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Frequently Asked Questions

Thanks for stopping by! Since you're here, we know you are a lover of quality leather, and like to be informed too! Well, we've put together some frequently asked questions (that's FAQ for you acronym lovers!) to help you on your quest to knowing all about snagging some sweet Saddleback leather. We know your minds are vast and unique, so feel free to give us a shout or drop us a line if you don't find what you're looking for below. Click here to email us, or if you want to give us a holler just call (817) 402-4550. We're here M-F from 9AM to 6PM Texas time, otherwise known as Central Standard Time.

If you want to stop on by to see our products in person, our Showroom is open Tuesday through Friday from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM. To make an appointment, please email us.

Quick Answers to the Most Common Leather Questions

  • Policies
  • Order Questions
  • Shipping
  • About The Bags
  • Leather Care
  • Custom Work
  • Photo Contest
  • Miscellaneous Questions
  • Social Contests
  • About Backorders
  • About Our Website
  • Monogramming
  • Military & First Responder Discount
  • Canvas Cleaning Instructions

    1. Policies
      1. Returns

        1. Q. How do I return something I purchased?

          A. Sorry to hear you need to return your leather, but we'll be happy to help! We offer a fantastic 30 day return period as long as the item is in new condition. To get things started, simply log into your account and you’ll see “Purchases”, click on that and then click on “Purchase History”. Your orders will load, so just click on the “Purchase No.” that you want to return. Everything you ordered under that Purchase Number will show up.

          Under the total summary on the right hand side, click on “Request a Return”. Select the item(s) from the order that you’d like to return and then select the reason for return. We refund to the original payment method, but if you prefer store credit, leave us a comment at the bottom of the “Return Products” page.
        2. Q. I received leather as a gift but it's not for me. How do I return?

          A. WHAT?! We can take care of you and even keep it between us so you can save face with the kind soul who gave it to you! Please contact us here to initiate that return. We offer the same fantastic 30 day return period as long as the items(s) are in new condition. We'll refund your gift return via a cool Saddleback Gift Certificate.
        3. Q. I bought a bundled gift set but I don't want one of the items in the set, can I return the one item?

          A. Unfortunately no. If you buy a bundled gift set and wish to return it, you will need to return the entire bundled set. If there is a warranty issue with one of the items in the bundle, you can return the item for a warranty repair.
        4. Q. How long until I get my money back?

          A. Once we receive your item(s) please allow our receiving team a day or two for processing. You should see that refund hit your account within 6-10 business days of receipt.
        5. Q. Do you cover return shipping?

          A. We're still a growing company, and we do not offer return shipping labels at this time. You can send it back the cheapest way possible just so it has tracking and insurance.
        6. Q. Can I return my gift certificate for a refund?

          A. All gift certificates are non-refundable.
        7. Q: If I get a promotional gift during a promotion, can I keep it if I return the purchased item?

          A: If you return the purchased item then you are required to return the promotional gift items as well or will be refunded for the purchase item less the full retail amount of the promotional gift item.
        8. Q: Is there an extended return period for Christmas gift purchases?

          A: Yes, leather that was purchased for Christmas gifts from November 15 - December 31st may be returned until January 31.
      2. Warranty
        1. Q. Oh no! Please fix this!

          A. Eek! We're sorry to hear something is wrong. Please contact us here and we'll be happy to help. If at all possible, please include photos of the area you're concerned about, and keep them under 5MB. That'll help us determine the best course of action for repair. And while we're at it please send over your current shipping address.
        2. Q. Is this covered under my 100 year Warranty?

          A. We'd love to see what's going on! Give us a shout here and we'll get back with you just as soon as possible. While you're at it, please include photos of the area you're concerned about. Try and keep them under 5MB please or they'll hide out on us. That'll help us determine the best course of action for repair. And while we're at it please send over your current shipping address.
        3. Q. Will the warranty transfer if I sell my bag/buy it used?

          A. Yep! We cover your leather even if you found it dumpster diving.

          If you're still not sure what to do check out the following:

          Buying online is tough, you can't hold it or touch it or try it on. So, if you get it and it's too big or small or heavy or uncomfortable, then contact us within 30 days and as long as it's in like-new condition, then no big deal. The return shipping will be on your dime. It's just part of the business of doing business online. If you answer NO to any of the following:

          • Did you get what we said you would get? The color was what you thought it would look like. The look was fine. The weight was acceptable. The functionality was there. If NO to this question, then, right away contact us and we'll get you all set for in-store credit for an exchange, or refund you for the product as long as it's in like-new condition.
          • Did an accident happen to it? A paint spill, a sticky conditioner was applied, a toddler drew all over it with a pen, a skunk sprayed it, a motorcycle dragged it for miles etc. If YES, then start working on your story, because people will be asking you
          • Did you irreversibly modify it? Burn your name into it, cut off part of it, remove something from it or modify it in some way or in any other way make it so that we can't sell it again for full price? If YES, then eBay may be a good option for you.
          • Are you just plain bored of it? You're tired of waiting for it to break in or you want to try something new. If YES, then try trading it for something to someone who will enjoy it. It'll be fun.

          Does it seem right to let someone exchange a belt because they gained too much weight and now it won't fit and they want to send back a belt that we can't sell so they can have a different size? What about if someone gets a bigger laptop and it won't fit into their good old bag and now they want to return the old bag so they can get a new one?

          A relative of mine, who my sister said that I couldn't mention by name, once told me that he was going to “borrow” an air mattress from Walmart for his guests. I'm not sure if he understood that by doing that, he took at least $50 - $100 out of the bank account of the store and manufacturer because of the cost of receiving, repackaging, shipping back to the manufacturer, storage and then selling it used at a big discount. There's just something that doesn't seem right about that. Legally, I believe it's called fraud. What's the right thing to do?

          If you have a question about your leather, let us know here.

    2. Order Questions

      1. What can I do?

        1. Q. Can I change my order?

          A. That depends on whether or not it has been shipped yet. Please give us a shout here and we'll do our best. If the changes are urgent please give us a ring at (210) 858-5210.
        2. Q. How do I cancel my order?

          A. Just reach out to us here and we'll cancel that puppy as long as it hasn't been fulfilled. If this is an urgent request please reach out to us at (210) 858-5210 during business hours (M-F from 9AM-6PM, CST).
        3. Q. What payment methods can I use?

          A. We accept American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa, and Paypal. We don't take money orders or checks, but there's a work-around. You could just buy yourself a credit card gift card. They sell them at most grocery stores or other retail chains. Just remember to follow the directions on the packaging to activate it before you shop online with it. Works just like a credit card, but it's not linked to your bank accounts.
        4. Q. Can I request a cool scar/no scars on my leather?

          A. Nope, it's really the luck of the draw! If you're not happy with what you receive, (which we really hope you are!) just give us a shout and we'll get you set up with a return.
        5. Q. Can you pick a darker/lighter shade for me?

          A. Not really, we only have so many items to choose from and chances are they'll be from the same batch and a similar shade.
        6. Q. Can you send me a thinner/thicker item?

          A. All of our leather is within millimeters of each other in thickness and we can't custom make something thicker or thinner.

    3. Shipping

      1. Domestic Shipping

        1. Q. How long until my leather ships?

          A. We use a third party shipper, and most orders ship within 24-48 hours. You'll receive tracking information just as soon as a label is created. If it's urgent please give us a call at (210) 858-5210.
        2. Q. Free Shipping?

          A. We now offer FREE domestic ground shipping to all 48 continental states and charge a flat rate fee of $7 for the following: Alaska, Guam, Hawaii, Northern Mariana Islands, Virgin Islands, FPO & APO addresses.
        3. Q. How long will it take to get my leather?

          A. If your order weighs less than 9 lbs, it will take your order between 5-7 business days to get to you. If your order weighs 9 lbs or more, it will take 3-5 business days to reach you. If you need a guaranteed delivery date please choose one of our expedited options.
        4. Q. Will you ship to an APO/FPO

          A. Yes! You'll have to enter your APO or FPO as the city. The state will be either AE, AP, or AA depending on your current address. Please choose the USA for your shipping country for fees to be calculated correctly. Don't forget the zip code!
        5. Q. Do you insure your shipments?

          A. Yep, our packages are fully insured.
        6. Q. Can I use my own shipping account?

          A. Nope, sorry about that! We use a 3rd party shipper, and we must use their accounts.
        7. Q. Why can't I track my order yet?

          A. UPS usually needs about 24 hours after their initial scan for things to show up on their website. If you aren't seeing anything after that please feel free to reach out right here.
        8. Q. Can I get a quicker delivery option that is guaranteed?

          A. If you need a guaranteed delivery date please choose one of our expedited options.
      2. International Shipping

        1. Q. How long for it to arrive?

          A. For UPS World Wide Saver it will take 1-3 business days and 2-5 business days with UPS Worldwide Expedited.
        2. Q. Will I have to pay any fees on arrival?

          A. More than likely, yes. You will be responsible for all associated taxes and import duties. Take note that in general UPS charges an additional handling fee for brokering your package through customs. The fees are determined by your local government. You might be able to get a rough estimate here.
        3. Q. Are there expedited options internationally?

          A. Yep! UPS has Saver which is the quickest, and Expedited which is just a bit slower than Saver.
        4. Q. Do you ship with USPS?

          A. We do, but USPS might not go everywhere, so check the shipping details at checkout.

    4. About the bags

      1. Size (Dimensions)

        1. Q. Does it have room for my…(bottle of Jack, sword, ninja stars)?

          A.Take a look at the product page you're interested in, and you'll find the size chart and dimensions there.
      2. Weight
        1. Q. Are your bags heavy?

          A. Yep, you betcha! We use full grain leather, and it is THICK. We choose to use this thicker leather for its increased durability, and the awesome way it breaks in over time. Wheeled luggage carts definitely come in handy if you're planning on trekking through the airport with an entire herd of our gear.

          Thin leather just doesn't last or age well. If you want something that ages well and lasts, you'll need to invest in something with heavier leather. Some have complained that the briefcase is too heavy for them. Normally smaller framed women tell me this. The suitcases aren't too heavy for anyone as long as you have a wheeled carrier like I do. Even if I had luggage with wheels, I would use it every time I traveled for carrying my carry-ons from the baggage check to the airplane. There is a number of them out there to choose from. I'm currently using one from Samsonite.
      3. Color
        1. Q. What color should I get?

          A. Also take into consideration your lifestyle. If your daily breadwinning involves a three piece suit, then Chestnut or Black might be the best fit. If looking “dressy” doesn't matter, then pick the color you like most. We've found that your first inclination typically tends to be the best choice!
        2. Q. Is the color shown on the website going to be exactly what arrives?

          A. Due to differences in your screen settings, lighting when photos were taken, and each individual hide, the color will vary up to 20% from what you see on your screen.

        3. Which color should I get?

          Pick the one that fits who you are. I've observed what the bag owners tend to be like based on the color they have chosen over the years. The category below that fits you best is probably the color you'll enjoy most.

          You'll be amazed at how it helps you decide. Remember, your first inclination is usually the correct one.

          Tobacco (Sanguine)

          • Easy going
          • Laid back and casual
          • Likes old Land Cruisers
          • Forgives quickly
          • Creative (enjoys writing)
          • Loves big dogs
          • Traveler
          • Never met a stranger
          • Low maintenance
          • Lots of random thoughts
          • Inventor
          • Funny
          • Loves the outdoors
          • Adventurous
          • Only wears clothes because you have to

          Carbon or Black (Phlegmatic or Choleric)

          • You look good in a thick black leather jacket
          • Rides a cruiser type motorcycle
          • Wear thick black framed glasses
          • Drives a Volvo or Saab
          • Perfectionist
          • They know your name at the coffee shop
          • Sci-Fi is your favorite genre
          • Are very interested in Oriental culture
          • Prefer cats over dogs
          • Loves modern contemporary style square furniture

          Chestnut Reddish Brown (Choleric or Melancholy)

          • Professional
          • Highly educated
          • Belongs in a Mercedes Benz or Jaguar
          • Classier than most
          • Perfectionist
          • Has excellent taste in dressing and decorating
          • Great sense of humor
          • Intellectual
          • Smokes a pipe instead of a cigarette
          • Appreciates the finer things

          Dark Coffee Brown (Phlegmatic or Choleric or Melancholy)

          • Loves the outdoors
          • Is the best friend of many people
          • Reads a lot of books
          • Loves big dogs
          • Intellectual
          • Loves adventure
          • Independent
          • Musical

          If you still aren't sure, then just buy all four colors

      4. Hardware
        1. Q. What kind of hardware do you use?

          A. Stainless 316. Surgical Grade Hardware.
        2. Q. Will you ever offer brass hardware?

          A. Not that we're aware of but you never know what Dave might decide to come out with next!

    5. Our Leather

      1. Tell me about your leather
        1. Q. What type of leather do you use?

          A. We use full grain luscious leather.
        2. Q. Where is your leather sourced?

          A. This is a trade secret, but we can tell you all of our cows were raised in North American pastures, and were raised for meat as well as their hide.
        3. Q. Were the animals treated humanely?

          A. If you count wandering the plains of America and munching on the amber waves of grain humane treatment, then yep! With some pigs we do use water-boarding and sensory deprivation techniques previous to slaughtering them, but the cows do not require any special handling.
        4. Q. EIEIO concerns

          A. Read more about EIEIO here.
        5. Q. What tannery do you use?

          A. This is super top secret, and honestly can change depending on the need. If you need to score some leather for your own project, we recommend Tandy Leather Factory.
        6. Q. Why does tobacco weigh more than the other colors?

          A. The tobacco is made from an wax based dye which is heavier than the oil based dye we use on our other colors. The difference is slight.

    6. Leather Care

      1. Chamberlain's Leather Milk
        1. Q. What is it?

          A. All natural leather cleaner, conditioner, and water repellant. Smells yummy :) Nope, it's not made out of milk, it's just milky colored.
        2. Q. Can I put it on all types of leather?

          A. We recommend it on our leather, but please check with the manufacturer for their recommendations on other leathers. Also go here to see Chamberlains recommendations.
        3. Q. How often?

          A. Dave recommends every 6 months to a year for conditioning, maybe a little more often if you live in the desert. But you can help stimulate the economy and feel free to use it more often if you'd like! Just let your leather totally dry out before reapplying.
        4. Q. Will it darken the leather?

          A. It might, always test on a small, inconspicuous spot. This product is not one that would work well if you're looking to dramatically darken your piece.
        5. Tips for treating:

          Always test in a small area first to see if you like the result. Apply in thin, even layers allowing each application to completely dry.
        6. Q. Will the color rub off?

          A. Yep, it will just a bit when you're applying conditioner. Once the bag dries you shouldn't have a problem.
        7. Q. How do I darken my leather?

          A. The best way is the natural way; lots of use! If you're in a hurry though, a little mink oil should do the trick. Always test in a small area first to see if you like the result.
        8. Q. Will water hurt it?

          A. Our leather laughs at water. The leather is tanned with oil and therefore repels water after a few hours or even a few minutes. Your leather will be fine if it gets rained on and there won't be spots afterwards. Just be aware that while it's wet the color could come off a little. If you fall in the ocean with it, then soak it in freshwater for 24 hours. Change the water about 12 hours into it. That's what I did when I took my bag shark diving with me for pictures. I now use it as my diaper bag. If you only get a little salt on it, then clean it off with water and then condition it. The rivets corrode though. Please make sure your gear is completely dry before storing. It can mold if left damp.
        9. Q. How do I get scratches out?

          A. Elbow grease is the best for scratches. Rubbing the heck out of it with a rag and conditioner or oil should do it. Personally, I like scratches. They tell stories and make people wonder.
        10. Q. How do I get ink off?

          A. Well, you're pretty much screwed. One person said that hairspray worked to get their ink out, but there's something cooler you can do. Take it to a tattoo artist and have him make a sun or cross or something like that with it. It'll look cool and you'll have a good story too.
        11. Q. Will the color fade?

          A. Cheap leathers fade, black to grey, red to pink etc. Our leather is not cheap. It won't fade but will usually darken a little in the sun.

    7. Custom Work
      1. We do Custom Work
        1. Q. What if I want to shorten/lengthen my strap?

          A. Give these guys a shout and they'll be able to do it for you.
        2. Q. Do you offer engraving?

          A. Yes, we do offer monograms on certain designs. Please see our Monogramming FAQ listed at the bottom for more info!
        3. Q. Is it possible to make changes or modify my bag before it's sent out?

          A. No. It sounds really easy to have one made without d-rings or with an extra pocket, but it really is a whole lot of work. Please believe me.
        4. Q. Will you make something custom for me?

          A. Give us a shout and let us know what you're looking for. If you're looking for a whole bunch of something we might be able to help, or at least get you pointed in the right direction.
        5. Q. I'm sending out gifts to my company, are y'all able to stamp my logo on your products?

          A. Awesome, we can totally help with that! Please reach out to our corporate sales right here.

    8. Photo Contest
      1. We have a Photo Contest
        1. Q. What is it?

          A. Twice a year (Bi-annually) on June 21st, the Longest Day of the Year, First Day of Summer and my birthday and also on Dec. 7th, Anniversary of Pearl Harbor, we give out prizes for the best photos with our designs.

          Submit a photo by the dates above with one of our Saddleback designs in it in the highest resolution photo you can (Phone shots are fine) and a description of what’s going on in one of these 6 categories to win:

          1. Best Overall - Grand Prize $500 Gift Certificate
          2. Most Adventurous - $250 Gift Certificate
          3. Most Beautiful - $250 Gift Certificate
          4. Cutest Kid or Pet - $250 Gift Certificate
          5. Funniest - $250 Gift Certificate
          6. Most Boring - $100 Gift Certificate

          The coolness factor is important, creativity, uniqueness, hardest to get to or in an exotic place on Earth won’t hurt your chances either. One great hard to get photo we got was a pic of a bag in the DeMilitarized Zone between North and South Korea. But please don’t risk your life to get a cool pic.

          *If you are the first to get a picture of your leather being held by Harrison Ford or Bono then I'll personally do something very cool for you!

          Even if you don't make it to the top of some cool mountain or never even leave your state, I really want to see your picture. It's just what Saddleback Family members do. One of the past winners was the person's bag next to a fireplace. It was cool.
        2. Q. How do I enter?

          A. CLICK HERE to enter. This is the only way to enter. Posting your photos on our Facebook page or other social platforms will not get them entered into the contest. We might use your photo for promotions, banners, or use it on the site. If you'd rather we didn't, just say so in your email. We'll make sure to enter your photo into the contest either way.
        3. Q. Any ideas for cool pictures?

          A. If you work at a bank, then maybe get a picture with your bag with $1,000,000 cash or that much in your suitcase. If you live in London, maybe a picture of it being run over by a double-decker bus or with Big Ben. If you know someone famous, take a picture with them with it. If you live in the country, leave it out in the field with deer feed laying around it overnight and then in the morning with your telephoto lens, get a picture of it with deer all around it. If you're a surgeon, take a picture of you performing a surgery on it with nurses all around. Be creative. With your pet, a cool bridge, in front of a nice door, etc.

    9. Miscellaneous Questions
      1. Any more questions?

        1. Q. Where can I see your bags in person?

          A. You can see and poke at all the designs at our Showroom in Fort Worth, open Tuesday through Friday from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM. You can also make a purchase online, and pick it up in the Showroom by selecting that option at checkout. The address is 600 Railhead Rd Ste 200 Fort Worth, TX 76106.
        2. Q. Can I be a distributor or sell your leather in my store?

          A. Back when I was really dumb, my friend Steve and I hiked up Mt. Hood, starting at the tree-line, from 2:00 a.m. 'til 8:00 a.m. in the snow with big fat inner tubes over our shoulders. We were going so fast down the super steep groomed corduroy-like icy glacier that when we finally got stopped, Steve smelled smoke because of the rubber that had melted off the back of his boots trying to slow down. Luckily there were no trees to hit. Anyhow, the half hour of pure joy flying down the mountain was well worth the lack of sleep, the icy cold fingers, the burning leg muscles the cold snow and ice down my pants and the risk of getting hurt. I evaluate most things in life by whether the level of joy that comes outweighs the cost. There isn't enough joy in the extra money made by selling wholesale to stores to make it worth the trade of time with my hot wife and my kids. And, if I were driven by money, I probably would, but I'm not. It's about my job being fun and the headache of stores and all that doesn't sound like fun. All that to say... No. Plus, I don't want everyone in the world owning my bag. Exclusivity is almost as attractive as my wife Suzette. I do want to be a household name, but only in a few homes.
        3. Q. Who should I contact if I want to feature your product on my blog?

          A. Thanks so much for reaching out! You can give us a shout right here and we'll get back with you just as soon as possible.
        4. Q. Do you all offer Affiliate programs?

          A. Yep! We'd love to hear from you and see if we're a good fit for each other. Give us a shout right here and we'll get back with you as quick as we can.
        5. Q. Are you hiring?

          A. We just might be! Check out our Jobs Page, if we have openings they'll always be listed there. If you ever come across a Saddleback opening somewhere other than our page, please feel free to reach out to us so we can verify its legitimacy.
        6. Q. Can celebrities have free bags?

          A. “Hi Dave, I'm So and So's manager and they asked me to ask you if they could have a free bag. Can they?” Please tell your owner to check the cushions of their couch for the extra money so they can do what the rest of the athletes, actors, musicians and politicians do and just buy one. No special treatment here. People are people.
        7. Q.How do I change it into a backpack?

          A. Disconnect the shoulder strap completely. Attach the end of the shoulder strap that is closest to the buckle of the shoulder strap to a rear bottom d-ring. Run the shoulder strap through the d-ring beneath the handle along with one shoulder pad and then attach the other end of the shoulder strap to the opposing rear bottom d-ring.

          B. Or try this

          C. Do a Google search for “turning Saddleback Briefcase into a backpack
        8. Q. How can I convince my honey that I need this?

          A. So you want it. Now comes the hard part of convincing your honey that you need it. Maybe if you throw some of these phrases into the conversation, it'll help.

        Her to Him
        • You know, I feel frisky just thinking about that leather piece.
        • I would just feel so sexy carrying this on my body.
        • I don't think I'd need to go shopping for another thing all year after buying something like this.
        Him to Her
        • Looking at this case just makes me want to HOLD you.
        • I don't know why, but owning a hope and a dream like this, makes me want to just sit down on the couch and OPEN UP about the hopes and dreams we share.
        • Think of all of the extra TIME we'd spend TOGETHER on our long walks holding hands and showing off the leather.
        Me to Both of You

        You'll be more popular. You'll have more friends. What's wrong; you chicken? I might invite you to my birthday party. If you don't buy this case, then next year, when you're scouring the internet again looking for your next garage sale piece because yours is already torn or broken, your mind will drift back to my words. You'll slowly shake your head and say, "Man, was that guy right or what". And then you'll slightly squint, press your lips together and give a few small nods. I tell you what, buy it now or kick yourself later.

        I've made this for you to break in. It'll take a few months until it really starts to look cool, and you'll have to use it a lot. In fact, the more you use it, the better it looks (and it already looks great). It'll eventually form to the places on your body it touches regularly. The edges will soften and round some to become even more chic and classic looking than it already does.

    10. Social Contests
      1. How does it work?
        1. We're running these contests for us and for our Saddleback Family, so no one (Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram...) has a hand in it at all.
        2. Anyone in the world can enter no matter where they live, though you need to be 18 please or older unless specifically noted in individual contest rules.
        3. You can only win if you follow the rules for each contest.
        4. We can disqualify anybody we want for any reason, especially if we feel that you're cheating or breaking the spirit of the contest.
        5. If we want to, we can cancel a contest at any time and for any reason. We probably won't do that, though.
        6. We might use your contest submission or any comments you make for advertising or repost it in a public place.
        7. Once we announce the end of the contest, it is over. You can keep guessing if you want to impress your friends.
        8. If you do win, just know that we won't swap out your prize for something else or give you cash instead.

    11. We do backorders(Backorders are turned off for the holidays to ensure the timeliness of gifts)
      1. How does it work?
        1. Q. When will my backorder come in?

          A. Well, we can't give you a definitive answer, sorry. Lead times vary for all products. It could be from a few days to several months because of all the different schedules involved. We'll send you an email once we're about to send the leather your way.
        2. Q. When will my card be charged if I have a backordered item?

          A. When you checkout we'll run your card to be sure it's A-OK. You'll see a pending charge, but it will drop off. Once your backordered item is available, we'll re-authorize your card and process the payment.
        3. Q. Will I be charged extra shipping for my backordered item?

          A. Nope! You'll only be charged for the item's regular shipping rate. We'll prorate the shipping as backordered items ship out. There are no additional fees associated with shipping a backorder. For example: If you order a Briefcase and an ID Wallet, the total shipping might be $25. If the wallet was a backorder, your card will only be charged the shipping for the Briefcase when it ships, let's say that's $20. Then when the ID Wallet ships later, we'll charge you for the wallet plus its shipping cost of $5. This is a fictional leather shipping example! Actual shipping costs will vary.
        4. Q. What if I have an in-stock item and out-of-stock item in my cart?

          A. Good question, kinda like “who's on first”. Because you have an in-stock and an out-of-stock item(s) in your cart, we will split your order. Shipping is calculated all together so you won't be paying extra. We'll process your in-stock item(s) first and send you an email confirmation. You'll only pay for the item(s) when they're being shipped. Once the backordered item is available, we'll send an email letting you know we will be authorizing your card again and processing payment for what's shipping. You'll be charged for the portion of shipping that applies to your backordered item at that time.
        5. Q. Once my backordered item is back in stock, how long will it take to get to me?

          A. Not much longer now! It'll take about four business days to process everything and get your leather out the door. When it's ready to ship, we'll send you an email along with your tracking number(s). How long it takes after that depends on the carrier and speed you selected at checkout. If you're in the United States it'll take 1-6 business days to receive your package. If you're an international customer you can expect from 3-10 business days.

    12. About Our Website
      1. What's New at Saddleback?
        1. Q. Can I buy products from both Saddleback Leather & Love 41?

          A. Yes, you can add any products, that are in-stock, from Saddleback & Love 41 to your cart and checkout.
        2. Q. Are Saddleback Leather & Love 41 the same company now?

          A. No, they are two completely separate companies that share the same message of loving people around the world.
        3. Q. Can I use my Saddleback Leather Gift Certificate to purchase Love 41 items?

          A. Yes, you can also use a Love 41 Gift Certificate to purchase Saddleback Leather products. They're interchangeable now.
        4. Q. Why didn't you do this sooner?!

          A. Hey, good things come to those who wait! Rome wasn't built in a day. Any other cliches about waiting…..

    13. Monogramming
      1. How does it work?
        1. Q. What font is the monogram in? How big will it be?
          A. The monogram will be in Times New Roman Bold Uppercase and the size will vary per design: Wallets & Cigar Holder 26pt(~.25 inches high), Moleskine Cover & Notepad Holders 32pt(.3125 inches high), Briefcases and Backpacks 40pt (.375 inches high). We are not offering the ability to select your font or size at this time.
        2. Q. How are the monograms being done? Is this a laser!?
          A. We use a high beam laser machine. The engraving process burns the outer surface of the leather leaving a nice contrast then develops a nice tone-on-tone look with patina over time. The depth of engraving will not affect the integrity of the leather and will only remove a depth of 0.015 - 0.030”. Our technicians have been trained never to look directly into the laser beam.
        3. Q. What designs are available for monogramming?
          A. Right now we are offering monogramming on most of our briefcases, backpacks, wallets and a few other items. Click here to view a full list of designs.
        4. Q. Does the same return/exchange policy apply for designs that are monogrammed?
          A. No - this is a final sale, as customized pieces are not eligible for returns or exchanges, so we want to you to be sure everything is correct before you complete your order.
        5. Q. Will monogramming add order processing time?
          A. Monogramming will add 1-3 business days to your order's shipping/delivery time, so please consider this, especially if need your order in a hurry!
        6. Q. Can I ship my current bag back to you for monogramming?
          A. At this time, we will only offer monogramming for new purchases.
        7. Q. Can I select the spot for my monogram to appear?
          A. We are only offering monogramming in standard locations for the moment. Please check the individual design detail page for general monogram location information.
        8. Q. Can you do more than 3 letters/numbers/special characters?
          A. We might get a little more fancy with it in the future, but for right now, we are only offering up to 3 characters; however, your monogram can be any combination of Uppercase letters, numbers or special characters that you can type in the field.

    14. Military & First Responder Discount
      1. About the Discount
        1. Q. Do you offer Military Discounts?

          A. Yes. We give Military (Active/Retired/Veteran) and First Responders (Police/Fire/EMT) a 15% discount as a small way of saying thank you for our safety and protection. It’s done through a 3rd party verification site called ID.me.
        2. Q. How do I get the discount?

          A. Once your cart is full, proceed to checkout. Have your ID handy and click on the “Military or First Responder” button. You’ll be taken to the ID.me site for a quick and straight-forward identification process. You can sign-in there if you already have an ID.me account or go through the quick steps of setting up a new account. Once verified, you’ll be back at your Saddleback cart to finish checking out.
        3. Q. Can I call in to get this discount?

          A. Nope. For integrity and security purposes, our customer service folks will not be able to apply this for you.
        4. Q. Can I get the 15% off anything and everything?

          A. Dave’s Deals, Gift Certificates and other sale items or promotions are excluded.
        5. Q. What if I’m buying Saddleback and Love 41 pieces at the same time?

          A. Great. Load up your cart and the 15% discount works for Love 41 pieces too. Just not on Suzette’s Steals, Gift Certificates and other sale items or promotions.
        6. Q. What if I have issues getting into the ID.me account?

          A. Questions will need to be directed to ID.me at 866-688-5772 or you can click here.

    15. Waxed Canvas Cleaning Instructions
      1. How to clean your waxed canvas

        1. Gently brush away dirt with a soft brush or lint free fabric.
        2. Sponge with a little cold water to remove more persistent dirt.
        3. Never use hot water, soaps or solvents.
        4. Allow garments to fully dry after cleaning or wear. Never pack away damp.
        5. Re-waxing will maintain the weatherproofing and lifespan of the piece. We've got wax available along with instructions on how to re-wax your canvas here on the website.