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
    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.

  • 5
    Another Stellar product

    How can i begin. I have 4 bags from Saddle back. The Simple tote( from Love 41) whichi carry everyday for work, the draw string back pack for Starbucks runs, the double pocket duffle bag which i nick named *The Tank*.. and now this Big Mouth Duffle bag. Let me tell you, pictures would never do justice! This is the most the beautiful hand made thing known to man. It's huge but not overly, beautifully crafted and oh the Tobacco color is just perfect. This i will keep in my car as my weekend bag..with all my essentials. If i could give 10 stars, i would give 20! Buy the best, cry once, walk tall, walk proud, buy SADDLEBACK!!

  • 5
    Perfect Work Bag, Especially for Camera Gear.

    I absolutely love this bag. I’ve bought other saddleback leather backpacks and smalls but this product takes the cake. The quality is impeccable and the style is versatile. I can take it to the office, a networking meeting, on visits with clients and with me during my on-location marketing shoots without a care. That means a lot as I work for a pressure washing company with a crew often in the middle of spraying chemicals, which usually end up all over my stuff. It can carry my lunch, a camera in it’s padded bag, spare lenses, a GoPro, my lady edc that I’d usually bring in a purse, a notebook, my iPad mini, and more. For my purposes, this bag is perfect. However, I will say that if you’re looking for a new purse-type bag, this is a little large for that. I carry it by the top-handles because using the shoulder straps makes me feel like I’m lugging around my mailbox. If you need the space more than you mind the bulk, I’d say go for it.

  • 5
    Hits the spot!!

    I am a big fan of 'Doctors Bags' and bought this bag for use as an edc bag. The tool bag was just a tad too small and the Doctors Bag easy to big for my personal needs.... this one hit the sweet spot perfectly. The inside organization is great and fits my large Note 8 in Otterbox case just fine. That was always a big contention with me. The weight is great considering that it is not a tiny bag. I do not use the strap as I feel Gladestone Bags just lend themselves more to hand carry. And besides, any duffle or Doctors Bag is going to be kinda boxy on the hip. There are other bags out there that can carry your personal belongings in a more compact set up but nothing can match walking in and setting down a Gladestone bag on the counter. Extreme vintage appeal!!!!

  • 5
    Perfect complement!

    I use this bag to carry my books and paper (I'm a teacher) as a complement to my Saddleback briefcase in which I carry my laptop, accessories, and other come-and-go-books. It's perfect.