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SKU 01-40-0004

Front Pocket Leather ID Wallet

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$49.00

What People Think

5

Best minimalist leather wallet

First off, I’ve noticed a lot of reviews bashing the new design for the cash slot in the middle or thinking it’s an error on the part of Saddleback. I get it. It’s a new design you’ve never seen before and it looks like it would fail at holding anything. But to be quite honest, the redesigned money slot is the reason I regard this wallet as the best minimalist wallet I’ve EVER owned. I’ve tried many many wallets from different brands, Kickstarter, etc. None have come close to the quality, ease of use and aesthetic of this wallet. I was slightly skeptical about the opening on the bottom side of the cash slot, but personally I’ve never had anything fall out or come even close to falling out for the past 2 months of use. Remember, it’s an all leather wallet and the pigskin (along with the unique stitching) does a good job gripping cash/receipts that I put into the slot. I’ve tried some wallets with wacky designs for the cash slot and none can compare to the genius simple design of this wallet. Let’s be realistic, a wallet fully stitched on all three sides means you have to fold your bills/receipts a couple of times and struggle to put them in and out. Not only that, but the wallet starts to bulge with just a few bills. With this new design, I have many bills/receipts in the middle and it still maintains a relatively flat profile. Putting and taking out bills/receipts in this wallet takes seconds and it’s so easy to find what you need. It just works which is the reason I don’t think about it when I use it. There are so many wallets online you can buy with the three sides fully stitched if you’re used to that kind of thing. This is something innovative and you might actually come to appreciate it if you give it a chance. Normally don’t write reviews, but just wanna let the folks at Saddleback know to keep this design, even if they decide to make another one with all three sides fully stitched like the older version
6th Mar 2022
George
5

It’ll last

I’ve carried this model everyday since 2011 and it only gets better with age.
2nd Mar 2022
Jon
5

10 years in

I was just explaining to someone how I’ve had this wallet for ten years and figured I should write a review to commemorate the anniversary. This is by far the best wallet I’ve ever owned. The quality is impeccable and it holds everything I need perfectly. I’m a minimalist and only carry about 5 cards, my license, and no cash. Unlike other leather wallets I’ve owned, this one looks better now than the day I got it. The edges of the leather still look great since they weren’t painted like other wallets.

In short, I have absolutely no doubt that this thing will outlive me by at least half a century.
26th Jan 2022
Brad N.
 

Design
This leather wallet was designed to be unnoticable in the front pocket. To give it the smallest profile of any wallet like it, I designed it with the top and side unsewn so cash folds and then slides in and is easy to pull out without pulling out your whole wad. Then along the bottom, the leather of the wallet was left unsewn just enough so the cash can sink down to the edge instead of down to the stitching. But not too much so the cash can fall out the bottom. It took a long time to design the right amount. 

There are two card slots to stack 5 or 6 cards in as the leather stretches. One spot for cards or a fishing license behind the ID window and then space enough to slide cards in behind the ID. That’s where I keep a folded up $20 bill that my wife can’t find, just in case. 

Materials
Lining - Instead of using a thin shiny and pretty nylon fabric for wallet lining, we line this leather wallet with pigskin, which is tougher than the cow leather. That attached to our super tough full grain leather is how we can offer a 100-year Warranty.

Thread - And then we sewed it with a German marine-grade polyester continuous filament thread. It's as strong and resistant of a thread as we could find. It's what they sew ship sails and parachutes with. For if your life depends on it kind of thread. It’s WAY more expensive than the common nylon thread, but it lasts way longer. 

Leather - The reason cashiers will compliment you on your leather wallet is because we made it with full grain so it ages way more nicely because it still has all of the pores on it. Lesser leather wallets had the pores removed so oils and dirt can't set in. 

This is important. This is a Full Grain leather wallet. Let me explain. A hide of leather is like a roof. A roof is thick, but it's the thin top layer of shingles that keep the water and dirt out and protect the house. The tough "shingles" of leather is the thin layer of grain on the hide's top. But low level leather wallet manufacturers shave the top layer off to get rid of icky scars so they don't have to cut out the scars and throw away the leather. Every penny to them is pure business. But in doing so, they're shaving the shingles off of your house. How wrong is that? They neuter the leather and take away what its leatherhood, the tough quality that leather is known for. We only use leather that has all of the grain (full grain). When they remove some of the grain, it's called top grain leather. When they sand or split off ALL of the grain, it's called genuine or split leather. A full grain leather wallet is not easy to come by and not cheap to build.

Product Details
100-Year Warranty

Dimensions (W x H x D) 
4.00" x 3.00" x 0.37""
Weight: 0.10 lbs

How I hide my emergency cash from my wife in my wallet

I have a wonderful wife. I really do, BUT the one thing she used to do that caused many a fight was take the cash out of my wallet without mentioning it. You know, if the pizza guy was at the door and my wallet was anywhere near, she would pull all of the cash I had in there to pay the guy instead of walking over to her wallet to use her cash. So what I started to do was to tuck an emergency $20 bill in the slot behind the ID window so I would always have cash with me for cash only parking lots or tipping of some sort. But she found that cash too and would clean me out. I'm generally a pretty nice and mild mannered guy, but not after I had to repark the car and walk to an ATM to get cash to get out of the parking lot because all of my cash was gone out of my wallet. And there was always a really good excuse too. Now I know why my dad would get so upset at my mom for doing the exact same thing for their whole marriage. So now here's what I do. And since Suzette doesn't read anything I write or talk about or watch any of my videos, I can tell you this great tip and she'll never know. So, I put cash in the normal cash part of this wallet and I also "hide" a $20 bill in the secret slot behind the ID window. And she knows about that hidden money. But she has no clue about the extra cash I hide behind my Driver's License right in the ID window of this wallet. I've been stashing cash there for about 7 years and she still has no idea. And you can do it in your wallet too.  

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  • Posted by Matt pennington on 21st Mar 2022
    2
    Bring back the old design
    Need the old design back!
  • Posted by George on 6th Mar 2022
    5
    Best minimalist leather wallet
    First off, I’ve noticed a lot of reviews bashing the new design for the cash slot in the middle or thinking it’s an error on the part of Saddleback. I get it. It’s a new design you’ve never seen before and it looks like it would fail at holding anything. But to be quite honest, the redesigned money slot is the reason I regard this wallet as the best minimalist wallet I’ve EVER owned. I’ve tried many many wallets from different brands, Kickstarter, etc. None have come close to the quality, ease of use and aesthetic of this wallet. I was slightly skeptical about the opening on the bottom side of the cash slot, but personally I’ve never had anything fall out or come even close to falling out for the past 2 months of use. Remember, it’s an all leather wallet and the pigskin (along with the unique stitching) does a good job gripping cash/receipts that I put into the slot. I’ve tried some wallets with wacky designs for the cash slot and none can compare to the genius simple design of this wallet. Let’s be realistic, a wallet fully stitched on all three sides means you have to fold your bills/receipts a couple of times and struggle to put them in and out. Not only that, but the wallet starts to bulge with just a few bills. With this new design, I have many bills/receipts in the middle and it still maintains a relatively flat profile. Putting and taking out bills/receipts in this wallet takes seconds and it’s so easy to find what you need. It just works which is the reason I don’t think about it when I use it. There are so many wallets online you can buy with the three sides fully stitched if you’re used to that kind of thing. This is something innovative and you might actually come to appreciate it if you give it a chance. Normally don’t write reviews, but just wanna let the folks at Saddleback know to keep this design, even if they decide to make another one with all three sides fully stitched like the older version
  • Posted by Jon on 2nd Mar 2022
    5
    It’ll last
    I’ve carried this model everyday since 2011 and it only gets better with age.
  • Posted by Kathy Norris on 1st Mar 2022
    2
    Front pocket ID wallet
    Nice wallet but would be awesome if it were sewn on three sides leaving a pocket in the middle so you could store cash without losing it.
  • Posted by Brad N. on 26th Jan 2022
    5
    10 years in
    I was just explaining to someone how I’ve had this wallet for ten years and figured I should write a review to commemorate the anniversary. This is by far the best wallet I’ve ever owned. The quality is impeccable and it holds everything I need perfectly. I’m a minimalist and only carry about 5 cards, my license, and no cash. Unlike other leather wallets I’ve owned, this one looks better now than the day I got it. The edges of the leather still look great since they weren’t painted like other wallets.

    In short, I have absolutely no doubt that this thing will outlive me by at least half a century.