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  • 100-Year Warranty, details here.
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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 as a small briefcase when you don't need to carry it all
  • Converts easily 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 keeps your keys from wandering off

  • 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 pigskin for extra strength

  • Stitched with marine-grade thread, and reinforced with copper rivets for super-durability

  • 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
     














    Great Bag

    by |
    I've had a large satchel for a few years now and thought it would be a good time to provide an update. I ordered it in tobacco, and was initially disappointed by its light shade. No worries, it darkened up considerably over time. It's great for packing essentials for short trips, as carry on, and any time I require a tough bag to lug around whatever I'll be using that day. I have to say, though, that my favorite use is to carry assorted alcoholic beverages, cigars, and accessories. Whenever I show up with it slung over my shoulder, people who know me are immediately drawn to it, and the anticipation of what treasures it contains is palpable. (my tip for the day) I'm an author and once used the bag as the model for an old satchel, found after being lost for decades, containing the map and other clues to a long lost fortune. Overall, the theme here is: I love this bag.

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    Year 3 of owning the Small Satchel in Dark Coffee Brown

    by - verified purchaser |
    I decided to put off writing a review for this bag until I spent enough time with it to really get a feel for it. After three years I figured it was time to write a review.

    Color: This was my first SBL bag in Dark Coffee Brown and I did not know what to expect. If you want a bag that looks beat up and totally worn-in after a few years of use, then your best bet is probably either Tobacco or DCB. I also own the Large Satchel in Chestnut and it does not look as scarred as the DCB leather after taking it on trips overseas. Since it was my intent to have a bag look like it's been through Many Adventures, I am rather pleased with the result.

    Size: The small satchel is a great EDC if you're getting from one place to another with the essentials and maybe a book or iPad (or both) to entertain yourself in the lulls between. I've carried in it at one time a wallet (big or small depending on my mood), sunglasses, a cell phone, a chunky set of keys, medication, lipstick, lip balm, makeup compact, oil blotting sheets, sanitary napkins, a pen, a notebook, first-gen iPad mini in a thick case, and a Kindle Paperwhite shoved into the magazine slot in the back of the bag.

    Weight: Yes, it can get heavy. (This is where I take off one star because otherwise this bag would be perfect.) I'm 5'3 and 135lbs, so I'm not tiny but this bag still wears me down if I've been walking around all day with it stuffed to the brim on one shoulder. Empty it's 3.2lbs; full it's too many pounds. If I only have a small wallet, cellphone, keys, lip balm and either an iPad or a Kindle in it, then I can wear it all day. Otherwise, if you're going to wear it messenger-style on one shoulder, then be prepared to occasionally shift it to the other shoulder to give that one a break.

    If you have it in backpack mode, then the weight becomes negligible and you can pack it full of stuff and still wear it comfortably for hours and hours. Backpack mode is pretty cute for the small satchel, so I really don't mind. The only issue I have with backpack mode is that I have really long hair - even in a pony tail it goes part way down my back - and sometimes the strap, which is moving freely through the D-ring, catches my hair and pulls it, often breaking it. I now knot the strap around the D-ring so nothing is moving and that has solved the hair-pulling problem.

    Leather: It has broken in so beautifully. When I first received the bag, it was really stiff and almost plastic-like, which I guess is a SBL thing because so far I haven't experienced this with other companies. Other leather brands tend to use softer full grain leather that is almost broken in for you. SBL makes you work for it. And it's worth it. After three years of on and off use, the leather is much more pliable and soft. The parts that are not lined with pigskin have started to sag into the bag, giving it a slightly slouchy look. It's still stiff enough to stand up on its own, however, so don't worry about the bag tipping all over the place.

    Slight disclaimer about breaking in the leather: I am very rough on my bags. (This is why I buy SBL products.) This bag has been repeatedly tossed to the ground (cement, gravel, grass, wood, you name it), into car trunks where it slides around, sat on, kicked, slammed into walls, etc. When I'm busy with something the last thing I'm worrying about is babying my bag. How you treat your bag might change the time frame for breaking in the leather.

    Overall, I really love this bag. Occasionally I'll be lured away by a new shiny bag, but I always come back to this one when I want something small that can take a beating and come out looking great.

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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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    perfect man bag

    by - verified purchaser |
    I got the small satchel in black and I was a bit worried it was going to look like a purse...(my wife always calls my bag a purse so I call it a man pouch!) but this thing is like a brick! looks very manly.
    I've been carrying a tumi leather sling bag for the past 4 years and I always have it jam packed it gets hard to find my stuff and there's zero room for anything extra I want to carry. I took everything from my current bag and put it in the small satchel and just to test what else I can fit in there I put a gigantic pair of headphones and a full roll of duct tape!
    this thing is manly rugged looking I think especially in black and the perfect size for a day bag if you carry a bunch of stuff. The best thing about this bag by far is that I don't have to baby it, this can take a serious beating.

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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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.