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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.
Beast Mode Bag
Don’t think it.... DO IT
A bag that will grow across a lifetime with wearing and character
This leather laptop bag is over-engineered to last a really long time. 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 5 stitches per inch so there's more leather between the needle holes and fewer holes to start a tear.
This leather briefcase is made of Full Grain Leather, which is the strongest there is. Leather is like a roof. There is plywood, tar paper and then shingles. The grain is like the 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 the cow skin. Our thread is some of the best in the world. Strong industrial marine-grade polyester thread that doesn't deteriorate when the sun touches it like Nylon does. 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.
Most of our leather briefcases convert into a laptop backpack. 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 all the way 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.
Shoulder strap adjusts long from 34" - 59"
Holds all 17" laptops
Dimensions (W x H x D)
17" x 12" x 8""
Weight: 7 lbs
Our Leather Luggage Strap does NOT fit on this bag.
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 nor the money for that, so we didn't stop. The adrenaline was flowing through our veins like used beer through the Munich sewers during Oktoberfest. And I believe it was my leather briefcase in the back that gave us courage. This reminded me of our other trip in Tunisia, North Africa, but that time Jonathan had a diplomatic passport 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 road. And by then, we had put a good number more cars between us. Over the next 10 minutes, we flew over some hills and smashed over dozens and dozens of potholes and passed a whole bunch more cars on the crowded highway. Did you know that if you hit a fairly big pothole at 80 mph, you hardly feel it?
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. You see, the cop had to slow down to go over and around them so he wouldn't destroy his car and we were driving a rental car. If it would have been a Land Cruiser or a leather briefcase, that would have been different. 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 that you won't either. Believe me, you'll love it and you 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 at all. In fact, it was wrong and Jonathan shouldn't have done it. It was all his fault. But it was a lot of fun.