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  • Dark Coffee Brown now shipping with lighter colored pigskin
  • The bag that started it all
  • As at home in a courtroom as it is on a mountain trail
  • Converts to backpack
  • 1 or 3 strap closure system, you choose
  • 2 side straps can be used to as belts, tie downs or tourniquets
  • All sizes fit beneath airline seats as carry on
  • False bottom
  • 8 D-rings for lashing
  • 4 interior pockets, 2 for pens and 2 for cables and chargers
  • 2 exterior side pockets for sunglasses and water bottles and 1 rear magazine pocket
  • Interior key clip
  • No breakable parts, e.g. zippers, snaps, buttons, etc.
  • Two interior 4 ¼” deep sections
  • Because of natural oils shade may vary
  • Dimensions (approximate size):
  • Adjustable strap length: 34 ¼” - 59 ¼”
  • Medium
    • Exterior: 14” W x 11” H x 9” D
    • Interior: 13 ½” W x 10 ½” H x 8 ½" D
    • 6.6 lbs
  • Large
    • Exterior: 16" W x 12” H x 9" D
    • Interior: 15 ½” W x 11 ½” H x 8 ½” D
    • 7.6 lbs
  • Extra Large
    • Exterior: 18" W x 13” H x 9" D
    • Interior: 17 ½” W x 12 ½” H x 8 ½” D
    • 8 lbs

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    So, in the morning, as we three, clean-cut smiley white guys emerged from the cheap hotel, everybody looked at us with suspicion. The government suspected us of bringing money to or training the rebels and the rebels thought we were government spies. Why else would any sober gringo carrying a leather briefcase visit Ocosingo? <readmore>Unless, of course, it’s just where the last truck we hitched a ride with dropped us off?

    But it was a morbidly interesting place with the relatively fresh bullet holes and anti-government messages of the rebels on the walls. Only a few years back, Ocosingo was the site of a major bloodbath where about 150 Zapatistas and Mexican soldiers were killed in a firefight, some found shot in the back of the head after surrendering. Tensions were still high. One could make an argument for it being the least touristy town on Earth. So, shortly after our silent breakfast, we headed out.

    But the cool thing was, Ocosingo wasn’t far from where we wanted to be. The massive Mayan ruins of Palenque were breathtaking, and if you looked into the jungle you could see the majority of the ruins still unexcavated.

    And then when we got to the jungle waterfalls of Las Cascadas de Agua Azul, we grabbed a vine, hacked it and used it as a rope swing into the river, tarzan style. The place was amazing as the clear blue river stepped down for miles creating a series of huge waterfalls. It was my original briefcase’s first big trip of many, but it easily could have been its last.

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    Super Fast Service and TRULY AWESOME Products!!

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    First off, I must say this is the first review I've ever written about any product (really). I felt compelled to write this review because of the amazingly fast service and spectacular quality. Plus I love the overall concept of the Saddleback Company and their philosophy on business.

    I'm a typical American who wants everything right now. :-) So needless to say, once I was ready to pull the trigger and place my order (Large Classic Briefcase in Chestnut, Chestnut Luggage Tag & Medium Chestnut Wallet) I wanted it right away (as in now). To my surprise, Saddleback practically made that happen. I don't know if this is typical of Saddleback service, but the order was in the hands of UPS and on it's way to me faster than anything I have EVER ordered from ANY company.

    After several days of reviewing the site and looking hard for a briefcase of better quality, I simply could not find anything better. So I decided to take the plunge and place my order. This is no small decision (at least for me) because the prices are certainly not cheap, but if you order you will soon see that the quality more than makes up for the price. You truly do get what you pay for from Saddleback (at least on my 3 items). I placed my order at about 2pm in the afternoon. By 3:30pm I received notification that the order was complete and ready for UPS pickup with a tracking number. By 5:30pm I had confirmation from UPS that the shipment had been picked up and was on it's way. WOW!!! In most cases, I would not have expected the order to go out until at least the next day so this more than exceeded my expectations from a service perspective. Hats off to the folks in shipping!!

    From a quality perspective, all the reviews are spot on. Once I received my order I inspected it very thoroughly to verify it didn't have any flaws in workmanship or materials. I was relieved and very impressed that all the reviews and videos I watched were all correct. This briefcase is gorgeous and definitely stands up to the claims.

    I agonized quite a bit over this purchase because if I'm going to pay this much for a briefcase, it had better stand-up to the 'Buy Nice or Buy Twice' slogan. Well, the briefcase is everything I had hoped for and even a little more. I only wish I could be around for the full 100 years to see how it looks when the warranty expires.

    I'm 5'9 and 210lb and the Large Briefcase is just right. I thought quite a bit about getting the medium bag since i'm on the shorter side, but very glad I went with the large. My laptop would not have fit in the medium. Yes, it is heavy, but it's not heavy for the sake of being heavy. I definitely feel this is the weight of quality and I'm more than happy to carry an extra couple pounds to carry a bag of this quality and character. If you want a light briefcase, this isn't it. However, if you want the absolute best made briefcase you can buy that's expected to last 100 years (and look REALLY COOL doing it), then THIS IS IT!!!

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    Not perfect, but still awesome

    by |
    I've had mine about three years now, and I'm a proud owner. However, there are a few things that bother me. But first the good...
    It's beautiful. It's spacious. Clearly it will last longer than I will. It's unique, different and awesome.
    But it's not perfect...

    When you pick it up to take with you, if the flap isn't buckled down, you're picking it up by the open flap. The handle is mounted to the top of the flap, so you either need to stop and buckle it before you grab and go, or pick it up by the strap instead of the handle, which causes it to tip forward. This makes a beautiful graceful product suddenly very awkward, like picking up a swan by its neck.

    My only other gripe is that it's taking too long to break in! I don't mean that in a complimentary way, either. The front piece of leather that the flap buckles to is so thick that it won't loosen up. It affects the way the bag sits on the floor and makes it hard to put in a trunk, back of a car, etc. I had imagined it softening up over the years, but I'm not sure it ever will.

    This bag is as prized a treasure as my high-end acoustic guitars. My kids have each laid claim on it when I die. I don't regret buying it at all, but since I mostly use it as a laptop bag, I would probably get a backpack model if I had to do it again. Thanks, Dave, for an awesome product!

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    Love it

    by - verified purchaser |
    Just got my back, was one of Dave's deals. Dave must be aweful picky since I cannot find any flaw at 10 feet let alone 2 feet but thanks for the discount. Have traveled last 14 years and went through God knows how many suitcases and laptop backs/backpacks. Not any more love this case and will be my last one. Built to last, worth every penny and don't be scared about Dave's deals.

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    Some kinda wonderful

    by - verified purchaser |
    I just got back from a trip and my Large Classic Briefcase in Chestnut had arrived.

    From the first moment I picked it up I was seriously impressed and convinced that the expensive purchase will be well worth it.

    Here's another thing; this was one of Dave's Deals with a 15% discount, but I haven't found the flaw yet, the bag looks to be in tip-top condition.

    My better-half tells me it sounds like I'm saddling-up to ride out whenever I'm using it!

    Great product, really.

    Thanks,

    Ian Fox

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    Awesome ! Awesome

    by - verified purchaser |
    Just Quality and Pure Quality !! Unbelievable Leather !!

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    Found what I was looking for

    by - verified purchaser |
    Just got my Classic in chestnut about a week ago.
    I previously had bought three briefcases in the last 18 months and was not happy with either of them. My wife said I was as bad about my briefcase as she was a pocketbook. Now I'm happy and she is to.

    Thanks Dave for making such a beautiful briefcase.

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    Best Anniversary Gift Ever...

    by - verified purchaser |
    I am the proud owner of a medium-sized briefcase in "dark coffee brown." My wife purchased this briefcase for our tenth wedding anniversary while I was away in Afghanistan. Talk about being surprised when I got home. Holy cow this thing is awesome!

    I love the feel and smell of the leather. It just exudes an aura of quality, classic style and simplicity. As I carry it around on a day-to-day basis, it gathers it's fair share of scrapes, scuffs and creases which only adds to the character of the bag. It only looks better with use each day. At 6' tall and 190 lbs., the medium sized bag is sufficient for my stature and needs. Anything larger, in my opinion, would cease to be a briefcase and would become an actual file cabinet.

    Lastly, I have to say that I am impressed with the folks at Saddleback Leather. Not only do they put out a fantastic product but they are not afraid to share their convictions with their customers. I too am a Christian and think it is fantastic that a ministry can be performed via the production of quality goods from the work of human hands.

    I look forward to future purchases for my wife and I as we share our lifetime adventure together.

    God Bless!

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    Exactly what I was looking for....a head turner

    by - verified purchaser |
    When my father asked me what I wanted for graduating law school? I told him I wanted a classic briefcase from saddleback leather. I received the Ipad cover for my birthday and as soon as I got it, I knew I needed more. When I opened the box and saw the chestnut classic sitting there it was better than I had imagined. It doesn't matter where I am or what I'm doing, if that bag is on my arm, someone is complementing me. It is a great bag, great quality, and I am more than happy with the outcome. Thanks saddleback!

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    Not too big, not too small

    by - verified purchaser |
    This was my first Saddleback item, and I've had it for almost a year. It's been to a few cool places, but most of it's purpose is my every day bag for work, errands and such.

    I got the tobacco brown in Medium (smallest available) and am glad I did. My declaimer is that I don't carry a laptop, though my daughter's 13" MacBook air fits fine. I have a standard sized iPad which is much smaller than the bag can handle. In addition to that, I typically carry a couple magazines, bills, papers, phone cables, glasses, book, journal, headphone case, pens, wallet, watch, food, water bottle, wallet, watch and some misc junk. With that amount of stuff it feels mostly full, but no where near max capacity. However, on a couple occasions, I've done 2-3 day trips with careful packing.

    I take this to the gym twice a week and ended up making a small cylindrical bag that straps to the D-Rings on the bottom. Check the photo I posted to see it. This canvas bag is the same width and depth as the bag and holds my sweaty shoes and gym clothes, which I don't want in the bag after working out in them.

    The most extreme situation I've used this in was during a two-day summer "camping trip" in Florida. I was playing the role of a contact in Morocco as part of a multi-day training/simulation event for overseas missionaries. During these two days I converted it to a backpack and was able to fit a two-person tent and inflatable sleeping mat in the back half, with two changes of clothes, toiletries, snacks, headlamp, camelback bladder, pocket knife, phone, wallet, small length of rope, and a few other smaller items in the front. I used the afore mentioned canvas bag to hold a sleeping bag and clipped a rain coat to the side and put a couple water bottles in the outside pockets. It worked great for that, and looked the part. But, I've done my share of back-country hiking (Yosemite, Grand Canyon) and would never consider this for long distance hiking like that where weight and capacity are critical. The photo attached to this review is from the training event. I drug it around in the dirt and brush for a couple days, threw it about, used it as a pillow and a dry place to sit... it just looked at me with an attitude of "is that all you've got"?

    The issues I have with the bag are the weight and the shoulder pad. I have bony shoulders and if it's not sitting right it hurts when half full or more. Also, I took this literally everywhere with me for the first couple months to break it in. After an hour or so on my shoulder, using it cross-body, my shoulder muscles would get really sore, and that was with it half full. I'm in decent shape, but have never used a shoulder bag before... so I don't know if this weight/shoulder issue is real or just something I'm not physically used to. After several months of brief daily use, these two issues are still there when I carry it too long. Oddly, in backpack mode it didn't bother me during the training event I mentioned where we did several miles of walking over two days.

    Bottom line is this is a great bag, very functional and definitely bullet-proof. The medium is small enough for daily use, and just big enough for occasional overnight trips if packed tightly. And, yes... I still get complements every week or two from young and old alike.

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    EVERYTHING THIS SITE CLAIMS

    by - verified purchaser |
    Good Day, Friends.

    I own an XL Briefcase. I am about 300# and 6 feet tall. This bag fits everything about me: My Build, My style and My profession. I am a High School Band Director and I need ALL my stuff. I have a tremendous amount of paper, computers, accessories etc.

    This Bag will last me the rest of my career. I wish I owned one earlier in my life but at my age (now), it adds a touch of class I did not have earlier.....I do not feel old, I feel distinguished.

    Musically yours,

    Eddie in INDY

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    First Year Review

    by - verified purchaser |
    I have had the large bag for about a year and it has performed very well, actually it's the best briefcase I have ever had. Typically I have had to purchase a new briefcase every year but not this year. I travel a lot about 5000km per month so this thing gets thrown in the back of the truck lots and never lost a pen or a sheet of paper even when it has rolled which I was very surprised. After a year it still has the nice leather smell. At first I did not think it would hold as much as my old back but looks are deceiving it actually holds more and protects my laptop and ipad without any issues. I am able to carry an extra mouse, charger, pens, cheque book and just over 5 inches thick of paper including two bottles of water on the sides. The bag looks great and gets better with age. The only thing that would make it look better would be a pair of matching dress shoes to go with it. Thank you and God Bless.

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    SURPRISE!

    by - verified purchaser |
    After months of wanting a Saddleback bag, my wife surprised me with one for my 30th birthday! It was even BETTER in person that the pictures on the site. Really... the pictures and video doesn't do it justice. It's simply an amazing bag. In fact, I'd call it a piece of art. It fits my 17" MacBook Pro, iPad, charger, Bible, and several other things very nicely. Can't wait to carry it to work on Monday morning!

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    Classic Briefcase, Tobacco, XL

    by - verified purchaser |
    I am 6' 6" and 330 pounds. So, when Dave said that the extra large was big enough for trial lawyers and YETI, I knew he was talkin' to me! I own several Saddleback products so I'm no stranger to the over-engineering and overall quality and heft.

    I knew this bag was going to be big (which is what I wanted), and it is. I wanted something that I could use daily to carry my huge laptop, tablet, Bible, power cables, etc. This bag is absolutely perfect. It is generally large to look at, but it seems to hold even more than you would think. I previously was using a pretty large laptop backpack. My old bag held a ton, but when it was over my shoulder it stuck out a couple feet to the rear. It did the job, but not gracefully. My new Saddleback bag holds everything that my old pack did and still has a good bit of room to spare. The placement of the pockets on the bag are outstanding. The two "main" interior pockets easily hold my wireless mouse, tape measure, small "jewelry" box thing with earphones and jump drives, cigar cutter, torch lighter and a few other odds and ends. Even with the laptop, tablet, Bible in Saddleback cover, a novel, XL envelopes full of paperwork, Saddleback cable bag with laptop power supply and phone chargers and ethernet cable, extra handcuffs, shackles and impact weapons, portable radio (I'm a cop) and a bunch of other junk, I could still easily get a day or two worth of clothing in to make this bag the ultimate weekend bag.

    For those considering this purchase, I would say that if you ONLY want a briefcase to carry your gadgets and documents, the large size would likely be all you would ever need. If you want something that could double as a weekend duffel bag for clothing and such, go for the extra large. Unless, as Dave says, you are a trial lawyer or yeti, then just go XL and be happy.

    As usual, this bag is gorgeous, built like a tank and looks 100x better in person (not that it looks bad on the website). I believe everyone who has a use for a briefcase of sorts should own this bag. It is truly a classic. As expected, Saddleback customer service and packing/shipping were top notch.

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    Stands out in a croud

    by - verified purchaser |
    I have been working in Chicago for decades, and have carried numerous bags, whether a laptop bag, briefcase, etc. I have NEVER received comments on any bag I carried until I got this bag. I have the XL Coffee Brown, and have had so many compliments on this bag already, and I have only had it about 6 months. I love walking into meeting carrying this thing, heads turn!! I have a 17" laptop, and it fits perfectly inside, with plenty of room for files, tablet, charger, small hand tools, phone, etc. I can't wait till this thing gets beat up because it keeps looking better and better. Best bag I ever purchased, what an amazing product!!

    Btw: Customer service is amazing too, what a pleasure to deal with them! Thanks for everything!!

    We are already repeat buyers, my wife got the leather tote and the classic travel case. No fair, she got two and I only have one! Just a matter of time... Same quality, and she gets all kinds of compliments too.

    Can't wait to cash in on the 100 year warranty, my grandkids will thank me.

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    Just awesome

    by - verified purchaser |
    After purchasing a ID wallet for myself, 6 more ID wallets for wedding gifts, a Dave's Deals Large bifold wallet, I pulled the trigger on a Large Chestnut classic briefcase. It was a Dave's deal and I can't find anything that wouldn't be noticed as a mark of character. I cannot wait to get this piece broken in and enjoy it for many years.
    The build quality is superb and it seems like it is as touch as nails. Thanks for providing a great product.

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    Words can't describe...

    by - verified purchaser |
    I just got the large briefcase for my birthday. This is the most amazing bag I've ever seen. I thought I understood leather and had seen it all but this makes Coach, Wilson's and any other manufacturer look like knock offs. I would purchase this briefcase 100 times over. I will never go back to another bag... Not that I ever have to with the warranty! I told my wife when she gave it to me... "Now if someone is trying to rob me for my bag I might have to take a bullet for it!!"

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    Head Turner..Awesome Appeal...

    by - verified purchaser |
    I am a Business Development Manager in a place they call Silicon Valley. I often travel and would consider myself as well versed with the current fashion. I am the type of person that subscribes to GQ and Details... I would prefer to wear monk strap shoes rather than the traditional shoes.

    In one of my business trips, while I was waiting at LAX airport, I saw another passenger carry Saddleback Chestnut Briefcase and Chestnut Duffel Bag. I was so attracted to the bags that I stared at it for a long time. The kind of attraction that I had with my wife when I saw her for the first time. (Just in case my wife reads this review..)

    I felt attached to the bag even if it was not mine, so I looked for it. Searched for it in different websites: Nordstrom, Saks, Gucci, Ferragamo,etc. but to no avail. Finally, I was able to find Saddleback through Amazon. Then, I went to the website to order my own Chestnut Briefcase, Chestnut Duffel, Chestnut name tags, Chestnut slim wallet. I also bought my wife her Dark Coffee Brown Pouch and Dark Coffee Brown Slim Wallet.

    I did not think twice.. Got my credit card and ordered it right away.

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    Know what you're buying...

    by - verified purchaser |
    I own one of Dave's wallets, a portfolio, and this large classic briefcase. I'm currently Jonesing for the square backpack. All in Coffee Brown. Clearly, I'm a fan.

    What I like about the classic briefcase: it's stout, attractive (in a rugged Indian Jones sort of way), and makes the sort of statement I like (it says "I bought this because I liked it -- not to demonstrate how much money I have"). It'a also very functional as a briefcase and an overnight bag. It gets a LOT of compliments and gets noticed far more than I would have expected.

    Bear in mind, however, that Dave's commitment to durability means that the bag isn't as easy to live with as, say, a nylon bag from LL. Bean. Zippers may not last forever, but they are easier to use than straps and metal hardware. So be sure you know what you're buying before you commit.

    But if you're like me, you'll cherish this bag -- and most of Saddleback's products -- simply because they work well, feel honest, and are aesthetically gorgeous.

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    Not just another bag

    by - verified purchaser |
    3 years ago I received my SBL large briefcase for Christmas from my wife. Ah, I can vividly remember the smell of that rich leather wafting up as I opened the box. I can even now recall how that coffee brown leather had a certain luster to it. Since that day I have carried my briefcase all over the world with me. Mostly as a briefcase but also as a day pack and and even as a tool bag. It's been on airplanes and helicopters with me. It's been on boats with me and even on ATVs. It's a home for my computer and work stuff. It keeps safe my SBL Moleskine journal. Just about everywhere I've taken my bag it gets complimented. People love the thing and I love to talk about it to them. Currently, I have the briefcase, Moleskine journal cover, bible cover, tow belt, passport cover, satchel, iPad cover, and wallet from SBL and all of these items travel with me whenever I go off to work. They are companion pieces.
    My brother once had his car stolen from him. In full panic mode he called the cops to go look for the car. Was he panicked because of a stolen car? No. He was in panic because his SBL wallet was in the car. The cops finally found the car tore up and abandoned. The wallet was laying in the drivers seat with all the money and cards gone. You wouldn't believe how happy he was.
    So, these bags and other SBL items aren't just stuff or things. They become part of us. Like a friend or family member they take on special value and meaning to us that cannot be replaced.
    Should you buy gear from SBL? Only if you want a lifelong love affaire with a piece of leather! ;-)

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    Beauty and Function

    by - verified purchaser |
    After spending considerable time searching for a really good leather bag (and purchasing more than one that barely lasted a year or two), a friend turned me on to Saddleback. After a brief look at the website I saved my pennies and took the plunge. I carry a lot of stuff with me and like a large bag, so I had initially ordered the XL in Carbon Black. When it arrived it became apparent that Dave was not joking, it really is suitable for Yeti. The incredibly friendly and helpful staff at Saddleback very kindly allowed me to ship it back (no mean feat all the way from Australia) and exchange it for the large. I had in the meantime ordered a pouch to clip to the front of my briefcase (which looks fantastic and is the perfect place for my wallet and phone), and when I had the large briefcase sent to me I added a cable bag, large bifold wallet, belt pouch and gadget sleeve.
    This is still a large, heavy bag but it's quality leaves me with no regrets. I work in fine arts and have had clients who own leather products they have paid thousands for compliment me on my Saddleback briefcase. It handily holds everything I like to carry around with me (which is a lot of junk, I'm a bit of a snail!) with ample room for more, and doubles nicely as a bag for day trips or even overnight stays and weekends away. The Carbon Black colour looks great with my formal work attire as well as more casual weekend clothes.
    After almost daily use for three months the bag is only just starting to soften and patinate. My briefcase makes me happy every time I look at it and gives me a great feeling every time I sling it over my shoulder. I've just ordered a round satchel for those times when I can't carry my large briefcase around with me (grocery shopping, for example!). I can't recommend Saddleback products highly enough.

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    Perfect bag - constant compliments

    by - verified purchaser |
    I didn't buy the bag for the compliments. I just love great bags and leather. I get stopped and asked about the bag a lot.

    The site refers to the XL Briefcase as being for those with overactive pituitaries. I am not one, as I am 5-10/200, but I carry the bag everywhere I go without pain or discomfort. I've had it for almost a year, and it keeps looking better and breaking in more. I use it for my daily work briefcase, and as my travel carry-on. (Yes, the XL, stuffed to the brim with a pouch attached can fit on even regional jet overhead compartments.) For instance, I put 2 laptops, my dSLR, 3 lenses, iPad, Moleskine (w/ Saddleback cover) and a book all fit into my bag, and fit into the overhead compartments.

    The bag is so incrediby well-made. I tend not to baby my bags, and I have torn the handles off of several by overloading them. I am confident this bag will not have this issue.

    I bought the dark coffee brown bag, as I love the color. After getting a chesnut Saddleback wallet, I began second-guessing my color choice. I think future purchases will be chesnut. Both colors are great, but the chesnut is nicer, IMHO.

    The bag is very utilitarian, as it has pockets everywhere I could want them. I thought the pockets on the inside were going to be in the way, but they work perfectly, as I can stack wider objects under the interior pockets, fill the pockets and then put other items in front of the pockets.

    The strap is very comfortable. I left both "pads" on my strap despite never converting my briefcase to a backpack. They help whenever I through the bag over my head and wear the strap across my chest.

    I promised my wife this would be the last bag I bought, and while we both understood this to be a little bit of hyperbole (I have a bag problem...) this is the last bag I will *need.* (I might still buy the large duffel from Saddleback, though. :))

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    It's not a purchase, it's an investment

    by - verified purchaser |
    Overview: let me start by saying this is an investment, and not a purchase. I've been through undergraduate, law, and MBA school, and I must admit that I wish I had the opprotunity to invest in one upon my high school graduation. After going through 3 bookbags in undergrad, 4 in law school (lots of heavy books), and 2 in MBA school (again, the books thing), I was finally able to afford to invest in this briefcase. I've been using it for a few months now, and I have no qualms about using the term 'investment' with this bag. The quality, timelessness, and durability of this bag is undoubtedly going to serve me well for a long time. The increase in self-confidence from all of the compliments is simply icing on the cake (seriously, four comments within 5 minutes of taking it to its first class).

    Product info: the large bag is the perfect size for anyone in law school, graduate school, or has to transport quite a bit of materials/electronics. I was able to fit three textbooks, three 1" three ring binders, my ultrabook/neoprene sleeve, two calculators, several pens/pencils, emergency kit, bottled water/soda, and my keys/cell phone in this thing. For someone who needs everything with them all day for a variety of classes/activities I have no doubt that the large will serve you well.

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    SURPRISE!

    by - verified purchaser |
    After months of wanting a Saddleback bag, my wife surprised me with one for my 30th birthday! It was even BETTER in person that the pictures on the site. Really... the pictures and video doesn't do it justice. It's simply an amazing bag. In fact, I'd call it a piece of art. It fits my 17" MacBook Pro, iPad, charger, Bible, and several other things very nicely. Can't wait to carry it to work on Monday morning!

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    Constant compliments

    by - verified purchaser |
    I have had my Dark Coffee Brown large briefcase for a little over 3 years now. It is obviously a very durable bag. Also, it gets constant compliments. For example, on a recent airplane trip I got quite a few compliments and lots of stares (with jaws dropped). Most notably were two examples:

    1. Boarding the plane one of the flight attendants exclaimed: "Wow - that is an amazing bag. I like it!" That says a lot from a woman who probably sees tens of thousands of bags per year.

    2. In the Dallas Ft. Worth airport I was headed down an escalator to try to catch a connecting flight. I could see in the window a man in a suit was pretty well running down the escalator to ask me about this bag.

    I love this bag. Also, if you pack right it holds a week's worth of clothes, or 6 bottles of rum (or a combination thereof).

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    Classic TB Large

    by - verified purchaser |
    Just a pic of a week old bag...

    ...further to my detailed review, weight is not an issue. I man you don't buy such a bag if you want nylon weight. You buy it because it is so solid.

    I love it.

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