Big Mouth Leather Duffle Bag

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Product Overview

The Big Mouth Duffle is a smaller version of the Doctor's Leather Duffle Bag to be a simple overnight bag. It was engineered with no breakable parts, like magnets, zippers, snaps or buttons and all stress points are reinforced with rivets and hidden polyester straps. The main body is built with one solid piece of leather to reduce seams and one piece on each end. And we sew at only 5 stitches per inch so there is more leather between the needle holes and therefore fewer holes to start tearing. Some leather bags are sewn with thinner thread to save money and so sew with the holes closer together, but then they start tearing like perforated paper.

Our leather is only the full-grain stuff, and it's thick. The interior has two large pigskin pockets and three additional divided pigskin pockets, which is stronger than the cow skin. One of the coolest materials we use is our custom 316 Stainless Steel. It's a fun one to research up on. It can hold up to 750 lbs. If your life is depending on something, you're going to want it to depend on this metal. Our thick thread is a very strong industrial marine-grade and UV resistant polyester. It doesn't deteriorate when the sun hits it, more designers should use it.

The mid-18th century Gladstone Bag closure goes right along with our design philosophy of building it for life. This was at the time when zippers weren't a thing yet and they needed to keep your leather duffle bag closed for travel. It doesn't need to be buckled, but you can. I use it as my camera bag and it is loved. I put an old Maasai blanket I picked up in Kenya along the bottom for padding and then my camera lenses and gear on top of that. 

Product Details
100-Year Warranty
Shoulder strap adjusts long from 34" - 59"

Dimensions (W x H x D) 
14" x 10" x 9"
Weight: 4.80 lbs

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  • 5
    Absolutely Gorgeous, Well Made as Always

    I ordered this as a gift for my husband. I knew that it would be a beautiful, quality bag based on my other Saddleback purchases, but I'm not exaggerating when I say that this bag took my breath away when unboxing it. It is such a gorgeous design, and the tobacco color with this design is superb. This is the first "big mouth" bag we've ordered, and it is really cool. Opens and closes so smoothly. When it is open, the bag is almost perfectly rectangular. It's really neat how it can open that way and it will remain open for however long you need while you pack or unpack it. When it's closed, it stays closed. No worries about it falling open. Such a cool design. The pockets on each side of the interior are really great. I can see those being really useful for little cords and such when traveling. I just don't think you can do better than Saddleback in terms of quality. I mean these bags are full grain leather lined with more leather. And this bag will get some use, but it's so beautiful that you really could set it on a shelf in an office or living area as high-end decor. Anyway, obviously no regrets here in purchasing.

  • 5
    It was a Christmas gift

    It was a Christmas gift for my wife and she absolutely loved it! Very well made and beautiful! Thanks for making a great product. Don’t know that this will be the case for everyone, but I ordered it through your website and it arrived the next day!! Incredible so far. Thank you and Merry Christmas!

  • 5
    Great piece of leather and

    Great piece of leather and used for a rugged but handsome design.

  • 5
    Another Great Design!

    This new bag like all the saddleback products are top quality. I own 4 bags (2 messengers and 2 duffles) and many of the accessories. Always get asked who makes them. Love the gladstone style! Received this new bag a couple weeks ago and took it to Zion this weekend for its first trail. The bag is comfortable to carry and has enough space to hold everything I need with room to spare. I hope this bag design will eventually come in a bigger duffle bag size.

  • 5
    Beyond satisfied, again.

    Firstly, this bag is gestalt. Beautiful, functional, durable. I drive a big truck in the continental United States and stay out for 6 weeks at a time, and keep no apartment. My home is the road, so having quality bags to carry my personal effects is paramount.

    This is my shower bag, and since I’m a bit of a groomer, I needed a good sized bag. Right now, I have a smaller nylon bag with a travel size shampoo and conditioner, large bar of soap, and shampoo brush. Also, a Saddleback ditty bag (the large one), with all my smaller items like toothbrush/paste, chapstick, razors, and a lot more. The pockets of the duffle hold my deodorant, brushes/combs, powder, and a handful of other items. Finally, I’ve topped the main compartment with aftershave, tonic, pomade, shower shoes, and my change of clothes.

    With the clothes, toiletries, and grooming products, the bag is full, but I can still close it if I so choose.

    The mouth stays open, so it’s very easy to pack and unpack, which I do at least once a day. I’ve also sat the bag in standing water, which brushes right off. I keep the bag on the floor of the truck mostly, so I’m always tossing and kicking it around, but so far it’s showing no wear.

    This is another quality, and well-considered bag by Saddleback. I also have the original briefcase, dirty bag, wallet, and belt, all of which have held up for a long time. I bought my wallet 4 years ago, and other than a beautiful patina and being easier to fold, it looks brand new. Can’t wait until my next purchase.