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The Leather Tote - Veg Tan Leather - Darker

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Was: $219.00
Now: $164.25
SKU:
01-11-0018-MD-OBS-2

Product Overview

Over-Engineering
This full-grain leather tote bag is definitely simple, but with thought put into the design. There aren't any breakable parts like magnets or snaps or zippers so you can hand this tote down to someone who will hand it down. We reinforced the stitching of the handles with copper rivets and hidden polyester straps. It's designed with just a few large pieces of leather so there are fewer seams. And those seams only have 5 stitches per inch so that there is more leather between each hole. Holes are really just the beginning of a tear in any leather tote bag. 

Materials
Our cowhide is the toughest we can buy because it's full-grain. The grain of leather is like a roof's shingles. If you take the top part of the leather off (the grain) to get rid of the scars and blemishes, then you're taking the shingles off of the roof. And we all know how that goes. The custom hardware is made of 316 Stainless Steel. If you're a metallurgist, then I'm sure you just gasped. It's the kind of metal they use for when your life depends on it. I know it's a small detail, but we're really proud of o. It's really strong UV resistant industrial Polyester thread. It's more expensive, by far, but doesn't deteriorate when the sun hits it like Nylon does. You won't find another leather tote bag like it.

Functionality
Not everybody appreciates a leather tote bag with built-in handles until they start using them. We put them there for grabbing the tote when it is set up kind of high and is a little uncomfortable to grab it by the straps. You'll see what I mean when you get it.

Product Details
100-Year Warranty

Dimensions (W x H x D)
14" x 13" x 4"
Weight: 3 lbs

Reviews

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  • 5
    Pleased With Purchase

    This tote is my first purchase with Saddleback and I’m very pleased. The color is perfectly uniform and I love the stainless steel hardware (one of the reason I selected this bag), which in my opinion looks best with ALL leather colors. I love that there iare no “fake” tan edges. I love not only the look of the bag, but the smell of it as well. Very pleased with my first purchase. The only negative is the stiffness of the handles, which leather conditioner should help.

  • 5
    Beautiful Leather Tote

    My first purchase with Saddleback and very pleased! The leather tanning is perfect and exactly as pictured, and I love the silver hardware, which was one of the reasons I purchases this tote over others. The leather is stiff, but that’s because it IS leather. I’m so pleased that Saddleback left the edges unfinished, so you can see it’s actual leather. I especially love the leather smell. Interestingly enough, the top handle actually DOES come in handy. Truly pleased with my purchase.