The Bullhide Belts trifold wallet is a solid, well-made, well-priced trifold wallet that brings back memories of the kind of wallet used by previous generations. Taking the wallet out of the package reveals a nice burnishing and a painted dye edge. It’s a medium brown color, and by the look of it, the sewing is machine sewn, nicely finished with reinforcing in the right places.
In regards to this wallets’ feature, most trifold wallets have no exterior features, a quick access slot would have been nice to have. In the interior left-hand side there is a glossy sheen because of the plastic. This is a Marine-grade plastic for an ID slot. The wallet has four quick access card slots, a pair in the middle, and a pair on the right-hand side. Another card slot can be found under the middle and one more under the right-hand side. Therefore, the Bullhide Belts trifold wallet offers a total of six card slots plus an ID slot. Moving to the interior, as always with trifolds, the billfold pockets are excellent and very deep. When it comes to the card and cash insertion test, it has a minimalist carry of five cards, which is reasonable. The wallet has six cards plus 10 slips of cash. Company recommends up to eight cards with each slot holding one card and the undercarriage slots which are behind, accommodating an extra two cards each.
From a quality perspective, it is designed and made in the United States. It is a full grain vegetable tan leather using a premium English bridle leather in particular. It has a very pleasant smell and comes in four colors; brown, black, tan, and medium brown. The wallet finish look is not too slick or too rough, while the interior has a refined finish on the flesh side.The burnishing finish is lightly burnished and hand-dyed in black. It looks outstanding and functions really well apart from the plastic covered ID, which is not a good feature, because, regardless of whether it is a marine-grade or space-grade, it will fail before the leather.
From a design perspective, on normal use, accessing cards is done more frequently than the ID, therefore, the ID side presenting itself first is not optimal. Moreover, when the ID is needed, it is usually pulled out rather than just shown from the wallet. Another reason the plastic is unnecessary. Due to counterfeit document issues, just showing you ID usually doesn’t satisfy as the barcode is sometimes scanned and especially the need to inspect the ID.
The billfold pocket is deep and fits all currencies, U.S. dollars, British pounds, Australian dollars, and the Yen. The larger Euro notes are typically the problem, but since the 50 and 100 are not used very frequently, the 20 Euro note will slip in without a problem. in addition, like with most trifolds, it gives ample room, so there is opportunity for more cards to be placed in one of the folds. It can also be used for storing receipts or anything of such size. That is one of the major advantages of trifolds, yet the entire wallet collapses into the size of a traditional bifold.
The price is $80, measures 4 x 3.3 x 0.6”, and it weighs 70 grams, an excellent size. It has a three-year limited warranty, and is a great company that also makes belts, gun holsters, and specialty items like dog collars, wine bags, cell phone holders, and other accessories, with all of its products being made in the United States.
Scoring the Bullhide Belts’ trifold wallet, it gets 4 for quality, it probably deserves a five if not for the plastic ID insert and the somewhat off design of ID access sections, features a 3, usability a 3, price a 3, and perception a 5. Which gives a decent score of 36 out of 50.
Known for high quality belts, the Bullhide folks also know how to make a great trifold wallet.