Indiana Leather Satchel

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Product Overview

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This full grain leather satchel (a.k.a. Man bag) is over-engineered with no breakable parts like zippers, snaps, buttons, etc., and is reinforced with polyester straps and rivets at all stress points. It’s built with just two main pieces of leather, 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.

What is a Leather Satchel?

A traditional leather satchel is a type of bag, traditionally made of leather, with a single strap that goes over the shoulder. It was often used as a school bag or for carrying books.

Origin of Leather Satchels

The word “satchel” comes from the Old French sachel, which itself comes from the Latin saccellus or saccullus, meaning money bag, or even deeper, saccus, meaning “bag” or “sack”. The word was first used in English in the 14th century.

From Carrying Books to your Collection of Electronic Gadgets

The leather satchel has been around for many centuries, and its origins can be traced back to medieval Europe. It was initially designed as a functional bag for carrying books and other items, and it wasn’t until later that it became a stylish accessory. In the old days, a schoolboy always carried his books in a leather satchel. And in the summer, he might even hold a frog or two in it.

Today, the leather satchel is still a popular choice for those who want a stylish and practical bag. It is perfect for carrying everyday items and accessories and for use as a travel or work bag.

Is it a satchel or a man bag?

The term ”man bag” is relatively new and is sometimes used interchangeably with the satchel. So, whether you call it a satchel or a man bag, this bag is still a popular choice for men.

How Big Is This Satchel?

It is 10" x 11" x 3" and weight is just 2 lbs. We also have larger satchels; take a look around at our others if that is what you are looking for.


If you know Saddleback Leather Co, then you know the quality of material and craftsmanship that goes into our designs. But, if you are new, let me tell you how we can create leather satchels with a 100 year warranty.

Full Grain Leather to Make a Satchel-

Our cow leather is the super-strong full-grain leather (like boot leather, but thicker). Not Top Grain or Genuine, but Full Grain. Low-quality, low-life companies shave off the grain, which is the tough and resistant top part of the hide, to get rid of those eww icky scars, so they don’t have to cut around them and throw the leather away.

That is how they can use almost every bit of that hide. To make our leather satchels, we throw a lot of leather away because we refuse to shave the grain off. It’s like they’re shaving the shingles off of your roof. There ought to be a law. 

The Lining of our Leather Satchel-

The pigskin lining is stronger than the cow leather, and that’s why we use it instead of some pretty shiny nylon fabric with a neat world map on it. These are more features that represent the love that we put into our bags.

Thread, Abnormally Strong to Keep The Leather Satchel Held Together-

The thread is abnormally strong. It’s actually a marine-grade UV-resistant polyester thread that they use to sew things that people’s lives could count on - parachutes, sails, etc. So if your life ever depends on this leather satchel staying together, you’ll live to tell that story.

Hardware in the Leather Satchel-

Our own custom hardware is the amazing 316 Stainless Steel (please please google it). It’s the metal of choice when your life depends on it.

The functionality of the Leather Satchel Hardware

The d-rings are great for strapping on tripods, light jackets, or some wet river shoes. I chose a buckle closure to be able to overstuff (with a hole at the very tip of the strap, just in case. Or you can put it at the tip of the leather satchel to secure an umbrella under the flap but over the main compartment. 

Satchels are a Classic Accessory

Satchels are a classic accessory. They’re so classic that they’ve been around for centuries. They’re also timeless and can be carried or worn in any season or setting.

A Saddleback Satchel Will Last a Lifetime

Full Grain Leather is a tough, durable material lasting at least ten decades. Not only can it withstand the elements and keep your belongings safe, but it also looks good even after years of use.

There’s a reason why our leather satchels are so popular – they’re built to last! The sturdy design is designed to hold up under heavy use, so you won’t have to worry about them falling apart on you as soon as you start using them. So when you invest in a leather satchel from us, you know it will last at least 100 years!

Our Satchels Look Great With Everything for any Occasion.

It’s easy to see why a leather satchel would look great with lots of different outfits:

  • Leather satchels go well with a suit. You can wear it over the shoulder or carry it by the handle.

  • Our satchels also look great with jeans and t-shirts. Our color options work well with light or dark denim, so you can easily find an outfit that matches your satchel.

  • If you’re wearing a blazer, leather satchels are an attractive option for carrying your essentials while keeping things stylishly professional!

Get One For Yourself. You Will Enjoy It For The Rest Of Your Life

  • It’s stylish. Leather satchels have a timeless style that makes them an excellent accessory for any occasion, whether you’re running errands on the weekend or attending a formal event. You can use them to carry many different items, from clothes and toiletries to food and electronics.

  • It’s durable. Leather is exceptionally durable, so your leather satchel will last you for decades if cared for properly.

  • It’s versatile. If you’ve ever needed a bag that can fit everything from your tablet to your Bible and everything in between, then this is the bag for you! Even with this smaller satchel, it holds so much and is versatile enough to look great while doing it! (if you need a more oversized satchel, we have those too)

Don’t shop for Top Deals on Satchels. Shop for Top Quality Satchels

Now that you know how to pick the best leather satchel, it’s time to start shopping! There are plenty of options on the market, but not all are created equal. Sure, you can get a piece of junk satchel at the store or some random overseas website that you somehow navigate to after you search around. But stop and think about it. That site probably doesn’t mention anything about the material we discussed. Some cheap handbag will give you nothing but stories of that time you went cheap to try to save a few dollars.

When looking for a new bag, keep an eye out for top-quality materials like full grain leather and 316 stainless steel hardware.

It would help if you also looked for a bag that’s comfortable to wear since You’ll be carrying it around with you everywhere you go. And finally, make sure to find a bag that fits your personal style - after all, you’ll be the one carrying it around!

When you invest in a high-quality leather satchel from Saddleback Leather Co., you’re getting a bag that’s built to last. We only use the absolute best materials available, so you can be confident that your new satchel will stand up to years of use.

Plus, our bags are backed by a 100-year warranty, so you can rest assured knowing that your purchase is protected.

Product Details

  • 100-Year Warranty

  • Backpocket for your Boarding Pass.

  • Internal pocket for a book.

  • Two inside side pockets for pens.

  • Shoulder strap adjusts long from 34"-59"

Dimensions (W x H x D) 

  • 10" x 11" x 3"

  • Weight: 2 lbs

Warranty Information

100 year warranty on materials and craftsmanship


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  • 5
    Man Bag? Who Cares!

    I received my (chestnut) Indiana Leather Satchel yesterday, promptly unboxed it, loaded it up with wallet, keys, etc, and began it’s break-in as my daily carry bag.

    Being a repeat Saddleback customer, I was (and am) prepared for the attention these bags attract; 10-years in & my first satchel still elicits comments from observers—men and women alike.

    I wasn’t prepared, however, for the crowd I attracted at the auto parts store! Seriously! I’m buying spark plugs & a distributor cap and six guys approached to admire the satchel. So much for the man-bag stigma!

    I am going to need a supply of your business cards to keep sending folks your way!

    Thanks for the quality leather, folks!

  • 5
    My daily carry bag. Holds

    My daily carry bag. Holds the right amount of things for a day out, and has a perfect pocket for a saddleback wallet :) The strap sizing is just right for my 5'9" height, the leather is well crafted. I actually find the full grain to have more character than other types of leather, the small scars add to the patina as time goes on. I like it so much that I haven't even conditioned it a year plus in because I can't cope with waiting for it to dry.

  • 5
    Beautiful bag!! Exceeded my expectations.

    Beautiful bag!! Exceeded my expectations. Very well made with no zippers, buttons or anything else that is superfluous and easily get stuck or fall off. Will only get better with age. Would buy it again in a heartbeat.

  • 5
    My second Satchel, again great

    My second Satchel, again great Quality, i like your products very much. I only missed the strap with the hook for the Keys! I made one by my own.
    Best wishes from Bavaria.

  • 5
    Got this for my wife

    Got this for my wife as a purse/commuter bag and she looooooves it.

    It’s what I expected from saddleback- great quality, OUTSTANDING leather (if want a leather that comes “broken in”, than you’re looking in the wrong place) that will wear and patina over time.

    If I win the lottery one day, I’m gonna ask the saddleback folks to make me a couch or something. Truly my favorite leather goods company.

    5/5 as usual.