Let’s open up the Saddleback Leather Company slim bifold wallet.
The color is Dark Coffee.
(if you want to see all the features and how many cards and cash it can hold, please watch the video)
As you can see we got 10 cards and 5 slips of cash in there. The company really doesn’t recommend any number of cash or cards, how you break in the leather will determine how many cards you really can carry. The leather is very tough to start with so it will take time to break it in.
It says RFID support which is really too bad. You can look up here to understand my feelings on RFID. It is a full grain leather, scars and all, and that’s really the best kind of leather. Their motto is around their 100 year warranty, where it says, “They’ll fight over it when you’re dead” which expresses their confidence in their product, they put a lot of thought into their quality.
They don’t believe in zippers, chains, money clip, snaps or plastic as they know these items are failure and break points over time and they want their products to last for generations. They use marine grade polyester thread, double stitching, and all the seems for strength as you can see on the wallet itself (SHOW IN THE TOP DOWN).
The edge finish is natural, and you can notice that they’ve incorporated different colored leather in the construction. It looks nice and provides visual interest. As mentioned before, the leather is very tough, it will take time to break in, but I can imagine how impressive the patina will be on it once it’s had time to break in and soften up.
The depth of the card slots are good as is the cash area in the back, and is made in Mexico. The usability is very balanced between size and capacity and becomes very easy to use. The wallet measures 4.25” x 3” x .25” inches thin. The company is out of Fort Worth, Texas and if you start reading about the background of this company, and its founder, you’ll fall in love with them quickly. They’re free spirited in nature, have a wonderful backstory, and the founder is someone that you instantly bond with. This brings you closer to the product and builds brand loyalty.
Now for the final rating, for quality a 4, for price a 4, for features a 3, usability a 3, and perception a 4. That gives us a final score of 3.7 out of 5.