5 Functional Reasons

5 Functional Reasons You Should Own a Leather Trifold Wallet

A high-quality leather wallet is an essential for every man. 


This is even more true if you’re someone who carries more than one credit card with you on a day to day basis. You might need to upsize your wallet if: 


  • You often need to carry cash

  • You often use your credit cards

  • You need to carry your ID at all times

  • You need to carry other cards or documents

If this is the case, you want a wallet capable of a bit more than your traditional bifold or cardholder. You need a trifold wallet.


Then again, not all trifold wallets can withstand the rigors of heavy use. Therefore, you need a trifold wallet with the functionality of a filing cabinet that’s tough enough to stand up to the strains of heavy use without breaking or coming apart at the seams.


Put simply, you need a high-quality leather trifold wallet, and here are five reasons why.

1 - The Durability of High-Quality Leather

Trifold wallets can be made from a wide selection of materials, including nylon, carbon fiber and everything in between. 


However, leather is the most durable and the only material that gets better with age. If well cared for, a good leather wallet can last several lifetimes. 


But not all leather is created equal. Some leathers are far superior to others and will give you a lifetime of service, while others will fall apart within a year of purchase.


What you want for your leather trifold wallet is the best quality leather. Here's a quick table comparison of the different grades of leather available so you're better prepared to make an informed decision on your wallet purchase.

Popov Leather Natural Trifold with patina
Trifold Wallet - ​​Natural
Leather Grade Characteristics
Full-grain Leather
  • Has natural "imperfections" that show authenticity and give it a unique appearance
  • The best quality leather and is incredibly strong and durable
  • Ages beautifully to develop a rich patina over time
Top-grain leather
  • Second best leather quality whose “imperfections” have been sanded away for a uniform look
  • Also develops a patina over time and with use
Split-grain leather (genuine leather)
  • Lowest quality of real leather obtained from the layer of hide beneath the full-grain layer 
  • Comparatively less durable and beautiful than full and top-grain leather 
  • Cheaper than full and top-grain leather

Related: The Ultimate Guide to Leather Grades: Is Genuine Leather genuine?

hand-stitched leather

2 - Quality Leather Stitching Will Never Unravel

In addition to the leather used, the stitching is another crucial feature you’ll want to consider in your new leather trifold wallet. It will determine how well your wallet will stand up to the rigors of life and, ultimately, how long it will serve you. 


When it comes to stitching, I always recommend hand-stitched leather over anything machine sewn—it's beautiful and incredibly durable. 


For an heirloom-quality trifold wallet, source your wallet from a manufacturer that uses the saddle-stitch technique in their leatherwork. 


Saddle stitching is a traditional way of sewing leather that will last decades without ever fraying or unraveling.

This technique uses two needles, both attached to a single thread. The needles pass through the same hole to create a tight stitch that will not easily come undone (unlike machine stitching) even if the thread gets ripped.


At Popov Leather, our trifold wallets, like all our other products, are hand sewn using the saddle-stitch technique and Ritza 25 Tiger thread. In fact, leatherworking enthusiasts consider Popov Leather a torchbearer for the leather work tradition—a responsibility we proudly bear.


What is Ritza 25 Tiger Thread


This is a high-quality braided polyester thread that's flattened and waxed, making it super strong and perfect for hand sewing. Tiger thread is considered the best in the world for sewing leather.


Related: Sewing Leather Goods by Hand or by Sewing Machine? Which is better?

3 - Superior Efficiency and Storage Options

A trifold wallet provides you with the most storage capacity and efficiency of all wallets, so you never have to compromise what you carry. There's always room to bring everything you need. 


But this superior storage isn't just due to the fact that trifold wallets are bigger than traditional billfold wallets.


You might be surprised to learn that while trifold wallets are thicker, their design often makes them take up less space in your pocket. They achieve this incredible feat while holding 6–10 cards and still have enough room to keep your bills neat and straight.


For a better understanding, examine this quick table comparison of a traditional wallet and a Popov Leather Trifold Wallet:


Wallet Features Uses
Traditional wallet
  • 6 card slots that can fit at least two cards each
  • Billfold pocket that can fit a stack of cash
  • Back pocket carry for cash and cards
  • Slim, thus ideal for a stylish everyday carry
Trifold wallet
  • 4 card slots that fit at least two cards each 
  • ID window
  • Deep pockets for bills, receipts, and notes
  • Front or back pocket carry for ID, cash, cards, receipts, notes, and more 
  • Bulkier, for a more functional everyday carry

At Popov Leather, we design our leather trifold wallets to be both spacious and compact. They’re the perfect wallet if you need to carry essential documents with you regularly and want easy access to them. 


Here are our leather trifold specs for your consideration:


  • Four secure card slots that can fit at least two cards each 

  • An ID slot that flips open and tucks away when not needed

  • A wide billfold with enough room for 20 bills plus extra space for receipts

  • A compact 3.45” x 4.45” x 0.75” when closed and 9.8” when fully open

4 - Perfect Pocket Optimization

Minimizing bulk is just as important as having enough space in your trifold wallet. The wallet has to fit in your pocket, after all.


An ideal trifold wallet is still slim, even with its full set of compartments. Every fold, pocket, and slot must be just large enough for functionality and every surface has to be optimized. No space can be wasted.


The only way to achieve this is through expertly calculated dimensions and the best quality materials.


At Popov Leather, we achieve this with our high-quality leather and meticulous design.

man holding a Popov Leather Trifold Wallet
Trifold Wallet – English Tan​​

Over the years, we've fine-tuned our design and have finally developed a trifold wallet that's functional enough to fit everything but the kitchen sink. What’s more, it’s still compact enough to fit your pocket comfortably.

"I love the wallet … [it’s] well made and has ample room for everything I need to have with me."

Randy S. | ★★★★★

5 - Leather Wallets Are Easy to Maintain and Repair

Leather wallets need very little in the way of lifetime maintenance, and the little they need can easily be done at home. 


Repairs, on the other hand, might require a bit more experience. However, with a Popov Leather’s Trifold wallet, this is not something you’ll ever need to worry about. 


At Popov Leather, all of our leather goods have a lifetime guarantee.


Any damage resulting from our manufacturing under normal conditions and the product's intended use is covered under this guarantee, with free repair or replacement available as needed. 

 Popov Leather Scrub and Balm for maintaining a leather wallet
Popov Leather Scrub and Balm for maintaining a leather wallet​​

Additionally, just like our wallets, our return policy puts the competition to shame. We offer:


  • 90-day free returns for store credit

  • 90-day returns for refund

  • 90-day free exchanges

Grab Yourself Full-Grain Horween Leather Trifold Wallet

The most important thing to consider when selecting a trifold leather wallet is whether it has the durability and functionality you need. 


As I’ve discussed, these qualities can be achieved only through the best quality materials and designs, and that's precisely what you get from Popov Leather's Trifold Wallet. 


Our wallets are made from full-grain Horween leather and are hand-sewn with Tiger thread for unrivaled durability. 


Beyond the world-class materials, we also employ a painstaking design that results in a stunning leather trifold wallet that doesn't waste space and has no unnecessary bulk.


The end product is a stunning trifold wallet with unmatched functionality—complete with that all-natural leather smell, guaranteed to stand up to life's rigors. 


Visit our online store today to order an heirloom-grade Leather Trifold Wallet.

“I love this wallet … It still has that great leather smell ... planning on buying more ... Great products, great material, great craftsmanship.”

Gary H. | ★★★★★

Article by Ryan Popoff


Ryan Popoff is the CEO and Co-Founder of Popov Leather. He has absolutely no business background, in fact, he graduated in 2012 with a bachelor's degree in fine arts. Ryan's leather goods business was born from a hobby at the dining room table and a passion for technology (ecommerce in particular). Ryan calls Nelson BC his home where he's raising his family and enjoys spending the odd afternoon at a local craft brewery.


Ryan Popoff

1 comment


  • Kelly Sargent

    Do you make wallets for women?? I was born in Nelson and I still have family there. Would love to support you.. let’s chat
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