Ordered on Sunday evening arrived on Tuesday 9:05 am in TN 3 day ups ,you have great service. The only thing better than your service is the middle size billfold in my front pocket. I can not say enough about your wallet but I will tell everyone I know thank you very much .
- 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.
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'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.
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.
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.
My girlfriend gave me the small bifold as an early xmas gift. My first thoughts when I took it out of the packaging were "WOW"! The stitching is VERY durable, it appears to be sewn with nylon thread, the wallet is thick and looks very robust. It's quite small. It dissapears in my pocket. Thank you Saddleback Leather!
From the first time I saw this wallet on Google, I was impressed. I came to the website, read Dave's story, watched some videos, read some reviews (both good and bad), chose the medium bifold wallet and finished the deal. Easy transaction. I was excited when the package arrived but thrilled when I opened it and oh, that smell! Like after a good rain, like good dark soil, like freshly mowed grass. Then I took it out and just felt it. Jeez, it's thick leather, and stiff, too, just like my mountaineering boots. Perfect stitching, no silly embossing, just the name. Rather difficult at first to get my cards into it but I dont want them to fall out, do I? Good, heavy leather. adequate storage capability, for my purposes. Well made. Is it really made in America? This reminds me of the stuff that used to be made here, i.e., Duesenbergs and steel, Snapon and Jazz. This wallet almost makes me want to buy more of Dave's leather goods even though I have no use for it, just because its well made. I like this wallet. I will post another review when I've had it a year.
Very poor design of the medium bi-fold wallet. It has broken all of my credit cards where they stick out of the pockets. I appears that they have changed the design in the last 6 months, but I still wouldn't want to try it again.
Great product but the medium size cracks credit cards right at the magnetic strip. The cards then will not scan through credit card machines or ATM''s.
As with other SB products I have, great quality but disappointing design. Will have to look for another wallet
I owned a wallet from one of the "rivals" and had it for around 25 years. I was very pleased with it and when the stitching came apart a while back, I wasn't too disappointed because it lasted a long time. When I went to the rival's website to order a new wallet, I wasn't particularly happy with their latest styles and I got the impression from a few reviews their quality might not be as good as it once was. So I searched the Internet and initially found nothing better than what was offered at the rival's site. Thankfully, I eventually found Saddleback Leather and liked the appearance of their wallets. Then the 100-year guarantee caught my attention and I was hooked. The more I read about the quality actually made me yearn to have one in my hands right away! I ordered the Medium Bi-Fold Wallet based on the listing stating it holds 18 credit-type cards, which amounts to 3 cards per slot, since there are 6 slots. When I received the wallet in just a few days, my joy was saddened when I could only squeeze 2 cards in each slot, and even that was a tight fit. However, I really like the quality, so I immediately ordered the Large and contacted Saddleback about returning the Medium. I received a pleasant response from Liz in less than an hour with instructions on how to return the medium for a refund - with their phone number, front and center, in case I needed to call. Then, less than a half hour after that I received a message from Hannah who mentioned that when I get the Large Bi-Fold, it helps to put just one card in each slot, then add a card each day, which gives the leather a chance to stretch a bit. I used that technique a few days later when I received my Large Bi- Fold and that made a lot of difference. The Large still fits easily in my back pocket (I have a 36 inch waist) and I totally love the handsome style and quality of this finely crafted wallet.
I bought this wallet for my husband and I'm not sure who was more excited about it. This wallet is so well made. I would recommend Saddleback to everyone.
I just bought the Small Tobacco Bifold and I couldn't be more pleased. I've used Saddleback before and have been meaning to buy a wallet for a couple of years and finally pulled the trigger. Let me just say thanks to Dave and the rest of the Saddleback team for their attention to quality and detail. This wallet I'm holding in my hand is top notch leather with excellent thickness and stitching. It's breaking in nicely after only three days and is already aging beautifully like a fine wine. To anyone who may read this review to aid his or her decision, my advice is go for it. This product is absolutely worth the money. I'll be a customer for life! - Ethan
This wallet is fantastic. It is extremely durable and it's great to look at. I enjoy having a product that is made with such pride by people who seem to love their craft.!
I just received the Large Tobacco Bifold and, since I'm a Saddleback veteran, I can review it immediately (I know how it will hold up!). First let me say that I was a little nervous about ordering this color because everything else I have is Chestnut (yes, I pretty much match Dave's description of the Chestnut personality) and some of the comments I had seen online regarding leather quality. I didn't see any other reviews on the Saddleback site to answer my questions but I liked what I saw and ordered anyway. I'm so glad I did because the negative postings I'd seen are rubbish. The original tobacco brown was a little light for me, and had a little fuzz on it (changed color depending on which way you stroked it). The "new" tobacco has a smooth finish more like the chestnut and is a "medium brown" color that I know will be gorgeous with use. As to the rumor that Dave had lowered quality, I see no such evidence on any of the 3 pieces in my order. I actually have an unused chestnut large bifold that I purchased about 18-24 months ago (just in case they stopped making them) and the thickness and feel is exactly the same. The absolute only reason I gave this 4 stars instead of 5 is they are no longer putting the inner "hidden flap" or pigskin lining on the inner part of the billfold section, which I miss. If you weren't expecting it, you'd never know and would be perfectly happy, as I in fact am.
Damn!, That's all I thought when I opened the package. The quality was there from the moment I touched the wallet. Beautiful leather smell and build, it felt like I had found my new wallet. Being a minimalist kind of guy, I was skeptic to pick up the large bi fold. But after just watching some videos and seeing it, I lusted for it. So i pulled the trigger on a Saturday night and received it on Wednesday (extremely fast shipping). I'm just in love with it and can tell its going to be my wallet for a while.
Note: For all you minimalist kind of guys, this may not be the wallet for you. But after using my Burberry id wallet for so many years, the transition of changing wallet sizes has been mostly seamless.
I have been looking around on this site of a while now and watching all of the videos to get a idea of the craftsmanship. I have a local guy who does wonderful leather work but I decided to buy Dave's wallet. Very impressed. The color is beautiful, the stitching it doubled back on , the feel and smell is just awesome. I I'll buy more, in fact, I want a large Water Bag! It's almost the perfect design!
I got the medium bifold wallet in Tobacco brown (older color, not the newly released one).
It is solid. Much more substantial than any other dime-a-dozen wallet. This should last me for the rest of my life, and then some. Everyone should have this wallet.
I received the Medium Bifold wallet in Tobacco Brown last Christmas. (Thanks Art of Manliness for introducing me to Saddleback!)
The construction of the wallet makes me confident that it will literally last forever. The leather is soft and smooth, yet tough as nails. It holds plenty of cards and cash, but remains thin enough to carry comfortably in my back pocket. I have recommended Saddleback to everyone I know.
I have been using a medium bi-fold for over a year now. I decided on Tobacco as I normally do. I keep the wallet in my backpack most often as I have it packed with 20 credit cards and it becomes think to keep in a pocket. The color and scratches and patina are amazing as they are with all SBL pieces. It just keeps getting better looking