I just had to write a review and say a big Thank You to this wonderful company! I bought this wallet for my husband and he says it's perfect. It holds everything he needs and he really likes the look and feel of it. I got him the black color. Very good quality!! Also great e-mail notifications from Saddleback, and very funny!
And the cherry on the top of this wonderful item...we received a very nice small black pouch for free!
Front Pocket ID Wallet
- 100-Year Warranty, details here.
- Free Shipping, details here.
- We use only the best: full-grain leather (as much of the cow as you can get, short of the moo), strong pigskin lining, and premium, marine-grade thread (the kind used on shipping sails).
- Fits unnoticed in your front pocket
- 1 ID window with no plastic to get cloudy or crack and makes it easy to pull ID out
- 1 card slot behind the ID windows keeps business cards and secret notes safe
- Holds up to 12 cards (5 cards in two slots) once you break it in
- Makes scanning your metro or access card a breeze
- Can be used as a men's wallet or women's wallet
- Dimensions (approximate size):
- Exterior 4 ¼” W x 3” H
- Cash slot: 3 ¾” W x 2 ½” H x ¾” D (cash sticks up just enough to grab)
- Weight: 0.1 pounds
Just wanted to pop in and say that I've Had this wallet in Dark Coffee Brown for over two years now. I am VERY happy with it and it has been with me every single day since I got it. I currently carry 2-3 cards in each of the back pockets, another 4 behind the ID pocket and usually $15-$40 in cash. The wallet does bulk up quick when carrying cash, so if you carry a lot of ones this might not be the best choice for you. When I first bought it, the wallet was MUCH) cheaper. I could see how the price could deter someone but if you plan to use one wallet for life, I think $70 is a good investment.
Over the past two years it has broken in well and I've received a lot of comments and questions about it. I work with flour which ruins almost EVERYTHING, and this has NO signs of falling apart. Stitching is very much in tact and it has a a lot of character.
tl;dr: Great EDC for past two years, no signs of falling apart. Can't carry a lot of cash in it, but if you like stuff that lasts a long time it's worth the money IMO.
I've had this wallet for about a year now, and I would (and do) highly recommend it for just about anyone. I now swear by a front-pocket wallet for comfort and convenience.
It's big enough to carry 8-10 cards (credit, license, insurance, etc.) with ease, and hold around 15 bills in the middle without being overcrowded.
It's not for George Costanza, so don't count on carrying hard candy or sugar packets, but it will carry all that you really need.
This wallet is perfect for the minimalist. I have owned mine for about 18 months now. I love it. I carry about 10 cards in it plus my drivers license.
It does have a spot for cash but it is really only good for about 5 or 6 bills. I would not recommend this wallet for someone who likes to use cash on a daily basis. It can be a little difficult getting the bills in and out. I do not use cash often, so this wallet works great for me.
I have the tobacco color. Over time the wallet seems to have taken on a darker tone. You can see these in the photo. I love the darker, aged look. I will buy all my future SBL products in tobacco.
As far as the price goes, yes it might seem expensive compared to the cheap leather wallets you get at the mall but my wallet feels like it will last 10 years, maybe longer. It is extremely well constructed. It is worth the price in my opinion.
Just received my wallet today and it does what it appears to have been designed to do extremely well! I've been putting off buying a new wallet for a long time and so far extremely glad I did until I found this. I only carry I.D's, a few cards, and very little cash on me in my front pocket. It's brand new quality leather so it should be expected to be very stiff, just like a new pair of quality boots, but still accommodates 8 total credit cards/ID's and a few bills while taking up very little room in my pocket. I have very little doubt this will be handed down to my kids, they're arguing over my old worn out one now. If your contemplating on this just understand its intended design, if that fits your needs do not hesitate, it is worth it. I will be a repeat customer.
I've had this wallet for over a year and it truly is a small front pocket id wallet. I would usually carry around 8 cards and a few bills and it would remain slim. The id slot is real good for when anyone ask to see your id. You don't have to pull it out, just show them your id through the plastic free window slot. Great wallet.
I was really hoping I could slim down my wallet because I've been wearing it in my front pocket for ten years anyway, but unfortunately even after finding phone apps that allowed me to get rid of some cards, I'm still not able to comfortably switch to this as a daily carry. I really wish I could, because I love the thing. As a product I'm still going to give it 4 stars. Not 5 stars since I seriously doubt You can carry 12 cards even after you break it in.
Right now, putting 1 card in each slot, one card in the ID window, and two cards behind it (for a total of 5) I am afraid I will damage the cards because they're all rounded. Of course the wallet is new, so I'm keeping old cards in there and try to break it in and we'll see how that goes. Even then, I'll need a couple more slots to carry cards I hope to never have to use (health card + donor card, which you should always carry in the event of an emergency).
The good thing though, that really forced me to think twice about every single card so even though THIS may not be the perfect product, I think I am now light enough to go from my "butterfly" type bi-fold to the medium bi-fold wallet... if I could know for sure it won't damage my cards.
It's a shame I just had a family member visit me from the U.S. and bring this as a gift, because now I'll have to pay for shipping to Canada on my replacement bi-fold.
this is the greatest wallet ever crafted.
Perfect for use if you don't want to bulk of a full wallet. However, you will not be able to keep a lot of cash in it unless you fold it up small.
After a year of use, the leather has become so buttery soft. This is the perfect minimalist wallet.
I love this wallet. It is great to have something this small and good-looking to hold me to a reasonable level of stuff in my pocket. I don't miss all the filler that I used to carry at all. I'd say I would buy another, but this one looks like it will last forever.
My father gave me a leather wallet 15 years ago. While it still worked, it didn't fit well in slimmer pockets and I worried over its scuffs. I was hinting at getting an ID wallet, and sister gave me one of these for my birthday.
Now I must admit, until now I had written Saddleback Leather off. While they looked rugged, they seemed to be geared towards people who always wear jeans to work, work that was far sweatier than mine. To my great shame now, I thought that I needed Coach and Louis Vuitton. But in hindsight, this thing is perfect. In my back pocket, I almost forget it exists. Furthermore, I can flash my ID right quick, and keep my important insurance information behind it.
People have marveled at its workmanship when I pull it out. Even the people with Coach wallets have asked to feel the smooth darkened leather, and how invincible the thing feels.
I was doing myself a disavor by denying myself full leather goods. Shouldn't I also use stuff that lasts forever??? Sorry dad, but sis's wallet is the one I use for nights on the town!
This wallet is great. I wanted to get a smaller wallet for some time now and my brother recommended this one. The craftsmanship is just as wonderful as the design. I can easily fit 6-7 cards with cash in it and it is still very slim.
For the price, this wallet is an absolute steal. Shipping was fast too!
Bought one in Coffee for myself, but my wife confiscated it. She said it was exactly what she has been looking for. Not too big, not too small. Now she wants one in EACH of the beautiful colors to match her growing collection of Saddleback Leather. You guys have become a one-stop gift shop!
I bought a Dark Coffee Brown one and as soon as I opened the package, I knew I had bought premium quality leather. The SMELL! Such fine leather with an amazing thread-work, it made my older card wallet look like a rag. I could easily accommodate 6-7 cards, some cash and two ID cards in it. It is a little bit stiff now but I know it will loosen up with time and use. This is a great product and will make an amazing gift.
I always had a problem hoarding stuff in my wallet. It was especially unsightly because I carried it in my front pocket. I decided it was time to look for a minimalist style wallet, but I wanted it to be nice. I searched everywhere and looked at all different brands. I even bought 2 others from different companies and sent them back. Then I came across Saddleback. I was amazed at the quality, craftsmanship, and customer service. Not to mention the amazing warranty on the products. This is the best money I ever spent on a wallet. This was the first Saddleback product I purchased, but it won't be my last. I think a matching belt would go nicely with my new wallet! If you're thinking about getting one...DO IT...you will NOT be disappointed!
I've only been using this wallet for a few days, but I am completely satisfied with my purchase. The price tag is negligible when you factor in the convenience and great looks. Furthermore, the service was friendly, and Saddleback definitely justifiably believes in the quality of their products.
I've owned this wallet for two and a half years now and it's still going strong. I'm thinking of buying more for a gift for my sons, a wallet that will last them a life time.
This is an outstanding leather wallet! I have owned the same wallet for a few years now and it started to frail and crack. turns out it was made from some cheap stuff. right out of the packaging I could tell that this is really nice leather, and the stitching is superb. I know this will last me a very long time! Customer service was outstanding, seriously; you will regret not getting this amazing mark of craftsmanship.
Just another in a long line of items I've ordered from these guys. Love it, love it, love it! Awesome customer service too. You guys are the bomb!
Why did I ever carry a bigger wallet? I've only had it a day, but I'm in love with this thing. It's perfectly sized to fit all the basics you really need. I have 8 cards, a few bills, and a couple notes tucked away in this wallet. It is also extremely well constructed. To echo another review, the smell of the treated leather is awesome. I had to pass it around my office. Everyone loved it.
A note about the color: I purchased the "Tobacco Brown" and it does not match the color of the picture on this site. Mine is a littler darker. I actually prefer the darker color of the one I received, though.
I purchased this wallet in chestnut to match everything else I've purchased from SBL and it's aged beautifully. It's amazing what I've discovered that I don't actually need to carry around with me.
I currently carry 8 driver's license type cards (size & thickness) and an average of 5 bills folded in half.
I've had it stuffed with $500 worth of $20 bills with limited success just to give an idea of capacity.
I will leave a warning that long term over-stuffing will result in bent cards. use it for the purpose and capacity it was made for and you shouldn't have any issues.
I was looking for a thin / low profile wallet but also wanted high quality leather. I stumbled on this and was hoping for something just average.
I am literally blown away by the quality of this wallet. This thing is going to last forever and I love the craftsmanship!!
Thank you for this great product!
I'm not a 'carry my wallet' kind guy. Or at least I wasn't until I got this ID Wallet. I've had it about a month now and really enjoy it. It makes me want to carry and use it. It's thin, sleek and manly!
It is my 4-th product by Saddleback and it is one of my the most lovely wallet.
Very light and easy to use, especially if you don't need coins.
It easy keeps more then 10 notes + 4 debit/credit cards + ID (or driving license).
I use it in my trips everyday and very satisfied with it.
I very recommend this product for people who needs tiny wallet and prefer to use cards.
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I was living in Morelia, Michoacán teaching English back in 1999 when I decided to go by myself to the Dia de los Muertos festival in Patcuaro, about 30 minutes away.
So there I am at this festival, standing on the corner deciding which way to go when I see this friendly looking white guy with a big huge smile on his face. I took a few steps over to him, stuck my hand out and said, “Hi, I’m Dave.” He responded, “Hey, I’m Jimmy.” To make a long story longer, we really hit it off and became great friends. We even ended up hitchhiking all over Mexico together.
You see, you don’t need money, or even a wallet, to travel around, make lifelong friends and have real good times. You just need to decide to go and then go. But if you are going to own one, you may as well get one of these. It’s my personal favorite and doesn’t take up too much space, but it doesn’t work so well with British Pound notes.