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

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$779.00
SKU:
01-60-0006

Product Overview

Design
Two big pieces of full-grain leather are sewn together to make up the main body, and then one solid piece for each end. Keeping the top 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. 

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.

Materials
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. 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. 

Our sewing process is special 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 of creating 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. 

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 the 27” Leather Duffle Bag being perfectly sized in between those, it is sure to be among the favorites and accommodate all travelers.

Product Details

  • 100-Year Warranty
  • Large pockets on each inside end.
  • 13”H x 27”W x 13”D
  • Weight: 11 lbs.

Reviews

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  • 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!

  • 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.

  • 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!

  • 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!