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This Doctor's Leather Duffle Bag was over-engineered with no breakable parts like magnets or zippers or snaps or buttons and all stress points are reinforced with rivets and hidden polyester straps. It's built with just one big 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 overnight 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 duffle bag is the only the full-grain leather, and it's thick. Lower level companies sand off the grain (the toughest most water-resistant part of the leather) to get rid of scars and marks so they can use the entire hide to make bags. We just cut around the ugly parts and throw most of that leather away. And we lined the leather overnight bag with pigskin, 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 very strong industrial marine grade and UV resistant polyester. It doesn't deteriorate when the sun hits it. I really wish more designers would use it. There's no other leather travel bag like it.
The mid-18th century Gladstone Bag closure goes right along with our design philosophy of build it for life. This was at the time when zippers weren't a thing yet and they needed to keep your leather travel bag closed. It doesn't need to be buckled, but you can. We call it the Doctor's Leather Duffle Bag. It's not just a bag for a Doctor.
Shoulder strap adjusts long from 34" - 59"
Our Leather Luggage Strap does NOT fit on this bag.
For The Kids About a Al-Shabaab on Vacation
The last small plane we were on was from Nairobi to Lamu. From there we took a 2 hour small boat ride to an island off the Northern Coast of Kenya, next to Somalia where a Kenyan friend of ours told us was a really super cool place for holiday. We didn't know about all of the Al-Shabaab terrorist activity and kidnappings in the area or we probably wouldn't have chosen it for our family vacation, but ignorance is bliss? The last night there was a little freaky. Okay, a lot freaky hanging out and discussing theology with the witchcraft practicing angel prophet of Islam, but that's for another place and time (or bag description).
So we finally get to our destination called Mike's Camp, run and owned by a British Kenyan named Mike. A charming chap who had made a barefoot luxury Gilligan's Island resort built almost entirely from woven reeds. The walls and floors were 100% woven and the ceilings were thatched. All of it was supported by branches and sticks.
It was SUPER COOL. Unbelievable. And that's why billionaires fly in to stay there all the time. Since we're not billionaires, we flew into Lamu and then took the little skiff to the island, but there are people who fly in at low tide, land on the beach and walk up the sand dunes to the camp. It's where you completely unplug. No laptop bags allowed. To read about the Angel prophet of Islam and our walk through the terrorists, go to the Slim Leather Briefcase page.
Anyways, each of those small plane bush pilots that land on the beach or take people to Lamu, have a smaller flight bag briefcase next to their seat. It's just what you dowhen you need all of your things in one small cramped place.