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$308.00 to $408.00



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  • 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, Macbook Air 11"
    • 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 13"
    • Exterior: 14” W x 11” H x 5” D
    • Interior: 13 ¾” W x 10 ¾” H x 4 ¾” D
    • 5 pounds
     














    As promised and more.

    by - verified purchaser |
    After buying a number of smaller items from Dave, I thought it was time to make a bigger purchase, and I started with this satchel in a small size (in tobacco; it's such a great color and just gets better looking as it breaks in and ages). It's been fantastic from the moment it arrived.

    For me this size has been perfect for holding a bit of kit for hikes or a day out (tablet with charging brick, wallet, keys, sunglasses, and foldable hat with room to spare). Great minimalist's carryon as well, fits under a seat with no fuss.

    The strap is plenty long enough for a tall fellow (I'm 6'5") to wear crossbody with no issue. The side pockets are too small for a water bottle, but are perfect for your sunglasses case or rolled up magazine. Like all of Dave's stuff, it is built like a tank and is heavier than most gear of a like size.

    Think I will be looking at getting a Dry Bag next for weekending.

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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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    Now I want another one................

    by - verified purchaser |
    Classic QUALITY rarely seen. After receiving it understand the 100 year warranty. Custom look and design is not often seen in today's market and while the price may seem high, you get what you pay for....this is a Rolex in a Timex world. Mine is the small but will soon order a medium for a little more room and different color maybe. Cannot wait until it is broken in and develops its own character. Would like more outside pockets but will get my packing organized better.

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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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    Now I have a complete set

    by - verified purchaser |
    I just received the medium satchel and very happy with the new lining. It will serve as my EDC. For those who are wondering wether MBA 13 will fit or not, I can confirm it will fit (without the sleeve). Check out my review in youtube for MBA 13 in medium satchel.



    Very happy with the product and very happy with the service.

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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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    Perfect satchel

    by - verified purchaser |
    This is my 7th Saddleback product, and I am more impressed with every purchase. There is nothing like Saddleback on the market - the quality of the leather, craftsmanship and design are absolutely top notch. I bought a large satchel (tobacco) as a "Dave's Deal" (15% off), but I cannot find any flaws at all - it looks perfect. I will use this satchel daily, and I have no doubt my children will inherit it someday (hopefully many years from now). The shipping was extremely fast, and as always the customer service was first-rate. I am a loyal Saddleback customer. Dave has created am amazing company - authentic, artisan-quality products for a perfectly reasonable price.

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    I've had this bag for 5 years...

    by - verified purchaser |
    ...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.

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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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    Deeply Impressed

    by - verified purchaser |
    I travel fairly frequently - 5 or 6 times a year - and like a bag I can carry all my bits and bobs in, sturdy and well made but not huge and the large satchel fits the bill perfectly.



    If I had one criticism it would be that the the mac book air sleeve is a tight fit, an extra 1/4" in the width would make this a 5 star bag.

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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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    Like it a lot

    by - verified purchaser |
    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.

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    Every day, all day

    by - verified purchaser |
    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.

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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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    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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    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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    THE BAG

    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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    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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    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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    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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    Classic leather satchel in three sizes, good as a handbag, day pack, or iPad / tablet bag.

    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.