I previously owned the classic X-Large brief case which I traded for the large satchel (don't worry he made up the difference in cash). I love this bag. It is ideal if you travel light. I use it for work so basically its my 13 in Macbook air, a moleskin journal, a small bible (I'm a pastor), and various cables etc.. i am please with the amount of space I actually have with this bag...its perfect for the daily commute. As fifty draws nigh..a light weight bag is preferred...this fits the bill. Its pretty simple so if you want some extra's I would go with the classic or the front pocket.
$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, 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
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,
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.
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!
I have been looking at the satchels to add to my classic brief and I wasn't sure whether to order small or medium. I don't carry a purse but I decided I could do a satchel as they are so good looking and functional. I ordered on Christmas Day and the mediums were sold out so I decided rather than wait to try a small size. I am so very happy with the small...it is absolutely perfect for me! It will work to throw on my shoulder to run errands etc and there's plenty of room, I can fit my iPad in it no problem. It's worth every penny and the smell is intoxicating. Love Love Love it! Now looking for the next piece to add to my collection!
The iPad Pro does fit into the satchel. It will NOT fit in the interior sleeve which fits most other devices. The iPad Pro will fit snugly between the interior pockets and the back. And by snug, I mean it is very close. The new keyboard cover does not impeded the fit at all because it does not add to the length of the iPad. But if you have a case on your iPad Pro that extends the length, then you might run into trouble. My guess is that you'd have to insert it at a diagonal which is not the best solution. The height of the satchel matches the width of the iPad almost perfectly. You have some wiggle room there if you're getting a case. Because the iPad Pro is not going into that interior sleeve, then any kind of junk you have in the bottom of the bag will cause the iPad to elevate which may make it a bit more vulnerable. My suggestion to Saddleback would be to dispense with the inner sleeve and simply have a separator for where devices would go and the rest of the satchel. However, the bag is perfect for me as is. No bigger than it needs to be and provides great protection.
I bought this Satchel along with the SBL Long Tri-fold wallet as I needed a new carry on bag and wallet for when I travel for work. Its absolutely perfect for carrying my necessities, The inside pocket easily Fits my IPad Mini 4 which an Otterbox Defender case on it. I love the key strap on the inside great for holding my keys. I'm so digging the depth of the bag is awesome, and I love the extra D rings on the side. I wish SBL sold straps separately for lashing cause I know this wont be my last SBL purchase, as I'm going in for the Travel case, Pouch, Utility duffel, Squared Backpack, and Beast duffel bag. I'd love to see how I can lash them together. All in all I'm happy for this purchase and I'm coming back for more.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Good shopping is a form of problem solving. First, you determine what you want â what the product must do to satisfy your requirements. You determine your own situation, your own constraints â 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 didnât want to commit any more than that for a product I was unsure about. The second was durability, that it not fall apart and â just as important â 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. Itâs 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, isnât likely to start falling apart or eat my pens within its lining.
Problem solved. Thanks!
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.
...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 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!
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.
These are of course, just my opinion. This is the medium from Dave's Deals. The only possible 10% off flaw I can see is one of the seams on the bag is not evenly sewed and the pigskin is bulging out ever so slightly.
- inside pocket is not evenly shaped and a hair oversized - if not in use, it can't lay flat because it's just a piece of flabby pigskin that doesn't quite fit the area it is sewn onto
- side pockets are slightly similar but are closer to the size I think the frame of the bag requires. They are pretty tight, but I expect that they will stretch out over time as good leather should
- front strap is longer than necessary and hangs off - not a huge deal but looks out off place (I just tuck the end under for neatness sake)
- Not too heavy (I am 5'3 and petite and it is not heavier than my previous workcase and much better balanced thanks to the wide shoulder strap)
- Surprisingly roomy. I can fit my ipad in it's twelvesouth case, shoes, clutch, glasses in hard case, knife in case, leatherman, small bag with random necessities, emergency flare, and small flashlight as just my daily "purse" junk with plenty of space for other items as needed. If I really wanted to, I could also fit my laptop but I don't want to carry that brick around.
- Blessedly wide shoulder pads on the strap. I have narrow shoulders and most bags even worn cross body tend to fall off and/or dig in
I love this bag and beyond wincing at the $$$ it is pretty close to perfect for me. If I really wanted to nitpick, the shape would be better if it was slightly more rectangular than square but that's the product I chose to buy.
The complements that every one talks about on here DO happen. It's eye-catching without being flashing and Alaskan-approved tough.
I received the small satchel in chestnut as a gift from my amazing husband recently and I'm IN LOVE!! It's the most adorable bag! It looks like a mini briefcase and is so completely functional I want to carry it everywhere! I'm 5'3 and the small is just perfect for me. I love all the pockets and the strap on this little bag is so comfortable I can use it all day! I can't imagine how any other SBL product could top this little satchel, it's by far the highest quality bag in my collection.
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 recently bought the large round satchel in coffee brown from Dave's Deals (10 percent discount). As far as I can tell, the bag was discounted due to a mediocre welding job on the big ring (very minor, well worth saving the money!).
I was hesitant to buy the large as I am not a big guy. Yes, I'm over six feet tall, but I only weight about 160 pounds and have fairly small shoulders. The good news is that while the bag still feels hefty, it is not at all too much for an everyday carry. No problems at all.
The bag was essentially what I expected, which is good. I must say that I was somewhat surprised by the pigskin lining--this stuff means business! It is difficult to scratch and feels almost like a flexible metal it is so tough. Thumbs up!
The only complaint I have is that one of the clasps on the strap is a little wobbly. I have contacted Saddleback and they have been quick about addressing my concerns and are talking about sending me a replacement. Good service!
My first day of having the bag I was caught in a rainstorm on my bike, something that I usually avoid as I haven't gotten around to buying fenders. By the time I got home, I (and the bag) was covered in water and mud from the streets. Luckily, the bag handled it fine and after a quick wipe down was good to go a few hours later.
I would definitely recommend this bag. The ONLY reason I can see why one wouldn't want this bag is that it looks relatively rugged compared to a cheaper bag... although I have received many compliments, I have had a friend say that it looks a bit severe with all the buckles and such. To each their own, I guess.
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.
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.