Considering that I spend a good deal of my professional life dabbling in technology, I understand the appeal. Smartphones are getting thinner, laptops are getting lighter, and our collective wallets are getting slimmer as a result. Figuratively, I mean. But why shouldn’t our wallets get slimmer in a literal sense too? And what’s up with this new high-viz backpack from Lil Worker Safety Gear?

It feels pretty obvious to say that I prefer a slimmer wallet. After all, saying that I prefer extra thick and bulky wallets just doesn’t make much sense, does it? Even so, for years, I found myself buying wallets that were progressively larger, because I felt compelled to carry all the cards and stubs and receipts. Like George.

But then I finally saw the light when I was introduced to Allett wallets three years ago. You see, I’m not a fan of money clips. And I don’t really like wallet cases for smartphones either. I still want a “traditional” wallet, but I don’t want to break my back doing it. This time around, Allett sent along three products for me to try out:

You can get a better look at all three items in the vlog above.

And also in that video, I highlight a new product from Lil Worker Safety Gear. This is a company that produces a number of high viz clothing items for children, imitating the look of people who work in construction and other fields with high visibility work gear.

Addie already has the Hi Viz Kids’ Safety Rain Jacket ($59.99-$64.99), and now we’ve got her testing out the new Hi Viz Safety Backpack ($59.99, also comes in yellow). It’s got the same professional grade 3M Scotchlite reflective strips, along with super tough materials that can stand up to some serious kiddo abuse.

The story behind Lil Worker Safety Gear is a compelling one. I encourage you to give it a read. And viz your kids too! Because growing up is hard work.

Disclosure: All the products discussed were provided at no charge to me for the purposes of creating this post and the accompanying video. No other compensation was provided. All opinions are my own.