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  • Dark Coffee Brown now shipping with lighter colored pigskin
  • Makes a great range or field bag or for exploring a city
  • Converts to a backpack
  • Made of just two main pieces of leather
  • Rounded edges and seams allow for maximum interior space
  • Exterior pockets - 2 on side for water bottles or sunglasses, 1 on back for papers
  • Interior pockets - 1 on back for iPads, 1 on side for pens, 1 on other side for phones
  • Great for iPads and small laptops
  • Handle riveted to metal bar for durability
  • Interior key clip strap
  • 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”
  • Small - Fits iPads
    • Exterior: 10” W x 9” H x 4” D
    • Interior: 9 ¾” W x 8 ¾” H x 3 ¾” D
    • 3.2 pounds
  • Medium - Fits iPads
    • Exterior: 12” W x 10” H x 4” D
    • Interior: 11 ½” W x 9 ¾” H x 3 ¾” D
    • 4.1 pounds
  • Large - Fits 13” Macbook Pro and Air
    • Exterior: 14” W x 11” H x 5” D
    • Interior: 13 ¾” W x 10 ¾” H x 4 ¾” D
    • 5 pounds

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    "... Saddleback Leather no longer discriminates against any cow on the basis of age, appearance, lactose intolerance... if the beast has a natural marking or brand, or whether or not they worship the Divine Bovine."

    Truth is, sometimes beauty is only skin deep... like with cows. Their poetry is notoriously terrible, but man, their hides are nature's art. We don't believe that flawlessness equals beauty. Beauty is when we're able to see something as it really is.

    This is true with humans too. There are lots of quality people who are really beautiful not in spite of, but because of the marks life has given them.

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    So, I was overlooking Loch Ness real early one crisp March morning with nary a cloud nearby, just having a little quiet time by myself, when I looked down from the bench and couldn’t believe me two eyes. Right before me were 5 long dark shadows, slowly cruising in the same direction, just below the surface. They looked like they were about 20 - 30 ft. long and kind of fat with long thin necks and tails. I watched them for a bit and then ran upstairs to grab the camera and tell Suzette. Of course, when she finally got out of bed and downstairs, they were gone.

    Okay, I know you’re probably shaking your head a little, rolling your eyes and probably just breathed out some air in the form of a slight laugh and said, “This guy’s a total idiot”. And the reason I know that’s what you probably did is because that’s what Suzette did. Just the facts, ma’am. Really. I’m not kidding. It’s what I saw. Why would I lie? Steve “The Nessy Hunter” Feltham, who had been living there for 20 years watching for Nessy, was very disappointed that I didn’t get any pictures, but at least he believed me.

    Whether or not you believe that, believe this; the satchel is the bag I pack in my suitcase when we travel to cool places like Scotland and I know I’ll be wandering on foot quite a bit. So, we went around Scotland and I used my satchel as my main daily bag. The large satchel just so happens to fit my big camera and a couple of extra lenses. The satchel is the ideal bag for carrying the bare minimum around for a day while staying prepared.

    Fun fact: the earliest report of a monster at Loch Ness was as early as the 6th Century by Saint Columba. Check out Wikipedia and you’ll see that I’m not the only one. I’m not making this up.

    Reviews:


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    Love my bag!

    by - verified purchaser |
    I had over the years bought countless leather bags and cases to carry my stuff to work. None lasted too long with the weight of all my 'stuff.' Zips broke, straps broke, you know the thing...

    Needed a new one but wondered which size to go for. After several patient replies to my emails I bought a medium satchel for my ipad and other work stuff.. The ipad 2 in its case fits great along with my camera a small dslr, kindle touch, stuff bag for the leads etc and even occasionally a steel water bottle. It is always comfortable, always secure and always cool looking. The outer pouches hold my trail mix and a small tin of emergency dark chocolate....

    Love my bag.

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    Medium Leather Satchel

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    This is my second purchase of Saddlebacks fine wares and wont be my last. This satchel has it all, functionality, excellent quality and without a doubt the finest looking leather satchel out there. This gear is meant to last a life time i couldn't be happier with my purchase many thanks saddleback..

    Happy customer from Sydney.

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    PART 2

    by - verified purchaser |
    Dear Friends......



    I received my Small Satchel today. Read the review below this one and I can tell you I was CORRECT.....It is Everything I said it was BEFORE I got it!!



    Eddie in INDY

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    Love my bag!

    by - verified purchaser |
    I had over the years bought countless leather bags and cases to carry my stuff to work. None lasted too long with the weight of all my 'stuff.' Zips broke, straps broke, you know the thing...

    Needed a new one but wondered which size to go for. After several patient replies to my emails I bought a medium satchel for my ipad and other work stuff.. The ipad 2 in its case fits great along with my camera a small dslr, kindle touch, stuff bag for the leads etc and even occasionally a steel water bottle. It is always comfortable, always secure and always cool looking. The outer pouches hold my trail mix and a small tin of emergency dark chocolate....

    Love my bag.

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    Medium Satchel (old model)

    by - verified purchaser |
    I would, and do highly recommend it. I have had several people stop me to ask about it, and where I got the satchel. I show it to them, and explain how it works great to hold all my stuff, looks professional, and it is wearing like iron. I tell them about your company, products, and how to find your web site. I wish you guys continued good business success, as you have a great products and ways of doing business.

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    Best bag ever

    by - verified purchaser |
    I got my satchel about 18 months ago, and at the time, sort of wished that I'd gotten the suede lining, as the pigskin was pretty stiff. After 18 months of use however (almost every day) it's starting to break in very nicely. It's still pretty firm, and I doubt it will ever be a 'floppy' bag, but the fact that it's taken 18 months to get to this stage should say everything it has to about how tough these bags are built.

    This bag takes my daily stuff, 11" macbook air, power cord for it, canon G11 digital camera, with space left over for other stuff. I occasionally throw a book in there, or a drink, with no hassle.

    I do sometimes wish that the smaller pocket part of the bag was a little wider, but that is literally my only criticism.

    My only real regret is that I don't really need any of the other bags, so I can't buy them. Well, I say can't...shouldn't...

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    Amazing

    by - verified purchaser |
    I bought a medium chocolate satchel last week.

    As most people here, I was terribly impressed.

    I do have a few things I think are worth noting:

    It is heavy duty without a doubt... But it is not nearly as heavy as I expected from others suggestions. I was pleasantly surprised.

    It is stiff, but again, not nearly to the extent I expected based upon comments. Another unexpected positive.

    The medium satchel is a bit smaller than expected. I contacted saddleback in advance to make sure my 11" MacBook Air would fit. It does, but it is a SQUEEZE. I have no intent to return, but may have opted for the large had I known. I'm a big dude.

    I've already ordered 3 more items!

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    Great bag for daily use!

    by - verified purchaser |
    Let me start by saying WOW!
    I ordered my bag on Tuesday and I had it in my hand by Friday! It was well packed and fast delivery!
    Upon opening the bag I was greeted with the wonderful smell of the leather. I ordered a Daves Deal and I cannot find a single flaw on my bag. The quality of this bag is far superior too any bag I have ever been associated with. I was carrying a small cloth backpack so this weighs a little more, but the style and looks are far superior. I loaded it down with the things I carry daily and already am in love with how all my stuff fits in the bag. Now I will just have to listen to all the jokes about my man purse because I dont think I will be leaving home without it! I will be back for more of Daves Deals!

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    Great Satchel

    by - verified purchaser |
    Among a number of items I recently purchased from SBL, the large satchel is exceptionally useful. It's extremely well made, and an appropriate size for a man like me - 6'2", over 200 lbs. I dress conservatively, but I like quality leather accessories that age well. Unquestionably a great purchase for travel, work, and shopping. As expected, the new leather is stiff and slightly heavy, but a little oil and conditioner begins the break in. I may also load the bag up with heavy books and carry it around with me for a few weeks. During the work day, I'll empty it, cover it with a towel and sit on it in my office chair. The warmth and pressure improve the breaking in. These bags are special. You can't lose if you can get your hands on one, or two, or three, or...

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    Great product, great company

    by - verified purchaser |
    I have purchased many Saddleback products over the last year, I have a desk pad, notepad holder, small wallet, large wallet, old bull belt, two medium pouches, straps and a small satchel. I had to return an item due to my error, and the Saddleback staff was extremely friendly and prompt. I love the quality of the leather and my only regret was ordering a small satchel, as I do find it just a bit small for my every day items, but I still use it everyday and highly recommend the products and the companies professional and friendly service. I will defintely be purchasing a larger bag in the near future. Thanks Saddleback!!

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    Just get it already.

    by - verified purchaser |
    Let this be the last review you read.

    You won't regret this bag.

    Go Utes.

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    Better with age

    by - verified purchaser |
    What can I say? I am addicted to Saddleback. I bought the medium briefcase first and carried this daily for over a year. I wanted a smaller option for daily carry and so I bought the large satchel. I may have bought the last old style satchel made since the round satchel was released shortly there after. I still am satisfied. The original large satchel carries my files on end, my ipad, 2 moleskine notebooks with SBL covers, a maxpedition pen case, and a textbook. Furthermore, I can also lay a water bottle across the top of everything under the flap. Weight has never been an issue for me. Finally, I have found that the satchel is breaking in more quickly that my briefcase.

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    Can't think of how it could be improved.

    by - verified purchaser |
    I ordered the round satchel in Dark Coffee Brown two months ago. I wanted to wait to write a review just so I could see how the bag aged. I can honestly say that the workmanship is first rate. The bag just looks better and better as it starts to wear, not that there is much wear at this point. Bottom line: I love it!

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    My favorite bag

    by - verified purchaser |
    I've got this bag in tobacco and it's the medium.It goes with me everywhere and is the perfect size for my everyday carries.It's softer than the other colors and looks great when it gets scuffed and scratched.I get compliments from my coworkers almost everyday (along with a few jokes about going on an adventure).But that's the beauty of the bag and it wreaks of greatness!This bag is here to stay!

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    Great Bags

    by - verified purchaser |
    Great quality and looks! I've got the large and the medium and I just ordered the small to carry around the daily crap that I need to function. (chargers, checkbook, business cards, pens, etc.) Rarely leave home without one.

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    Best Bag Ever!

    by - verified purchaser |
    This bag is the best for everyday use. I bought the large Classic Briefcase and I love it as well, but it was a little too much bag for an everyday bag. This round Satchel is perfect! It looks great the more you use it and people tell me all the time how awesome the bag looks. I can't stress enough how awesome this bag is. Will never need another bag ever again. Thanks Saddleback Team for an amazing work of art!

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    Gorgeous bag

    by - verified purchaser |
    What can I say about this beautiful bag? I use it everyday and I love it to pieces. I have the large old style satchel (not round) in Tobacco.

    I bought it to use as an everyday bag and debated long and hard about the size I should get. I'm 5'7" and chose the large as I wanted the option of space if I needed it. In all honesty, I don't fill the bag up, I have the large wallet and a kindle in a gadget case, keys, agenda, lip balm etc and I've lately included a bridge camera so there is room for all and more. The medium would more than suit me if I didn't add the camera.

    The leather is beautiful, I have the bag almost a year now and I've broken it in with a little rough handling, so it is soft, smooshy, pliable and gorgeous. It looks so good and the tobacco is so fantastic when it's used and abused, I'm delighted with it.

    As for the weight, the bag is 3lb empty minus the strap and if you are careful of the contents it is quite easy to carry. If it does get too heavy, converting to backpack mode is simple, easy and very comfortable. It makes a very neat backpack. I'm glad to see that in the newer round version, that the pigskin pocket on the inside is only 1 layer thick, so will lessen the weight and be more pliable quicker.

    Love using this bag :)

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    Here Here!

    by - verified purchaser |
    I just purchased my leather, but I'll make my review whatever, based to my previous purchases. Sorry.
    The small Satchel is just what I'm looking for, It fits all I need for my riding with bicycle, not to be too "bulgy" like the Classic Briefcase that I have. It fits my bluetooth headphones, iPhone and some stuff that I usually carry in my pockets. And my iPad will fit too with the leather iPad case if needed!.
    Can't wait! It will be like chrismas again to open the paggage and smell the leather!

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    The best bag I've ever owned!

    by - verified purchaser |
    After using the Large Round Satchel as my primary bag for the last two and a half months, I must say it's easily the best bag I've ever owned. I deliberately held off on reviewing it when I got my hands on it because I was hoping that the extra time of actually using it would provide a more balanced perspective. I'm afraid that's not the case. It's honestly really hard to find anything that I'd want to change about it, and I find myself using it more and more! Of course, it wouldn't hurt if it was a little more lightweight, but given that this is 100% full grain leather, it really is impressively light already.

    Originally choosing between Large and Medium, I'm glad I went with the large size. Even though it weighs a bit more than the medium size, the additional space makes it more versatile. The pigskin compartment fits my 13" MacBook Pro Retina absolutely perfectly, meaning there's no need for an extra laptop sleeve to protect it from scratches. When the laptop is in this compartment, there is still room to squeeze in a moleskine or two in front of the laptop as well since the laptop is a very slim model. However, my slim 13" Sony Vaio laptop from 2011 won't fit because it's 33 cm wide, making it about a centimeter too wide due to the stitching of the pigskin flap. A 13" MacBook Air probably fits snugly (that model is actually a bit wider than the 13" MacBook Pro Retina, believe it or not), but that's probably the absolute width limit. Of course, all of these laptops and probably most 14" laptops will fit just fine in the main compartment of the bag, but then you'd probably want to put it in a laptop sleeve to protect it against scratches. Think of the pigskin compartment as a built-in laptop sleeve that you get for free with the round satchel, provided your laptop isn't wider than 32 cm. As an added bonus, the pigskin flap can be pressed flat against the side if you want to maximize the space in the main compartment.

    Having briefly owned the Medium Thin Briefcase, which is similar in size and weight as the Large Round Satchel, I find the satchel to be a much more versatile design that fits more stuff in it while even being a tad more lightweight. The Thin Briefcase has two separated sections of equal depth, and this limits the thickness of the items it can carry. While that design is gorgeous and makes it perfect for books, binders, computers and other flat items, it just can't fit a relatively thick object like a tennis ball without starting to visibly bulge out. The satchel happily accepts much thicker objects, which makes it usable in more situations. While I found that the Thin Briefcase wasn't particularly useful for me as anything else than for carrying my items to/from the office, the Satchel invites me to use it in almost any situation. So far, I've used it as my computer/briefcase bag, my weekend bag (the pigskin compartment is thick enough to comfortably fit a Bose Soundlink speaker, btw), my going-to-the-beach bag, my gym bag, and so on. I've even used it for occasional grocery shopping -- mostly because I just love carrying it with me whenever I can. :)

    On the slightly negative side, about the only thing I can think of that I'm not particularly crazy about is the fact that the round hardware ring for the backpack-enabling configuration isn't seamlessly welded together, leaving a tiny little visible gap/crack that is usually hidden behind the leather loop that holds this ring in place. This would never be visible if it wasn't for the fact that the ring tends to rotate a little after a full day of use, meaning you will have to spin the ring back again to hide this ugly part again. Note that this is purely a cosmetic issue -- the ring is made out of solid brass and will no doubt support more than the weight of the bag fully loaded with heavy stuff. I just don't like the fact that they decided to skip on this perceived quality detail on their satchels. In contrast, they do weld it together perfectly on their classic and thin briefcases. Aside from this tiny little glitch, all other hardware is immaculate, and the leather is of course of absolute top quality.

    The leather quality is worth a mention of its own, but I've written so much about it in my other product reviews that I won't do it again this time. Suffice it to say that you won't be disappointed with it! My satchel had a clearly visible scar that ran across half the width of the outside flap. This was obvious the minute I examined the bag for the first time, but as the leather is starting to soften up, I'm starting to see more and more tiny scars in the texture of the leather. I love it! I can't wait to see how this beauty will look like a year from now.

    One thing I should mention is that Saddleback Leather seem to still experiment a little with their leather, as this Dark Coffee Brown leather is markedly different to the touch compared to my Gadget Bag in the same color. The actual color is the same, but the texture of the satchel feels different and looks more matte than the gadget bag, which is more shiny/glossy in comparison. I don't know if it's because of the way they treated the gadget bag (it was a Dave's Deal, so maybe it had been refurbished with some additional leather milk and oils), but I hope the satchel will begin to develop a similar, more shiny patina as it gets more used. I've treated it with Chamberlain's Milk #1 already, but so far it's not even close to the shiny look of the gadget bag. It still looks absolutely incredible, though.

    Overall, I highly recommend this bag. It's beautiful, versatile, and insanely cool. I've received more compliments about it than I could count after just two months of use. The only thing about Saddleback Leather that I completely disagree with is the notion that it will be the last bag you'll ever buy -- the reality is that once you buy one, you'll soon be back for more! I'm still deciding which bag I'll buy next, choosing between the Simple Backpack as my dedicated gym bag, a Small Round Satchel as my camera bag when the gadget bag isn't roomy enough, and a Medium Waterbag as my I-don't-know-what-I'll-use-this-for-but-it's-just-so-awesome bag. I'll probably end up buying all of them at some point. However, if I could only pick one single bag from Saddleback's entire range of products, the large round satchel would still be my choice because of its extreme versatility and simplicity. Buy it and you will not regret it!

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    My favorite bag

    by - verified purchaser |
    I've got this bag in tobacco and it's the medium.It goes with me everywhere and is the perfect size for my everyday carries.It's softer than the other colors and looks great when it gets scuffed and scratched.I get compliments from my coworkers almost everyday (along with a few jokes about going on an adventure).But that's the beauty of the bag and it wreaks of greatness!This bag is here to stay!

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    Gorgeous bag

    by - verified purchaser |
    What can I say about this beautiful bag? I use it everyday and I love it to pieces. I have the large old style satchel (not round) in Tobacco.

    I bought it to use as an everyday bag and debated long and hard about the size I should get. I'm 5'7" and chose the large as I wanted the option of space if I needed it. In all honesty, I don't fill the bag up, I have the large wallet and a kindle in a gadget case, keys, agenda, lip balm etc and I've lately included a bridge camera so there is room for all and more. The medium would more than suit me if I didn't add the camera.

    The leather is beautiful, I have the bag almost a year now and I've broken it in with a little rough handling, so it is soft, smooshy, pliable and gorgeous. It looks so good and the tobacco is so fantastic when it's used and abused, I'm delighted with it.

    As for the weight, the bag is 3lb empty minus the strap and if you are careful of the contents it is quite easy to carry. If it does get too heavy, converting to backpack mode is simple, easy and very comfortable. It makes a very neat backpack. I'm glad to see that in the newer round version, that the pigskin pocket on the inside is only 1 layer thick, so will lessen the weight and be more pliable quicker.

    Love using this bag :)

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    Love my Large Round Satchel!

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    I bought a DCB large Round Satchel to use as my camera bag. I thought about the Messenger Bag and the Duffel. The large Round Satchel is in-between in size, and seemed like the best choice. (Messenger is too narrow and the Duffel is too large.) At first, I was a little disappointed, as I was used to massive amounts of room in my other SBL bag (XL Briefcase). I learned how to pack it efficiently, though, and now love it.

    Here's what I pack in my bag when it's a camera bag:
    Canon 580 flash, 24-105 lens on Canon camera body, 70-200 lens, sleeve of AA batteries, flashlight, set of filters, extra SBL straps, memory card holder, flashlight batteries, Leatherman. I have my iPad in the back pocket. I have room for another large lens or a couple of smaller lenses on the inside if I want or a bottle of water. I have a SBL medium belt pouch on the shoulder strap to hold camera batteries. I also use SBL leather straps on the bottom to hold my tripod (tripod is behind the tree in the pic.)

    The bag will fit a Medium SBL Notepad, a couple of small books and a 17" Laptop, if you don't mind the laptop stressing the sides of the bag and not being completely covered on the sides.

    I'm very happy with the bag. The leather feels different than the XL Briefcase in DCB that I bought in March 2012, but the Satchel is beginning to break in after my 3 months of use. I have found that the leather is more supple as I treat it more with Leather Milk.

    I have found the pockets on the outside fo the bag less useful than the ones on my Briefcase. They are smaller, plus they compete with the inside pockets for space. The outside pockets on my XL Briefcase can hold a 12oz Coke. The pockets on my Satchel are shorter and the pocket won't come close to fitting a 12oz Coke. When I have the bag full, my iPhone 5 in it's Otterbox will fit in the outer pocket snugly.

    The large Round Satchel is easy to carry all day long without a problem (I'm 5-10, 195). It looks great! I have gotten compliments, but not as many as with my Briefcase. But, that's not why I carry the bag. :) It looks awesome and secures my gear well.

    This has been really great as a camera bag and as a small briefcase when I don't need the size of my XL DCB Classic Briefcase. I highly recommend giving this bag a try. It is standard SBL quality (built like a tank while being stylish and useful) that I expect to use for years to come.

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    Awesome Daily Companion

    by - verified purchaser |
    I never leave the house without my campanion. Like all good friends and companions , it gets better with time. If you take of it ...it will take care of you. Even a trip to the mall without it can leave you feeling lonely. The more you care for it, the better it looks.............it's gowing older with me. I like that!

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    Oh WoW Where do I start....?

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    I saw my first Saddleback bag online nearly two years ago... I craved it. I tried to make do without one. It didn't work. Being in the UK, I thought it would be silly to buy from so far away etc.

    I bought another bag - its lovely, great quality, only it was a mistake, it is way, way too big and too heavy. So I needed to think again.

    So I thought, and thought, and looked and looked. But each time, I kept coming back to Saddleback.
    I have emailed them, on numerous occasions and they have been nothing but patient and helpful... they have answered my questions, soothed my anxieties and when I decided enough was enough, that a Saddleback bag was the only way for me to go they helped me to place my order when far, far away in a different time zone, I could not get my order to go through.

    Order made, I was able to watch my bag's through every stage of its journey (via daily email updates from UPS). I knew exactly where it was, and in fact this allowed me to get it 5 days sooner that I would have, as, by making two calls after seeing an update that customer was being advised of customs duty charge, I was able to find out which carrier in the UK had my bag and was able to call them and pay the customs charge before I'd even got the letter with the bill! The bag and bill arrived at the same time!!!

    When it came, what a delight. It was beautifully packaged, nestled in an ample box, with lots of brown paper protecting it.

    What did I get? Well, after a lot of deliberation, I chose the Medium Satchel in Carbon. The size was the big deliberation, and thought I think I would have preferred more room (a girl can always fill a bag no matter its size) if I'd have got the large, the Saddleback care team were right, a larger one would probably have been too darned heavy for me. As an everyday bag this is the right size and it is simply divine. I feel good wearing it. I feel special and loved. Sounds daft, I know, but it's true.

    It looks stunning and feels incredible. You can feel the quality in every single grain and stitch and buckle. I am bowled over and wish I had done this sooner. Can you tell that I'm deeeeeeeelighted.

    Thank you for such a beautiful piece, for your kind patience and service and your warm welcome.

    Regret nothing, don't do what I did and waste time. Unite yourself with your Saddleback bag and begin your life together.

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    Wife loves it

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    Bought a classics briefcase for myself sometime back and The Wife was wondering why I bothered with those old style buckles and the heavy leather. I told her it has become my favourite bag. After using several modern polyester bags, I told her to check out this site. I told her she could use the satchel as a handbag. She started noticing the bags of other luxury brands and realised there really isn't much leather in them. She really is happy with this now and agrees there is more leather in the handle of her bag than all of any of the luxury brand bags.

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