Winner chosen, congrats Thoroughly Lost! If Indiana Jones, John Wayne, and the Dos Equis’ Most Interesting Man in the World teamed up- Saddleback would be the company born from their combined manlinesses. Saddleback Leather Co makes what can honestly be called the best quality and most rugged leather bags on the planet. They make the kind of leather bags that have been called “the business man’s toolbox.” If you are looking for a top of the line leather bag for your iPad 3, then you need look no further than the Thin Leather Briefcase from Saddleback, for you have found the holy grail of bags! Give your masculinity a kick in the pants and check out our review of Saddleback Leather’s Thin Briefcase…
These days, it seems like nothing is designed to last. Everything comes with a built in 2-3 year expiration date, after which it is to be discarded and upgraded. Not so with Saddleback’s leather bags. After 2 or 3 years of use you are just starting to break these bags in! When it comes to long lasting high quality leather bags, there is simply nothing better than a Saddleback. Two of the top rated iPad accessories on our website are from Saddleback Leather Co, that alone should tell you something!
Built on a philosophy of uncompromising craftsmanship and unparalleled quality, every product they make is backed by a 100 year warranty and is made from some of the highest grade materials available. When you purchase a Saddleback bag for your iPad, you are making an investment that will last a lifetime. This is most certainly the “case” when it comes to the Thin Briefcase from Saddleback.
If the “buy once, cry once” principle ever applied to anything, the Leather Saddleback Thin Briefcase would be it. Priced at a whopping $411 this case costs a hefty chunk of change. HOWEVER, don’t let the price scare you away. This isn’t a briefcase you will have for a year and then throw out- this is a bag you will have for the rest of your life. This is a briefcase that will be envied by everybody in the office, it will become your faithful companion, your trusted sidekick, your familiar friend in sickness and in health for as long as you both shall live. This is a bag your children and relatives will fight over when you die.
Constructed from the thickest full grain boot leather available, lined with super strong pigskin, double stitched with the strongest marine grade UV resistant polyester thread this side of a top secret government laboratory, and more manly than a fleet of Hummers (the original ones not the pansy H2 or H3), this Leather Briefcase simply has no rival in the office or on the streets. Check out a few of it’s noteworthy features:
The medium sized bag is 15” H x 11.5” W x 4.24” D and it weighs in at about 4 lbs, which is a bit on the heavy side… but that shouldn’t be an issue since you’ve been hitting the gym lately (right?).
You can easily fit your new iPad 3 and all it’s cords in this bag along with enough room for any other essentials the modern man needs to get work done. Additionally, your iPad will be more than safe inside this briefcase with the extra thick vertical seams designed to absorb shocks from impacts or falls.
This briefcase is designed to be used and broken in. It comes to you clean and pristine and it’s up to you to give it a personality so that every scratch, ding, dent, and scar tell a story- your story. With time it will take on it’s own aged patina, the leather will soften, and it will become as familiar and comfortable to you as that pair of Levi’s you’ve had since high school.
At the risk of waxing poetic… again… this hunk of animal flesh is more than a leather briefcase- it represents a lifestyle, a statement, a goal to strive towards and measure yourself by. It embodies a spirit of adventure, of pride in ones belongings, and of unbridled joy for life. It’s made by some of the most honest to goodness folks you’ll ever meet (and friendly to boot), and it’s hand crafted from some of the best stuff on Earth. Sure it’s expensive, but it’s the last bag you will ever need. The only thing you’ll regret is that you didn’t get it sooner!
Pros: Extremely durable, meticulously made, very versatile (a briefcase AND a backpack), ages with grace (unlike some in-laws we can think of…), incredibly manly
Cons: Expensive, a bit heavy, with so much space you’ll be tempted to load it up with tons of gear- resist that urge unless you want to build some serious muscle
Oh, and if you are having trouble convincing your significant other that you absolutely MUST own these awesome leather iPad 3 accessories- here’s a few tips from the Saddleback website:
Her to Him
Him to Her