My medium tobacco bifold just arrived after three long days of anxiously waiting. I don't have much experience with leather, but it definitely feels like it's going to last. The leather is expectedly stiff, but I didn't have much trouble stuffing my cards and cash into their respective slots. There are a few minor imperfections in the stitching, but nothing that looks like it compromises the strength of the wallet.
The one issue I have, is that there is a stain around the Saddleback logo. It almost looks like some kind of water stain. The Blue logo has it as well, but it's a lot less noticeable. I doubt it's worth stressing over, since it should blend together with the other stains and patina my wallet is sure to acquire.
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- 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 masks 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.
Fun and adept customer service. The large bi-fold chesnut wallet is perfect in dress pants. Classy and not too stiff at all. I tell everyone I show to smell the leather - niiice! I only wish I would have found Saddleback sooner! Great product, great Saddleback Family. Thanks!
I've gone through a ton of $20 wallets and got tired of having them fall apart. I've had this wallet for only a few months but I can tell it's going to last for a while. It takes a couple of weeks to wear in, like a good pair of boots, but once it's done it looks sweet.
I highly recommend these wallets.
This wallet is quite unique - not the kind you find in the big box stores. It is real rugged leather and looks awesome. I purchased the medium bi-fold in tobacco color and it really has character. You get the feeling of how things were made by hand back in the 19th century. I definitely recommend you purchase one if you like rustic looking leather products. I plan to purchase again from Saddleback!
I was sick of spending too much on wallets that only lasted a couple years. I got the small Bi-fold and love it. Nice and thin but with plenty of space for my stuff. Love the carbon color. Only problem is now my belt looks terrible next to it and needs to be replaced. I can't say enough good things about this Wallet. Definitely a must have. I do wish it had the pig skin on both sides of the money pocket so the bills slipped in easier, but that is not a complaint.
Managed to find a medium wallet in tobacco on Dave's Deals, so decided to pick up a quality wallet at a 25% discount. I was in the market for a new wallet as my current one was starting to fall apart after over a year of use and I decided to get a Saddleback as I have been impressed by the items I own. However, given a choice I probably would have chosen chestnut. I own a iPad mini cover in that color and really love the richness and elegance of the leather.
I must say that this wallet is truly outstanding and like my other Dave's Deal purchase I can't see too much wrong with it. I thought I knew what to expect given the fact that I own two other Saddleback pieces, but the soft, smooth suede-like texture of tobacco is something else entirely. There is no break in period with this piece at all.
Furthermore, given that the size of this wallet is much smaller than my old one, I thought that I would have to cut back on what I carry, but it turns out it can accomodate most of my cards without struggle and still retain its relatively slim profile - an added bonus.
A great purchase that is sure to last a lifetime.
Great wallet! Great craftsmanship!
I got the Medium Bi-Fold. After receiving the wallet I was a little apprehensive about whether was what I really wanted, but decided to give it a shot. After two days I was hooked and am a Saddleback fan for life! I'll never need another wallet again!
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.
So, I just got my medium Tri fold in the new tobacco. I can't speak to the durability of this product but I will report back soon. What I can tell you is that this new tobacco color is a lot darker than I expected. It photographs much lighter, which is a good thing in my book. I was lucky enough to get a wallet that has three sweet bug bites on the front and a sweet scar right where the wallet folds. There are also a few scars in on the inside pocket next to the blue logo. The smell of this wallet is fantastic. For me the medium is the perfect size.. I will check back in six months to report on the durability of this piece.
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!
The small bifold is perfect, I think. Sturdy but nice and slim. It's breaking in nicely and is about 7/16 of an inch thick with 7 cards in it (no cash). It's starting to taper down really nicely on the sides and is very comfortable in my back pocket. It looks to me like the inside and card slot leather is thinner than older photos that I've seen online which is an upgrade as far as I'm concerned, as long as it hold up just as well. Based on what I've seen so far I'm not worried at all! Thanks Saddleback!
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.
This is an update of my review of January 3, 2014 for the medium bifold wallet. SLC has replaced my older wallet which had broken many of my cards for the new model which I just received. The new version is different enough in my view that it will have solved this problem. In addition being a fan of their products, I am amazed by their commitment to complete customer satisfaction. This company is a model for others to follow.
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.
As an owner of both the old model ("the card cracker") and the new one, I have to say that the new one, while more card-friendly, lacks the utterly legendary build of the old one. The old model is *much* thicker, and the pigskin lining on both sides of the billfold makes putting in and taking out notes easier because the pigskin is smooth and plasticky (unlike the new pigskin, which has its plus points but isn't like smooth plastic). I would very much rather spend some time breaking in the old one than use the new model. Which is easy for me, since I'm a female who carries her man-wallet in her purse.
That said, I have no doubt that the new model is tough stuff and will last a long, long time. It's great. But I'm just glad that I have a brand new old model and will be clinging on to that one.