What People Think
Front Pocket Leather Briefcase
The first thing that struck by opening the package, was the care in wrapping and boxing the products acquired (the personal Leather birthday card was a nice touch!). Opening the plastic bag, I was immediately overwhelmed by the smell of great leather - wow!
What can I say about the quality that hasn't been said by countless customers before. It's great - the quality of the leather, the buttery softness of the pigskin, the minute details of the stitching, carrying flexibility (the standard carrying handle is perfect ergonomically) and enough storage space, without being clumsy.
I do have one critical comment: Saddleback Leather require better copywriters - your current one's do not do justice to your products (ok, that's tongue in cheek)
One recommendation: the little leather patches will be great as fridge magnets! (You can send me the first one)
I guess I will be frequent client ....... keep up the great work.
This IS a Saddleback!
Front Pocket Briefcase - 8 Years in
The last breifcase you will ever buy
My Saddleback was stolen so I purchased another brand. Big Mistake
That bag had been everywhere with me and many times people would stop and ask if it was a Saddleback or they would stop and compare stories about their Saddleback.
Then about two months ago my car had it's window smashed out and my bag was stolen. My insurance was going to replace the bag and I decided to replace my Saddleback with another equally priced brand that seemed to be a decent product too.
Wow, was I wrong. Within four weeks of getting the bag the leather was already starting to have unrepairable damage, the hardware holding the handle was starting to bend and the front clasps were getting so bad I have now stopped closing the bag all together because it is so hard to get open again.
If you are thinking of buying a bag other than a Saddleback think long and hard. My new bag is already junk while my Saddleback is in some thief's house and his family is going to fight over it when he's dead.
Design of the Leather Briefcase
This Full Grain Leather Briefcase is over-engineered to last a lifetime (or a few lifetimes). There are no breakable parts like zippers, magnets, snaps, or buttons. Every stress point is reinforced with rivets and hidden polyester strapping. And it's built with the largest pieces of leather possible since seams are where the tears start in any design. We sew at only five stitches per inch, so there's more leather between the needle holes and fewer holes to create a tear.
These leather briefcases fit a 17" laptop. It's lined with pigskin and has a false bottom to hide your passport, spare cash, or other secret things. The d-rings on the bottom are great for strapping on a blanket, umbrella, jacket, or wet sandals. And even the main strap has a hole at the tip, just in case you overstuff your bag. The two front pockets actually have pockets behind them too.
Materials in our Leather Briefcase Backpack
This leather briefcase is made of Full Grain Leather, which is the strongest there is. Leather is like a roof. First, there is plywood, tar paper, and then shingles. The grain is like shingles. It's the toughest and most water-resistant part of the leather. And then, we line the leather with pigskin, which is more durable than cow skin.
Our thread is some of the best in the world. The strong industrial marine-grade polyester thread doesn't deteriorate like Nylon when the sun touches it. Our custom hardware is 316 Stainless Steel which means our clasps can hold up to a 750 lb. bag of cats. I really hope you google it so you'll be really impressed. It's the metal of choice for when your life depends on it. There's no other laptop bag like this one.
All of our Leather Bags use Full Grain Leather
We only use full grain leather. You can feel the quality the moment it is in your hands. Sure, we pay a higher price to purchase full grain leather to make our bags. And we pay more by using traditional craftsmanship. To us, these are essentials to create a design as elegant as this. We spare no expense to deliver quality when we ship our designs to you.
The Hardware in our Leather Backpack Briefcase
We use the best in our leather and traditional craftsmanship, so why go cheap on the hardware? The simple answer is we don't.
The hardware on this backpack briefcase is all 316 Surgical Grade Stainless Steel. That's the good stuff. The kind that doesn't corrode, pit, or rust like other metals. It's the best for when your life depends on it, and it's what we use because your life could depend on this briefcase (ya never know, right?).
Polyester, Great for Strong thread in Leather Bags, but not great for underwear
Polyester is awful for underwear or sheets, but it is the best for thread. We found the strongest polyester thread and used it in our leather laptop backpacks. It's more expensive, but we don't compromise when it comes to quality or craftsmanship in any of our designs.
Leather Briefcases Lined With Pigskin
Did you know pigskin is actually stronger than cowhide? It is, and that's what we line our leather briefcases with. Not only is it stronger, but it is also more flexible and has a nice feel. We could have left it with just thick full grain leather, but we wanted to give you the best of the best. By using both, you get the best for the inside and the outside of this large briefcase.
The Functionality of our Leather Briefcase Backpacks
Most of our leather briefcases convert into backpacks. This one does and has a false bottom to hide your passport, spare cash, and other secret things. The d-rings are great for strapping on blankets, jackets, and wet sandals. And even the main strap has a hole at the very tip, just in case you overstuff your bag or want to put an umbrella under the flap. The two front pockets actually have pockets behind them too.
Two small internal pockets are located in the main compartment, which is great for holding things such as pens, pencils, and other things that you might put in small pockets. The internal compartment is split into two main areas with a large capacity to hold a large laptop or two. So you can fit that huge 17" laptop in here without a problem.
External Pockets that Mean Business
When you see one of the external pockets, you realize it is serious. These larger pockets are buckled closed, so you don't have to worry as much about someone coming and opening it up quickly and taking anything. And behind each external pocket, you will find a hidden pocket. This pocket is great for things you might access more often, such as a cell phone or a USB hub, depending on how secure you need it to be and your own packing method.
Hidden Compartment In This Leather Backpack Briefcase
Yes, this briefcase has a hidden compartment that is large enough to fit a passport. It is located on the bottom of the leather bag and can be easily accessed by lifting a strip of leather. You will see it right away. The false bottom is great for hiding things such as money, your passport, or anything else you might not want anyone to find.
Emergency Cigar Holder
When I tell you we thought of everything, we did. So now you don't have to place a cigar in this area; it is not like it will have a label on it or reject that flashlight that you might use it for. But in between the front pockets is a pocket that is good for carrying a cigar, a flashlight, or even some pens or pencils.
The straps on our front pocket leather briefcase
The leather straps over the main compartment and the front external pockets are adjustable. You just buckle them closed just like a belt, however tight or loose you need them, allowing for more to fit inside.
Removable Shoulder Straps
Not everyone wants a shoulder strap; they might prefer the hand strap, and for the backpack feature, we made it removable. The durable shoulder strap is also made of the finest full grain leather, just like our leather bags, and has the same quality stainless steel hardware. In addition, it is super strong, so no matter what you carry, it can handle the weight more than any other leather backpack or bag out there.
Not Two Backpack Straps, Just One Adjustable Backpack Strap for Both Sides
The way the backpack feature works is so simple. You just take the shoulder strap and run it through the large ring in the middle of the large leather briefcase. You will also attach the shoulder strap hooks to the bottom d-rings on the back. This allows it to become a perfect leather backpack for your large laptop. Functional, meet elegant, Saddleback Leather Co made that relationship happen in a Leather Backpack Briefcase for large laptops. Your search is over.
This Large Leather Briefcase Is Not For Everyone
This backpack is not for everyone because we refuse to cut corners. You're probably wondering by now if this backpack is for you. If you are looking for a low cost and low quality laptop backpack made of inferior materials put together by someone making pennies an hour in a foreign country, this is not the backpack for you. On the other hand, if you do not care about quality or craftsmanship and want something to carry your stuff around in, this is not the right bag for you, either.
But, if you're looking for top quality, 100-Year Warranty, heirloom laptop backpack that will be carried down for generations, you're in the right place.
Better Than Cheap Messenger Bags
Sure, you can get cheap canvas messenger bags for a fraction of the price, but they will quickly fall apart. This backpack is the one for you if you want something that will last a lifetime and become an heirloom piece.
A Unique Leather Briefcase Laptop Bag
Not only is it sturdy, hard wearing, and elegant with a great style, but it is also more unique than most. This grabs attention and makes it easier to remember you. After a meeting with this, people will talk about you as the guy with the cool briefcase.
You can solve world hunger, and they will walk away saying, "remember the guy with the incredible laptop briefcase backpack that solved world hunger?" Or you give a presentation to a client and get the job because they want to see the awesome leather briefcase laptop bag again. I can only imagine it would even give you easy access to secure buildings, and it just looks legit.
Great for Traveling
It is also functional as a great carry-on for short trips or long trips. You can fit your large laptop and maybe even a change of clothes and other gear. For example, you might not want to put your suit jacket inside, but an extra t-shirt and shorts to wear, and possibly a pair of sheepskin slippers, might slide right in.
Key strap: 11"L
Shoulder strap adjusts long from 34" - 59"
Shoulder pad: 3"W x 7.75"L
Holds all 17" laptops
Dimensions (W x H x D)
17" x 12" x 8"
Front Pockets: 6.75"W x 8"H
Weight: 7 lbs
A Sweet Nighttime Story for Little Ones
When the Costa Rican cop tried to pull us over, we decided we didn't have the time or money for that, so we didn't stop. The adrenaline flowed through our veins like used beer through the Munich sewers during Oktoberfest. And I believe my Leather Briefcase in the back gave us courage. This reminded me of our other trip to Tunisia, North Africa, but Jonathan had a diplomatic passport then, so it didn't bother us to stop.
When my little brother, Jonathan, who now handles corporate sales for me, downshifted and put on the gas, I looked back and saw the cop running to his car. Well, there was so much traffic on that road that it must have taken a little bit for him to merge onto the street. And by then, we had put a good number more cars between us. So over the next 10 minutes, we flew over some hills, smashed dozens of potholes, and passed a bunch more cars on the crowded highway.
Did you know that you hardly feel it if you hit a fairly big pothole at 80 mph?
Good thing for us, Costa Rica is known for having more potholes than there are stars in the heavens, and that's what helped us out. The cop had to slow down to go around them so he wouldn't destroy his car, and we were driving a rental car. That would have been different if it had been a Land Cruiser or a leather briefcase. After about 10 minutes at breakneck speeds, we turned down a little side road just in case the policeman had radioed ahead. And a glorious side road it was. It was an absolutely gorgeous place to explore, complete with waterfalls, while we let everything calm down. That cop never did catch us, so technically, I guess the chase is still on.
Now I can't guarantee you'll enjoy that much adrenaline running through your veins if you take the risk and get this awesome quality briefcase, but I'm not saying you won't. Believe me; you'll love it and won't regret it for a second. And it will give you courage and possibly more strength to do the right thing at the right time. Serious.
But hear me loud and clear, I'm not suggesting that it's okay to try to outrun the police, and I don't condone it. In fact, it was wrong, and Jonathan shouldn't have done it. It was all his fault. But it was a lot of fun.
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