Waited a long time for these wallets to come, there were some shipping mixups but finally got them to Dubai.
These wallets are amazing. Well built, simple design. They will serve the purpose and more.
Ordered one in coffee brown, one in chestnut. The coffee brown has a smoother finish with a shine to it, and the chestnut has a slightly weathered feel. The coffee came with less blemishes and natural marks than the chestnut.
Slimmer than I expected, which is good. The small bi-folds are the perfect size if you are into traveling light.
All in all, a great job by SBL and would not only love to buy more products but would also order another set of these wallets.
Keep in mind that this is sensitive leather to markings and scratches unless you keep a leather milk set around.
Well done SBL and will put up a full video review on YouTube soon.
$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 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.
I bought this wallet as my first saddleback product. I've had it for ~10 months and it has been excellent over that time. Still looks virtually like new. It is a little stiff at first but it will loosen up quickly. Of note, there are two additional pockets that will hold cards behind the three pockets on each side of the bi-fold wallet. I highly recommend this product and this company.
I purchased the large bi fold. Its a great fit for anyone who leads an active lifestyle and requires the security and protection of a rugged, built for what life throws at you type package.
Its big and comfortable. I like how the contents of a typical wallet are layed out in a way that avoid the "brick in the back pocket" look and feel.
Has a deep cash pocket that keep prying eyes out and ample room for all my cards and paper. Cards fit tight and secure.
Its one of those pieces you feel good about. Its one of those pieces that will only get better with age and time. Really diggin' my new wallet and actually ordered the 1 3/4 old bull belt and and ID wallet today too.
Do your homework. Read reviews. Youtube. Etc. At the end of the day don't be suprised if you're back here ordering your own pieces. Its a great product at a great price. I know had I not done my research I would not of found Saddleback Leather. Viva la internet!!!
With this wallet you feel like a real man.
Everything is perfect - smell, appearance, color.
Best wallet I've ever had.
Thanks again to everyone from company for a big help
I have a problem. There is no cure for Saddleback Leather addiction syndrome. Your only hope is that they stop making products that you want and need. That, and you hope one day that teleportation becomes a reality, because shipping to Australia is murder on the wallet.
As for my wallet, I have a large bifold wallet in Carbon. It's absolutely the best. It's big, it's dude-ly, (I think I just made up a word), and it is likely to survive the apocalypse.
When I take it out of my pocket, to buy something, the salesperson usually is still staring at it, as I nudge them with my credit card. It's hypnotic to normal humans. (those that currently live saddleback leather free, remember that time?)
I have a whole slew of SBL items, each one is outstanding. I have given up on 'hinting' to my family, and bought my own Christmas present this year. Looking forward to receiving my Backpack, in a couple months.
Keep up the good work, there is no substitute. You can save money buying knock offs, if that's your thing. But you will ALWAYS get what you pay for.
Thankfully, there aren't many more items that I want....
Great wallet! Little big for my taste but have received a ton of compliments so far. Looking into front pocket wallet soon. Cards are a little snug and hopefully after a little breaking in there will be nothing to gripe about. Buy this!
I bought the Medium Tobacco Wallet and have received numerous brilliant comments. At only $50 I genuinely believe this is the best wallet on the market with it's real quality leather. I know a few people who have paid $150+ for a designer name wallet and my one outweighs them all! Thank you Saddleback, this is purchase number 9 and counting!!
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!
Empty the medium wallet is 7/8" thick, closed. I wish there was less pigskin lining and thinner gauge leather on some of the internals.
If you don't ever have to sit on your wallet, then this wallet highly recommended.
The other saddleback products i own are awesome 5 star items (tow belt, card wallet, passport wallet, id wallet) but this thing hurts my back!
Por cierto que acabo de pagar 370 pesos mexicanos en gastos de importación por una cartera hecha en México... no me quejo, pero me regodeo en la ironía.
There, now that I got that out of my system... nothing important, just some traditional Mexican ranting.
The UPS guy just dropped this at my office. And I gotta say this is the nicest looking, best smelling, sturdiest feeling wallet I have seen in my whole life. It is perfect. After months (actually years) of browsing the site, watching Youtube reviews and asking myself what was I waiting for, I went for the medium bifold leather (chestnut) and some other stuff.
So, thinking about all those out there who may be feeling indecisive as I was, I gotta say: We need to do something to fix the internet. You heard me, the internet is unable to transmit the sheer awesomeness of this or any other Saddleback products. No matter how much you read, how many photos and videos you watch, you will have to actually have this wallet in your hands to grasp the unending loads of awesome it comes pre-assembled with.
I'm not overstating it.
The cow leather is fantastic. It feels sturdy and solid. I have been thinking for a long time that maybe the chestnut color would be a bit too... nice?, red?... I don't know, but if you've ever doubted about chestnut, you know what I'm talking about. Well, all that guessing was completely ill-founded. The color is an excelent shade of barely reddish brown. Very elegant, but not enough to not look tough. There is nothing not-tough about this wallet.
The pigsking is also very cool. It feels very strong and has a very nice finishing.
I guess this could actually feel too sturdy for some people, but I can tell this wallet will last me for years and years. So much goodness in it.
The wallet, like everything Saddleback makes, is exquisite. A word of warning though, my relatively innocuous purchase turned out to be the genesis of a deep and consuming Saddleback obsession. I now own a wallet, notepad, and classic briefcase.
I've no intention of slowing down.
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!