After a good friend made me realize my extravagant bookmark was really a money clip, I started using one too. At first, it seemed to hold everything I needed. But one day, my friend was carded at a bar for the first time and embarrassingly enough, he'd forgotten his driver's license.
So I picked up two of these for the both of us (though he won't be getting his until Christmas). After a week, I'm very happy with it! It smells great, the leather is soft, not too thick, and the unfinished look (I've got the tobacco one) is fantastic. And it really is the minimalist's forgettable friend; during this week, I've found myself suddenly checking my pockets to assure myself the wallet was actually there.
Like another reviewer said, it needs some time to break in. At first, it was only able to hold two cards comfortably. At the end of this week, it can fit 5 cards- more than my money clip was ever able to- and I can attach the money clip to the wallet, too. I use the money clip attachment to hold cash. I feel it's necessary as it isn't as convenient to pull it out of the wallet.
I highly recommend this wallet- great looks, extremely affordable, durable construction, and completely functional. Five stars, no contest.
- Perfect wallet for minimalists, a formal night out, or tight clothes
- One simple slot stretches to hold up to 12 cards and a small amount of folded cash
- Front-pocket wallet, nearly unnoticeable when worn with suit pants or tight jeans
- Small cutout for thumb to push cards or cash up
- Made from one solid piece of full-grain leather folded over and sewn
- Because of natural oils shade may vary
- Dimensions (approximate size)
- Holds up to 12 cards
- 4” W x 2 ½” H
- Weight: 0.05 pounds
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"... 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.
We hitchhiked around Mexico for about two weeks, wearing sombreros, blankets, and our Three Amigos t-shirts we’d found at the market.
Tolantongo was this deep canyon out in the desert, and at the bottom was a baby blue river flowing out of a mountain. It’s blue because of all the calcium deposits that make the rocks white. We made our way to the bottom to the canyon and discovered a mountain there that was oozing water, hot, cold, just shooting out of different places. In one of the caves there was a river, and it had super clear water in it, so we walked up into the mouth. It was pitch black in there- the only thing you could see was rushing water. It was was probably four feet deep on the side, six to eight feet deep in the center, and five feet wide. We followed it back to where it was spewing out of a wall. We get up to the mouth, where the water was rushing out really hard, and we jumped in front of it. It was like a huge fire hydrant and it shot us out thirty, forty feet down the river in the blink of an eye. So we did it again.
We learned that if we floated, we’d be pulled to the side and sucked back in towards the mouth like a whirlpool, so we could jump again and again. We’d do Superman poses, backwards, forwards, all positions. We could have jumped with a tube if we’d had one. We were there for hours. That’s where I jacked up my leg. It still bothers me today. I jumped out in front of the mouth, feet in front of me, and I hit my back. My left leg was totally straight and it jammed super hard. It’s never been the same since. That story doesn’t have much to do with this wallet, but be careful when you travel. There’s always stuff that can hurt you and ruin your time, and pickpockets are one of them. This wallet is slim enough that it’s almost completely unnoticeable. Pickpockets go for big, easy wallets first. With this, you’ll be a little more protected.
This is great, it holds all my important cards. It's very sturdy and I'm surprised at how much it has stretched to fit more cards. I love the little notch in the bottom that makes it easy to slide the cards out.
Love the sleeve it's perfect for keeping work IDs and proximity badges.... perfect size, leather smells great! $20 bucks well spent - now just stock the Tobacco pouch!
This wallet is superb in every sense of the word. It is super lightweight, thin, but it doesn't compromise function for form. This thing will hold a ton of cards. I originally bought the dark coffee but later ordered a chestnut one out of curiosity. I have experience with tobacco from other saddleback purchases as well. I have to say, dark coffee is my favorite. The immediate difference between the dark coffee and chestnut is that the chestnut is immediately shiny and waxy whereas the dark coffee is more of a matte and soft leather. I do not like the chestnut at all. It's a very deep red - kind of reminds me of wine. To each their own! But in regards to this wallet, I love it. It's my favorite wallet I've ever had. It's completely unnoticeable in my pocket. I highly recommend this wallet!
I purchased the Sleeve Wallet to carry my security access badge and a few business cards. Iâve been using a nylon credential wallet from MAXpedition and it has served me well. I discovered the Saddleback Sleeve Wallet and instantly wanted to upgrade to leather. I made several product inquiries to the staff at Saddleback and all were very helpful answering my questions. My Sleeve Wallet arrived in a timely fashion and was packaged and wrapped with care. The tobacco color is very rich and full of character. The leather is a nice thickness and expertly sewn and finished. My card is easily read by the security sensor so the thickness of the leather is not an issue. This is a beautifully crafted, simple, and very sharp addition my every day carry portfolio. Looking forward to breaking it in!
This wallet is perfect for all you really need. I carry a couple of credit cards, some cash, my drivers license and a couple of business cards. Nothing to break, plastic to wear out and light in your pocket. A must own item.
I have owned more wallets than I care to admit. Most recently, I was usinng a money clic that was lost inn an autoaccident. I replaced it with this wallet - it's perfect! Not to big but handles exactly what you need. All of the stuff I don't use stay in my SBL Briefcase.
I bought this to use as a business card carrying case and it's perfect. It holds on to the cards tightly, but still has enough extra width that I can squeeze it a bit to open it up and slide the cards out better. The standard business card size is a little longer than credit cards, but they fit in this wallet perfectly. It also has more character than any other business card case in existance.
Living in a city like Philadelphia, carrying a smaller wallet that is somewhat undetectable is a must. This wallet is everything a man can need for those purposes. It's totally undetectable in my back pocket of my jeans, while also being unnoticed in my suit jacket as well. The simplicity of this piece is what makes it beautiful. It may not look like it holds a lot, but the leather will stretch to allow you to carry a license, insurance cards, debit & credit cards, and cash without becoming to crazy thick. Hope you enjoy this purchase if you make it!!!
When I purchased this wallet a couple of weeks ago I was looking for something minimalistic. Yet still high quality I also wanted to go back to leather so. I bought this one in chestnut and I love the color it kind of has a shade of red in it. I just carry my permit and cash folded up into thirds and it works out great.
Exactly what I was looking for. Simple, big enough for an ID and a few credit cards, beautiful leather, and top notch construction. Invisible in my pocket, and unlike bulky wallets, when I sit down, I don't even realize it's there. No more lower back problems from sitting on a bulky wallet!
I have lower back problems and was looking to downsize my wallet by carrying only what i need on a daily basis. This leather wallet sleeve was just what i need. It holds a few cards and folded cash until it softens and then it will hold a few more! Its quality and construction appear to be first rate too. Cant wait to give it to my grandchildren in about 20 years so they can give it to theirs.!
I use another Saddleback wallet for my ID, cash, and cards. I I use this to carry a challenge coin. The coin has started to wear an imprint into the leather, which I really like. It is slowly breaking in and becoming softer and more supple with use. It really is awesome.
Legitimately the best wallet I've owned. I carry cash in my other pocket anyways because I make tips at my job and 40 ones doesn't fit in any wallet. I have probably ten cards in mine and they stay there securely until I want to remove them.
I would first off like to honor the pig and the cow that gave their lives so that Saddleback could turn their skin into something that is not only an amazing product but is approaching the level of a work of art. If God himself had handed this wallet to me in a vision with a promise of it one day giving me the answers to life...I would be no less impressed. BUY IT!!! It is an amazing wallet/cardholder. I love how well it is made and how well it is holding up. It smells great and feels solid. It loosens up after a few weeks. I will continue to shop here and purchase their awesome products.
I own the window wallet and I use this one for my drivers license and nod debit card. Perfect for those occasions where you don't need everything plus the kitchen sink when you go out. Great buy... my forth product from Dave. More to follow...team, simplicity matters and cannot ever be replaced. Bravo!
I purchased this wallet three months ago as I was searching for a very minimal designed wallet for some cards and a small about of cash. At first, like with any leather product, it was very tough to get cards in and out. It did not take very long to break in. The wallet really does get better with age and I see this on a weekly basis. My load will vary from week to week and the wallet forms perfectly to whatever I need. I have tried a lot of other wallets (from some very high-end brands) and this is the best.
I've been carrying this wallet for about two months now. I was looking for slim wallet to replace my old bifold, and the wallet sleeve was what I was looking for. It's a very simple design, light weight, and great looking. It's hardly noticeable in my pocket, and it's light and slim enough to carry in the chest pocket of a suit coat.
The wallet was very stiff at first, but it only took about a week or so to get past that initial break-in stage, and it continues to soften and get better looking. I only carry 3 cards and 1-3 folded bills. Now that it's softened up a bit there's no difficulty sliding the cards in and out.
If you're the type who doesn't use a lot a cash and doesn't use you wallet as a file-folder for receipts, ticket stubs, photos, etc., then this wallet is a great option, but if that is you, then this wallet is not right for you.
Also, it's the least expensive leather product that Saddleback current sells. This is your gateway to quality leather.
I bought this one after my old one (some off brand, shiny black thing with a metal money clip that ate holes through three pockets in three pairs of pants like a hungry caterpillar) 'wore out'.
No comparison. None.
This is a wonderful looking, well-built work of art in the shape of a wallet. I hesitate to say rugged, although I am sure that it is tough, because that would make you think that it is not elegant. Its simplicity, thick leather, and tight stitching buoy its obvious elegance and guarantee years of use.
I am probably going to buy a black one, too.
I really love it.
I don't carry a wallet, I bought this to use as a business card holder to be tucked away in an iPad case somewhere. When I got it in the mail, it looked, felt, and smelled great, so I had to carry it around with me for a few days.
Excellent front pocket design, very high quality leather with a nice embossed 'Saddleback' emblazoned on the front. Very smooth, easy to get cards in & out. I normally carry one or two cards loose in my front pocket. This wallet is almost as invisible in a pocket as those two cards. Well worth the money, buy it.
I received my orders today. I bought 2 classic wallet sleeves, one black 1 dark coffee brown.The shapes were nice but they looked like they were made from different materials and didn't look like the photos from what I see from other reviews of them at all.
I wanted a simple front pocket wallet that would hold 3-4 cards. I searched the ends of the internet trying to find what I wanted, to no avail. Every front pocket wallet or card sleeve I found had a money clip, which I did not want for two reasons: a) I never carry cash b) it adds to the thickness of the wallet. I was nearly ready to make a purchase on an Australian brand, but was reluctant because it was pretty expensive and only backed by a 3 year warranty.
A friend of mine then recommended this Saddleback card sleeve. It was EXACTLY what I wanted, less than 1/3 of the price of the brand I was considering, and backed by a lifetime warranty. It has a low profile so it's nearly invisible in your front pocket. The leather is thick and the stitching is solid, making it durable enough for a back pocket, too.
I've had it for two months now and I show it off to everyone. The dark coffee brown is beautiful and compliments any attire - casual, dress, even formal. It becomes more malleable with time without any loss in durability. Not a lot of noticeable weathering yet, but the leather will pick up oils from your hands, dings and dents from other objects in your pockets, etc. Those kinds of things give it character and make it a unique piece.
It's rare that I review a product, but I highly enjoy this card sleeve and felt it was necessary to give credit when credit is due. To anyone reading this review & considering purchasing this - have complete faith.. I promise you that you'll get a quality product, and you'll also be supporting an artisan in his craft.
Fabulous product, extremely well made, very fast shipping. Exactly as described, better than anticipated. Can not say enough good things about the craftsmanship and quality. Perfect fit for several cards and some cash.
I usually never write reviews on products unless it's really bad or really good. In this case, really good and more. I purchased the chestnut color a few weeks ago and haven't been more happy with this purchase. Before, I used to carry a bifold that carried 4-5 cards max and thought that this was slim as it gets, wrong. I received this sleeve expediently and was excited to use it. Like what others have said, was stiff at first and hard to get cards in but it has some flex to it now after some wear and tear. After 2-3 weeks of everyday use, stitching is still as good, no fraying and the leather looks good as new. I carry 3 cards in it and feels like I always leave my wallet at home because I can't feel anything back there. Great for those who like to travel light. Would definitely recommend this wallet to others! Great job Saddleback!
I hoped for a sleeve that would do as description stated: Hole in bottom to push up cards and folded cash*
the size for cards is fine but the sleeve is about a 3/8 too narrow for a folded bill, so you have to fold a bill in quarters. That then becomes a very thick sleeve and cumbersome. It may explain why the description reads " after sleeve is stretched out" but the opening doesn't stretch, so don't count on this for carrying cash too.