I received this wallet for Christmas from my wife. This review is based on my initial impression of the quality and functionality. I switched to a front pocket wallet that cost about 50% as much as the saddleback 2 years ago, now it is in the trash completely destroyed. So the way I see it, if this wallet makes it 4+ years it is a good investment. Based on the quality of the leather and the craftsmanship I expect I will lose it well before it wears out. Out of the box I was able to add 3 credit cards, a license, and my insurance cards without too much of an issue. Cash was a little harder, I left a few cards jammed into the cash slot to stretch it out overnight and now I can fit all the cash I need to carry, haven't tried more than 5+ bills at once. Some people in their reviews complain about the stiffness, I believe these people may not have experience with leather goods like this that stretch and form to their users needs. I highly recommend this wallet and will probably purchase a few more to give as gifts.
- Front Pocket ID Wallet in Dark Coffee Brown now shipping with lighter colored pigskin
- Fits unnoticed in your front pocket
- 2 card slots hold 5 cards each with one cash slot
- 1 ID window with no plastic to get cloudy or crack
- 1 business card space behind ID window area
- Holds up to 12 cards when you break it in
- Makes scanning your metro or access card a breeze
- Pigskin reinforced for durability
- Useable space expands as ID Wallet breaks in
- Because of natural oils shade may vary
- Dimensions (approximate size):
- Holds up to 12 cards, 5 in two slots
- Exterior: 4” W x 2 ¾” H
- Cash slot: 3 ¾” W x 2 ½” H x ¾” D (cash sticks up just enough to grab)
- Weight: 0.1 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.
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.
I would love to have one design with the magnetic clip.
Bought the Tobacco from Dave's Deals. Seems in perfect condition to me. Its really tight now for cards/ID's . Sure leather will stretch and the problem will be solved. The middle opens and is the perfect spot for cash. I bought this to use in the clutch purse for trips to the mall, concerts, etc. I also ordered the small notepad at the same time in Tobacco and they are completely different colors. Luckily I don't care if they match.
This product is amazing! Highly recommend it.
Ive been searching for the perfect wallet my entire wallet carrying career and I've finally found it with Saddlebacks id wallet. I hate bulk with a passion and have tried pretty much every "front pocket" wallet known to man. You name it, any brand, any cost....i've used it.
Im a month in now with this tobacco brown wallet and it just gets better and better. The leather is molding beautifully around my cards, and the color is gorgeous. No complaints, its perfect.
I've had a similar style wallet for some time from a different company. Recently it began falling apart and I was happily pointed towards SBL. This wallet is of far superior construction and leather compared to what I had last time - and actually cheaper (paid $50 for last one).
Only initial downside is that the leather is rather stiff and requires some working to get cards to fit well. I've been using for a few weeks since Xmas and it is beginning to loosen up already.
Overall great product, looking to expand my collection with a bag and hopefully, some day, some moccasins if Dave decides to make them!
I received this as a gift and love it so far. I haven't had it long enough to comment on the durability, but it does appear to be made incredibly well. Great product at a great price.
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 was exactly what I was looking for. A slim wallet that could carry my check card, drivers license and some cash. I used to wear my old wallets in the back right pocket, but this one stays in the front left with my phone. I like the hidden pocket for my insurance card.
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.
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 love this wallet. I wanted something minimalistic, slim, so it doesn't turn into a Costanza in the pocket. Here's the best part. I have lost it TWICE, and both times a good Samaritan has returned it. I could replace the cards, I can get a new license, but the loss of the wallet hurt. The leather is holding up. I did find that if you randomly put more cards then you normally use, it will stretch a bit, then when you downsize, the cards are a bit loose for a week or so. I stick to two cards in each slot now.
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!
This wallet is much nicer than my previous bulky bifold. Fits in my pocket nicer, much more simply built, and aesthetically pleasing. Great quality craftsmanship and durability, plus a 100-year warranty to back it up! Not only that, but the amazing employees helped immediately with my shipping fee problem. This quality service and product is incomparable for the price I paid anywhere else. Great business, hope to buy from you guys again!
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.