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27" Leather Duffle Bag a.k.a. The Adolescent Beast

$779.00

27" Leather Duffle Bag a.k.a. The Adolescent Beast near The Congo

How It's Made 27" Leather Duffle Bag a.k.a. The Adolescent Beast

What People Think

5

Perfect for 2-weeks on the road!

Loaded everything including my pillow for a 2-week road trip; best bag for this, there is A LOT of space and it's just a stylin' bag! Rugged as usual and a perfect accompaniment to my canvas duffle and 17" thin briefcase I've had for 10 years. The quality is NO COMPROMISE! Thank you Saddleback!
19th Jul 2022
Rob Schulz
5

Adolescent Beast

I bought a Thin Briefcase 8 years ago and it's been fantastic. For several years, I've been looking for a large duffle for travel. I have a bison leather overnight bag but have wanted something larger. The Beast was too much and the waterbag and Baby Beast too small. As soon as I saw this, I jumped on it. It is precisely what I wanted - the same rugged, utilitarian and bullet proof concept that drew me to my briefcase (which still gets used/abused today). The review is initial - just initial quality - but I'm happy to report it's the same high quality as my briefcase (I was a bit concerned since manufacturing had moved from USA to Mexico). But no need to worry. It's fantastic - well stitched; quality, thick leather. Can't wait to use, abuse, scar this thing and watch the patina turn it into something beautiful. Congratulations and 'Well Done' on an exceptional product. If there were an option to upload pics I would do it.
13th May 2022
John G
5

Wonderful Bag in a Wonderful Size!!!!!

I have so many Saddleback bags....but there was always a 'gap.' The Beast is wonderful! And the Doctor's Duffle is too. But the bags between the two were pretty much the same size. All in the 18'-20' range. So, I could load everything in the Beast, or much less in the smaller bags. This one is the bridge bag! Perfect for the wonderful in-between size. Just right! And of course, it is drop-dead beautiful! Thanks, Dave! Great move!
5th Apr 2022
Steve Gasque
5

Wonderful Bag in a Wonderful Size!!!!!

I have so many Saddleback bags....but there was always a 'gap.' The Beast is wonderful! And the Doctor's Duffle is too. But the bags between the two were pretty much the same size. All in the 18'-20' range. So, I could load everything in the Beast, or much less in the smaller bags. This one is the bridge bag! Perfect for the wonderful in-between size. Just right! And of course, it is drop-dead beautiful! Thanks, Dave! Great move!
5th Apr 2022
Steve Gasque
This full grain leather duffle bag "The Adolescent Beast" is ideal for a week or longer of travel, and features a lined interior with two pockets, comfortable carry handle, and adjustable shoulder strap.

Design of the Best Travel Duffle Bag: The Adolescent Beast

Two big pieces of full-grain leather are sewn together to make up the main body of this travel duffle bag, and then one solid piece for each end. The top stays securely closed with three really thick leather straps on the front side and one on each end. The straps loop through a durable stainless steel ring attached to the top and then buckle on the front. There are nine holes in each strap to allow it to cinch down on small loads or extend way out if it’s jam packed full. This leather duffle bag is ideal for a week or longer of travel. It can also be great for those spontaneous weekend trips with the kids.

The inside is lined with super strong pig skin, even stronger than what comes from cows. I added big inside pockets on each end of the bag, also made out of pig skin. They’re extra roomy and make a good place to keep your smaller belongings, like electronic chargers or toiletry items, organized if you aren’t fortunate enough to own one of our leather toiletry bags.

The 27” Leather Duffle can be carried by means of the comfortable padded carry handle centered on top, or by the removable, adjustable shoulder strap.

The full-grain leather duffle bag is perfect for a week or longer of travel, with three thick leather straps and nine holes to cinch down or extend. It is also lined with super strong pig skin and has two large pockets on the inside.

Full Grain Leather Is Used For The Best Duffle Bags for Travel

We only use the strongest full-grain leather you can find. It’s called “full-grain” because we don’t shave any layers off like a lot of other leather bag designers do. Instead, we leave the top layer on, which is the strongest of all the layers. Sometimes we get some very unique hides by doing this. They may contain beautiful scars and markings, which really can add extra character. 

Durable Construction Involves Sewing It Right

Our sewing process is notable as well. A sewing machine is essentially a perforator, in a sense. The more holes you put into the leather, the more potential you have to create a tearing point. So we space our holes out to 5 stitches per inch. We use robust polyester thread to hold everything together. It is a marine-grade and UV resistant thread, which is why all the best ship sail makers use it when they sew their sails together. Nylon thread is cheap and much thinner, so it’s sure to start breaking and deteriorating over time. 

The 27" Leather Duffle Bag is perfect for a week or longer of travel, with a durable build and plenty of storage.

316 Stainless Steel To Support Almost Anything (just not 751 cats)

As if this leather duffle bag wasn’t already over-engineered, the hardware we use is no weak link. All rings, clasps, and buckles are made from 316 Stainless Steel which has a load rating many times more than what you’d even be able to fit in the bag. The clasps have been tested to hold up to 750 lb bags of cats without breaking. When we put the 751st cat in there, it broke.

Functionality

Both the Beast and Baby Beast are among the most popular of our leather duffle bags. With this 27” Leather Duffle Bag being perfectly sized between those, it is sure to be among the favorites and accommodate all travelers. This isn’t the kind of bag with a bunch of exterior pockets or a padded laptop compartment; this is made for travel.

Sure, you can grab a leather padded laptop sleeve, toss it in, and clip on a Saddleback leather satchel for your external pockets if needed. But this is designed to be your primary bag for traveling. The main compartment is very large and can handle even heavy gear, all the way down to your dirty laundry. In addition, two internal pockets are also quite large for easy carry of your travel gear.

Adjustable Shoulder Strap

When you load these duffle bags down, you might want to avoid carrying them by hand. While you work up your strength to do that, use the adjustable shoulder strap for carrying comfort unless your wife is looking. That is when you grab the handle up top and carry it like a real man. Then when she isn’t looking, enjoy the comfort of the padded straps. I didn’t put removable backpack straps on this one for a backpack carry; it just wouldn’t make sense. So instead, I just placed a single shoulder strap. The shoulder straps are made for strength and comfort.

If you are looking for a backpack-style carry, check out our Squared Leather Backpack, which we call The Tank. Of course, it won’t hold everything this will, but you will get comfortable backpack straps on something that can be used as a travel backpack.

Is it spelled duffel bag or duffle bag?

This is one thing people go back and forth on. We actually use the term “duffle bag”, but both are perfectly acceptable. It all depends on what you grew up calling it. Duffel was named after a small town in Belgium where they were initially made. Still, most Americans would not search for the best duffel bags or the best travel duffel bag. They are going to search using the term duffle. Either way, it’s a great bag!

Product Details

100-Year Warranty

Large pockets on each inside end.

13”H x 27”W x 13”D

Weight: 11 lbs.

Write a Review
  • Posted by Rob Schulz on 19th Jul 2022
    5
    Perfect for 2-weeks on the road!
    Loaded everything including my pillow for a 2-week road trip; best bag for this, there is A LOT of space and it's just a stylin' bag! Rugged as usual and a perfect accompaniment to my canvas duffle and 17" thin briefcase I've had for 10 years. The quality is NO COMPROMISE! Thank you Saddleback!
  • Posted by John G on 13th May 2022
    5
    Adolescent Beast
    I bought a Thin Briefcase 8 years ago and it's been fantastic. For several years, I've been looking for a large duffle for travel. I have a bison leather overnight bag but have wanted something larger. The Beast was too much and the waterbag and Baby Beast too small. As soon as I saw this, I jumped on it. It is precisely what I wanted - the same rugged, utilitarian and bullet proof concept that drew me to my briefcase (which still gets used/abused today). The review is initial - just initial quality - but I'm happy to report it's the same high quality as my briefcase (I was a bit concerned since manufacturing had moved from USA to Mexico). But no need to worry. It's fantastic - well stitched; quality, thick leather. Can't wait to use, abuse, scar this thing and watch the patina turn it into something beautiful. Congratulations and 'Well Done' on an exceptional product. If there were an option to upload pics I would do it.
  • Posted by Steve Gasque on 5th Apr 2022
    5
    Wonderful Bag in a Wonderful Size!!!!!
    I have so many Saddleback bags....but there was always a 'gap.' The Beast is wonderful! And the Doctor's Duffle is too. But the bags between the two were pretty much the same size. All in the 18'-20' range. So, I could load everything in the Beast, or much less in the smaller bags. This one is the bridge bag! Perfect for the wonderful in-between size. Just right! And of course, it is drop-dead beautiful! Thanks, Dave! Great move!
  • Posted by Steve Gasque on 5th Apr 2022
    5
    Wonderful Bag in a Wonderful Size!!!!!
    I have so many Saddleback bags....but there was always a 'gap.' The Beast is wonderful! And the Doctor's Duffle is too. But the bags between the two were pretty much the same size. All in the 18'-20' range. So, I could load everything in the Beast, or much less in the smaller bags. This one is the bridge bag! Perfect for the wonderful in-between size. Just right! And of course, it is drop-dead beautiful! Thanks, Dave! Great move!