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  • 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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    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.

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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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    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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    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 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's gowing older with me. I like that!

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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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    Problem Solved

    by - verified purchaser |
    Good shopping is a form of problem solving. First, you determine what you want – what the product must do to satisfy your requirements. You determine your own situation, your own constraints – how much you are willing to spend. And then, once this is said and done, you search for a product that best meets those criteria.

    I had three requirements for my bag. The first was cost; while I was willing to go into the $400 range, I didn’t want to commit any more than that for a product I was unsure about. The second was durability, that it not fall apart and – just as important – not contribute to the falling apart of anything inside. The third, though, was the tricky one: that it fit my entire work kit, which is considerable.

    The large Leather Satchel fits all three. It’s a beautiful bag; the carbon just fits my style. It fits all of the equipment I need for my work. And I know that this bag, unlike previous bags, isn’t likely to start falling apart or eat my pens within its lining.

    Problem solved. Thanks!

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    Deeply Smitten

    by - verified purchaser |
    I adore my bag. I have the large carbon. It's ability to be a backpack is extremely useful for me now, since I am in school. It can handle all my papers, plus large enough to hold, and keep safe, renderings for my design classes. I look forward to taking this into my professional life as it just keeps getting better and better the more I use it. Also, Thank you for making this color!

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    work of art

    by - verified purchaser |
    I've been using the medium satchel for a couple of days now, it's gorgeous, also fits (just) my macbook air, and the quality of the finish is fantastic. This is destined to be my everyday bag for years to come.

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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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    MY REVIEW Before it arrives

    by - verified purchaser |
    Dear friends,

    I ordered a DCB small Satchel this morning from Dave's Deals. As of this writing, it is not here. But I already know what to expect. AWESOME.

    1. I got lucky today because shipping is free

    2. No taxes paid on this shipment

    3. I own 14 (now 15) SBL products and they are all the same in superior quality and prompt delivery

    4. the customer service is second to none

    5. I will love my bag as soon as I get it.

    6. It will smell awesome

    And yes, you read that correctly, I have not received it yet and already know I will love it

    Eddie Guanajuato


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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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    Awesome Bag

    by - verified purchaser |
    Received my bag yesterday and I have to say this is definitely the daily bag I've been looking for and finally found. I'm glad I choose the large instead of the medium, It fits all of my daily junk and doubles as my camera bag being able to fits my Ape Case QB39 DSLR storage cube and tripod. Already have started to received many compliments on the bag and can't wait until it's fully broken in and builds a beautiful patina.

    The only reason I don't give this bag 5 stars is due to the color. I was use to how light tobacco brown was and the new tobacco color is much darker, its pretty close to DKB. Still love the color but going to miss TB.

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    It is my Smile Bag !!!

    by - verified purchaser |
    I have finally got my Satchel, i got it in a tobacco brown,that was my first choice and later I got hugely confused as the color in the pictures don't do justice . I read each review on the satchel and watched umpteen number of you tube videos ! this was done to define the size that would work for me. I am 5 feet 1.

    This is a great bag, the quality is impeccable, it gives you a good feeling there is so much Love in this product it comes right through . The smell of the leather is awesome. the feel of the bag is beautiful , I cannot make any suggestions accept Dave and Suzette please make shoes !!! too.

    I have also bought a couple of other things from saddleback to go with the satchel !

    Ladies this is not a heavy bag ! for an everyday use it is brilliant ! but you can't use it as a pouch / cross body sling just to run basic errands it is a little big for that.

    Keep up the great work ! A big God bless to Dave, Suzette, your team and your families !

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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 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's gowing older with me. I like that!

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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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    Best bag in the world. And I travel a lot so I know what I'm talking about.

    by - verified purchaser |
    I have a medium satchel and it's probably the greatest thing that's ever happened to me as far as bags are concerned. I can't leave the house without my iPad and not only does the device fit perfectly, but it is protected well by the heavy leather.
    I am a photographer and it's hauled various heavy pieces of camera equipment in a pinch. I also have carried jars of tomato sauce, books (including textbooks), various food items, a small dog, groceries, clothing and numerous other items.
    This thing has major wow-factor too. I can't even begin to list how many compliments I've gotten on it. It is a fabulous travel bag and, in addition to my camera bag, it's all I need when we go on a trip.
    Between this and my Vintage Shoe Company wingtips, I am sporting fantastic assortment of American made goods that I'll most likely never have to replace.
    I do everything I can to support American businesses and I'm glad you guys are around. Thanks for turning out such an excellent product.
    A huge fan,
    Melody McFarland
    Lancaster PA

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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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    it's not too large

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    I waited a long time to get the large satchel. I have a six year old backpack I really love that is my beach bag/diaper bag. For work though, I needed something that isn't a backpack and that could hold a full letter sized notepad and folders. The large satchel seems to be the smallest bag that could fit those things. But I kept reading reviews about how bulky and heavy the large satchel is. How a smaller person should get a smaller bag. The thing is, people don't give me reduced sized documents just because I'm under five feet tall. So I finally decided to just order it and send it back if it was too big and bulky. At least I would know. I'm NOT sending it back. It's perfect!

    I was also concerned about the lack of pockets. So I splurged and got a pouch as well. It turns out the interior pockets are just the right size for a charger on one side and pens on the other. But I'm glad I got the pouch. I put my wallet, reading glasses, and other things in there, and I have a nice little purse when I don't need my work stuff. I thought I could attach the pouch to the outside of the satchel, but I can’t. I mean technically, I could, but I can’t bring myself to cover the satchel up like that. It's too awesome. There's plenty of room inside though so I don't have to go there.

    I do have to mention the one thing I was disappointed about. I didn't get a key fob like when I got my backpack. Oh, and I wish the outside pockets were just a little bigger. They can almost hold a water bottle when something is in the inside pocket.

    Bottom line: if you're a petite person who needs to carry full sized stuff, don't be afraid of this bag!

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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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    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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    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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