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Saddleback wallet review – Medium ID isn’t pretty but it will outlive you!

Like all Saddleback wallet's, they use full grain leather including a wonderful pig skin liner.

(if you want to see all the features and how many cards and cash it can hold, please watch the video)

Today we are going to review the Saddleback medium ID wallet. This is a tobacco color and it has a wax treatment on the wallet which is unusual for wallet treatments. Saddleback stands by their products with a 100 year warranty. The sewing on this looks really good. Saddleback Leather Company products are always excellent. There are multiple layers of leather within the wallet which you can see as they don’t do any edge treatments like yon most wallet. For example, they use pigskin as a liner which some argue is stronger than cow hide.

With the medium ID wallet, there are no features on the exterior. As we look at the interior, on the left hand side there are three card slots as well as a rear interior card slot behind that. This gives you a great amount of capacity. On the right hand side there is an ID slot. One thing I like about the Saddleback Leather products is that they don’t contain any plastic. If this wallet contained any material that would interfere with their 100-year warranty, it’s been removed. Located on the interior rear is a bill fold pocket. The pocket is nice in length and will provide access for all kinds of currencies.

Now onto the card and cash insertion test. I was able to get six cards plus eight slips of cash. That is pretty good. Minimalist carry on this, would be four cards and up to six. As it stretches out, you will be able to get more capacity. The company makes no recommendations for card or cash capacity.

From a quality perspective, this is designed in the United States and manufactured in Mexico. It has a great leather smell to it. As mentioned, there are multiple layers of leather on this wallet which incorporates cowskin with a pigskin liner. This rougher quality leather provides greater water resistance than leather that is split thinner. It also has a wax-based, versus dye-based implementation which is incorporated into this tobacco color. The leather needs to be broken in with each card slot, and thus will continue to stretch over time to accommodate more cards. It will also develop a wonderful patina over time.

The price of this wallet is $79.

The measurements are 4.4 x 3.4 x 0.6” and weighs 90 grams. That’s right, 90 grams. This is a hefty wallet. Saddleback Leather has a unique feel to the company, and the owner, Dave is just as unique. He wandered into this business and pretty much decides what he wants to do based on everything, except chasing money, fame, or glory. His company makes really long lasting, durable products, and the 100 year warranty is easy to see because of the quality of their products.

So now let’s get into the final score. For quality a 4. Price a 3. Features a three. Usability a 3, and perception a 4. That gives us a final score of 35 out of 50

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