Dave's Deals Flight Bag Briefcase - Old Design - Black

5.63 lb




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Was: $649.00
Now: $519.20

Product Overview

Dave's Deals are items that have arrived from the factory that are fully functional, but with cosmetics defects. Some people call them factory seconds. They are still good items that come with our warranty, we're just knocking down the price because they don't pass Dave's inspection standards. Some Dave's Deals may be stamped with the letter S.


Design of the Flight Bag

These flight bags are over-engineered with no breakable parts like magnets, zippers, snaps, buttons, etc. A few pieces of solid leather are put together beautifully. And is then reinforced at all stress points with rivets and hidden polyester strapping. Some leather that is pulled on stretches, but these straps don't. The leather briefcase is built with the largest pieces of leather possible, so there are fewer seams, and we sew at only five stitches per inch, so there's more leather between the needle holes and fewer holes to start a tear. The closure is a classic Gladstone bag closure that does not require a zipper. Zippers break. Our lining that backs up the leather is tougher than the leather, which is better than some pretty shiny lightweight nylon fabric with an old world map on it to make you feel adventurous.


Lining of Our Leather Flight Bag:

We use pigskin lining, which is stronger than cow leather, instead of some pretty shiny fabric with a world map on it. In addition, this pigskin lining is lighter in shade, making it much easier to see inside in a darker cockpit.


Functionality of The Pilot Bags

This mid-1800s English style Gladstone Bag closure is just plain cool on this leather briefcase. It opens wide and stays open until you say otherwise. Pilots love this feature to put next to their seats. For closure, I chose a single leather strap with holes punched all the way out to the very tip, just in case your bag is overstuffed or you want to stick your umbrella or blueprints under the strap horizontally or leave the laptop bag open to stick your stuff out vertically. The front pockets are built and then sewn on, so there are hidden pockets behind the pockets. This is a more expensive way to design a leather briefcase because it requires more leather, but it's also way more helpful.


Dimensions (W x H x D) 

15" x 11" x 5"

Front Pockets: 6"W x 7"H

Strap: 1.25" W x 40" - 65"L

Shoulder Pad: 3" W x 7.75"L

Weight: 6 lbs

Fits 16" MacBook Pro

Removable Adjustable Shoulder Strap

Hidden Pockets Behind Two Front Pockets

Magazine Sleeve Pocket in the Back



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  • 5
    Flight Bag

    Great product!!!!!

  • 5
    How to make very tough look extremely cool

    On the outside, this bag has a very style-conscious appearance that will satisfy the most discerning tastes, and the smell and feel of full grain leather are unmistakable. The insides of the bag serve their stated function, while their appearance is less stylistic than the exterior would suggest. This said, the combination of external and internal appearances speaks to a bygone era of rawhide toughness attending even the most educated and prosperous. Think: cowboy cool meets cockpit qualified. Had the chestnut, glad to have gotten the black, tobacco is next. Each for a different purpose (work, recreation, leisure) but impressive regardless of venue.