Flight Bag

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SKU: 01-10-0023
$529.00
$529.00

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Lining Natura Pigskin

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Perfect Daily Carry!

by

Perfect size to hold my 15” MacBook Pro and other work stuff!







Saddleback quality all the way!

 

My favorite bag. Ever!

by

This Gladstone-style bag is absolutely wonderful and is everything I ever wanted in this type of bag. The size is perfect (fits folders and documents). The utility is perfect (I can throw my everyday carry essentials in without any hassle). The aesthetics are perfect (it is just a good looking bag). Definitely the bag you want to get if you want a briefcase that does the job and looks good doing it. Whether you work on a train, or on a plane, with some clocks or crumblings rocks, this bag will come in handy, even if your name is Sandy, Randy, or if you are a fancy dandy.







This bag's predecessor, the Doctor's Bag, also available from Saddleback Leather Company, is also very great, but is much bigger than this one.

 

Perfect!!!

by

I am a longtime Saddleback fan. Having owned at one time or another, many of their EDC options, I must say that they hit this one out of the park. Over the past few years, I have owned the Saddleback Briefcase, Thin Front Pocket Briefcase, Messenger Bag, Large Satchel, the Square Backpack and the Hardside Briefcase, all in my quest to find that perfect everyday bag. THIS IS IT!!! Love everything about it from the unique, traditional "Gladstone" closure mechanism, to the separate pockets on the front of the bag that are NOT covered up by a flap that you have to unbuckle first, to the hidden cash/passport flap in the bottom of the bag... AND it weighs less than 5 lbs. Perfect for travel or when I'm out and about. Definitely a perfect blend of old school aesthetic with the quality and ruggedness I have come to expect from Saddleback. Home run!!!

 

Best bag I have own to date

by

I have most of SBL bags and I would say this is the best bag I have own so far. The bag is well balanced and the easy access to the front pockets is the best feature. I loved the way the bag stay open and the handle is very sturdy. Highly recommend anyone to give this bag a try.

 

Never thought they could top the classic briefcase...

by

Awesome bag! The proportions are just right, and the leather is top-notch (and the smell…wonderful!). The chestnut color is almost a brown with deep red highlights (especially in places where the leather is "pulled").







The opening takes a little getting used to, but I like being able to keep my bag open on my desk for easy access to all my stuff. The hinges are just copper rivets, so we'll see how well they hold up over time.







The strap mounting points seem small to me - maybe it's because I'm just used to the massive anchor point on the classic briefcase, but I'm curious to see how they'll hold up as well.







Because the mounting points are staggered, you need to take care if you are lifting the bag by the strap (especially if it's laying down) - you don't want the strap hardware getting caught up in the hinge mechanism. Not a big deal, but something to be aware of.







I never thought I'd find a bag I love more than my chestnut classic briefcase, but here it is!

 

Finally!!!

by

I have over 30 SLC products and am a huge fan! Have had the large classic briefcase for years but found myself using it less and less because it's too big and heavy and not airport friendly / doesn't attach to a roller bag easily. I tried the thin briefcase and the satchel but they didn't carry enough or have enough pockets for accessories. This guy checks all the boxes and the handle easily slips over the handle of my roller bag for travel! I have the SLC passport wallet, SLC business card holder and some pens in one pocket, some chargers and headphones in the other pocket, and both my laptop and ipad fit in the large back pocket of the interior, with plenty of room inside for files or other items. Truly a great bag worth waiting for! Only suggestion would be to add a pocket or two on the sides of the inside like most other SLB bags have...

 

And So It Goes...

by

Concerning the video showing "what fits"; me thinks Joe may have some anger issues.







This new bag is great and I am enjoying it. If I had one wish with SBL bags is that they wouldn't use so many buckles/belts to secure everything.



I get it...I don't like zippers either. But a lot of times something just flopping over is good enough. Or one of those little steel knobs you guys use sometimes.



Or how about the little leather draw string thingies you used on my long ago but still have and love "tank" backpack? You know, on the side pockets.







Anyhow, great bag.

 

My new go to carry on bag

by

My new favourite leather bag. I have to admit I am addicted to SB and own many. This design is awesome. The pockets behind the pockets are genius. It seems like it will be my new favourite carry on.







Only 2 wishes,



1). I would like to see the return of the key lanyard on all SB bags especially one designed for travel.



2). It would be nice to have the inside pen, pencil pockets.

 

PERFECT every day carry bag!!

by

LOVE this bag... love everything about it. Has enough space for all my daily essentials. Pockets on the outside are big enough to hold the stuff I need quick access to. Love the pocket space behind those front pockets as well. I ordered mine in chestnut and after a few weeks it's already starting to break in quite nice and soften up. The gladstone-style opening is so sweet! el Presidente hit another home run with this one! I've got several saddleback bags... and while I love them all for various reasons, this flight bag may just be my favorite!

 

Great daily carry

by

For the past two years the Classic Briefcase has been my daily bag regardless of if the destination was the office or the other side of the world. Unfortunately its size means I tend to load it with too much.







Enter the Flight Bag. This is a perfect size for daily carry, and as a secondary bag for trips. The interior has enough space for my 15” MacBook Pro, along with the other items I need daily. The front pockets are a reasonable size, and don’t take up any of the interior space like so many other bags.







The bag does have one flaw which prevents me from giving it 5 stars. The issue relates to the handles. While the bag is closed, the handles are great. While the bag is open, you can really only grab one handle or the other. This unbalances the bag, and makes it awkward to lift up. The problem could have been resolved by mounting the handles higher up. It is an unfortunate oversight to an otherwise excellent bag design.







This is now my go to bag, and will continue to be for years.

 

Get one!

by

This bag is awesome! It feels heavy and strong and it carries everything I need. I use it everyday and it’s my FAVORITE of ALL my bags (I own about 10 different brands and styles).

 

Delightful marriage of form and function

by

This bag is a delightful marriage of form and function. The quality of the leather is amazing showing outstanding pull through and excellent quality. I love the function of the flight bag. It holds my laptop, tablet, notebook, and all the chargers with room to spare. Perfect every day carry for the leather loving IT professional.

 

Flight Bag for the Win...

by

Without a doubt the best new offering. The Flight bag carries much lighter than the Classic or the Front Pocket Briefcase. I can carry two laptops, a tablet, moleskin, two cable bags and still fit my favorite travel coffee mug. I only miss the side outer pockets and the inner pen slots. Well done Dave. This one is a winner.

 

Flight bag

by

- the flight bag is compact! Meaning, when you carry it it will not wiggle, rattle or move around.



- the handles: they extremely comfortable given the thik leather padding. No matter how full the bag is, the handles obserb the weight.



- the size: it is compact, yet, the internal one space design gives you more of space than what you actually need for daily work carry. I put in the internal pocket my 15” laptop, moleskin notebook and my apple earpod. Out of the pick (the one big space), I put my vitamin bottle, A4 file full of documents, my glasses, my SBLcable bag (that I use to carry my pipe and tobacco). With this, I still have space for snacks bag. What I see as a plus, you will not feel unneeded space like how I felt with the classic briefcase



- external pockets: those helped so much with organization. what makes it even more fantastic is the space behind the 2 pockets.

 

Don't think, just buy the flight bag

by

I came across Saddleback almost year back but ended up buying from other companies like Pad and Quill. Recently, I had the need for a new bag and I started checking the Saddleback and few other competitions too, but this time I spent watching most of presentations from Dave on youtube and got a sense of what Saddleback is all about. The flight bag that I bought this time is designed with so much of love and craftsmanship that I am so impressed. Dave's design philosophy is amazing, Saddleback is like Apple for Leather bags. I am really happy with my purchase of the Tobacco color Flight bag, this is going to be my daily carry bag. I already started getting lot of attention from folks at office, I ended up giving a demo like Dave does :) Thank you Saddleback for this wonderful product.

 

Bag #5

by

This is bag #5 for me. Love this thing and it fits everything I need to carry on the plane. Only change I would make would be to the back of it. Where the main strap attaches to the bag rubs my leg when I carry over the shoulder. One trip through the Dallas airport and I had a sore spot on my leg. Oh well...

 

A Beautiful and Elegant Design

by

It’s simply a beautiful and elegant bag. Perfect in size. As someone who no longer uses a laptop, it’s just right as my EDB— although a laptop would fit quite nicely. I can’t wait to see how it ages. A truly wonderful bag!!

 

AB-SO-LUTELY!

by

YOU.



ARE.



GOING.



TO.



LOVE.



IT!!

 

Great Every Day Briefcase

by

Recently received my flight bag in Chestnut- this is a great everyday briefcase, holds all my essentials (laptop, cables, water bottle, book, notebook holder etc) and then some and looks fantastic, quality is top notch and no visible scars or scratches. Looking forward to handing this down to my son when the time comes

 

Time for a trade-in

by

I have had the Classic Briefcase since 2010. Mine is well worn in and travel with it frequently. I ordered it while I was stationed in Iraq and it has travelled the globe with me ever since. It is now replaced with the Flight Bag in Chestnut. Over time the large briefcase was just a little too bulky for me. I never complained about the weight, but sometimes I just wanted something a bit more compact. The Flight Bag stays open and stands on its own. It has hidden outside pockets that I can stash my wallet and phone into when I go through TSA. I can fit my MacBook and my wife's MacBook. With both MacBooks, it fits both of our Bose QC35s in their cases. I have room for cords, my moleskin, and other stuff. It is perfect. Also, good to note that when I am not flying, my Glock 43 fits perfectly in the front pocket while it is still in its holster. My Classic went up for sale on eBay after 8 years of good use and also paid for this bag.

 

Awesome bag

by

I bought the coffee brown color for $479 (with early bird discount). I think it’s the color that makes it look least of a purse. Overall, the bag is top-notch. The loose laptop pocket is great. An additional smaller pocket and a key string would make it even better. It’ll be my daily office bag from now on. Can’t wait to break it in.

 

I don’t get it!

by

Seriously awesome bag, perfect EDC, but WHAT is with the weirdly large/saggy internal pocket?

 

Failure to launch...maybe or maybe not

by

This is an interesting bag. The flight bag hits the sweet spot on size. It is as big as I would want a bag for my daily use. It features design elements that are true to the brand but also very useable.







The front flap pockets look great and can store a ton of stuff. The pocket behind the pocket makes good use of otherwise wasted space.







There is one area where I do feel that Saddleback missed an opportunity to make an interesting bag into a great bag...The handle drop on this bag is too stingy. Large ungloved hands just fit. Gloved hands...good luck. There is no reason to not increase the drop by a few inches particularly on a frame top bag like this. In fact, that would have let someone place an umbrella or other long items between the handles for easy carry. Increasing the drop would also have allowed someone to carry the bag loaded up with the top open (like a tote). This would have been a nice feature, particularly since backpack mode was killed off on this design.

 

Awesome Sauce!

by

This is my first SBL bag. The tobacco color is awesome sauce, looks unlike any other bag I've ever seen. The leather is thick, masculine, and boss. I'm in IT, so about half the time I'm wearing chinos or jeans to the office. This color is perfect for that type of attire. I wouldn't carry this tobacco color with my suits or a sport coat. I carry a deeper brown color bag for more traditional business dress. I bought the bag to carry with casual wear and on weekends. If you're looking at this bag to wear with a suit, I'd recommend the chestnut or black color.







I love the the buckles. The bag feels secure and strong. The space behind the front pockets is very convenient. This is a great utilization of that space. I love the old school open and closure of the bag. The lack of a backpack option doesn't bother me at all. I don't like that look with this kind of bag.







Highly recommend this beautiful work of art.

 

Best one yet

by

This is my third Saddleback bag and, by far, my favorite. I’ve been carrying it for a week now and it does hold a surprising amount of the EDC gear and still has a nice compact feel. Love it! Great bag!

Reviews

Story

Back before zippers were invented, there were bags like this. With its hinged, leather-wrapped rigid opening, it’s plain to see that the Saddleback Flight Bag is a little bit of a departure from the rest of the Saddleback briefcase line. It’s got two folded leather handles, and is the only Saddleback briefcase that does not convert to a backpack. Dave thought this one through to be a little simpler and a little lighter but still very much a Saddleback design.

 

Perfect Daily Carry!

by

Perfect size to hold my 15” MacBook Pro and other work stuff!







Saddleback quality all the way!

 

My favorite bag. Ever!

by

This Gladstone-style bag is absolutely wonderful and is everything I ever wanted in this type of bag. The size is perfect (fits folders and documents). The utility is perfect (I can throw my everyday carry essentials in without any hassle). The aesthetics are perfect (it is just a good looking bag). Definitely the bag you want to get if you want a briefcase that does the job and looks good doing it. Whether you work on a train, or on a plane, with some clocks or crumblings rocks, this bag will come in handy, even if your name is Sandy, Randy, or if you are a fancy dandy.







This bag's predecessor, the Doctor's Bag, also available from Saddleback Leather Company, is also very great, but is much bigger than this one.

 

Perfect!!!

by

I am a longtime Saddleback fan. Having owned at one time or another, many of their EDC options, I must say that they hit this one out of the park. Over the past few years, I have owned the Saddleback Briefcase, Thin Front Pocket Briefcase, Messenger Bag, Large Satchel, the Square Backpack and the Hardside Briefcase, all in my quest to find that perfect everyday bag. THIS IS IT!!! Love everything about it from the unique, traditional "Gladstone" closure mechanism, to the separate pockets on the front of the bag that are NOT covered up by a flap that you have to unbuckle first, to the hidden cash/passport flap in the bottom of the bag... AND it weighs less than 5 lbs. Perfect for travel or when I'm out and about. Definitely a perfect blend of old school aesthetic with the quality and ruggedness I have come to expect from Saddleback. Home run!!!

 

Best bag I have own to date

by

I have most of SBL bags and I would say this is the best bag I have own so far. The bag is well balanced and the easy access to the front pockets is the best feature. I loved the way the bag stay open and the handle is very sturdy. Highly recommend anyone to give this bag a try.

 

Never thought they could top the classic briefcase...

by

Awesome bag! The proportions are just right, and the leather is top-notch (and the smell…wonderful!). The chestnut color is almost a brown with deep red highlights (especially in places where the leather is "pulled").







The opening takes a little getting used to, but I like being able to keep my bag open on my desk for easy access to all my stuff. The hinges are just copper rivets, so we'll see how well they hold up over time.







The strap mounting points seem small to me - maybe it's because I'm just used to the massive anchor point on the classic briefcase, but I'm curious to see how they'll hold up as well.







Because the mounting points are staggered, you need to take care if you are lifting the bag by the strap (especially if it's laying down) - you don't want the strap hardware getting caught up in the hinge mechanism. Not a big deal, but something to be aware of.







I never thought I'd find a bag I love more than my chestnut classic briefcase, but here it is!

 

Finally!!!

by

I have over 30 SLC products and am a huge fan! Have had the large classic briefcase for years but found myself using it less and less because it's too big and heavy and not airport friendly / doesn't attach to a roller bag easily. I tried the thin briefcase and the satchel but they didn't carry enough or have enough pockets for accessories. This guy checks all the boxes and the handle easily slips over the handle of my roller bag for travel! I have the SLC passport wallet, SLC business card holder and some pens in one pocket, some chargers and headphones in the other pocket, and both my laptop and ipad fit in the large back pocket of the interior, with plenty of room inside for files or other items. Truly a great bag worth waiting for! Only suggestion would be to add a pocket or two on the sides of the inside like most other SLB bags have...

 

And So It Goes...

by

Concerning the video showing "what fits"; me thinks Joe may have some anger issues.







This new bag is great and I am enjoying it. If I had one wish with SBL bags is that they wouldn't use so many buckles/belts to secure everything.



I get it...I don't like zippers either. But a lot of times something just flopping over is good enough. Or one of those little steel knobs you guys use sometimes.



Or how about the little leather draw string thingies you used on my long ago but still have and love "tank" backpack? You know, on the side pockets.







Anyhow, great bag.

 

My new go to carry on bag

by

My new favourite leather bag. I have to admit I am addicted to SB and own many. This design is awesome. The pockets behind the pockets are genius. It seems like it will be my new favourite carry on.







Only 2 wishes,



1). I would like to see the return of the key lanyard on all SB bags especially one designed for travel.



2). It would be nice to have the inside pen, pencil pockets.

 

PERFECT every day carry bag!!

by

LOVE this bag... love everything about it. Has enough space for all my daily essentials. Pockets on the outside are big enough to hold the stuff I need quick access to. Love the pocket space behind those front pockets as well. I ordered mine in chestnut and after a few weeks it's already starting to break in quite nice and soften up. The gladstone-style opening is so sweet! el Presidente hit another home run with this one! I've got several saddleback bags... and while I love them all for various reasons, this flight bag may just be my favorite!

 

Great daily carry

by

For the past two years the Classic Briefcase has been my daily bag regardless of if the destination was the office or the other side of the world. Unfortunately its size means I tend to load it with too much.







Enter the Flight Bag. This is a perfect size for daily carry, and as a secondary bag for trips. The interior has enough space for my 15” MacBook Pro, along with the other items I need daily. The front pockets are a reasonable size, and don’t take up any of the interior space like so many other bags.







The bag does have one flaw which prevents me from giving it 5 stars. The issue relates to the handles. While the bag is closed, the handles are great. While the bag is open, you can really only grab one handle or the other. This unbalances the bag, and makes it awkward to lift up. The problem could have been resolved by mounting the handles higher up. It is an unfortunate oversight to an otherwise excellent bag design.







This is now my go to bag, and will continue to be for years.

 

Get one!

by

This bag is awesome! It feels heavy and strong and it carries everything I need. I use it everyday and it’s my FAVORITE of ALL my bags (I own about 10 different brands and styles).

 

Delightful marriage of form and function

by

This bag is a delightful marriage of form and function. The quality of the leather is amazing showing outstanding pull through and excellent quality. I love the function of the flight bag. It holds my laptop, tablet, notebook, and all the chargers with room to spare. Perfect every day carry for the leather loving IT professional.

 

Flight Bag for the Win...

by

Without a doubt the best new offering. The Flight bag carries much lighter than the Classic or the Front Pocket Briefcase. I can carry two laptops, a tablet, moleskin, two cable bags and still fit my favorite travel coffee mug. I only miss the side outer pockets and the inner pen slots. Well done Dave. This one is a winner.

 

Flight bag

by

- the flight bag is compact! Meaning, when you carry it it will not wiggle, rattle or move around.



- the handles: they extremely comfortable given the thik leather padding. No matter how full the bag is, the handles obserb the weight.



- the size: it is compact, yet, the internal one space design gives you more of space than what you actually need for daily work carry. I put in the internal pocket my 15” laptop, moleskin notebook and my apple earpod. Out of the pick (the one big space), I put my vitamin bottle, A4 file full of documents, my glasses, my SBLcable bag (that I use to carry my pipe and tobacco). With this, I still have space for snacks bag. What I see as a plus, you will not feel unneeded space like how I felt with the classic briefcase



- external pockets: those helped so much with organization. what makes it even more fantastic is the space behind the 2 pockets.

 

Don't think, just buy the flight bag

by

I came across Saddleback almost year back but ended up buying from other companies like Pad and Quill. Recently, I had the need for a new bag and I started checking the Saddleback and few other competitions too, but this time I spent watching most of presentations from Dave on youtube and got a sense of what Saddleback is all about. The flight bag that I bought this time is designed with so much of love and craftsmanship that I am so impressed. Dave's design philosophy is amazing, Saddleback is like Apple for Leather bags. I am really happy with my purchase of the Tobacco color Flight bag, this is going to be my daily carry bag. I already started getting lot of attention from folks at office, I ended up giving a demo like Dave does :) Thank you Saddleback for this wonderful product.

 

Bag #5

by

This is bag #5 for me. Love this thing and it fits everything I need to carry on the plane. Only change I would make would be to the back of it. Where the main strap attaches to the bag rubs my leg when I carry over the shoulder. One trip through the Dallas airport and I had a sore spot on my leg. Oh well...

 

A Beautiful and Elegant Design

by

It’s simply a beautiful and elegant bag. Perfect in size. As someone who no longer uses a laptop, it’s just right as my EDB— although a laptop would fit quite nicely. I can’t wait to see how it ages. A truly wonderful bag!!

 

AB-SO-LUTELY!

by

YOU.



ARE.



GOING.



TO.



LOVE.



IT!!

 

Great Every Day Briefcase

by

Recently received my flight bag in Chestnut- this is a great everyday briefcase, holds all my essentials (laptop, cables, water bottle, book, notebook holder etc) and then some and looks fantastic, quality is top notch and no visible scars or scratches. Looking forward to handing this down to my son when the time comes

 

Time for a trade-in

by

I have had the Classic Briefcase since 2010. Mine is well worn in and travel with it frequently. I ordered it while I was stationed in Iraq and it has travelled the globe with me ever since. It is now replaced with the Flight Bag in Chestnut. Over time the large briefcase was just a little too bulky for me. I never complained about the weight, but sometimes I just wanted something a bit more compact. The Flight Bag stays open and stands on its own. It has hidden outside pockets that I can stash my wallet and phone into when I go through TSA. I can fit my MacBook and my wife's MacBook. With both MacBooks, it fits both of our Bose QC35s in their cases. I have room for cords, my moleskin, and other stuff. It is perfect. Also, good to note that when I am not flying, my Glock 43 fits perfectly in the front pocket while it is still in its holster. My Classic went up for sale on eBay after 8 years of good use and also paid for this bag.

 

Awesome bag

by

I bought the coffee brown color for $479 (with early bird discount). I think it’s the color that makes it look least of a purse. Overall, the bag is top-notch. The loose laptop pocket is great. An additional smaller pocket and a key string would make it even better. It’ll be my daily office bag from now on. Can’t wait to break it in.

 

I don’t get it!

by

Seriously awesome bag, perfect EDC, but WHAT is with the weirdly large/saggy internal pocket?

 

Failure to launch...maybe or maybe not

by

This is an interesting bag. The flight bag hits the sweet spot on size. It is as big as I would want a bag for my daily use. It features design elements that are true to the brand but also very useable.







The front flap pockets look great and can store a ton of stuff. The pocket behind the pocket makes good use of otherwise wasted space.







There is one area where I do feel that Saddleback missed an opportunity to make an interesting bag into a great bag...The handle drop on this bag is too stingy. Large ungloved hands just fit. Gloved hands...good luck. There is no reason to not increase the drop by a few inches particularly on a frame top bag like this. In fact, that would have let someone place an umbrella or other long items between the handles for easy carry. Increasing the drop would also have allowed someone to carry the bag loaded up with the top open (like a tote). This would have been a nice feature, particularly since backpack mode was killed off on this design.

 

Awesome Sauce!

by

This is my first SBL bag. The tobacco color is awesome sauce, looks unlike any other bag I've ever seen. The leather is thick, masculine, and boss. I'm in IT, so about half the time I'm wearing chinos or jeans to the office. This color is perfect for that type of attire. I wouldn't carry this tobacco color with my suits or a sport coat. I carry a deeper brown color bag for more traditional business dress. I bought the bag to carry with casual wear and on weekends. If you're looking at this bag to wear with a suit, I'd recommend the chestnut or black color.







I love the the buckles. The bag feels secure and strong. The space behind the front pockets is very convenient. This is a great utilization of that space. I love the old school open and closure of the bag. The lack of a backpack option doesn't bother me at all. I don't like that look with this kind of bag.







Highly recommend this beautiful work of art.

 

Best one yet

by

This is my third Saddleback bag and, by far, my favorite. I’ve been carrying it for a week now and it does hold a surprising amount of the EDC gear and still has a nice compact feel. Love it! Great bag!