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$308.00 to $408.00

  • Dark Coffee Brown now shipping with lighter colored pigskin lining
  • Perfect in-between size for all of your needs
  • Makes a day bag for exploring a city or small briefcase when you don't need to carry it all
  • 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, or for carrying your gear to the range
  • 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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    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.


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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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    Still going strong 9 months later

    by - verified purchaser |
    9 months later my Medium satchel in tobacco still looks great. I carry it everywhere, and it really is true about the compliments - someone mentions that bag at least once a month. The new tobacco is significantly darker than pictures. However, I think it has broken in very well.

    The size is just right for what I need. I can fit my 13.3 inch Toshiba Chromebook 2 in the main compartment comfortably. I keep it, a moleskine, and a bag to hold charging cables with additional room for small purchases.

    My only complaint is not having a small compartment with a closable flap.I have a small pocket knife. However, It does not stay very well in the pen or cell phone pockets, and I don't like leaving it loose in the bottom of my bag.

    I have worn it as backpack several times, however, I can't recommend it for extended use. However, short 30 minute stretches are fine.

    Overall, I am very happy with the purchase and would recommend it to anyone who needs a everyday carry bag.

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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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    The best is now better...

    by - verified purchaser |
    I already owned the Large Round Satchel in black and loved it. Then I read about the new leather in Carbon Black and had to have it... trouble is, I couldn't wait the 100 years for my bag to wear out. I was lucky enough to be able to hand the bag down to one of my sons and rationalize getting the new one.

    Size is perfect... big enough for everything without being too big. The color and markings make this bag a collectors item for my family to enjoy for generations...

    Because SBL products never wear out and they have TRUE World Class Customer Service... I probably should just admit to myself that I have started to build a collection! Bob Cleveland

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    by - verified purchaser |
    Got this bag about a year ago..or less. I got the small at the time. At times I wish I would've gotten the medium though. But let me tell you, the older it got, the more comments and questions I got. At first, it does honestly feel very stiff. And nobody really takes notice of your new bag.

    But like I said, after wearing it everyday and at times dragging it through dirt, grass and on the cement, I have to say it really does look better day after day after day. It develops that nice patina you get from the sweat on your hands, the rain, the wind. Now it feels soft on other parts and I look forward to how it will look in another 10 years.

    It's a tough bag: it's held my SBL wallet, my phone/s, my ipod, my pens, yes all 50 something of them, my pencil case, hand sanitizer, car spray, a subway sandwich with chips, a water bottle, my travelling case and several keys. Yes people, it fits a 6" subway sandwich. And no matter how you pull it, it won't break. Trust me, I've tried.

    I do wish the side pockets were a little bigger and the inside pocket also but it holds what I need well. One other thing, make sure you close it, if you don't EVERYTHING will spill out so make sure the buckle is on. The D rings come in handy especially if you have some carabiners to hold other things i.e ropes, a tripod, water bottle, another carabiner.

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    Large satchel is close to perfect

    by - verified purchaser |
    Round satchel (large, dark coffee brown). My satchel arrived yesterday and it's as close to perfect as I can imagine - my wife has already started hinting about needing a new bag ... I need a bag that comfortably holds an A4 folder, which is why I'd held off on ordering the older design. But the new design is about an inch wider and the bag fits everything perfectly. My test pack was: iPad in the indside back pocket, A4 binder, 400ml water bottle, pencil case, Rhodia webnotebook, Clairefontaine 1/2 Zap Book, lunchbox (180x180x60mm). In the inside pockets: pocket knife, chap stick, pencil sharpener, pen, Doane utility notebook, keys; collapsible headphones (Sennheiser PX 100). In the outside pockets: collapsing umbrella; A7 Rhodia notebook, pen, phone (Lumia 800). (Yes I carry a lot of notebooks!) The bag is also quite light - I haven't weighed it but it doesn't feel like it weighs much more than the nylon laptop bag it's replacing; certainly not a concern. Overall I couldn't be happier - can't wait to head off to work with it slung over my shoulder. Thanks Dave! PS Oh yes, needless to say it's absolutely gorgeous - strong sturdy leather, even stitching, no loose threads, all rivets aligned etc ... I'm quite sure it'll outlast me. PPS I'm going with five stars because I can only evaluate it on quality, appearance and capacity right now and for me it scores top marks in all those categories. But from reading lots of other reviews on Saddleback bags I'm confident it'll weather beautifully and last forever (or at least for 100 years).

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    Don't be off by the weight ladies!

    by - verified purchaser |
    I wanted to leave a review that dealt with the 'weight issues' this bag has. There are none.

    I was worried about the weight so I put extra weights in my old satchel and carried it around to see how I would cope. The old satchel strap dug into my shoulders and if I had not fallen in love with the saddleback satchel I might have been put off buying it based on my poorly conceived experiment.

    I am so glad I bought the satchel.

    When it arrived I was pleased to find it was actually more comfortable than my old lighter leather bag. The shoulder pads the satchel comes with (it comes with two) more than make up for the extra bag weight.

    If you're a woman, and you're worried about the satchel weight, relax, it's very comfortable. You won't regret it.

    (Also as an aside the iPhone 5 fits neatly in the outside pockets so you can listen to your music as you walk or ride to work)

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    Why? How?

    by - verified purchaser |
    Why do I keep coming back to Dave's Deals every day scanning for my next purchase?!?!

    I just received my 10% discount level Large Satchel(classic model) in DCB and have yet to see why it was marked down. Couldn't be more thrilled with my latest acquisition.

    Keep up the great work guys!

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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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    Excellent bag; not that heavy

    by - verified purchaser |
    I absolutely adore this bag. The craftsmanship is amazing and it's definitely built to last, which is exactly what drew me to Saddleback Leather in the first place. I am having the best time breaking this bag in. It's already got tons of scratches and some of the straps are starting to get soft. I'm rough on my bags and it's just a joy to beat this bag up without feeling guilty about it.

    I bought the large satchel in chestnut. The color is beautiful and it's a really good size for people who carry a lot of stuff or a laptop. I carry a lot of stuff but I've avoided overloading it so far. I am also planning to take this bag with me when I travel, which is why I opted for the large despite the fact that I'm not very tall or big or strong.

    For any women who are interested in getting this bag in large, don't let the size and weight put you off. I'm 5'3 and 138 pounds; short and curvy. When I carry this bag on my shoulder for too long, it will start to feel too heavy and I'll have to put the bag down periodically. But when I convert it into a backpack, I barely feel the weight at all.

    Overall, I am very satisfied with this bag and I really can't wait to buy another Saddleback bag.

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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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    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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    Leather Perfection

    by - verified purchaser |
    After discovering the Saddleback website the other evening and thoroughly reviewing products and videos for several hours (where does the time go?!), I followed up my pouch purchase (using it to hold cigars and related paraphernalia) by ordering the large round satchel in chestnut. It arrived earlier this week and it is awesome. I anticipate using it for my carry-on when traveling. Will be perfect for carrying iPad, magazines and books, among other things. Unmatched workmanship! I love Saddleback!

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    Yes... it's a man satchel!

    by - verified purchaser |
    Had the large satchel in dark coffee now for 8 months, and it's just as nice as the day I got it. I use it everyday, but it still needs to be broken in more. I always get complements on it and it fits everything I need to get me through the day. My only complaint is I wish there more pockets on the inside, perhaps on the front. Other then that, great satchel and I can wait to pass it down to my kids... a long time from now.

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    Breaking in my large satchel

    by - verified purchaser |
    Just got back from Costa Rica with the large satchel. Did some breaking in carrying it around exploring the country, observing birds, monkeys, iguanas etc. I carried a camera, lenses, binoculars, water bottle all day. Also works as a great carry on, fits perfectly under the airplane seat upright. The bag actually softens and molds to your body the more you carry it. Already looking great barely broken in.


    T Chen, Canada

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    Medium Round Chestnut I can fit everything!!

    by - verified purchaser |
    The Medium Round Chestnut Satchel is everything you need! I can fit my MacBook Air 13in laptop a external DVD/CD drive, Pens/Pencils, laptop charger, iPhone/iPod charger, leather journal, a book, extra field notes, checkbox, USB cables, sunglasses, water bottle, iPad, and etc. it fits so much and I love it! I wear it in backpack mode all the time. Chestnut is the best it's just got that gentlemen look too it! It really is a amazing bag. It will be left to my first born child when I die. I loved that bag also came with quite a bit of scaring on it, it really gives it it's own character. I'm one satisfied customer! :) I will always now by my bags, wallets, and etc. from here.

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    A wonderful bag

    by - verified purchaser |

    I bought the large satchel in tobacco and I'm extremely impressed with the quality, durability and finish. It is, quite simply, a wonderful bag.

    I have to carry a bunch of things - laptop, iPad, notebooks - around for work every day. And I was going through a new bag every couple of years. Straps were breaking, lining was ripping, handles were falling off. Basically I was spending €150 every two/three years on a new bag from a high street retailer. The finish always faded on these bags and they didn't age well. And that was before bits started falling off.

    So I was in the market for a heavy duty and serious bag that looked good but was low maintenance and I wouldn't have to worry too much about. I was happy to pay that little bit extra for something I knew would last.

    That's when I discovered Saddleback.

    After a bit of research on the site, and a good bit of communication with the guys online, I decided on the large satchel. And it hasn't disappointed. In fact, it has exceeded my expectations. It is a beautiful bag.

    Sure, it'll take a while to break in the leather but that's half the fun.

    The bag is spacious and can handle an average sized laptop quite easily as well as all of the associated wires and chargers. There is also plenty of room at the back for an iPad or tablet. Every day, I throw in a couple of very chunky notebooks, a Moleskin diary and a fat novel and I still got plenty of room for my lunch and a waterbottle.

    The design and layout of the bag is simple but wonderfully effective.

    Refined quality.

    A word about the staff - they are superb. I asked a lot of questions - some of them rather foolish, I'd wager - but Saddleback's folks were quick to respond, incredibly helpful and extremely knowledgeable about their products.

    There was no hard sell, and no nonsense. I got the feeling that they genuinely care about the product they are selling. This is a huge bonus and very refreshing. But it just backs up the quality of the goods.

    Drawbacks? None of any note. Yeah, of course, you'll have to work on the leather's stiffness for a couple of days (opening and closing can be a tiny bit difficult in the first few days but it's not even a quibble.) As I say, this is something that comes with the territory.

    Also, I had to pay €80 duty on the sucker (which was a bit of a pain) but that is hardly Saddleback's fault.

    I don't expect to ever need another day bag again.

    But I'll be back to get more bits and pieces over the years.


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    by - verified purchaser |
    I bought this bag in a tobacco medium about 9 months ago as a graduation present for myself. I absolutely love it. It's extremely sturdy and has a good amount of space in it. The medium is perfect for me because I can fit a ton in there and still not have it look too bulky. People compliment me on it all the time about how good it looks. Definitely the best bag I have ever owned.

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    GORGEOUS bag! Functional, excellent craftsmanship

    by - verified purchaser |
    Absolutely love this bag! I got the dark coffee brown in medium. It being my first purchase from Saddleback, I was initially anxious/curious about the quality and aesthetics, given the price. However, I was stunned and impressed by how beautiful - and exceptionally well-made - this bag is!


    This bag is built to last - you will not need to use their warranty. Leather & lining are thick & strong (if a bit stiff). Rivets & stitching are excellent; very strong. I took it out during a downpour and everything inside stayed dry; the leather remained beautiful and appears to be unaffected by water (at least, fresh water).


    Perfect for work! I am 5'1 with a petite frame - the medium is not too big, not too small. Organizational design is perfect: not overly-compartmentalized, but enough to stay organized & keep contents in easy reach. Removable strap, key clasp, extra D-rings on the bottom are great added features. I particularly love the front buckle being adjustable to accommodate different degrees of fullness of the bag. I also really like that you can adjust the thinness of the silhouette of the bag by attaching the hook of the strap to one or more of the D-rings on the top.


    It honestly speaks for itself. The elegance of this bag is really breathtaking! I continue to receive numerous compliments on it. Design is clean, classic & simple; really makes it wonderful to look at. Simply a timeless bag.

    There are only (very) minor drawbacks that I can speak. The bag is relatively heavy due to the thickness of the leather & lining. As mentioned above, the thickness of the leather & lining allows the bag to keep its shape, but it will take years of use before it softens up. Honestly, these are such minor cons that you'll forget about them right away. You'll be using it for years anyway and will get used to the weight, so these drawbacks will eventually - if not immediately - disappear!

    Best investment into something I use everyday. Best bag I have ever owned!

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