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!
$308.00 to $408.00SKU: #01-20-0004
- Dark Coffee Brown now shipping with lighter colored pigskin lining
- Covered by our 100 year warranty
- Perfect in-between size for all of your needs
- Makes a day bag for exploring a city or as a small briefcase when you don't need to carry it all
- Converts to a backpack
- Made of just two main pieces of leather to minimize seams and weak points
- Rounded edges and seams allow for maximum interior space
- Exterior pockets - 2 on sides 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.
- Made of tough, full-grain leather, which takes hits well and looks even better with age
- Lined with strong, supportive pigskin
- Stitched with marine-grade thread, and reinforced with copper rivets
- 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
We use natural Markings Equal Inclusion of Exceptional Imperfection Ornamentation
"... 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.
So, I was overlooking Loch Ness real early one crisp March morning with nary a cloud nearby,
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.
I just purchased the small satchel in DCB. This is the first bag I have bought from Saddleback in quite a while. I was afraid the quality would not be up to par anymore. I have to say that I was wrong. The stitching is perfect, the lining is soft and beautiful, the contrast of the DCB and the light lining is gorgeous, the size is perfect for an EDC and the bag smells great! I am very pleased with my purchase.
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.
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!
I've owned the satchel for a couple months now and can honestly say this bag will get you noticed. I've received numerous compliments on this bag. The bag itself is made of very nice leather and the workmanship is hands down on point. The bag is indeed heavy, but it is a bag of substance as is the person that carries it. If you're going from your car to office and vice versa, no big deal. However, if you use it through out the day, be prepared for a workout, especially if you carry around a laptop, notepad, etc. . That being said, it's still a great bag and i look forward to breaking it in for the remainder of my career. My only two main issues are the following:
1) I don't see myself ever using it as a backpack so all the d-rings are overkill. I wish this was an add on option for those who want it. It looks like a bag with too many piercings. Some folks may be attracted to it, but others may be scared off.
2) I'm average height, (5'8") and with the should strap adjusted for me, there's a little too much extra strap material that has no place to reside. I'm able to fold it a little and tuck it through the d-ring that connects to the clasp, but i wish there was a better way to adjust the strap so there's no excess strap at all.
Aside from these two issues, i think you can't go wrong with this bag. I look forward to my next SBL purchase, the Side Pocket Duffel. Forget about them fighting over it when you're dead. I plan on being buried with my SBL!
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.
...and I still love it. It really is as tough as everyone says. I had one problem develop with the clasp on the strap 4 years in, but they sent a new strap out to me immediately. The customer service is wonderful.
My only tiny regret is that my small bag doesn't fit my iPad, but iPads hadn't been invented yet when I bought it, so how was I to know :) You can put an iPad in length wise and fold the top flap over it, and still get the from strap though the buckle. It's not brilliant, makes the bag look a funny shape, but it is possible to stow your iPad in it if you really need to (for example if you need to check your bag somewhere or just need your hands free for something). I wouldn't carry it around town that way though.
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.
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
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
I own this in the Medium Carbon Black. I LOVE this bag.
It fits my SBL wallet perfectly, and also fits an iPad in the back pocket, a cosmetics case, and my sunglasses with some room to spare. I love the wide, padded shoulder pads and shoulder strap, as this mitigates the weight of the bag on the shoulder. On the outside, I fit my car keys into one pocket, my SBL Wallet Sleeve in the other (which has my train and work pass), and in the back pocket, my iPhone fits snugly in its gadget sleeve. Everything about it is perfect, and I think it may be the last handbag I own. I don't think I will be able to see leather in the same way ever again.
SBL was wrong though. While it may be the last bag you ever own, you will find yourself buying other SBL items to GO in your new 'last' bag, as I just did, and then you will find yourself wanting said same 'last' bag in other sizes.
Yeah. So, I now want one in the Small size, but alas, the Carbon Black color is no longer available, and I just do not like that dusty color of the new Carbon color. To the SBL family, please please pretty please consider bringing the Carbon black color back (even in a limited run) - I would be forever grateful, then I can own my last bag ever, in 2 awesome sizes!!
I have a chestnut medium round satchel I bought for work. The bag passed my 4 criteria - 1) Didn't want it to look too masculine, 2) Bag had to look size proportionate to my 5' petite frame, 3) Needed to fit my 13" laptop, 4) Needed to be high quality and last forever (I hate shopping).
The medium satchel is PERFECT....and folks, a 13" laptop does fit in the medium. It needs to be stretched and it will bulge the sides a bit but it's hardly noticeable. I'm glad I didn't get the large. Laptops, tablets - all these devices are all getting smaller. In the future, I think a medium will continue to be the best for carrying to and from work. I also bought a black, small round satchel to use as a purse. It doesn't work as well for me as it feels too bulky compared to what I carried around before. Might just take more time to get accustomed to. Again, I hate to shop so really need this to last forever......
I agree with the other reviewers in that I wish the inside back pocket were wider. A front pocket or 2 small front pockets would also be a welcome.....just for a bit more organization.
I hope to write a follow up review in 50 years :) Purchased the small satchel in black and it looks slick. Definitely over-engineered and goes great with my style. I could easily strap this on my motorcycle and it would fit right in. The finish on this leather is hardy and will likely take a heck of a lot longer to get a worn in and aged look about it. My only regret is going with the small. I carry my keys, two phones, a small sketchbook, pens/pencil, two inhalers, wallet, and glasses in a hard case. It all fits, but anything more would just be a jumble in there. I'd like to get a case for my mini and have it in there, too, but I'm sure with all of that it would be a tight fit.
When I first received my medium satchel I have to admit, I was a little dissappointed because I didn't pay enough attention to the size. At the time I was carrying a laptop that just wouldn't fit. It sat hanging on the back of a door for a year until my wife said, "That was a waste huh?" I pulled it off the door gave it a second look. I have since adopted an ipad & it fits! I purchased a boat to be closer to the office & I spend a couple of nights a week aboard. I have since discovered I can get two changes of clothes, my shaving kit, ipad, and the rest of my cords & chargers into my satchel quite comfortably & arrive to the office or boardroom in style.
I will be adding a backpack very soon for international travel so, I will be seeing you soon...
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
I have used a great number of Saddleback Leather's products over these past few years. Every piece has its purpose, and I cherish them like good friends.
As a wheelchair user, my daily go-to SBL companion is the small chestnut, first-generation satchel. It has traveled hundreds of thousands of miles with me, and it has never failed me.
Despite the miles, it looks even better than when it was new. It actually still gets compliments. Intelligent people recognize and favor quality over pretentious labels.
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.
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 !
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!
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.
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,
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.
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...
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!
I am a brand new owner of the medium Round Satchel. I got this to house my Surface Pro. The Pro is longer and thicker than an iPad (it's basically the equivalent of a MacBook Air in tablet form) so it's a bit of a squeeze to fit it into the inside back pocket of the medium satchel. A couple days spent stretching it out however and it now fits quite nicely. It's kind of nice that you need to work with the bag to suit your needs and your life- I like that the product is designed to do that.
I've long been a fan of Tom Bihn bags for my gear and while I still believe those are great bags, this bag from Saddleback is in another class and imparts a different feeling altogether. I think I will find it hard to go back to nylon.
People talk a lot about the look, feel and smell of leather. But I have to say one of the joys of this bag is the SOUND of the leather. The thickness and quality of the leather produce a sound I haven't heard since working with (duh) horse saddles on my grandfather's farm.
Anyway- highly recommended if you are ok with getting hands on with your bag.