Quality of the leather and customer service is amazing for the price. Even though I'm from Canada and have to pay a little more for shipping, it is well worth it. I bought a tobacco medium bifold to test out the leather initially and now am the proud owner of a medium classic briefcase, a few simple wallet sleeves, and the medium bifold. Currently saving up for a large satchel
$47.00 to $59.00SKU: #01-40-0002
Free shipping over $75! (UPS GROUND DOMESTIC)
- Dark Coffee Brown now shipping with lighter colored pigskin
- RFID shield keeps cards from being scanned by a thief’s RFID reader
- Designed to evenly distribute cards and stay flat
- Available in three sizes for front and back pocket options
- Improved curved card slot design won’t damage cards
- Lined with pigskin where needed for strength
- Leather ages nicely
- Because of natural oils shade may vary
- Holds up to 10 cards, 5 on either side
- Closed: 4” W x 3” H
- Open: 8 ¾” W x 3” H
- 0.15 pounds
- Holds up to 18 cards, 9 on either side
- Closed: 4 ½” W x 3 ½” H
- Open: 8 ¾” W x 3 ½” H
- 0.2 pounds
- Holds up to 20 cards, 10 on either side
- Closed: 4 ¼” W x 5” H
- Open: 9” W x 5” H
- 0.3 pounds
We use natural Markings Equal Inclusion of Exceptional Imperfection Ornamentation
"... Saddleback Leather no longer discriminates against any cow on the basis of age, appearance, lactose intolerance... if the beast has a natural marking or brand, or whether or not they worship the Divine Bovine."
Truth is, sometimes beauty is only skin deep... like with cows. Their poetry is notoriously terrible, but man, their hides are nature's art. We don't believe that flawlessness equals beauty. Beauty is when we're able to see something as it really is.
This is true with humans too. There are lots of quality people who are really beautiful not in spite of, but because of the marks life has given them.
So, in the morning, as we three, clean-cut smiley white guys emerged from the cheap hotel, everybody looked at us with suspicion.
But it was a morbidly interesting place with the relatively fresh bullet holes and anti-government messages of the rebels on the walls. Only a few years back, Ocosingo was the site of a major bloodbath where about 150 Zapatistas and Mexican soldiers were killed in a firefight, some found shot in the back of the head after surrendering. Tensions were still high. One could make an argument for it being the least touristy town on Earth. So, shortly after our silent breakfast, we headed out.
But the cool thing was, Ocosingo wasn’t far from where we wanted to be. The massive Mayan ruins of Palenque were breathtaking, and if you looked into the jungle you could see the majority of the ruins still unexcavated.
And then when we got to the jungle waterfalls of Las Cascadas de Agua Azul, we grabbed a vine, hacked it and used it as a rope swing into the river, tarzan style. The place was amazing as the clear blue river stepped down for miles creating a series of huge waterfalls. It was my original briefcase’s first big trip of many, but it easily could have been its last.
My old wallet had an interior money clip which broke and when I attempted (unsuccessfully) to fix it I noticed the inner lining of the wallet was ripped and coming apart. It was at that time, I started researching mens leather wallets and found a picture of an awesome looking bifold wallet. With a little more digging, I was able to figure out it was a Saddleback Bifold wallet in Tobacco and made the purchase! It is the perfect sized wallet made of quality leather and expertly constructed! Excited to see it once it's broken in!
I ordered the wallet about 6 months ago, I wanted to use it a while before I reviewed it. I have to say I have enjoyed it. It has been through some abuse and is just now starting to break in well and get a good look to it. I am truly impressed and will be buying more from ya'll. I figure this wallet should last a good while.
Thank you for a fine product.
Got my large bifold today and well, I waited 2 months to order it and it was worth every second.
Looks, feels, and smells of quality. I go through "premium" wallets in less than a year. I'm looking forward to having this wallet until the day I die.
Customer service is amazing. From telephone, online chat, Twitter, and email, they are always ready to go above and beyond for you.
I'm a customer for life. Simple as that. Oh, and part of the proceeds go to charity.
Well done Saddleback. Well done.
i love sattleback leather first wallet edge crack exchange second wallet ok worth the investment love gerald i will purchase a belt , large bifold soon
What a fantastic wallet! Quality always reveals itself and that was apparent the moment I took it out of the package. I ordered the medium bifold in chestnut and it's beautiful. This has plenty of room for credit cards and for cash. I can see why all the saddleback products have a 100 year warranty, this wallet is built like a tank. I agree that this will be the last wallet I'll ever need. Absolutely and totally impressed with saddleback leather and their products. I suggest you just buy this already and be assured that you'll love it.
As many of us have experienced, the cheap lining in my old wallet was coming apart. I did some online research on the best wallets and the most rugged wallets and Saddleback was on nearly every list. So I did a little exploring on the Saddleback site and decided the medium bifold in dark coffee brown was right for me.
I've had this wallet for a while now... it's barely broken in and is starting to develop a nice patina. I have the older design and have had it break two cards (middle slot on either side) when I opened the bill portion widely once. I've found that this can be avoided by being just a bit more careful and by working the wallet a bit to soften it up. Plus the new design supposedly resolved this issue.
Despite the broken cards, I love this wallet. It's beautiful, the stitching has held up extremely well, and it's been sturdy enough to survive being in my pocket through all kinds of situations, including climbing around inside petrochemical plant equipment. In fact, judging by a few of the "beauty marks" it's received, it's probably keep my hind quarters from being punctured once or twice!
This was my introduction to Saddleback Leather's quality products and I've since bought nearly 2 dozen Saddleback products, trading cold nylon and cheaper leather products for warm, full-grain Saddleback leather... including a new medium bifold in tobacco, but I don't have the heart to shelf my original purchase yet!
I love the leather and craftsmanship if the wallets. This is by far the best wallet I have owned. I do have one issue with it. The Med wallet needs to be 1/2 - 5/8" taller so that when the credit cards are in put in it wouldn't be so thick. The wallet feels too narrow in my back pocket too. The large is too big IMO. Great products.
Last year, I had bought the medium bifold. It was a great wallet and I absolutely loved the quality. It was one of the best wallets that I had ever owned except for the fact that it would break my cards. So when Dave came out with the new and improved version I knew that I needed to check it out. It is much better and does not put any unneeded stress on the cards. The leather is thinner in some places but it is a necessary sacrifice for the wallet's function. Overall,a great wallet and I would recommend the product to anyone!
I just received before 2 days my medium bifold in Tobacco Brown.
What an amazing wallet.I have a small gadget sleeve in the same color and i was impressed by the fact that the wallet feels totally different.The tobacco brown leather is soft and the wallet feels much softer than the small gadget sleeve.GREAT!!!I use it as much as i can,just to see how it looks and how nice this leather feels in touch.I want also to state ('cause i heard a lot about the new tobacco brown) that you certainly wont getting a scratched product and at this color the little scratches really add character and seem part of the color and design of the wallet.I couldnt be happier,really!Also,i expected that the medium would be larger,but indeed its at the perfect size and fits the Euro bills very nicely!!And you get also a 100 year warranty!!(And you will also be 100% satisfied!!!)
Thank you Saddleback again!!!!
PS.Waiting for my Credit card wallet and small notepad holder in chestnut!!!
I've had the medium bi-fold in Tobacco for a couple weeks now. This wallet is a perfect size, the leather (and lining leather) are amazing quality and the wallet doesn't seem to need much wearing in. Other reviews have said it's maybe too big or too thick. Not so. This is replacing a worn out Coach tri-fold and i't about the same size and the leather quality is observably better. Yeah, it doesn't have a a fancy designer name or fabric lined bill and other pockets, but who needs that? Quality craftsmanship, a personable USA-based company (with a a good sense of humor, to boot) and about 35% the price. You can't go wrong here.
I bought this medium sized wallet in "dark coffee brown" approximately 1 month ago. I called customer service and they were happy to answer a few brief questions of mine in advance of my purchase. The wallet arrived promptly and is of excellent quality. So far it is wearing well. I would heartily recommend one.
I bought the medium wallet in Chestnut for my dad for Christmas. I was excited for him to open it and experience that amazing Saddleback Leather quality, but I was disappointed to find that the leather was much thinner and lighter than any of the other products I've purchased. I have the medium briefcase in Chestnut as well as the Limited edition Small BC in tobacco, the duffel in tobacco, the small & large bible cover (for holding my agendas) in tobacco, the small notepad holder and the credit card wallet. All of these products have a much thicker leather - the leather I've come to love and associate with this brand. When my dad opened his present I was almost a little embarrassed because I had been talking it up so much. Don't get me wrong, I'm sure it's still a high quality saddleback product, it just didn't have that "wow" factor that the other thicker-leather products have. All in all, it's probably still the best wallet out there in terms of quality-it's just not as impressive as all the other products I've received.
I asked my wife for a medium bifold last year for Christmas. I love it. After a year of use I still feel like I am breaking it in, it is barely worn. Craftsmanship like this is worth it, so stop reading reviews and buy one, you absolutely will not regret it.
After much research, three months ago I purchased a Medium Bifold Wallet in Tobacco - my life has not been the same since. The quality, the design, the beauty, and the company that stands behind these products are all amazing! I've purchased over half a dozen new and Dave's Deals, and all items have been fantastic.
Regarding the Medium Bifold Wallet thickness, it still has a tendency to want to snap credit cards in half, so keep a close eye on your cards during the break-in period. By putting my cards in different pockets facing different directions I avoided any permanent card damage.
I've only had my medium, dark coffee brown bi-fold for a week now, but I absolutely love it. I really can't wait to see how it looks once its worn in.
Ive looked at every outdoor store (cabellas ect...) saddle shops , any where that might sell a good leather wallet, and didnt find anything like this...Its a rough duty, yet looks classy, well designed product.. You never know what your getting just looking at a picture online, but this is good stuff !!
Everything you want in a wallet (mine is a chestnut medium bi-fold). Just buy it already.
I heard nothing but great things about this wallet and now I know why. I received my wallet yesterday and I can't stop looking at it and smelling it. I really hope this is the last wallet I will ever need to purchase because I simply do not want another one. The quality is outstanding. I recommend this wallet to anyone that needs one!
I'm from the U.K and received the the medium chestnut bifold wallet. It's absolutely beautiful I was concerned that the Â£20 note wouldn't fit but with a little persuasion it fits just snug. I would recommend this wallet to anyone especially seeing that now I don't need to worry about buying a new wallet for the rest of my life.
It's currently Christmas morning and I opened the box containing my Medium Bi-fold in Chestnut. I spent the first 5 minutes telling everyone to smell it. Then I proceeded to smell it for 5 minutes of my own time. I've been staring at it for an hour now. Opening and closing it and thanking the cow who sacrificed his hide for this beautiful wallet. This thing is beautiful. Now I know how women feel when they get a new purse. I get it now. It all makes sense. This wallet manages to look beautiful with understating looks. It's simple. Buy it. I hope I never need another wallet. I'll never cheat on you Saddleback Wallet!
I purchased this for my B-day. I made this purchase in 2008, I've had 2 cards break in them. So watch out for that. I keep the important cards at the top and AAA and other ones below. Also, the slits in between is though so its not easy to pull Credit Cards in and out. I assume this was for business cards. I play sports and travel a lot and the wallet still looks great, almost brand new.
Do I regret my purchase? No. I would I purcahse another? Yes. Just need to fix card issue. I assumed they fixed that in the new model.
I WILL NEVER BUY A WALLET ANYWHERE ELSE- mostly because it seems I will never have to buy another wallet period! I bought the medium wallet for my boyfriend over 3 years ago. It is more beautiful today than the day we got it! My boyfriend has ripped apart the "best" wallets in the world (made mincemeat out of a leather one from a famous biker company - I'm sure you know the one - in under 6 months). So when I bought this one from saddleback at such an AMAZING PRICE: $50 for a lifetime- I gave a little laugh, and thought: they obviously have never met MY man and thought they'd be replacing this baby every year hahaha! But they proved me wrong - you should see the number of credit cards this man has stretched this wallet to fit over the last three years, yet this wallet stays in one beautiful shiny piece. The wallet I bought is easily worth ten times what I bought it for. Saddleback Leather easily makes the best wallets in the WORLD!
Among the SBL items I bought recently are the medium and large bifolds, in carbon. My son wanted a new wallet and I needed to get something for my dad for Christmas, so I ordered those two wallets and let the boy decide. After carefully comparing them, he chose the medium, so Dad gets the large. There's really nothing more I can add to the many reviews already out there except to reinforce that everything you read about SBL is true - the products are very well made and the company is a pleasure to deal with, providing a level of customer service I'm not sure was even around in the old days. Some people say they're expensive; considering the quality and quantity of what you're getting, I think they're a true bargain. Very highly recommended.
Small Bifold in DCB
Medium Macbook Pro sleeve in DCB
These pieces smell nothing like leather to my nose. It's more of a vinyl/plastic synthetic scent, and it's pretty intense at first. I guess it's the die (could be a DCB thing). If someone put a blindfold on my eyes and one of these pieces under my nose, I would not guess that they were leather. The smell fades quickly with use, so it's not a showstopper.
On the flip side, nobody else seems to have made this observation so it could be that I am crazy or do not know what actual leather is supposed to smell like ;)