The quality of your bags I have never seen. I am using the tote as my purse along with a camera bag. I am more than comfortable with the depth even with my nikon slr. The bag is a little stiff but I expected that completely in just the wek I have used it I can tell it is starting to relax some. In time I know it will break in more. Thank you for making such an excellent product. Lol My husband asked if it is to last 100 yrs just who are you willing it too?
- Versatile design functions as a cross-body, over the shoulder or hand held bag
- Quickly transfer removable liner with contents to different shells
- Comfortable built in handle for quick grabbing or carrying
- Liner has key clip, cell phone pocket and large side pocket to stay organized
- Hide money, passports, and other valuables under the false bottom
- Adjustable straps convert tote to the right size if you are tall or short
- Removable shoulder straps connect with nipple rivet so both stay on shoulder
- All liners are light color to easily see inside in low light
- This Tote set includes removable shell plus liner
- Because of natural oils shade may vary
- Dimensions (approximate size):
- Exterior: 15-18 ½” W (bottom to top) x 11 ½” H x 5 ½ D
- Interior: 14 ½-18” W (bottom to top) x 11” H x 5” D
- 3.7 pounds
- Exterior: 15-20” W (bottom to top) x 14 ¾” H x 5 ½ D
- Interior: 14 ½-19 ½” W (bottom to top) x 14 ¼” H x 5” D
- 4.1 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.
When we first got married, Suzette and I moved to Mexico for a couple of months to find someone to make our bags.
This Tote is her first design, and it’s our best selling women’s design, by far. Now she’s designing like crazy for her own company, Love 41. She’s not only a great wife, a loving mom and super attractive, but she really knows how to design, too.
I love this bag! I have the DCB small with the liner. It is the perfect size for my small laptop, and other daily necessities and it looks amazing. Professional enough to carry when meeting clients, but still looks tough! (No shiny girly bags for me, please.) I always carry a sweater or jacket, and I love that there is plenty of room to toss it in the top of the bag. The handles, which I thought I would not use, are awesome, and make it easier to place in and out of the car, etc. I loop the straps through them to secure the bag on flights and that keeps it shut nice and tight. With a sweater in there, nothing will fall out if there is a shift in-flight. The way the bag is shaped, wider at the top, I think it is much easier to look in and find what you are looking for in the bottom of the bag, and the lighter colored interior helps too. I really have no complaints at all. In fact, the bag went on sale 14 days after I received mine, and I feared that the sale meant the bag may be discontinued. -I'd hate for the versatility of the movable liner to go to waste, so I just ordered another tote, unlined, in black! If you are on the fence, go for it. It will last a lifetime, or two. I was always so sorry that I missed out on the size small classic briefcase during its brief life at Saddleback and I thought nothing else would do, but this bag has certainly helped me let go. I am ordering the messenger bag next!
My brother purchased this bag for me once he discovered Saddleback. I have used this bag every single day since that time. I use it primarily as my laptop bag, but the weekend functionality is fabulous as well. I do not mind it being open...I just throw a scarf on top and it looks great. Every time I see my brother, he inspects the bag looking for blemishes and wear and tear. I actually think he is disappointed that it does not look worn enough even though it is well over a year old. I am notoriously hard on purses, but even with the rough treatment of being tossed in my jeep and a lot of sun exposure, it still looks nearly new. Amazing products.
I have the small tote in chestnut. I recieved it for Christmas. I love it. It has a place for my glasses. I've got it packed. I have the small notepad in it and the medium notepad in it plus a saddleback wallet. It has a good base to it. It doesn't tip over easily. ive had no problems out of the tote. I was surprised that the straps are a thinner leather, but they are very well made. Thanks again for a beautiful tote.
I bought the small tote for my wife as an anniversary gift. It is perfect. She is 5ft tall and it is great for everyday use. It's thick but not too heavy. Just enough room for her things and a couple things for our toddler. If you like to carry lunch and a bunch of extra toy may want to go with the large. Very happy with this purchase
Believe the reviews and buy one today! Saddleback products are worth every penny. I absolutely love my Saddleback tote bag and I get compliments about how beautiful it is all the time. I have owned my large chestnut Tote bag for two years and the bag still looks great if not better than the day I received it. I use the bag everyday and love love love that it fits perfectly under an airplane seat when I fly.
I have and will continue to purchase products from Saddleback Leather.
I contemplated buying this tote for what seemed like forever but finally took the plunge on the large dark coffee brown tote a few months ago. I was expecting wonderful, it is Saddleback, but I was blown away! The bag is gorgeous, feminine but edgy! I love the mobile phone pocket and the key keeper, very convenient. I also love that I don't have a bunch of fussy pockets but instead lots of space for my own little make up bag, medicine and eye drop bag, big wallet and kindle. I use the side pocket for pepper spray and mini flashlight. The shoulder strap is so comfortable whether or not I wear it cross body or as a shoulder bag (I'm 5'5, 145 lbs). The handles are smooth and comfortable and easy to grab and go. I was so impressed with this bag that I bought another one in tobacco shortly after from Dave's deals! Crazy I know but I love this bag and I'm seriously considering a carbon black one too! If you are on the fence, jump off! It's worth every penny!
Now my dooneys and coaches are on eBay or already sold! Now it's Saddleback for me!
I thought about purchasing this bag for a very long time. I'm embarrassed to say that I bought this bag and returned it after a week, thinking that I could not possibly justify paying this amount of money for a tote. Thankfully, my awesome husband told me to re-purchase and enjoy it! Well, I'm glad he convinced me because this bag is one of the best leather bags I've ever owned. It is a heavy, durable bag. I have had the bag for almost a month and I'm still working on "breaking it in". I've been using it to take to work. I place my work-issued 14" HP laptop, power cord, makeup bag, bottle of water and other incidentals. It will hold a lot of stuff. However, it can get heavy! I just returned from vacation in Seattle and used it as a "catch all" bag for souvenirs, water, etc. It fit under the airline seat as well. Again, once it "softens", it will be that much more enjoyable to carry around. I truly love the bag and I'm glad I purchased the larger one.
I received my purse today and I could not be happier with my purchase. The smell is delightful and the small tote was a perfect fit for my small frame. I know this bag will only get better with time but I don't really see how it can get better. I now have my eye on the large wallet and a belt!
This tote is hearty if slightly on the heavy side. But the quality is no doubt better than any name brand tumbled leather. I'm sure they could even stretch it out to a 200 year guarantee and you would be safe with this buy. The notch on the carrying straps is perfect for keeping it on your shoulder. My only complaint is that it is open (read accessible to pickpockets) at the top and if it is sitting in my car on the passenger seat and I hit the brakes, all the c
My large Tobacco tote is now almost 2 years old and it still looks absolutely amazing. The patina on the handles and the side that usually rubs against my hip is just gorgeous. The stitching and leather are all still in perfect shape and it's relaxing a little now but still feels velvety soft. The only gripe I have with the tobacco being so pliable is that the rivet that holds the two straps together just falls out now & won't stay together. It's not a big deal, it doesn't fall off my shoulder, but I do think that this is a Tobacco only problem!
When I am not using it, I have it hung on the bedroom wall so that I can admire it. I love the interior and the pocket/key fob/phone pocket and I have managed to pare down my belongings to the bare minimum if I know I need to carry it on my shoulder for any length of time. The bag is still heavy, it's 4lbs empty and add the large wallet (which is 1lb empty) your shoulder can get pretty achy after a long stint of carrying it. I could always swap out my wallet for something lighter and my kindle case too (an SBL gadget sleeve) but I love those pieces too so I don't!
Basically, the weight is what you want it to be, you can load up this bag with magazines, books, wallet, make up pouch, camera, phone, keys, kindle, agenda and there's still room on top for a jumper or shawl! Or you can keep it simple and leave the heavy loads for days where it won't always be on your shoulder.
I can wear the tote cross body, but it never felt comfortable and to be honest the weight distribution didn't make it feel any lighter than on the shoulder.
All in all, I don't regret buying it, it's a stunning bag, gorgeous to look at and use and I hope to get a lifetimes use out of it.
I am almost five feet and am small framed. I have bought many purses but this tote is in a category by itself. It is beautiful both when Iam wearing it and when it sits by my bedside and am just looking at it. I bought the small tote and is perfect for my frame and the weight has not been uncomfortable. The straps distribute the weight well and I always like the double looks I get right before the question often asked- Where did you get your tote? I Love my tote bag and am so glad I bought it.
My boyfriend surprised me with this purse! I expected it for Christmas but he couldn't wait to give it to me. He seemed more excited than me! LOL. I recently bought a $250 small crossover from Micheal Khors two months ago and the colour is already worn out and torn at the edge. When I felt this tote in my hands, I can honestly say that the quality is 20 times better than any designer purse. It is unique, rough yet elegant looking. It looks worn in and scratched which I love! I have never seen a purse like this. I would also describe it as sort of retro which is my style lately. I didn't think my boyfriend had style but did he ever prove me wrong LOL! Now we are both obsessed with Saddleback Leather. We just bought the coasters and coffee table mat.
I have the large tote in chestnut. It is gorgeous. Absolutely beautiful. I use it mostly for business during the work week to carry files, tablet, reading material and my "old-school" looseleaf planner to and from work, along with my wallet, phone and all the odds-n-ends I used to carry in my purse. I also put my water bottle and commuter coffee mug in there as well. On the weekends, I've stashed workout clothes in the tote. I plan to use the d-rings to rig up a strap to hold my yoga mat. The smaller interior pocket easily fits my IPhone 5c in an Otter Commuter case. I'm barely 5'2" and the large tote looks great - it is big capacity-wise, but not too big-looking.
This bag is as functional as it is beautiful, and that is saying a lot.
I've enjoyed my Large Chestnut Tote for a few years now. Never have I had folks stop me to talk about my bags before, but this thing is a beauty and I get looks and comments about it all the time. I'm so proud to share where anyone can get their hands on this treasure!! Happy shopping y'all!
Wow! The Dark Coffee Brown Bag got here, after much anticipation, quickly, and i got pictures at the office with lots of gushy stuff, from the wife that afternoon. She's had it a couple of weeks and the love is still there. We got the large because she is a piano teacher, and carries a small library with her wherever she goes. Weight was not an issue, and she is a whimp. Everything fits and she did her nesting and arranging and using the D rings to hang carabiners, sunglasses cases and water bottles, and couldn't be happier. Quality is outstanding! Got it on Dave's Deals and can't see why it was discounted. Daughter has already laid claim to it when she's gone. Honestly she couldn't be happier. Dave thanks! It's not often i get moved to new superhero status, so you did me proud. Keep up the good work, and thanks for making such wonderful products!
I bought the large tobbacco tote. This bag is really good in terms of quality. I love the idea of the pigskin.
Cons: 1. I am 4'8 height, 98 pounds. The straps are too long for someone like me, you will have to add another hole.
2. I live in Canada, so it is not convenience to use an open bag since we have snow, rain and strong wind there are high chances that your stuff will get wet.
3. This bag is really good for someone that go around in car, however since I'm always using public transportation is kind of heavy for everyday use unless you just bring your wallet, bottle of water, glasses, an agenda and cellphone other than that it might be a little heavier (That is just me since I am small size).
Over all, I really recommend this tote!, is really beautiful and durable. Sadly, it is not suitable for me.
I had been trying to decide on this bag for the longest time, because I had concerns about which size I needed, plus the fact that the bag doesn't have a closure. After much vacillating, I finally decided to take the plunge on the large chestnut tote. I cannot even begin to describe how happy that I finally did. The leather is the most gorgeous, rich brown, the quality is beyond measure, and I am in love with the pogskin lining. On paper, the 4 lb weight seems daunting, but when you actually put the bag on your shoulder, it's distributed very comfortably. Really great engineering and design on this bag. What I love the most though, is that my 14" Lenovo Thinkpad fits in the tote, along with a large cosmetic bag, my SBL Big Wallet, sunglass case, keys, and phone. Plenty of room. This was truly an intelligent investment since it's fashion and function at its greatest height. Oh. On the closure issue: I ordered some custom straps that I will loop around both top handles and fasten, which will at least close the bag a bit more for when I am commuting on the train.
This is the bag that changed me and made me toss most of my other brand name, yet poorly constructed bags (i.e. Coach, Kenneth Cole, Louis Vuitton, and Juicy Couture). I am FASCINATED with the craftsmanship of this product. The two things that had me sold on this product: the nipple rivet (so the two straps don't fall off the shoulder) and the removable pig skin lining. I have owned this product in Chestnut for over 2 years and it's still in good shape! The inner, removable lining was perfect as I constantly used this as a diaper bag (and as a mommy, we all know that sticky, messy sippy cups tend to be a problem in bags). Whenever I had a mess, I could literally pull out the inner lining, dump out the contents, and wipe out the mess. I love it and this bag will definitely outlive me!!!
I've been waiting to get this bag for three years now and my husband got it for me this Christmas. It really made the wait worthwhile. However, I ordered it in the carbon and it's not quite as gray as in the picture (I've fewed on quite a few monitors). It really tends more towards black or a really, really, really dark gray. I had even emailed with Saddleback to make sure of the color before I put it on my Christmas list and they said it was gray. But, it really is a very slightly faded black and will look pretty much black in most light. I almost exchanged it for another color, but decided in the end to just keep it. So, just be aware that if you are looking for a gray, the carbon color is probably not it. Perhaps, it's just hard to capture the color for showing online.
I received the large tote in tobacco for Christmas and I am so excited. Its absolutely amazing!!! The craftsmanship is ridiculous. OMG!!! This bag will out live me LOL My cousin's husband bought her 2 large totes for Christmas last year and I was so determined to get my hands on one of my own. I must of been a good girl this year because Santa left this beauty under the tree for me *wink* I am absolutely hooked on this tote and I will definitely be buying one in every color. Thank you Saddleback Leather. Merry Christmas everyone.
I'm waiting, in anticipation, for my big leather wallet to arrive. I didn't purchase it from Saddlebackleather, but found a brand new one on ebay instead. I wanted to purchase it from Saddleback, but couldn't afford it. Now, not only will I have two Saddleback totes, one large the other small, but now the wallet as well. Can't wait to make my next purchase, however, having a hard time deciding what it'll be. Oh, btw, large tote was purchased from Dave's Deal not from ebay. My next purchases from here on out will be from Saddlebackleather!
I got the small tote in Tobacco as a graduation gift and it's amazing! The new and improved tobacco is so amazing I have so many unique scars on my bag and I see this bag being used in all walks of life. Taking it on trips and using it as a backpack, diaper bag, etc. Yet, above all else thank you for the "hidden egg" that was under the lining...I'm glad to know it's there if ever needed. ;)
Purchased a Saddleback leather small tote off ebay. The bag looks as though it was hardly carried. I'm totally in love with this bag, but must say, it's quite heavy. After purchasing the small tote, I 'moseyed' on over to Saddleback Leather Co. and see what other bags is offered and i'm happy i did! I've decided to give my mother the small tote (she's been eyeballing it since I've gotten it) and have ordered a large tote, in tan, from Dave's Deal. I'm waiting, impatiently, for it to arrive Dec. 4th, but i know when it does I won't be disappointed. I'll, however, have to wait until end of next month to purchase liner f0r it! Yashere'e G.
Dec. 1th 2013
I've had the small tote for about a week now and I really love it! It's the perfect size for a purse, although it's roomy enough that I can fit my medium notepad holder in there without any problem. The quality is incredible and I love the tobacco color. It is an open top bag, so it will tip in the car and potentially spill some contents. I think the perfect complement to the bag would be the large wallet so I may add that to my collection later on!