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.
Front Pocket ID Wallet
- 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 aganist 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 someting 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.
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 love this stuff best quality ever. I have purcahsed my chritmas wallets for next year for sure.
This is the perfect minimalist wallet. I fit my DL and CHL in the ID slot, my fishing license in the slot behind that, next a few bills in the middle, and in the back 4 cards, 2 in each slot. I had heard a few complaints about credit card numbers becoming imprinted on the forward most slot, so to prevent that from potentially happening I put my credit cards in the back slot, and my flat membership cards in the front slot.
I went from a huge bifold no-name brand to this and I'm happy I did. I keep all the excess papers and junk cards in my old wallet in my truck at all times, and use my Saddleback ID Wallet for things I need every day.
I hope it ages well, because I really like it just like it is. Will try to update after a year if I'm able to.
I love the way the leather feels, the tobacco color is beautiful. Stitching is robust. Shipping was fast and it was packaged nicely.
There is obvious quality, whether visually or via touch. Patina is apparent after only 2-3 weeks with much more to come. Break in is finally showing after 2-3 weeks and cards are starting to slide out easier but still struggle with some (although better than new). I was torn between the carbon an tobacco but something about the tobacco says vintage once full patina settles in that I could not resist. Currently it has 2 credit cards, 2 laminated insurance cards, Costco card, thick access card for work, licensee.
This is perfection for those in search of the perfect wallet. I love it, it's what I've been looking for. First, it's a typical saddleback product, by that I mean quality and craftsmanship. It has a slot for your drivers license, slots for credit cards, and a place for folded cash. It's fairly flat even when loaded with the aforementioned items, and small enough to fit perfectly in your front pocket. I'm hooked on saddleback products, they just seems to know what works, and works perfectly. If you're looking for something besides the traditional wallet this is precisely it. Perfection, without
This wallet is exactly what I was looking for. I just carry my driver's license. one debit card and a small amount of cash so it's absolutely perfect for me. It could easily accommodate more cards if I needed it to but I like to keep it as slim as possible. It's extremely well made, smells amazing and matches my Saddleback satchel! Thanks Dave!!
Back in 2009 I purchased a Burberry wallet (similar design to the Front Pocket ID Wallet) and the stitching began to come off. I paid $200 for it. I called the place and they told me that the wallet only had a ONE year warranty, and to repair it they were charging me a minimum of $50. That is the last time I purchased a product for its name, and not for its quality. Then my nephew told me about Saddleback Leather and as I looked through the website, looked at the videos and read about the quality of the products I fell in love with everything, then I saw this wallet and decided to order it. I love the feeling of the leather, the look (Chestnut) of the wallet and the smell of "vaqueta" it has letting me know that it is truly top graded leather. I am EXTREMELY happy with my purchase and product...I would NOT buy leather anywhere else besides Saddleback Leather.
I have the black colour which is no longer available - I couldn't decide about the other colours at the time and it seemed like a safe pick. Incredibly durable and well made product. I've had mine for almost two years and it looks fantastic. I think the new "carbon" colour would be my new choice or maybe the coffee brown - both should look great with some regular use and aging.
I bought this from Dave's Deals. So glad I did. I left on a business trip a few days later and I had never been happier. I had my corporate cards, ID, and cash easily accessible.
Funny, TSA was not thrilled with me trying to get my drivers license out of the ID window section. Let it stretch before you try to jam 2 or 3 in there. I held up the line well past anyones patience point, even my own. Side note.....Sadly my iPhone 5 sleeve I was using on my Moto X got lost at the TSA checkpoint. I just got the thing. My heart broke, it worked and looked awesome.
I read a review below that knocks the wallet for the way it holds cash. They're trying to fit JPY in the wallet designed for USD. I don't think I need to explain any more on why that's a fail from the start. It works fine for USD. I've packed single bills and a wad of about 15 singles. If you get an old crinkly single and try to jam it in there it's an interesting process. I was looking for ways to make this fail and I came up short, only if I created a ridiculous situation could I imagine this wallet failing.
I don't ever write reviews for products but after my experience yesterday I had to. Long story short I thought that I lost my wallet at the gym yesterday. The funny thing is that my first thought was "damn I lost my saddleback!" As I was cancelling the four cards I had in my wallet and dreading the ridiculous wait at the DMV for a new license, I couldn't help but mourn my loss. It had been a part of me for three years.
But lo and behold when I got home from work my tobacco, worn to a beautiful patina, wallet was on my floor in my room. I picked it up and told it I was sorry for losing it and that it would never happen again. This is the best wallet I have ever owned and I am hoping for it to stick with me for the next 100 years.
I made absolutely certain that in the shipping information section of the billing process I wrote under "Shipping Requests" that I wanted to receive my new chestnut Saddleback wallet with a picture of Indiana Jones riding a horse in it. I was quite disappointed when it arrived sans the picture.
It's a great wallet though if a bit small at first. I know it'll stretch a bit to fit everything a little more comfortable so for that I give it the whole shebang... 5 tin stars.
Next time I'll take it easy on the shipping department though and simply request that my items be delivered by a midget wearing a top hat.
After purchasing and thinking it over, I became nervous that the wallet would slip out of my pocket due to its size. Upon receiving it (after an extremely positive experience with customer service and shipping), I realized I needn't worry. Stays in the pocket, extremely versatile and practical due to its size but useful design and has begun to mark up beautifully as the leather comes in contact with everyday life. Also smells great. As my first purchase with SBL, I've realized its far from being my last.
I bought one of these in natural on sale probably 7-8 years ago.
It has patina'ed to a gorgeous medium brown, and has suited my minimalist carry lifestyle to a T.
This is what it holds for me - my id, my atm card, my costco card, 4 business, and about 15 bills in the $$ slot.
Basically, if you like to have plenty of small bills at your disposal or have the need to carry a variety of credit cards this is probably not for you. OTOH, I'm not sure why anyone would need more.
20 years ago my chiropractor told me to switch to a front pocket wallet. That started the search as they were hard to find and usually poorly made. If I could get 3 years out of one before it broke down, I was lucky. When my Saddleback wallet arrived, I knew the search was over. I didn't need a 100 warranty to tell me that this was the best wallet I will ever buy.
Thank you Dave and team for your extraordinary craftsmanship!
This was my first experience w/ Saddleback. The Photo ID Wallet is exactly what I wanted for a front pocket wallet. I was so sure that this was going to be perfect that I bought two ... one as a future gift. I was not disappointed. There was an error in the initial shipment; Saddleback Customer Service handled it promptly to my total satisfaction. I will be a return customer!!!
This is my current daily carry wallet. It's pretty much exactly what you'd expect given the description in the video. It's light, but sturdy, and beautiful.
I keep 5 cards, plus my driver's licence and a thin insurance card in it right now, and it's snug. I imagine I could put a lot more in it, and the leather would stretch to accommodate them. Heck, it had to stretch a bit to accommodate what I have in it right now, but it did so beautifully.
I slip it into my back pocket, but I imagine that other people would be comfortable throwing it into a bag (or purse if you're so inclined), put into a front pocket, a shirt pocket...really anything.
All in all, I'm impressed with it, and you probably will be, too.
This wallet is the best wallet I ever had. I keep 7 cards in it. Also some cash. I have put over 20 bills in it and it does its job very well. I have had it for about 6 months and it breaks in very nicely. Very durable also have a cdl license and I keep my medical card right behind the id pocket folded neatly. I have mine in carbon black nice color and it is true it does smell great.
I was in need of a new wallet. I have always traditionally been a bifold back wallet kind of guy. I had been starting to put the wallet in my front pocket when sitting down because it was hurting my back. Well luckily I ended up reading the reviews of this wallet and was finally persuaded.
Well, after three weeks of use I can proudly say this is the best wallet I have ever owned. I love the fact that there is no plastic or anything in front of the drivers license. Very Classy. The wallet has stretched out and I currently hold 8 cards plus some cash (plus drivers license) comfortably.
I highly recommend this product.
I have 2 ID wallets, one in my beloved retired carbon black and another in chestnut. No complaints about the design. It's especially great for people like me who flash their student ID on a daily basis to get discounts and it saves me the trouble of yanking my photocopying card out from my wallet all the time. Plus I can shove my dry cleaning receipts into the money slot (I use this wallet alongside my medium bifold).
The downside is that when I compare my chestnut with my old carbon black, the carbon black-- clearly of a more recent vintage-- uses MUCH thinner leather on the ID window. I have noticed that the leather used shortly before the old black and tobacco were phased out is thinner. I've attached a photo so that yalls know what I mean.
I don't doubt that thinner ID window leather is still "fit for purpose", but don't we all like thick leather? :(
This is more than a wallet, it's a lifestyle choice. I find that the problem with many wallets today is that they have too much space, so three months later you find you're sitting on a six inch literal pain in the ass slab of receipts and loyalty cards for lazer printing shops that inexplicably went out of business in the late 80's. So, if you want to carry around all of that trash I say go get yourself a purse, I'll keep my brilliant beautiful man's slim leather wallet of destiny thanks.
Just got it in chestnut colour - the colour's better live! I expected it to be more reddish, which I didn't like, but I had to put up with the fact as there weren't any other available. The brownish is just right for my taste. Our banknotes are slightly smaller than the USD, so my money doesn't stick a lot, another great thing about the wallet. Now I'll be waiting for it to break in a little- I think only the ID window's stiffer than it needs to be, the rest are alright. I've got a total of 4 cards and cash. Love the engraved doggy picture. I also had a dog with which I had to part because of some problems and I miss her now... I'm glad I'll kind of.. carry Dave's dog's soul with me and it will remind me of my own doggy, too.
I don't know why people are crazy about the smell, though, it smells like rubber to me, lol. Don't care.
This wallet is great, simple, and beautiful. It is a huge downsize from my previous wallet, which has been so great. It fits so discretely in my pocket, but fits everything I need. And it takes almost no time to remove it from my pocket and pull out cash or a card. But obviously the best part is that it will last such a long time. I love buying a saddleback product and knowing that I won't have to buy a replacement. But I've definitely gifted plenty of saddleback items, that's for sure.
I'd been a diehard "Costanza wallet" fan for years. I lived out of my leather bifolds/trifolds, even as they got bigger and bigger, became more uncomfortable to sit on and wore out the back packets of several suit trousers.
Then I began to notice that frequently when my kids demanded cash (as kids do these days) I didn't have any. Not that I was broke, but I just didn't have any in my wallet. It was still full of receipts and cards but... I realised that society is now on the verge of becoming cashless.
So when I ordered some SBL gear I threw in one of these ID wallets without really expecting that I could make the transition. But to my surprise and gratitude, it took me about 15 minutes of sorting through cards (and transferring surplus items to my SBL Big Wallet) to make the change.
One thing - old style Queensland driver's licences do not fit in the ID window. It's no big deal, I put my licence in the cash compartment together with a few Aussie twenties, and I expect that when I eventually have to upgrade to one of the new credit-card style licences that I will move it back to the ID slot. Or maybe not. Everything seems fine now. This is a great wallet and, I suspect, much better for the health of my lower back than my old back pocket bifold.
I've always been a bi-fold, back-pocket wallet kind of guy. The idea of a front pocket wallet was unthinkable. However, the last couple of bi-fold wallets I'd owned continued to snap credit cards, so I started looking around for higher quality wallets about a year ago... Which is how I stumbled upon Saddleback Leather Company. My first inclination was to go with the medium bi-fold -- I had known no other kind of wallet, so why change? But something about the slim, minimalist approach of the I.D wallet beckoned to me. It appreared small, light, and looked to cut down on the bulk common with any folding wallet, yet sported enough slots and pockets for what I carry. I wrestled for a long time with what to do, but in the end chose to risk getting the I.D. wallet. From the moment I unpackaged it, I knew I'd never want another wallet and after carrying it for over 6 months I know that I'd never use another wallet. It is the best wallet I've ever owned. Seriously. That's not hyperbole -- it's simply the truth.
Now, I'm kind of like a SBL I.D. wallet evangelist -- I'm constantly showing mine to family, friends, coworkers, and sometimes total strangers who ask about my wallet (usually in a check-out line), sharing how I'll never own another wallet. Granted, I was no George Costanza in my bi-fold days; I've always had an affinity for minimalism. But if you're looking to own a well-made, slim-design, functional wallet, this is the best. You will never want to buy another wallet. It is the best money you'll every spend on a wallet -- worth every dime! So if you're in the market for a wallet or know someone who is, this is the one.
I have been using a front pocket wallet for many years and have tried them from several deferent manufacturers. I just received my wallet from Saddleback Leather Company and it is by far the highest quality and best construction of any I have seen. A great product and simply better than the rest.