After many years, different wallets, money clips and styles, I began the search for the products that I would bequeath to sons. By sheer luck, I stumbled upon Saddleback. I decided to start small - with a wallet. I purchased the large bifold and it is perfect, far superior to my coach medium bifold id wallet. the coach lasted 5 years before it needed retirement. I expect a lifetime out of the Saddleback. it is superior in every way, from the quality of the leather, to the color, to the manufacturing. It is larger than a normal wallet, but I knew that, and it fits my frame. In sum, this was the perfect place to start as I'm hooked on Saddleback.
$47.00 to $59.00SKU: #01-40-0002
- 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 aganist 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 someting 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.
A software engineer from India, a big fan of Saddleback...i found
Saddleback on Google when i was in US, needed to buy a simple wallet just
to hold my cards & i ended up buying the id wallet. A wonderful product
created with wonderful piece of leather.
When i boot my laptop to start my work everyday, the first website i
launch is Saddleback; the reason is that it really gives me a motivation to
keep up the quality of the software i build; you know how critical is the
quality for a software in this digital world. Yes, i was really impressed
to see a company which gives such an importance to the quality & puts its
customer above everything.
Then, i purchased couple of other Saddleback products as well - bifold
wallet, credit card wallet & iPhone 5 case. Recently, after Saddleback
introduced the Thin Front Packet Briefcase, i have been very much tempted
to go for it. I am still finding reasons besides my craze to possess a
great Saddleback product; also, i need to compromise myself to invest that
much amount as i really dont have a need for a briefcase now. But, it would
be a crown for my Saddleback collection; also, as i am travelling much now,
it would add a spice to my attire.
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!
The only hard part about buying saddleback products is making a choice!
My large bifold wallet arrived this week and it is so boss. Waiting for it to arrive, I sweated a bit, worrying it would be too big.... Not a chance. It rides in my back pocket like it was born there.
I ordered it in carbon, which is spectacular. Your website photos don't do that colour justice.
Keep rockin it, Dave. I hope one day you team up with a boot maker!
I was like a kid at Christmastime when I arrived home yesterday to open my box of goodies from Saddleback!
I did not drink the Leather Milk and plan to use it on the belt I bought in NOV 2013 as well as have on hand for the new wallet and business card holder that came.
What quality workmanship! I made the "transfer of cards, cash, and receipts" to the new wallet, placed by biz cards in the card holder, and am looking forward to breaking both purchases in!
If I outlast the guarantee that would put me at 156 years old!
Although I plan to be around a while, one never knows!
I plan to bequeath the wallet to my first born grandson, Garrett. Given he is 5 months old and most likely would chew on the thing at this stage of the game, I hope to hold off and passing it to him for at least 44 years (anyone want to come to my 100 party let me know!)
All in all....I will NEVER have to say "I need to buy a wallet" again!
I purchased one of the old "Card Crackers" and discovered from the same forum I learned about Saddleback, they were being replaced. I made the call and a new one was on the way as soon as UPS picked up my card cracker.
I was also pleasantly surprised to discover the new wallet has an RF shield built in. And I can verify it works! My work ID has an RDID that allows me to enter locked areas. With my old wallet I simply had to hold it up to the card reader. I now have to take my ID out of my wallet for access. A little inconvenient, but I feel much safer now in crowds.
this review is for the amazing job the customer service team did with a little trouble I had with my med bi-fold wallet situation. I had cracked a credit card,debit card,and a flex spending card. I thought maybe I had got an old version since I purchased it on amazon. If I were them I would tell you I was a bit more than persistent but down right annoying. They were nothing short of amazing. So kind, even though I sent like ten emails. They even let me switch from carbon to chestnut which i'm really excited about.
Keep up the great work, and thank you
Had my wallet for 1 month now and I still find myself pulling it out of my pocket just to smell it! It smells like I've walked into a luxury leather or tack shop. The redesign is superb, no cards will be cracking now and the slots aren't nearly as tight as I was expecting them to be based on previous testimonials that I've read. I was concerned that I would not like the fact that no ID window comes with this wallet, but my drivers licence is proudly located in the first slot waiting for someone to ask to see my ID for age checking...which doesn't seem to happen anymore. Overall, a great wallet and I am glad that I bought it.
I love this thing! It looks fantastic, smells incredible, and is very high quality. I highly recommend buying from this company.
Being a large man (6 ft 7), I like products that fit. My wife bought me the large bifold wallet in dark coffee brown and I love it. It holds everything that I need.
Over the years I have destroyed quite a few wallets with normal wear and tear. My new large bifold wallet is the most durable wallet I have ever owned.
Thanks for the quality products... I will buy more !!
Eddie in Alabama
I love my new wallet. I asked for a while for them to be outfitted with RFID protection, like their passport holders, and I'm glad to see they were able to incorporate it. That's the only reason I had not bought one until now. And for those that said it was stiff and it was hard to get the cards in and out, Saddleback might not be for you. I love their products because they use the best materials, are simplistic in their elegance and will last a life time, as they are built like a tank. This wallet is no different. Yes, it's stiff and the cards are difficult to get in and out, but I just bought it. It will wear in and all of that will go away in time. I love the Chestnut and the Medium size was perfect for me and the most similar to my last, regular bifold wallet. I can't wait to put some wear and tear aging marks to it as I use it more and more.
I have the (Medium Bifold) (Tobacco Color). And let me tell you, this thing is awesome! Great quality, built tough, and looks great, and the smell of the leather is great! I understand some people might not like the new (Tobacco Color) what with all the scars,bites,stretch marks etc, but I happen to love it. "There is no exquisite beauty,Without some strangeness in the proportion" -Edgar Allan Poe
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.
I purchased the Medium Bi-fold Wallet Dark Coffee Brown, last year in January 2013. Now that I have used it for 1 year and 4 months, I thought that I would throw my 2 cents in. I have noticed that my wallet is not the one pictured above, I wish the new model was available when I purchased mine. This is wallet is tight. I just can't slip a card out, you have to work at it. I now don't worry about cards falling out at a counter of the store. What gets me is that fact that this wallet still looks new. I have a friend who got one years ago and he said that it took about 2 years for him to break it in. AWESOME. I liked this wallet so much, I had my wife order 2 of these as Christmas Gifts for my nephew and Brother-in-Law. Brother-In-Law didn't even get a chance to use his, he does pipeline work and left it on the console of his truck (empty) with the intention of swapping his stuff over while he was waiting on the next job. While he was out of the truck, someone busted his glass and stole the empty wallet...bummer.
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.
Waited for what seemed like a lifetime to order a large bifold in Dark chocolate brown. Finally got my mitts on it today and it's just as great as I thought it would be, along with everyone else I've talked to or reviews I've read.
The quality is outstanding. You can just feel it right out of the package. I can't stop smelling the darn thing.
I'm a big guy with giant hands so the large bifold is perfect for me. Holds all my cards securely and with the built in RFID protection, it's a no brainer. Plus, a portion goes to we'll deserved charities!
Simply put, I'm looking forward to having a long relationship with my wallet, as a person that goes through "high end" wallets at a silly pace.
Oh, and the customer service is just amazing. Be it on Twitter, chat, phone or email, they are all fantastic.
I have saddleback front pocket wallet, credit card wallet and briefcase. I love all of them. But this bifold wallet seriously has some issues that i quit using it after 1 month of coping with it.
Firstly, when sliding the card in, it keep getting stuck between the leather and pig skin lining. Sometimes it goes in without problem. But most of the time it keep getting stuck between the edges. After paying goods at the cashier there will be stupid moment where i try to put in the credit card back to the slot
Secondly, the leather is stiff. It will never get soften with each use as there is RFID shield in between the leather and the lining. Sliding in money becomes another trouble. Especially if there is coin stuck in the bottom edges... it just difficult
Also when you close the wallet the left and right edge line do not align.
I hate to say that this is not the last wallet you ll ever need. I now use the frontpocket ID. This bifold is kept in my unused item box. I hope design will be improved in near future. Then i will buy it as my last wallet.
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
Medium is my fave. I've tried the small, large and even the business card wallet, and the medium fits the bill. I had the old style medium before and found it too bulky. This one, with the recent modifications, is perfect. When I pull my wallet out to pay for stuff I feel like a total stud. ;-)
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.
I just received my medium size bifold and I must say the quality is apparent. The first thing that I noticed was how thin it was without my cards and cash. However, it does gain a little size when I got everything in. The quality is awesome as all the other reviewers have stated. The smell of the leather is nice too. I have around 10 cards in mine with some cash with no problem. I ordered the dark coffee brown. I thought the lighter pigskin wouldn't look as good as the previous darker color, but I ended really like it. I would definitely recommend this wallet. It's a great buy!
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.
I feel compelled to write a review here... As much for Saddleback's outstanding service as well as my new wallet. I originally purchased a medium bifold a while back. It was great, but unfortunately was rough on the cards in my wallet. On a whim I called customer service to see if there was any resolution to my problem. I spoke with Carlie, and she apologized for the situation and sent me a newly designed wallet, free of charge, shipping, everything. I was sick with the flu at the time and Carlie even wished for me to get better soon in her follow-up email. This kind of personable customer service is almost non-existent anymore, and I am VERY impressed with how I was taken care of. Thank you, Carlie! Oh, by the way, the wallet is absolutely fantastic. Well done Saddleback. You have a customer for life.
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!