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Grandfather’s Portable Wardrobe
Since my girlfriend does her own beeswax-based leather care products, the first thing I did was prepping, relaxing and nourishing everything a bit by applying her secret recipe, and after that, it was like it’s always been here.
Been using it for about a week now and it just has so many sides to it. The somewhat quirky form factor with the usual SBL bravado, details and craftmanship sure catches attention to say the least but the main thing for me is the fact that it is such an ultra functional piece of art. It feels very good on many levels and it’s easier to carry than one might think. I have pretty broad shoulders, so the balance while carrying is spot on. No strain, no nothing.
For my next trip abroad, I’ll take this and my trusty Doctor’s Overnight Bag with me and they should cover at least a week with ease. I’d even dare to say two weeks.
So, thank you once again and the delivery to Finland was suprisingly fast as well - Especially considering the state of international logistics nowadays.
Time Travel Purchase
Roads go ever on and on
It terms of the quality, well ... it's SBL. Pretty much perfect in any way. Do check the weight - at 11 pounds you'll feel it.
I imagine going through an airport, the firm rectangle under your shoulder will allow you to stack another item (not yet arrive, but hopefully my new Large Pocket Duffle) on top of it as you walk.
It's a winner and I can't wait to fill it and take off someplace. You'll never blend in carrying a SBL case.
The leather Grandfather Overnight Case is one of a kind. You won’t find another travel bag or case even similar to it out there. The 5th addition to the Grandfather Collection, the Overnight case is perfect for weekend travel. Plus, it is carry-on approved.
Design Of The Grandfather Overnight Case
I designed the leather Grandfather Overnight case with a new “cool factor” that separates it from the other cases in the Grandfather Collection. The Overnight Case can be packed in two different ways:
1) You can stand it upright, open the lid from the front side, and stack your clothing or whatever you’re traveling with that way. I find this way to be super efficient, as you don’t have to dig through the case to find your favorite outfit. It’s all stacked up right there in front of you, unlike in a travel bag. This also prevents your clothes from tumbling around and getting wrinkled when you’re carrying it.
2) You can lay it down flat like most conventional suitcases and open the lid up from the top side.
The lid features two really big pockets for extra storage that would make a great place to store charging cables, small carry items, medications, and maybe even hide some money in a pocket so your wife doesn’t find it.
The Grandfather Overnight Case is ideal for 2-3 day travel and fits in the carry-on bins if you’re flying. Just be aware that people at the airport will ask you where you got it, so be prepared for their envy of your style. See, it’s more than a great travel case. It serves double duty as a piece of functional art. You will feel good with this on your shoulder; much better than just a simple leather duffle bag or other overnight bags.
The edges and corners are all hand stitched and all stress points are reinforced with rivets so it won’t wear out over time. Doing it this way takes a really long time to make, but they will last at least 100 years.
Materials - The Same Saddleback Leather Commitment To Quality
Saddleback Leather is always committed to quality materials. When I create a design like this leather overnight case, I take into account anything that might fail and make it so it won’t. That starts with the best design, continues with the best materials, and ends with solid craftsmanship. That is how we can give a 100 year warranty and know they will fight over it when you’re dead.
Our leather Grandfather Overnight Case is designed with real full-grain leather, and it’s really thick. Most (low level) companies sand off the grain (the toughest, most water-resistant part of the leather hide) to get rid of scars and marks so they can use the entire hide to make bags. This is part of what allows them to sell cheap leather. What we do is just cut around the ugly parts and throw most of that leather away. Pay attention to the type of leather; always stick to full grain leather when shopping for quality.
We lined the leather Overnight Case with pigskin, which is stronger and more durable than the cow skin. It’s also somewhat soft and smooth to touch, so it will protect any valuables from scratches and other damage.
One of the coolest materials we use is our custom 316 Stainless Steel. It’s a fun one to research; look it up on Google. It can hold up to 750 lbs. So if your life is depending on something, you’re going to want it to depend on this metal.
Our super thick thread is incredibly strong industrial, marine grade, UV resistant polyester. It doesn’t deteriorate in the sun. I really wish more designers would use it.
Better Than An Overnight Bag
The Grandfather Overnight Case is much better than just an overnight bag. Its design makes it a must-have for any traveler, and its high-quality materials make it durable enough to last a lifetime. In addition, the case makes it so easy to pack for a trip. You can fold and stack your clothes, shoes, toiletries, and other travel gear with plenty of space for a couple of days of travel. There are also two internal pockets to fit a variety of other items for your trip. With its carry-on size, it is perfect for all types of travel.
18.25”W x 13.25”H x 9.75”D (OUTSIDE)
16.75”W x 12.25”H x 9.25”D (INSIDE)
Pockets: 7.5” x 7.5”
Weight: 11 lbs.
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