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The Most Durable Wallet Available

by Patrick Hyde •

In A Nutshell

  • The most durable leather wallet is the Saddleback Leather Front Pocket ID Wallet by Saddleback Leather Co. It is made with 100% Full-Grain boot leather, which is among the thickest and most durable leathers on the market. It costs about $45.
  • The most durable wallet with RFID blocking technology is the RFID Bifold ID by Ragged Edge Gear. Made from carbon fiber, this wallet comes equipped with the latest in layered RFID blocking protection technology to safeguard your identity. It costs about $75.

The Most Durable Leather Wallet: Saddleback Leather Front Pocket ID

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The Saddleback Leather Front Pocket ID is a thin, stylish, and durable wallet crafted from some of the toughest leather on earth. Its minimalist design foregoes any unnecessary fasteners or compartments that might be vulnerable to wear and tear. The Full-Grain boot leather comes from the highly-prized top layer of cow skin, which is renowned for being both durable and elegant. UV and saltwater resistant polyester stitching ensure that the wallet will not fray at the seams after extensive use.

This wallet does not have a compartment for carrying cash, so it is not ideal for those who prefer paper to plastic at the register. While it is a bit tight, it does comfortably fit over 10 cards. The wallet’s simple, stylish design makes it appropriate for almost any occasion, from hiking to steak-house dinners. It looks, feels, and smells great. One drawback: the ID window is too small to fully display a driver’s license, so overzealous bartenders may ask you to take your ID out of the wallet.

The Most Durable Wallet with RFID Blocking Technology: RFID Bifold ID

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The RFID Bifold ID is hand-crafted in the USA by RAGGEDedge Gear, a trio of competitive sailors with formidable sewing skills. Their wallets are made with carbon fiber, making them last 4 to 6 times longer than the average wallet. Their line of RFID blocking wallets is fitted with technology proven to block radio frequency signals that can be used to steal your personal information. The Bifold ID comes with six card sleeves as well as a full-size bill pocket and a secret stash spot.

While the RFID Bifold is spacious and durable, I am not partial to its appearance. The stitching is prominently displayed and, while masterful, is out of place in a formal setting. This wallet prizes craftsmanship and durability at the sacrifice of style.

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