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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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    This is a status symbol.

    by |
    I've had this bag for exactly a week. I got the large in coffee. I was excited for the quality of the bag but I had no idea what was in store. In the last seven days I have received a minimum of 10 compliments per day about it. Today the bag sparked a thirty minute conversation with the president of a university in Iraq. My bosses and coworkers have been stopping by my desk just to chat about it. It literally turns heads (and feet) in my direction. I've never purchased a product that made such an immediate and profound difference in my quality of life (i'm not exaggerating). The quality, smell, and appearance are phenomenal. Just make sure you're ready for the boost in visibility.

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    I am so glad to have finally bought it..

    by |
    For more than 6 months, I went through all the videos on youtube, read every review on the website, trolling through the first 10 pages in google on saddleback briefcases in an attempt to decide on which type, colour and size I would like. Sometimes, it took a day. It was really addictive, reading reviews of saddleback products.

    Finally, I pulled the trigger and ordered one. For my love of reading reviews, I must write this one. Why I chose the size and the colour. It is the classic Large briefcase in chestnut. It is the perfect fit for me. I am 5'10 and 190 pounds. For all of you deciding between a medium and a large (like I was), and if you are around the same specs as me, save your time considering and just get the large. The medium will look really tiny on you.

    When it came, I couldn't take my eyes off it. The chestnut is beautiful. Excellent for a professional setting. I couldn't keep my hands off it. My girlfriend thought I was going to sleep with my briefcase! The leather smell is intoxicating. It fills your whole room with it. I am smelling it as I type this review.

    Build wise, it is solid. Very confident it will last more than a 100 years. The quality is as of what other reviews say. The bag is relatively heavy, but not THAT heavy. Any guy can carry that !

    I travel to the office and out to meet clients everyday, and backpack mode while wearing a shirt and pants fits me like a glove. I am able to pack my gym gear (shoes, shaker bottle, protein, clothes), my office papers, and my MBP 15in. Note: a 15in MBP will be impossible to fit in a medium classic briefcase.

    I love it to bits. This is a great investment as compared to buying a bag from a high end luxury brand, which will easily cost 3-4 times.

    Thank you dave.

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    LUGGAGE FOR LIFE

    by - verified purchaser |
    ....... and all that it throws at you - awesome

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    Turfhead Golfnut

    by - verified purchaser |
    Lifetime quality briefcase, strapped on my shoulder daily tending the turf at the local country club. I can't wait to see what it will look like broken-in as the years go by as the large dark coffee brown leather ages and the pigskin liner protects my valuables.

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    Dreamcase

    by - verified purchaser |
    If I could choose any briefcase in the world to have it would be this one. One of a kind and amazing.

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    Great looking bag

    by - verified purchaser |
    This is a very stylish bag with the rugged durability. Just what a manly man needs

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    Story Bag

    by - verified purchaser |
    This bag is asking to be taken arround the world, to have some stories and adventures. I think it's made to resist the elements of earth and time

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    Awesome ! Awesome

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

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    Large Dark Coffee Brown

    by - verified purchaser |
    After months of looking at the bags on the website, I came across the Classic Briefcase in the Dave's Deals section. 25% off normal price was a deal I could not pass up, so I bought it.



    The bag arrived today and it is exactly what I was hoping for. Great design, great craftsmanship, and a ton of room for my everyday items. I've also been looking for the reason why it was discounted so heavily and admittedly, I still have yet to find anything. I liked the quality so much that I went ahead and bought the iPad sleeves as well..

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    XL Charcoal Black

    by - verified purchaser |
    Finally, after eye-balling this briefcase for the past few years, I pulled the purchase trigger and got one. Love the bag! It exudes coolness... Currently carrying a host of items that used to almost burst the seams of my older bag and there's still room for more. Even more surprising is the rather comfortable strap pads! I'm glad I bought this!

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    XL Dark Coffee Brown

    by - verified purchaser |
    The wait is finally over to get my first Saddleback leather briefcase. I was given an XL Dark Coffee Brown briefcase recently for my 4oth birthday by my father, and couldn't be happier with it. I think I've smelled it over 50 times and looked through it a few dozen. I look forward to using my briefcase daily.

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    My Favorite Thing

    by - verified purchaser |
    Now when i first saw Saddleback Leather, I was enthralled, consumed and absorbed by everything I saw, the beauty of the design was phenomenal and I knew, after some deliberation, that the dark coffee brown large classic briefcase was for me, sure enough when it came in (in surprising time too) I knew instantly that this would be the bag that I would spend my life with, and potentially the same for my children, the smell is incredible and it suits all my needs, if you see people commenting on how heavy it is, imagine them being comfortable with lightweight, short lifespan, and to be honest lacking in character canvas at best, to me this bag is perfect and weight is of no consequence.

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    Color and size

    by - verified purchaser |
    I got this bag in tobacco color. At first I did not like the color as it is too light. After 2 weeks, it turns darker and looks beautiful.



    I am 5'9. The large bag is a little too big. But never mind. The bag has the correct proportion. It is not too heavy either. Unless you put too much stuff in it (just like any other brand)

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    The OVER /UNDER BET

    by - verified purchaser |
    I have had my large classic chestnut briefcase for over 2 years...I carry it every day...and it still looks absoultely greaty When I have to travel with colleages...they take bets on the over/under of postive comments I get in the airport about the bag. Usually it is about 4 per one way trip.

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    Wow...

    by - verified purchaser |
    I have been an SB customer for several years. I absolutely have loved everything I have bought. Recently, I decided to buy the briefcase. Unfortunately the old Tobbaco Color has changed. I kept calling to see if SB had one that was returned or forgotten in stock, I even asked if they could custom make one for me. No such luck, I had to broaden my search. I eventually spent a few months watching eBay and finally I saw my bag! As with quality, you would expect it to hold its value. As a SB eBay expert, I can tell you a used Briefcase will go around $500, thats more than 3/4 of the cost of a new one! Well, mine arrived today, and I can assure you it is still worth every penny. Dave & Company....great job as always!

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    Awesome Bag

    by - verified purchaser |
    Awesome bag. I purchased the Chestnut large. I bought it with a 10% Dave's deal. Can't even see the "imperfection." I used the money saved to get 2nd day delivery.

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    A Really Fine Bag

    by - verified purchaser |
    I'd been obsessing over the website for about a week or so trying to figure out which bag I'd buy at some point in the future and I'd narrowed it down to a Large Classic Briefcase in Dark Coffee Brown. The bag is very different from any other briefcase I've ever owned and ultimately that's why I chose it. I had no intention of buying it in the short term but I happened to look at the Dave's Deals page and there it was so I grabbed it and I am so glad I did.



    The leather quality is stunning and the workmanship precise. The fact that Saddleback considers a bag this fine to be flawed in some way amazes me because I can find no flaws and I've been staring at it for a week. It's almost three pounds heavier than the bag that I'm replacing but it carries light due to the wide, thick pads on the strap. I feared it would be too big based on some of the reviews that I read but it's perfect and I'm glad to have some room to spare. One thing that I really appreciate about the bag is that it's so stiff; it holds its shape and when I set it down it stands up instead of falling over or crumpling like lesser bags.



    The "complexion" of the leather, for lack of a better word, is flawless and the smell divine. I love opening the door to my truck or my office if it's been in there for awhile. Coworkers have complimented me on it and my wife approves. It's a tool after all, and a fine one. I carry a bag every day and at fifty years old this is the last one I'll ever need.

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    It makes being a CPA cool...

    by - verified purchaser |
    Yesterday, we had the worst snowstorm of the season, most people didn't go to work. I went and my 30 minute regular commute took 2 hours. My large classic DCB was delivered to my office in the middle of a Cleveland snowstorm! Now that's a tough bag! I cleaned out my Pleather firm-issued laptop bag and my 'super-nerd audit case' and put everything in this new bag. It's amazing. At the end of the day, I slipped my laptop in and walked out my office door and past a coworker's door and he yelled, "dude, that's a really nice bag!" Five steps Dave...and I received my first compliment! I'm 5' 7" but I'll tell you something, last night I walked a little taller!

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    Just great...

    by - verified purchaser |
    Got one of those over a year ago as a replacement for at least a decade old briefcase. Office, hiking, airplanes, back of a truck, shooting range, you name it. The only thing that gets replaced frequently is the content.... :) When Dave says your kids will fight over it, it just might be true. With two sons, I might have to get another one of those in the future just to prevent future family troubles.

    Like said in the title, just great...

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    It's heavy and heavy is good

    by - verified purchaser |
    After weeks of obsessing over whether or not to buy one, my wife put me out of my misery and gave a gift cert. for a large briefcase (Tobacco). Having used it every day for the past 15 months, I have not regretted choosing this as a daily carry brief case. As such, I routinely beat the crap out it. The stuff I regularly carry in it includes; two (2) ThinkPad laptops, a leather zippered portfolio, a mini mag flashlight, a Leatherman “Juice”, a large ring of spare keys and a loaded DB-9 semi-auto pistol. I also use the bag as a valise/backpack when traveling and jam it with as much stuff as it could hold + have lashed two (2) travel fishing rods to the bottom of it. Without a doubt the bag is heavy, but if it was made out of cheap, light weight pieces of leather it would have fallen apart by now. As it stands, I’m still breaking mine in. I’ll finish by adding that my wife thinks my briefcase is too bulky and looks just…OK. Good! At least, it will never be mistaken for a “Murse”.

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    No regrets.

    by - verified purchaser |
    I first discovered Saddleback Leather by accident when I looking up black labs. For some reason I stumbled across Blue, Dave's black lab. I also have a black lab, who resembles Blue. Blue, of course, brought to my attention the briefcases at Dave's website and I have been studying the various briefcases for nearly a year now. I wasn't sure which case would best fit my needs and being somewhat tight fisted I was leaning towards the smaller, less expensive cases. What I really wanted was the classic briefcase. I even ordered the messenger bag, only to discover it was too small, so I returned it.



    My wife said I didn't need another briefcase and I should just get over it and appreciate what I already have. She also didn't like the looks of the rings on the case. She was unyielding.



    Well, my father and mother would gift all the kids in the family money each Christmas. My dad recently passed away, but my mom decided to continue this tradition. This gift allowed me to purchase a briefcase and I will carry it in my father's memory.



    I spoke with customer support, who are awesome folks, and they felt the large classic size briefcase would best meet my needs, based on what I carry.I have carried the case for a little over a week now and they are spot on. I have no regrets. I was concerned about the weight and the possibility it would be too large, but to my pleasant surprise it is not.



    For those people who require more room for their things I highly recommend the large classic briefcase. The quality is consistent throughout all the various cases, but the organization of the large classic briefcase is just perfect. Oh, my wife has also admitted it looks nice and she sees why I prefer this case to what I was carrying. Thanks to all you great people at Saddleback!

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    Classic Briefcase-med. tobacco

    by - verified purchaser |
    It really is a great product. It is heavy, but that's expected with the quality and quantity of leather used. One comment i received is "how many cows did they kill to make that bag?". i love it, i can't wait to put some miles on it, i love the worn, aged look of leather. i would like to see additional side pockets, currently the side pockets are located near the "back" part of the bag, it will be nice to add 1 more side pocket (per side) to the "front" part of the bag.

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    Elegant

    by - verified purchaser |
    I have the large Classic case and it's fantastic. I ordered the medium and it was to small for what I needed. Very well made and for those who are concerned it's not too heavy. Love my bag!



    Saddleback fan for life!

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    No Better Briefcase

    by - verified purchaser |
    This is absolutely the finest/best briefcase I have ever owned (and I have owned a lot of them in my 40 years in busienss). I have carried laptops, iPads, Engineering Notebooks, file folders, pens (in their leather pen cases) and even some large photo lenses on occasion (when push comes to shove). It has worn beautifully and still impressed a lot of folks with its obvious quality and strength.

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    Absolutely Awesome and Beautiful

    by - verified purchaser |
    I brought the classic {XL} briefcase {TOBACCO} for Christmas! I Absolutely Love my new Briefcase! The quality and workmanship is truly unmatched!! I am 6ft.- 4in. 225lbs I do not find the briefcase to large nor to heavy for daily usage! This briefcase in {TOBACCO} is absolutely Beautiful!!! I HIGHLY RECOMMEND SADDLEBACK LEATHER PRODUCTS!! May HASHEM continue Bless Saddleback Leather Company {Pr,8:12}& {3John 1:2}

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