrooms. i can see that getting sticky

 

as far as flying, i don't think there's anything specifically prohibited in the entry tools set. What i typically do when flying is to put my wallet in my carry on and only have my ID in my hand. I don't like to put my wallet in the little dish thing, too many chances for it to walk off. I stow my EDC (except for the knives) in a small pelican case and leave it in my carry on till i clear security. then when i'm getting dressed i just put it back in my pocket. keeps me from having to explain what my gerber shard is. I'll do the same thing with the wallet. my guess is it will blend in with the rest of the stuff in my carry on.

 

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Posted 19 November 2014 - 01:28 PM

Had a thought about my new wallet and was wondering if anyone who was already carrying entry tools has run into this. (Yes, I now have entry tools and no idea how to use them)

What do you do when you have to go through security? When you fly? Go into a court room? I'm assuming there's enough metal that it would set off most detectors if you kept it on you. I'm also assuming the rolled up metal wire would catch some attention going through x-ray. Wondering if I need to keep my old wallet for certain occasions.

 

Mighty, I had the same exact thought this morning... I too have the entry set in my wallet and am flying commercial next week and was wondering about the entry tools and ceramic razor blade. My initial plan was just to remove them for this trip since I don't actually have any clue how to use the entry tools yet. It's a skill set that is on my "to learn" list I just haven't gotten to it yet. The only reason I have them in my wallet now is just I can get properly evaluate the wallet with them in there for thickness. As far as TSA specific goes, I do not think they have anything that regulates against entry tools but I know different states have different laws concerning them... as has been greatly debated on this forum, so I think I'm going to pull them for at least this trip until I am further educated. 


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Posted 19 November 2014 - 01:41 PM

And in most people's experience of TSA, if they don't like it, they can stop you from having it, or delay you enough to make your day get pretty awful.


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Posted 19 November 2014 - 01:44 PM

Mighty, I had the same exact thought this morning... I too have the entry set in my wallet and am flying commercial next week and was wondering about the entry tools and ceramic razor blade. My initial plan was just to remove them for this trip since I don't actually have any clue how to use the entry tools yet. It's a skill set that is on my "to learn" list I just haven't gotten to it yet. The only reason I have them in my wallet now is just I can get properly evaluate the wallet with them in there for thickness. As far as TSA specific goes, I do not think they have anything that regulates against entry tools but I know different states have different laws concerning them... as has been greatly debated on this forum, so I think I'm going to pull them for at least this trip until I am further educated. 

 

Oh come one Davis. Take one from the team and report back. They have internet access in prison.....

 

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Posted 19 November 2014 - 06:01 PM

Don't know about courtrooms. i can see that getting sticky

 

as far as flying, i don't think there's anything specifically prohibited in the entry tools set. What i typically do when flying is to put my wallet in my carry on and only have my ID in my hand. I don't like to put my wallet in the little dish thing, too many chances for it to walk off. I stow my EDC (except for the knives) in a small pelican case and leave it in my carry on till i clear security. then when i'm getting dressed i just put it back in my pocket. keeps me from having to explain what my gerber shard is. I'll do the same thing with the wallet. my guess is it will blend in with the rest of the stuff in my carry on.

 

La'

 

I think you're right that most of it won't attract much attention. It's the kevlar cordage and leader wire roll that I think might stick out.

 

Mighty, I had the same exact thought this morning... I too have the entry set in my wallet and am flying commercial next week and was wondering about the entry tools and ceramic razor blade. My initial plan was just to remove them for this trip since I don't actually have any clue how to use the entry tools yet. It's a skill set that is on my "to learn" list I just haven't gotten to it yet. The only reason I have them in my wallet now is just I can get properly evaluate the wallet with them in there for thickness. As far as TSA specific goes, I do not think they have anything that regulates against entry tools but I know different states have different laws concerning them... as has been greatly debated on this forum, so I think I'm going to pull them for at least this trip until I am further educated. 

 

Glad I'm not the only one who bought the entry kit with no clue how to use most of it!

 

And in most people's experience of TSA, if they don't like it, they can stop you from having it, or delay you enough to make your day get pretty awful.

 

Truer words have not been spoken...

 

Oh come one Davis. Take one from the team and report back. They have internet access in prison.....

 

La'

 

Davis, I'll bet there would even be a few people around who could teach you how to use that entry kit you just bought!


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Posted 30 November 2014 - 06:30 PM

So, how does everyone like their wallet? 

I went with the black and the RFID sleeve. I'm digging the wallet, and it would certainly be impossible for someone to pull it from my pocket with me noticing - the texture is very grippy. 

 

The only thing I am not a fan of is the size of the RFID sleeve, I can only fit one card in it "comfortably." It's pretty challenging to pull one card out and I can't imagine trying to store multiple cards inside. 


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Posted 01 December 2014 - 06:53 AM

I mean no disrespect to Brian and those involved in the creation of the ITS wallet but I think the RFID sleeve was the easy way out.

It's enough of a pain in the butt to pull our your wallet when your hands are full, let alone have to pull out a wallet, the RFID sleeve and then the card.


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Posted 01 December 2014 - 11:29 AM

FYI, flying with entry tools (IE lock picks) isn't that big of a deal. I have flown four times now in the past year to either vacation or to attend a class and have had mine in my carry on each time. Only once did TSA open the case to inspect them, and that went as far as literally just opening the flap, looking, and closing the flap. It could be argued they fall under the guise of the TSA's own rule of "tools under X inches." Hell, they were too worried about the "rifle brass" I had in my carry on that turned out to be my razors shaving handle! So, I guess throw a decoy in the guys bag behind you, you'll have no problems then!!
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#49 redsol1

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Posted 01 December 2014 - 03:36 PM

so far i dig my wallet. it is very "sticky" and it can be a little work to get my cards out, especially if I have gloves on or things in my hands. I like the tool flaps, but they are also a little tough to get open and the tools out in a "covert" manner. If someone is observant they can tell you're fiddling with something. All in all i'm pleased, but i haven't had to deploy the SERE tools beyond practicing with them and showing the wallet off to my "Tactical" friends.

 

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Posted 01 December 2014 - 06:41 PM

I like it so far. It took a few days to figure out how to get cards/cash in/out smoothly, but it's good now. I'll second what La' said and add to it. I can't get the tool flaps out without taking out my cash, but since they're meant to be hidden, I'm okay with the extra work.


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Posted 21 January 2015 - 06:39 PM

OK Guys, since Davis didn't step up to take one for the team and give flying a shot I did.

 

I had to fly to one of my plants to conduct a quality review and i didn't swap wallets, so i ended up flying with the wallet. I flew out of a local commuter into a relatively large airport that up until two years ago was a hub. as i stated above, i usually throw my wallet into my carry on bag in the compartment with pens, keys, and other stuff.

 

Going thru security at the commuter they pulled some of my clothes out of the main compartment and re x-ray'd the bag, but never dug deeper for the wallet.

 

At the "hub" it went thru the X-ray on the first shot and they never looked twice.

 

This was with the full SERE kit, including ceramic razor.

 

just an FYI, YMMV.

 

I can't be held responsible for any bail or bond incurred based on this AAR.

 

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Posted 21 January 2015 - 10:39 PM

I realize RFID sleeves and such are a thing now with rfid in credit cards, but I suspect the Pi card size pick set facing body out and your card inboard the range of RFID scanners would be cut down to almost contact.  Feel free to prove me wrong and provide links.

 

I do use a cheap rfid sleeve from REI (3 pack) for what I consider to be higher risk areas (defcon vegas anyone?) but otherwise I block outside with pick set and use my big ol' body to shield the other side.



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Posted 24 January 2015 - 07:02 AM

Anyone know when we might see a restock, I'm in need of a new wallet.
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Posted 30 January 2015 - 02:20 PM

Anyone know when we might see a restock, I'm in need of a new wallet.

 

There's no official restock notification we can give you on the ITS Hypalon Concealment Wallet but it's something we're currently working on getting back as soon as possible. We don't like having products out of stock longer than necessary and apologize for the inconvenience. 

 

Thanks to everyone for sharing their thoughts on the wallets too. It's great getting feedback from you guys!






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