SKU 01-10-0014

Thin Front Pocket Leather Briefcase

$599.00

Front Pocket Briefcase & Thin Front Pocket Briefcase Comparison

Thin Front Pocket Leather Briefcase. A Laptop Bag description with Pelicans and Storks in Gabon

The Thin Front Pocket Briefcase Backpack In Depth Explanation

What People Think

5

Excellent "Personal Item"

You can bring a carryon AND a personal item on most flights for free, and this works great as a personal item. I can even fit a 16-inch, 2021 MacBook Pro in it, charger in the front pocket on one side, passport and wallet in the other. Back pocket works great for phone charger, etc.

One incredibly minor downside is that the arm strap, if adjusted for easy arm carry, leaves a bit of a tongue hanging off. A second leather loop would solve that, but it's easy enough to tuck away and stops being annoying as you wear in the bag.
15th Jul 2023
Thomas Dickson
5

Amazing

This thing is absolutely amazing. It has a separate section for a laptop within the main opening. Fits the right amount of stuff to be effective but not overburdened. Top notch quality.
7th Apr 2023
Dan
5

Perfect in every way but

Perfect in every way but maybe price :joy:
16th Jan 2022
Stephen V.
5

Fantastic bay & perfect as

Fantastic bay & perfect as a flight carry-on.
I decided to have the monogram centralised (I’m a “centralised” kinda guy) & Sarafina went the extra mile to make this happen.
I’m one very happy bunny.
26th Oct 2021
Robert A.
The briefcase is made of thin, rugged leather and is perfect for carrying a laptop.

Product Details

100-Year Warranty

Fits 16" MacBook Pro

Backpack Mode

Key strap

Shoulder strap adjusts long from 34" - 59" (fits guys from 5 feet to 8 feet tall)

Dimensions (W x H x D) 

15" x 11" x 3.5""

Weight: 5 lbs

Design of the Thin Leather Briefcase

This thin leather briefcase is over-engineered with no breakable parts like magnets, zippers, velcro, snaps, buttons, etc., and is reinforced at all stress points with rivets and hidden polyester strapping. Leather stretches, but these straps do not. It's 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. There is a light colored pigskin interior so that you can see inside the leather briefcase in low light. And that means the already super tight and resistant exterior is backed with an even stronger lining. We chose this lining over a soft, sweet, shiny nylon fabric with a world map to make you feel big and strong.

This thin leather briefcase is perfect for carrying a 15-inch laptop, has a detachable shoulder strap, and D-rings on the bottom for attaching tripods, jackets, or blankets.

Materials Used in this Thin Leather Briefcase

Our leather is the strongest we can find (full-grain leather). It still has all of the grain on it. We line the leather briefcase with pigskin for even more strength. The thread is unbelievably strong industrial marine grade UV resistant polyester thread, and our custom hardware is the amazing 316 Stainless Steel. It's the metal of choice when your life depends on it.

Functionality of the Thin Briefcase as a Small Laptop Backpack

This leather briefcase is the perfect small laptop backpack when you attach the shoulder strap to the back d-rings and pass it through the O-ring on the back. The front pockets also have hidden pockets behind them. It has a false bottom for hiding cash and passports. D-rings on the bottom of the bag for strapping on tripods, jackets, and blankets.

The Perfect Amount of Pockets

These thin leather briefcases have a main compartment that is the perfect size for a 15-inch laptop and a notebook, along with a charger and charging cables. It also has two inside pockets for pens and pencils. On the front there are two pockets that buckle closed, keeping things like your wallet or phone safe in transport. Behind those pockets are two more pockets that make it easy access to place your cell phone or even a power hub. This is a great bag to carry your essential belongings to a meeting or to float down a river in Africa.

The Saddleback Thin Leather Briefcase is made of high-quality full-grain leather and is handmade with precision to ensure durability.

Detachable Shoulder Strap

Not everyone likes a shoulder strap on their leather briefcase, and sometimes you just need a quality thick strap of full grain leather for other things. So in this thin leather briefcase, we made a detachable shoulder strap that is also adjustable. I can't tell you how many times I've used a bag strap to tie down luggage.

D-Rings On The Thin Front Pocket Briefcase

The bottom of the thin leather briefcase has four d-rings that can be used to hold anything from your umbrella to a rolled blanket or tent and use it like a knapsack. Think outside the office, away from business; it is more than an elegant way to carry your laptop or notebook. You can look professional or casual with this rugged leather briefcase. It is a great bag to have on your back when you go hiking, fishing, or shopping.

A Key Strap

A leather key strap inside the main compartment holds your keys, so you don't have to search for them at the bottom of your bag. No more fumbling around for your keys!

Back Magazine Pocket

Yes, we even put a back magazine pocket in this briefcase. You know, when you are on that long flight and just want to unwind with some Field and Stream, or maybe you want to catch up on the latest National Geographic. Now you have a place to put it!

This slim leather briefcase is a tough, over-engineered small laptop backpack with no breakable parts, stress points reinforced with rivets and hidden polyester strapping, and a light colored pig suede interior.

The Different Colors of this Thin Leather Briefcase

The natural color of Tobacco (tan, light brown) might be the most common. It has a casual look but develops a beautiful patina over time. Some people prefer a different style, so for those, we also offer this leather in Dark Coffee Brown, Chestnut (reddish brown), and Black.

The Perfect Size Thin Leather Briefcase For A 15" Laptop

This slim leather briefcase is big enough to hold everything you need but not too big or bulky. The dimensions of this briefcase are 15″ x 11" and only 3 1/2" thick. This makes it only weigh 5lbs; it is like nothing when you wear this on your back or shoulder. We do make larger bags, but not everyone is trying to carry a 17" laptop along with a gaming chair in their briefcase. But we do take into account those that need to take a 17" laptop, and we have a larger leather laptop bag for those.

What Makes The Saddleback Thin Leather Briefcase Worth It

We care about much more than making money. Sure, that is required to keep a company running, but we care more about making quality leather goods. This is the reason we use only the highest quality materials, and the most durable construction methods possible. Making a difference is our goal in every life that we touch with our designs, so we take it seriously when we say that we will warranty your leather bag for 100 years.

Made With The Best Full Grain Leather

Our Thin Front Pocket Briefcase is made out of the toughest, full-grain leather. This is the top layer of the hide and has all of the grain, making it tougher and more water-resistant. Most companies will use a cheaper, thinner leather that is easy to process and falls apart in a few years. For our designs, we only use the highest quality materials because we stand behind each one of them.

Write a Review
  • Posted by Thomas Dickson on 15th Jul 2023
    5
    Excellent "Personal Item"
    You can bring a carryon AND a personal item on most flights for free, and this works great as a personal item. I can even fit a 16-inch, 2021 MacBook Pro in it, charger in the front pocket on one side, passport and wallet in the other. Back pocket works great for phone charger, etc.

    One incredibly minor downside is that the arm strap, if adjusted for easy arm carry, leaves a bit of a tongue hanging off. A second leather loop would solve that, but it's easy enough to tuck away and stops being annoying as you wear in the bag.
  • Posted by Dan on 7th Apr 2023
    5
    Amazing
    This thing is absolutely amazing. It has a separate section for a laptop within the main opening. Fits the right amount of stuff to be effective but not overburdened. Top notch quality.
  • Posted by David Tenser on 7th Apr 2023
    4
    Work of art - but less ideal for a laptop
    Although in many ways this is the most stylish briefcase I own from Saddleback, it's also my least used one. The reason for that is not necessarily because it's the thinnest one and so it holds the least amount of objects (although that is a part of it), the main reason is because it lacks a protective pigskin flap/compartment for the laptop. I wouldn't go anywhere with a bag like this without my laptop and the fact that it will have to scratch up against everything else in the bag isn't ideal. My Flight/Pilot briefcase from Saddleback gets a LOT more use because it has that separate compartment for the laptop. That said, if all you need is a space for the laptop, a notepad and some soft stuff like gloves and a scarf, this is the ideal bag for it.
  • Posted by Stephen V. on 16th Jan 2022
    5
    Perfect in every way but
    Perfect in every way but maybe price :joy:
  • Posted by Robert A. on 26th Oct 2021
    5
    Fantastic bay & perfect as
    Fantastic bay & perfect as a flight carry-on.
    I decided to have the monogram centralised (I’m a “centralised” kinda guy) & Sarafina went the extra mile to make this happen.
    I’m one very happy bunny.