This is an amazing wallet, it holds everything I need and is comfortable to boot. I've used it exclusively for the past four years, and it looks better now then when I first got it.
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 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.
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 thing. It's well-built, the leather is amazing and ages beautifully, and it's the perfect compromise between storage and volume.
Only one thing that could be improved is that the leather around the ID window, particularly the "open" side you can slide the ID out of, has begun to get pretty loose from sliding cards in and out and catching on things, so my ID occasionally slides out. Still, amazing wallet I'd recommend to anyone!
I have been looking for a quality front pocket wallet for some time. I've had Wallum, EZGO, Slimline and a few others that, while they may have their applications, they are not professional looking. I am a fairly young person in a management position that is dominated mostly by people 15-20 years older than I, so looking professional is a must if I want to be taken seriously. In that regard, pulling out a wallet that looks like it was bought at the local skate shop doesn't really help with my image. That all changed with this wallet.
I have had the wallet for a little over a week and I've already had a number of compliments. It's a truly beautiful product and genuinely looks like it could last 100 years. It looks great, has that amazing leather smell, but most importantly for me, it's functional. I only carry about five cards (driver's licence, two bank cards, credit card and medical info card) and a varying number of bills, and everything has its place.
There are a number of people complaining about how long this wallet takes to break in. "Cards are difficult to get in/out." or "It's impossible to get bills in and out of the middle pocket." I haven't experienced this. Prior to using the wallet I removed the Saddleback business card that comes with it and just bent it back and forth about 30 times making sure that all of the stitches get a bit worked in. After that, I put all of my cards/bills in and it feels like I've had this wallet for years.
At $33 this is a steal. I've paid $60-100 for wallets that don't come close to the quality that this wallet has. If you are looking for a good quality front pocket wallet, this is it. I look forward to this wallet being around for the rest of my life and the definitely won't "fight over it when I'm dead" because this thing is getting buried with me!!
This wallet is perfection! I take it out of my pocket and stare at it every now and then. I've told my friends and family multiple times that I love this wallet. It does come a little tight and it was hard to put my cash in the center pocket. So I crammed about 6 credit cards in there and left them overnight for a couple nights. Now my cash slides in and out fairly easy. I know it should stretch out a bit over time, but I felt like hurrying the process up for the cash pocket. I look forward to buying more Saddleback Leather products!
I currently own many saddle back leather items and I am a huge fan you guys are awesome. I just ordered 2 more id wallets another for me and one for my wife. I recently donated my medium wallet to her and it holds all her stuff but she can never find anything. So I am getting her one of the id wallets to help minimize the problem of finding her drivers license and bank card as needed. I recently saw you have come out with a wonderfully designed a gun pouch I will have to own. Thanks Dave I will be a life time customer
Got my Carbon Black Front Pocket ID Wallet through Dave's Deals, and almost a year later still can't tell what they thought was wrong with it. Will probably buy one at full-price one day just to find out! Anyone worrying they won't be able to fit everything they need in here will be pleasantly surprised, both by how much CAN fit and at the discovery of how little you really need. It's not right for folks who want to carry receipts, pictures, and the like, but if you've put your loyalty/membership/etc cards in your phone and are thinking about lightening your load, this is the wallet. Love how easy it is to show ID, both in the wallet and when I have to take it out. The former almost always elicits something along the lines of "Man, nice wallet, where'd you get it?" So there's always a couple Saddleback cards in there, too. Things this nice shouldn't be a secret.
AND: I took a shot in the dark when I ordered this and asked about an old, discontinued piece. Not only did they throw it in, YET ANOTHER treat showed up along with it. All this for a guy who just bought an inexpensive piece ON DISCOUNT, for cryin' out's sake. Saddleback, your exemplary customer service in support of the beautiful things you put into the world makes putting up with people like the cable company tolerable. THANK YOU.
Pretty long review for a small wallet. But is really is the best. Last wallet I'll ever need.
This is my first saddleback buy, but from what I had seen before I knew it was going to be a quality piece. It is very slim, very durable, and the attention to detail surprised me even with their reputation. The customer service was also amazing. When I placed the order is mistyped the zip code, which they fixed via email within 24 hours. The shipping was very timely and the packaging was great, not that a wallet of this quality needs all protection. I am having a little difficulty placing and remove bills from the center slot, however that is my only issue with this wallet. I love both the color and the smell and can't wait to get more use out of this great wallet.
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!!!
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 ordered the ID wallet and Ipad case and even before I opened the box I could literally smell the genuine leather...love it! Now back to the ID wallet. It is wonderful from what I can tell at the moment. It is still extremely stiff but will loosen up I am sure. I am having a hard time with my drivers license sliding out but again, I am sure it will stretch. I love this wallet!
Bought 3 in tobacco from Dave's Deals. Love the color. I am a teacher and this came in very useful on a recent field-trip. Fits perfectly in my front pocket. I put a chain through the id loop and wear around my neck with my work id. The other is going to be a stocking stuffer for my son at Christmas.
Just received this today, and it's in tobacco! Love love love the color! It's a warm mix of honeys and browns, and it's great for use in my new clutch (also received that today)! Money, MRT (train) card, nets card, ID...all organized into this compact little number. It'll fit easily in jeans as well.
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.
Purchased this wallet in tobacco brown about five months ago. Others have pointed out that the cash slot can be difficult, but I personally don't usually carry more than $10-15 in cash, so it was the perfect solution for me. It holds my ID plus five other cards, although much more could fit if needed. The leather has taken on indigo tones from my jeans which I think looks very good. If you keep this wallet in your back pocket and keep a credit card in the front slot, the numbers may begin to press through (not legible, but noticeable). Overall, I am extremely happy with my purchase and have recommended Saddleback to several others who have asked me about it.
I bought this when is was $45 which was almost half a year ago and still looks amazing. the longer you have it the more rustic it looks. you cant lose.
I've had mine for 4 or 5 years now. Perfect front pocket wallet. I find when I have a lot of bills, I have to line them up to get them to fold neatly, but otherwise it's no problem for me. I still admire it and enjoy its craftsmanship and patina.
I like everything about this wallet (price, size, slimness, quality) except for one thing - it's really hard to get your cash in it with a single fold, and double folding makes things a bit thick and hard to work with. It's not that it's not tall enough for the cash, it's that unless you have a huge roll of very crisp bills, they don't have the strength to go all the way down into the cash compartment (you can test this by double folding them, and they go all the way down just fine). Maybe once it's broken it it'll be better? It'd be more of an issue if I use cash more.
Also, other reviews mention the looseness of some of the ID pocket - if you don't keep the wallet very stuffed and keep only one thing in that pocket, that could be an issue. I keep two IDs in that pocket (driver's license and university ID) and it's perfect - I like being able to slide them out with one hand.
This is the best $33 I've spent! I carry six cards and a few bills in this beauty. It's small enough to be completely concealed in dress pants but large enough to hold all I need to carry eventhough it will hold 12 cards easily after it breaks in. I really enjoy the fact that it's unique and made of 100% full grain leather! Gone are the days of me carrying wallets that are made of cheap leather that's lined with fabric that are more expensive than SBL's ID wallet! The best part about it is it will look so much prettier and healthier in a few months while still being tougher than my Seattle Seahawks defense! :).
If you're on the fence about pulling the trigger I say you should stop reading and start buying. Dave and his family have built an incredible business and their customer service is equalled to nobody! My experience has been that leather owners are accepted in a wonderful family! I'll be in San Antonio later this month and it would be awesome to meet Dave. One day maybe. I purchased the new Tobacco color and could not have been happier when it arrived in my mailbox a few days after placing my order with Meridith! She was great at answering all my questions! I now see a large classic briefcase in tobacco in my near future! I hope SBL continues their great quality merchandise and stays true to who they are.......which is PHENOMINAL! Keep doing what your doing!!! I'm a customer for life!
The best purchase I've made lately. I have lost track of how many $40 front pocket wallets I bought on an annual basis because they wore flat out. I still carry a hip wallet for stuff I don't use that often, but I use this one all the time. My main credit card, my debit card, my drivers license and 8 or 10 business cards is all I carry in it. Exactly what I needed. This puppy will last forever! Love it!
This product is amazing! Highly recommend it.
What a wonderful wallet! I have had one for about 8 months and it has started to break in nicely. The leather has softened and I can get several more cards into it comfortably. The only problem I have had is that once it has about 10+ cards in it, getting cash in or out can be a hassle. Even so, it still works fine. The ID pocket is perfect for easy, fast access to my student ID that I use several times a day. I am very satisfied with my purchase and would recommend this wallet for anyone who doesn't want the bulk of a bi-fold, but still needs to carry some cash.
Great slim wallet.
This is the best wallet that I have ever owned.
Holds all my cards and cash.
Thanks, Saddleback Leather!
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.
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.