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Waterbag - Ready for Life’s Rapids
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Product Details
  • Dark Coffee Brown now shipping with lighter pigskin
  • Removable 6” high pigskin insert for structure and protection
  • Body constructed from one solid piece of leather
  • Can be rolled to desired height for maximum versatility
  • Watertight when fully rolled
  • Two handle configurations
  • Carry it closed, or as an open tote for more room
  • No interior pockets for maximum packable space
  • Three exterior straps keep the bad guys out and help to cinch the bag down
  • Straps compress bag to save room
  • Medium can be worn as a backpack
  • No breakable parts, e.g. zippers, snaps, buttons, etc.
  • Because of natural oils shade may vary
  • Dimensions (approximate size):
  • Adjustable strap length: 34 ½” - 59 ¼”
  • Medium - Carry on size
    • Exterior: 20” W x 18” H (unfolded) x 9” D
    • Interior Without Liner: 19 ¾” W x 17 ¾” H x 8 ¾ ” D
    • Liner Dimensions: 19 ½” W x 6” H x 8 ½” D
    • 7.7 lbs
  • Large - Not carry on size
    • Exterior: 24” W x 20” H (unfolded) x 9” D
    • Interior Without Liner: 23 ¾” W x 19 ¾” H x 8 ¾” D
    • Liner Dimensions: 23 ½” W x 6” H x 8 ½” D
    • 8.2 lbs
    “Quality is not an act, it is a habit”
    - Aristotle

    I grew up in Oregon near the Deschutes River, and so we’d often go white water rafting over the river’s world class rapids. I was always really impressed with the dry bags I’d see along the way. If you’re not familiar with a dry bag, you put your camera and wallet and other water-sensitive stuff in there, roll and seal the opening, and the bag keeps everything dry while you’re floating down the river. Even if your raft flips over, everything inside stays dry. I always thought it was the coolest thing.



    So, once I started designing more bags, I had a huge desire to create something with a watertight rolling closure. That desire, combined with the inspiration from an old leather bag I saw in a Tunisian medina on the edge of the Sahara, brought about this bag. So, here’s my tribute to the dry bag and the dust bag; the Waterbag.


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    Customer Reviews 32 reviews
    81.25% of reviewers recommended this

    Beautiful piece of luggage

    Large Waterbag in Coffee Brown: Gorgeous leather, impeccable finish, HEAVY DUTY craftsmanship. Here are a couple of observations: Heavy? I've seen several reviews on this topic. Are these a little heavier than a nylon bag? Of course they are! They don't grow cows with thicker skin on this planet, than the leather used to make these products. Is this product going to last longer than a nylon bag? Of course it is! Have you seen a nylon bag with a 100 year warranty? If you want super light, go buy a nylon bag. If you want to top quality leather and people to notice your luggage, buy Saddleback. Travel bag? I've got the large Waterbag and would not recommend using it to travel if you've got to carry it too far. This is a quandry I had to think through. The large Waterbag is soooo big, you can put soooo much in it. I use mine when I am driving to a travel destination, not flying. If you fly a lot, and want to carry it on the plane, I would recommend the medium Waterbag. Just my opinion. The large Waterbag is a very versitale bag with an antique look. I've had several people tell me it looks like an old time stage coach bag. Hope some of my observations help. PS. Love the booklet pointing to the only way of Salvation: Jesus Christ the Righteous!

    Works great as sidecar luggage

    I bought the medium tobacco water bag as luggage for the back of my sidecar rig. It fits the rack really well, straps down nice, keeps the dust out, and looks good. Most of the luggage that I looked at just didn't look right for this application and I figure that if leather is good enough to protect me it is good enough to protect my stuff.

    I couldn't find my roll around bag for a trip to Europe a few weeks ago so I grabbed the water bag. My wife said it would be too heavy and wouldn't carry enough. I'm smart enough to know not to say that she was wrong. Most of what I needed fit in the messenger bag that I use and the little that I did put in the water bag was her extra stuff. The bag rolled up pretty small and it fit in the overhead compartment just fine.

    We have a deal when we travel: a winery for her, a battlefield or cemetery for me. For the return trip I checked the water bag with all of our dirty clothes and 8 bottles of champagne and was still under the 23 kilo limit. Despite a few more "character marks" on the bags from handling the wine made it without a problem because of the protection of the leather. Going through customs the only comment that was made was "nice looking bag, welcome back to the US".

    BTW, if you travel to where there is a US military cemetery try to stop and pay your respects. One of them that I visited a couple of years ago had only two US signatures in the guest book in the previous 12 months. You will be rightly humbled by the experience.
    Thanks

    I'm in love!

    I absolutely love my medium Waterbag. It's extremely versatile - it can pack as little or as much as you want, and if you take the pigskin insert out, it doesn't weigh that much either. It quickly builds up character as the unlined leather stretches and bends, making the bag look more rugged and beautiful as it ages. I haven't been able to personally take it with me on a trip yet, but my wife just used it for a weekend trip and immediately got a compliment from her friend. I can't wait to use it myself, but even as a bag just standing there on a sideboard as a part of the interior design, it just fits in beautifully. This is definitely not the bag you'll want to store in a closet when it's not in use!

    Beautiful Hunk of Leather.

    My 8th purchase from Saddleback, got my large chestnut waterbag off of Dave's Deals.
    Beautiful patterns and wrinkles with couple of scar marks that gave lots of character and uniqueness, right off the bat.
    Definitely a conversational piece.
    Love the quality of the piece so much, I ordered a large chestnut suitcase to match as my travel set.
    The only con, it is bit heavy.
    The other reviews mention two liners, one small and one tall which are 4 sided.
    Mine came with only one, that has support on 2 sides. They must have changed the configuration. Anyways the liner works well, as it reduces the overall weight.
    Highly recommend this bag for its form and function.

    Medium DCB Waterbag

    Just received a medium Dark Chocolate Brown Water bag, it was a Dave's Deal (I think sometimes they put stuff on Dave's Deals just to sell it faster as I've purchased many items and could only find a slight flaw in one of them). First I bought a side pocket duffel but it was just too bulky (I wanted something easy to carry on), then I bought a utility duffel, it's a little smaller but I don't care much for the rigid shape and the straps aren't long enough to carry cross body. Finally I decided to get the medium waterbag ( was holding off because it cost quite a bit more than the others) It's exactly what I was looking for, wish I would have buckled down and bought it first. The leather and build quality are top notch (of course), the bag is very supple and carry's more like a traditional duffel, I like to wear it cross body and it's very comfortable. The removable handle is comfortable and well thought out. The only thing I wish was different is the liner, I guess they've updated it from the one's in the pictures, the liner now is only the bottom and two ends, the old liner looked to be bottom and four sides like the dry bag. I highly recommend the water bag.

    Why did wait so long?

    After many seasons of coveting this damned bag, I made sure that Santa got it for me this past Christmas. What a wonderful piece of leatherwork! BTW, you're right about the heirs. They have already started negotiations about who gets Dad's new bag after I croak. Well done Dave! Now I've got to give myself permission for one of the medium size waterbags

    Item #3 and going!

    Got my bag today and couldn't be more thrilled. This is to replace an inferior suede carry on (thanks for the leather education Dave) and it will definitely do the trick. Not only does it make me feel more confident that my bag won't fall apart (like mine did on a rented motorcycle on a California trip) but the square bottom is perfect for a luggage rack. The backpack feature is perfect since I can wear one bag (my front pocket backpack) then strap this over it, or crossbody, depending on how much I have. The add'l d rings will clip an errant helmet and keep me sane until I can put some things in the hotel room. Im envisioniong some awesome trips this upcoming spring! Even more exciting is the pigskin liner that makes carrying fishing rods and a cooler full of catfish a perfectly reasonable task for this bag, tote style. Of all four of my new digs, the versatility of this bag is the one I'm most excited about. Perfect for my family trip packing and my solo rough and rugged and wet trips alike.

    A PERFECT BLEND OF CLASS AND CHARACTER

    Like the burl in a beautiful piece of wood...natures beauty is astounding!
    Just got my medium water bag in the tobacco color. I was nicely surprised at the capacity available yet will fold and compact if not needed. Just what I wanted. Small enough for an overnight or roomy enough for a weeks worth of clothes if needed.
    And that new leather smell! As a kid I worked in my grand dad's boot repair shop on weekends. The smell brought back many fond memories. I guess that's where I learned to appreciate quality leather and craftsmanship....that's what Dave & SBL provide.
    My only disappointment is that I didn't get a keychain to show off my tastes when my my bag isn't with me.

    Awesome, functional Bag

    I bought the large DCB waterbag for a few reasons...1) it looks way cool, 2) I wanted something more flexible & easier to use than the side-pocket duffel, 3) I was a big fan of the fact that it came from a single piece of leather.

    It is huge inside. My 6-year old said he thinks I could put him inside & close it up...nope we didn't try it. The large also comes with a 9-inch high insert in addition to the 6-inch version. Both of the inserts make the bag heavier...but do add structural support. I really see me just filling the bag without the inserts & cranking the straps down.

    I am slightly concerned about checking it at the airport & scuffing it up or having TSA or the airlines dude steal it. I am considering finding a super cheap, large cloth duffel to go over the water bag when I check it.

    It also has two D-rings on one end similar to the medium...but it doesn't turn into a backpack like the medium. So you can use those D-rings to lash extra gear, devise a way to attach the bag to a wheeled, collapsible cart, etc. I am sure I'll come up with my own use for them.

    As mentioned above, I originally got the side-pocket duffel...which is well made & cool too. It just wasn't flexible for carrying all kinds of items easily. It was also too heavy; the waterbag without the inserts is lighter. I ended up turning the duffel into a car supply gear bag in the back of my Shelby GT500.

    Yep, it is muy expensive. That is why I waited until I saw the one I wanted on Dave's Deals. Heck, if you buy right now you'll get free shipping which will save some add'l coins.

    My overall recommendation is to get it, use the heck out of it & don't look back.

    I have a confession to make.

    I've been unfaithful to my wife of 25 yrs. It all started when I met this sexy dark coffee colored brunette. She stands about 18 inches tall by 20 inches wide. From the first moment I laid eyes on her, I fell head over heels. Her drop-dead gorgeous looks, her feel, her scent, her touch, and the sounds she makes are all so intoxicating........... Whew! I think I need a cigarette. ;)
    But seriously, I can't stop looking at or touching this bag! I'm sure my wife will understand and forgive my transgressions. Her birthday is approaching and in an attempt to get me out of the doghouse I plan to shower her with gifts that include a Saddleback chestnut tote and wallet. Good plan huh?

    OMG

    Just received my medium Waterbag in tobacco; it must be the 'new' tobacco, as it is a shade darker and much less yellow than it appeared in the photos on the website when I purchased it. But wow! Every now and then, there occurs a perfect union of form and function; occasionally we get to possess these things. The waterbag is such an object. Simple, elegant, and rugged, it alone is sufficient to motivate me to go somewhere. I love that it has flexibility of capacity, that, when you want, you can practically fill it to its full height. And the 'new' tobacco brown is rather awesome too.

    Brilliant!

    I love Large Dark Coffee Brown water bag!
    Wherever I travel I get comments on it.
    If you plan on using it as a carry-on I would recommend the medium instead.
    I have flown a ton with it as a a carry-on, but I usually have to sweet talk a gate agent to get them to look the other way for my very slightly oversized piece of carry-on(don't try to put it in the sizing bin, it wont fit).
    It travels every week with me in my car, a touch big for me as a true overnight bag.

    tough as nails

    Received my medium waterbag as an early Christmas present about a month ago. Almost immediately took it on a three week tour of Western Canada. I practically live on a tour bus, but am in and out of hotels constantly. It easily held around a week and a half worth of clothes. This bag's modular capabilities make it great for living out of on trips. Easily the most convenient piece of luggage I could ever imagine. I sincerely thought I was a pro at living on the road, but this bag takes it to a whole new level. The only con would be that my life is too easy, now. It hardly feels like work any more.

    Great bag

    I have owned this bag (size Med, color tobacco brown) since 6/12.
    I love the 2 optional rectangular inserts, although I use the higher side one most of the time.
    This bag packs well. This size holds quite a bit. I like the closure options. I can use the bag as a carry by removing my clothes and the insert quickly to make a walk around bag. (Watch Dave's Video). This increases the versatility.
    I use it as a car bag or a carry on. I am considering adapting the bag to try to make it a functional camera bag.
    I would not check this luggage as it has no lock capabilities and I am a little paranoid about that. The lock is a personal issue, but I suppose otherwise would be a great airline bag.
    I plan to get other sizes as my needs change.
    Once again a great bag.
    Dave, PLEASE CONSIDER FREQUENT FLYER DISCOUNTS!!

    Great Bag

    This bag is a great bag and tough as nails! I travel a lot and I am always being asked about my bag. Which is fine except when you want to get out of customs at the airport. This bag is overbuilt to perfection. Hello Dave, I WOULD ALSO SECOND THE IDEA OF A FREQUENT FLYER DISCOUNT.

    Great Multi-Purpose Bag

    I've had a Medium Waterbag for about a year. I was torn between the Waterbag and the Duffel, but the measurements of the Waterbag sold me.

    The Waterbag can be used without a liner, or with the short liner and works well as a carry-on bag. The duffel seems a bit big for that.

    The waterbag isn't very heavy and can fit a lot of gear. I'd recommend it as a great go-to travel bag.

    Great utility bag

    This is a beautiful bag. I purchased the medium waterbag for short trips away from home and everyday use in grocery store and market shopping. I break it down, roll it up, and carry it anywhere I'm going to need a tote for things brought home. The insert increases its versatility and stability if carrying bottles or cans.
    Though it's a little heavy and stiff when brand new, a sparing amount of mink oil and leather honey will soften it up and improve the carry.
    Well done SBL.
    God bless you for not being ashamed to share the scriptures and gospel of Jesus Christ. I'll make use of them also.

    Awesome Bag...

    I never write reviews and I'm not going to write a book here, but I have to say that the Waterbag (medium) is an awesome bag that will probably last for the rest of my life. The quality, workmanship and detail is just A1. I'm a very satisfied customer with all of Saddleback Leather products. I have the MacBook Pro sleeve and the iPad case and I will be back to buy more from Saddleback Leather. The products are not cheap but as they say you pay for what you get. I can't imagine a better made bag and the quality of material used to make it.
    Now the reason why I bought the Waterbag is for numerous reasons. I will use it not only for travel but to keep my camera (DSLR) safe and dust free while driving and looking for things to shoot. Well let me explain. Before I kept my DSLR and 70-200mm lens on the front passenger seat so that I would have a quick access to my camera. Dust and sudden stops were just a big problem for me. Dust is self explanatory and sudden stops would send my camera flying off the seat. Well now with the Waterbag on the seat, nicely strapped, all I have to do is put my camera in it and fold the sides over and my problems are over. The DSLR stays dust free and not a chance that it will fly off the seat to the floor while braking.
    Thanks Dave for making such quality products. Keep up the good work and craftsmanship, hope your sales soar through the roof.

    Once again....

    ....I had the good fortune of purchasing a another water bag, though even more fortunately I think it may have been the last of the discontinued small size. What a great carry on (and carry all)! Lots of compliments from strangers, which is a little odd. I'm not so comfortable with envy, but it may make you folks at SBL happy that your work is eye catching and enviable - many of the positive comments came from people who were themselves carrying "other leather" bags.
    My first water bag was a medium size. It's a great bag too, and matches nicely as a carryon/all with the small suitcase I also purchased. They are best for traveling with my wife, who carries far more than I do on a trip. They are both in the beautiful chestnut color. The new small water bag is black, and holds just enough for even a 3-4 day trip, as long as what I'm carrying can tolerate being rolled or folded closely. Simply great bags, and masterfully made. Heirloom quality....!

    Another water bag

    I purchased the small water bag in Tobacco brown. I own the medium size.
    I bought the small because discontinued and I felt this would provide an alternate size of carry on.
    This size is great for smaller loads and works great as a medical bag and smaller carry. Backpack conversion feels ok.
    I own the backpack, front pocket backpack and duffel.
    I really like the small water bag for a custom fit between the bigger water bag and duffel or backpack.
    Cannot go wrong. My wife says I own too many bags. What does she know. (see Dave's advice about explaining to your wife)

    Only travel bag I'll ever need...

    Bought an original (medium) Waterbag in 2010 while planning a European trip. I wanted something sharp, durable and convenient. When I found it my wife called me 'crazy". When I received it she sniffed. When I used it she put things in it. I have used it for 25+trips/weekends each year and my wife gave me the front-pocket backpack this past Christmas - she said she 'didn't know why but they seem like good products'. I, now, have a number of dark coffee brown pieces and the waterbag is simply the single best thing I have ever owned. I don't think I have ever owned anything (suit, car, anything) that was better quality or had a better design. And it's just cool.
    Oh and the service from Saddleback lives up to the bag's quality!
    I suppose I should have just written "buy the dang bag!"

    Phenominal Bag

    Let me start off by saying this was my first SBL purchase and it lured me in. I bought the Large bag in Chestnut. I have taken this bag everywhere from road trips to Texas, Train trips to Napa and Ferry rides to Catalina Islands and have received numerous comments. I am an active duty Marine and was arriving for duty today and a civilian where I was checking-in was almost speechless when he saw the bag. It was quite funny seeing how he swooned over the bag. In fact, a couple of other Marines in the area were making fun of him. In any case, it is a conversation piece as well as a work horse. I have loaded it until it was difficult to get on my back...and it never waivered. My only regret is the color. I have five other SBL items all in DCB (that is my preference) and only wish I had made my initial purchase in DCB. I face a delimma now; do I replace it with the DCB? With the travels I have had with this bag it's almost not an option...not that it has history.

    Buy this bag and you will be very satisfied!

    Travelin' Man

    I have owned the black medium bag for about three months now. The unique design of this bag with the folding top provides great access and versatility. Easy to get in storage bins of aircraft and through airport security.

    Here is where I would improve: The low placement of the buckles for the three over the top straps causes the ends of the straps to hit the ground unless rolled under. Because there are no studs on the bag's bottom, you will be cautious about setting the bag on the ground for fear of damaging the leather. Make the interior protection flap a little wider.

    That's it...thanks. CJG

    Great Bag

    Thanks for the fast delivery of my medium size waterbag . This is truly the heavy duty quality leather bag they claim.

    The overall quality and design is very well done. The leather is very nice and looks perfect. I have the medium size and it's already quite heavy. Both in a good and a bad sense: From my point of view a large size waterbag fully loaded would be better suited if you only have to carry it over very short distances. Like to your car or the next trolley but not over big airports. The medium sized waterbag is good to carry while walking, especially in the backpack mode.

    Opening and closing it feels more like preparing a horse for a ride with those heavy leather straps. Some good old school leatherware. I like it and I can recommend it.

    Me Too

    This was my sixth bag purchase from SBL (plus a wallet and including 3 cable bags). I purchased the SMALL WATERBAG from DAVE'S DEALS (15% off) as a carryon alternative. Great bag! I would caution you on the Dave's Deals bags, however. I didn't expect a new bag of course, and there were some clear imperfections in the leather that one could see from more than 3 feet away, which I expected and which don't bother me at all. This bag was a disappointment because the D rings and buckles were foggy, and burnished, and not crisp looking at all. All of them. The hardware looked as if the bag had been on a back shelf for at least 5 years. If I could send it back to get a new small waterbag, or one with better looking hardware, I would, but alas, they don't make them anymore. ALL OTHER ITEMS PURCHASED FROM SBL WERE AWESOME!! Customer service is also the best I've ever experienced.

    Dave's Deals

    I just received the large waterbag (tobacco), and I couldn't be more pleased. I bought it from Dave's Deals (10% discount), and I have no idea why it was discounted. I own several SBL products, and this discounted bag looks no different than anything else that I've purchased.

    The bag itself looks, smells, and feels great. I will be using it as my primary travel bag for mission trips, etc. Can't wait to try it out.

    Brilliant!

    I love Large Dark Coffee Brown water bag!
    Wherever I travel I get comments on it.
    If you plan on using it as a carry-on I would recommend the medium instead.
    I have flown a ton with it as a a carry-on, but I usually have to sweet talk a gate agent to get them to look the other way for my very slightly oversized piece of carry-on(don't try to put it in the sizing bin, it wont fit).
    It travels every week with me in my car, a touch big for me as a true overnight bag.

    Great bag

    I have owned this bag (size Med, color tobacco brown) since 6/12.
    I love the 2 optional rectangular inserts, although I use the higher side one most of the time.
    This bag packs well. This size holds quite a bit. I like the closure options. I can use the bag as a carry by removing my clothes and the insert quickly to make a walk around bag. (Watch Dave's Video). This increases the versatility.
    I use it as a car bag or a carry on. I am considering adapting the bag to try to make it a functional camera bag.
    I would not check this luggage as it has no lock capabilities and I am a little paranoid about that. The lock is a personal issue, but I suppose otherwise would be a great airline bag.
    I plan to get other sizes as my needs change.
    Once again a great bag.
    Dave, PLEASE CONSIDER FREQUENT FLYER DISCOUNTS!!

    Great Bag

    This bag is a great bag and tough as nails! I travel a lot and I am always being asked about my bag. Which is fine except when you want to get out of customs at the airport. This bag is overbuilt to perfection. Hello Dave, I WOULD ALSO SECOND THE IDEA OF A FREQUENT FLYER DISCOUNT.

    Great Multi-Purpose Bag

    I've had a Medium Waterbag for about a year. I was torn between the Waterbag and the Duffel, but the measurements of the Waterbag sold me.

    The Waterbag can be used without a liner, or with the short liner and works well as a carry-on bag. The duffel seems a bit big for that.

    The waterbag isn't very heavy and can fit a lot of gear. I'd recommend it as a great go-to travel bag.

    Great utility bag

    This is a beautiful bag. I purchased the medium waterbag for short trips away from home and everyday use in grocery store and market shopping. I break it down, roll it up, and carry it anywhere I'm going to need a tote for things brought home. The insert increases its versatility and stability if carrying bottles or cans.
    Though it's a little heavy and stiff when brand new, a sparing amount of mink oil and leather honey will soften it up and improve the carry.
    Well done SBL.
    God bless you for not being ashamed to share the scriptures and gospel of Jesus Christ. I'll make use of them also.

    Awesome Bag...

    I never write reviews and I'm not going to write a book here, but I have to say that the Waterbag (medium) is an awesome bag that will probably last for the rest of my life. The quality, workmanship and detail is just A1. I'm a very satisfied customer with all of Saddleback Leather products. I have the MacBook Pro sleeve and the iPad case and I will be back to buy more from Saddleback Leather. The products are not cheap but as they say you pay for what you get. I can't imagine a better made bag and the quality of material used to make it.
    Now the reason why I bought the Waterbag is for numerous reasons. I will use it not only for travel but to keep my camera (DSLR) safe and dust free while driving and looking for things to shoot. Well let me explain. Before I kept my DSLR and 70-200mm lens on the front passenger seat so that I would have a quick access to my camera. Dust and sudden stops were just a big problem for me. Dust is self explanatory and sudden stops would send my camera flying off the seat. Well now with the Waterbag on the seat, nicely strapped, all I have to do is put my camera in it and fold the sides over and my problems are over. The DSLR stays dust free and not a chance that it will fly off the seat to the floor while braking.
    Thanks Dave for making such quality products. Keep up the good work and craftsmanship, hope your sales soar through the roof.
     

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