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SKU 01-10-0023

Flight Bag Leather Briefcase

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$629.00

What People Think

5

I wouldn’t change a thing

I use this bag for when I travel and do public speaking. I travel all over the country presenting to groups as small as 6-10 or as large as 3000. This bag is perfect for holding HDMI cords, remotes and other connectors and dongles. I makes set up quick and easy. I do notice that when I present to smaller groups, somebody always comments on my bag. It definitely help to up my credibility game!
16th Apr 2022
Don S.
5

The Perfect Work/Travel Bag

This is the perfect leather bag I've been searching for. I chose the natural leather which has already aged nicely over the last year. I've gotten many compliments. The quality of the bag is unparalleled. You can tell the bag will last forever. The leather smell is also incredible. Although I haven't gone into the office with this bag yet, I use it to store all my work material and its perfect.

I recently traveled with the bag and it's an awesome personal item. All the pockets are placed perfectly so you can access what you need quickly and easily on the fly. There is a spot for your keys, passport, laptop, book, light sweater, etc.

If you are debating getting this bag, get it! I am very happy with my purchase.
11th Aug 2021
Eric L.
5

Great, almost perfect bag

Quality of construction and overall design is great with the flight bag. The Gladstone opening is really convenient and much more functional than the traditional flap style opening. The flight bag has a nice amount of space in the interior, but not so much that it is unbearably heavy when loaded. This bag would be perfect if a water bottle sleeve/packet was added to the outside which would open up the interior space a bit more.
9th Aug 2021
Brandon
5

Flight Bag comes to Australia

We like leather in Australia but I haven't seen anything like Saddleback products before. Bought the Flight Bag, waited a long time for it to cross the globe but it sure was worth the wait! First day on the train and I got a comment on what a great bag it was! I love this bag.
3rd Aug 2021
Mark E.
5

As great as I thought it would be...

My watching turned to dreaming. I was determined to have this bag. If there were a bag that checked off every box on my list, this one surely was it! Well, I ordered it during the recent warehouse sale. It finally arrived a couple of weeks ago and I couldn't be happier. I chose the chestnut color as that's the color that has always appealed the most to me. I have received COUNTLESS compliments on the bag! I can't wait to purchase more items!
6th Jul 2021
Josh H.
 

Design
This leather laptop bag is over-engineered with no breakable parts like magnets, zippers, snaps, buttons, etc. Just a few pieces of strong leather put together in a good looking way. And is reinforced at all stress points with rivets and hidden polyester strapping. 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 5 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 which 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.

Materials
Leather: Our leather is the strongest we can find (full-grain boot leather, but thicker). It's important to understand this. The top layer of a leather hide has all of the grain in it. The grain is the toughest, most protective and longest lasting part of the hide. The grain is like the shingles on a roof. The best part. Most companies shave off the top layer (grain) of the hide to get rid of scars so they can use almost every inch of the hide in production and therefore save money. But in doing so, it's like they're shaving the shingles off of your roof. There ought to be a law.

Lining: We use pigskin lining, which is stronger than the cow leather, instead of some pretty shiny fabric with a world map on it.

Thread: he thread is unbelievably strong industrial marine grade UV resistant polyester thread. It's what they use when people could die if the thread fails. Like on sails and parachutes. We use it to hold together leather briefcases. This thread is much more expensive than the common nylon "snowflake" thread that falls apart with sunshine or heat or if you just look at it crooked.

Hardware: Our custom hardware is the amazing 316 Stainless Steel (please please google it). It's the metal of choice when your life depends on it. A metallergist told me that is was way overkill and that I really didn't need it to be so strong. I guess it's like killing a fly with a shotgun for a leather briefcase, but we NEVER have problems with our hardware.

Functionality
This mid-1800's 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 seat. 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 way 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 useful.

Product Details
100-Year Warranty
Interior Key Strap

Dimensions (W x H x D) 
15" x 11" x 5""
Weight: 6 lbs

Bedtime Story

For The Kids About a Al-Shabaab on Vacation

The last small plane we were on was from Nairobi to Lamu. From there we took a 2 hour small boat ride to an island off the Northern Coast of Kenya, next to Somalia where a Kenyan friend of ours told us was a really super cool place for holiday. We didn't know about all of the Al-Shabaab terrorist activity and kidnappings in the area or we probably wouldn't have chosen it for our family vacation, but ignorance is bliss? The last night there was a little freaky. Okay, a lot freaky hanging out and discussing theology with the witchcraft practicing angel prophet of Islam, but that's for another place and time (or bag description).

So we finally get to our destination called Mike's Camp, run and owned by a British Kenyan named Mike. A charming chap who had made a barefoot luxury Gilligan's Island resort built almost entirely from woven reeds. The walls and floors were 100% woven and the ceilings were thatched. All of it was supported by branches and sticks.

It was SUPER COOL. Unbelievable. And that's why billionaires fly in to stay there all the time. Since we're not billionaires, we flew into Lamu and then took the little skiff to the island, but there are people who fly in at low tide, land on the beach and walk up the sand dunes to the camp. It's where you completely unplug. No laptop bags allowed. To read about the Angel prophet of Islam and our walk through the terrorists, go to the Slim Leather Briefcase page.

Anyways, each of those small plane bush pilots that land on the beach or take people to Lamu, have a smaller flight bag briefcase next to their seat. It's just what you dowhen you need all of your things in one small cramped place.

Write a Review
  • Posted by Don S. on 16th Apr 2022
    5
    I wouldn’t change a thing
    I use this bag for when I travel and do public speaking. I travel all over the country presenting to groups as small as 6-10 or as large as 3000. This bag is perfect for holding HDMI cords, remotes and other connectors and dongles. I makes set up quick and easy. I do notice that when I present to smaller groups, somebody always comments on my bag. It definitely help to up my credibility game!
  • Posted by Eric L. on 11th Aug 2021
    5
    The Perfect Work/Travel Bag
    This is the perfect leather bag I've been searching for. I chose the natural leather which has already aged nicely over the last year. I've gotten many compliments. The quality of the bag is unparalleled. You can tell the bag will last forever. The leather smell is also incredible. Although I haven't gone into the office with this bag yet, I use it to store all my work material and its perfect.

    I recently traveled with the bag and it's an awesome personal item. All the pockets are placed perfectly so you can access what you need quickly and easily on the fly. There is a spot for your keys, passport, laptop, book, light sweater, etc.

    If you are debating getting this bag, get it! I am very happy with my purchase.
  • Posted by Brandon on 9th Aug 2021
    5
    Great, almost perfect bag
    Quality of construction and overall design is great with the flight bag. The Gladstone opening is really convenient and much more functional than the traditional flap style opening. The flight bag has a nice amount of space in the interior, but not so much that it is unbearably heavy when loaded. This bag would be perfect if a water bottle sleeve/packet was added to the outside which would open up the interior space a bit more.
  • Posted by Mark E. on 3rd Aug 2021
    5
    Flight Bag comes to Australia
    We like leather in Australia but I haven't seen anything like Saddleback products before. Bought the Flight Bag, waited a long time for it to cross the globe but it sure was worth the wait! First day on the train and I got a comment on what a great bag it was! I love this bag.
  • Posted by Josh H. on 6th Jul 2021
    5
    As great as I thought it would be...
    My watching turned to dreaming. I was determined to have this bag. If there were a bag that checked off every box on my list, this one surely was it! Well, I ordered it during the recent warehouse sale. It finally arrived a couple of weeks ago and I couldn't be happier. I chose the chestnut color as that's the color that has always appealed the most to me. I have received COUNTLESS compliments on the bag! I can't wait to purchase more items!