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
- 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 ordered this wallet along with an ID wallet (Carbon), a tote and wallet for the GF, and the list is continuing! I carry a wallet in my front pocket due to back issues and needed something that would not look too bulky considering I stack my smartphone below it in my left front pants pocket (my keys, chapstick and change in the other). I wavered between this and the Medium bifold and pulled the trigger on this one. It is the perfect choice and not too bulky, even when combined with my phone in my jeans or Dickies pockets. This wallet is extremely well made. It has heft and impeccable build quality, yet is not too stiff and won't require a painful break-in. I hold three cards in each side along with paper medical & dental cards, 2 car registrations and 2 insurance cards. There is room for more cards. As is, the wallet closes flat when sitting on my nightstand (without break-in) and the cards on both sides don't even come in contact with each other when closed (I know some people have had concerns with card breakage in other older designs). I don't see how this can possibly be an issue with this wallet.
DCB wasn't my first choice in colors but Tobacco wasn't available at the time. This is a nice rich color (very dark). I do prefer colors that stand out a bit more and have ordered the Small Bifold in Tobacco. I will not kick my DCB wallet to the curb and will likely switch between the two, along with my ID Wallet in Carbon. I like having a variety to chose from and tend to collect nice things such as these. One thing I know for sure is that all of my Saddleback products will outlast me!
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 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.
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!
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
(Medium Bifold in Dark Coffee Brown). I have been using this product for a few months now and it grows more beautiful everyday! Awesome quality, and fits everything I need on a day to day basis. I will buy the (L) thin briefcase next! Beautiful!
This wallet is the best quality one I've ever had since I started using leather wallets. The design is really simplistic, nothing fancy, which is rather hard to find out there nowadays. Simplicity is beauty in my opinion and the leather feels better and better as the days go by!
This is for the large size:
I live somewhere rugged where the power goes out often and cash is always a necessity. The salt water wore through other wallets too fast. This leather wallet is fantastic in its ability to distribute the items evenly across my back pocket so don't get Costanza syndrome. I carry appx 7 cards spread out through the 4 pockets, and a stack of cash as my emergency fund. It has grown buttery soft and the scuff marks add to its character. I've had more comments and questions about this wallet than any other before. It is a bit over-built, but thats my style (i also carry a ZT0300 daily).
I just got the tobacco brown small bifold and it is so buttery soft I will never switch wallets again hopefully lol but if it break I got the lifetime warranty thanks guys ill tell all my peeps about ya!
Excellent wallet, I received it a week ago. It has soffened up a tiny bit. I have the chestnut color, and it is a nice color. I have 3 cards in each slot, and about 8 bills (fits dozens of bills) and it has stayed very slim. In some pants it's a little hard to squeeze it out of the pocket. In jeans it's no problem. I wear 514's in 32-30 and the wallet sticks out less than 1/2 of an inch. It's a great wallet and I highly recomed it. Saddleback has great quality wallets, and even better customer service, Jodie and Tim are my favorite :)
This wallet is nothing but quality. It looks better everyday. I guess I am rough on wallets as I have had to buy new ones about every six months. I can tell that this wallet really will last me a lifetime.
The most reliable and durable wallet. Been using it for 1 year+, love how its aging and forming. Wont ever change for any other wallets. The best!
I bought my wallet a few weeks ago after using a cheaper wallet for a short period of time. This was to replace my other wallet which I had since I was 13 and carried for 13 years. The Saddleback Medium Bifold is awesome. Quality is consistent and durable, looks beautiful and smells like leather.
After reading multiple reviews and seeing a number of posters on AR15.com recommend it, I decided to take the plunge. Well worth the money!
Just received my wallet in Tobacco beige. This sucker is beautifully made, sturdy and I just love the pigskin lining. The card slots are tight but do adjust with time allowing more card to be added. A bit tight is just fine as it prevents any of my credit cards from falling out. I don't doubt that this thing has a one hundred year warranty. Great product and well worth the sixty bucks.