Medium Simple Backpack in Tobacco Saddleback Leather

I remember saying, “Now that I have this bag, I’m ready go. Owning this bag is a passport to travel!”

Screenshot_649What a lofting claim for someone who is a homebody. I’d say this Medium Simple Backpack (in Tobacco), is the MOST talked about bag in my collection. There’s an unending war between this bag and the Front Pocket Backpack. Thankfully, I did a full YouTube Review on the reasons why I traded my FPBP for this Simple. The problem with these two bags is there’s no problem, flaw, or defect about them. I was complaining my FPBP was never full! I never had enough to fit into it. So I downsized to the Simple. The Simple isn’t  that much smaller, but enough that I wanted to try it out.

Let’s move on. That debate will never end. 😀

I hang this bag in my studio on a wall mounted coat rack. Medium Simple Backpack in Tobacco Saddleback LeatherWhen I’m not traveling, and it’s winter, the backpack isn’t used much. So sad. How can I put an emotion of sadness to not using an item? I don’t know, but I do. Come Spring, Summer and Fall, I’m using this backpack several times a week. I’m an Interior Designs/Artist/Freelance/Plein Air Painter/a lot of other things, but painting out doors for Plein Air created a problem and this backpack was the solution!

I park my car, unload my art supplies, and walk. I never know how far into a park, city, or forest  (with trails) I will walk, but when I see a captivating sight I paint it! These supplies include a tripod, paints, brushes, water, chair, umbrella, paper and much more. When I started this hobby three years ago, I found that a backpack would be most helpful. It’s always fun when you find a problem and you have to find a solution. The hunt for this backpack was enjoyable but long. This backpack is an investment, so saving up for it took a while, waiting for a sale or trade took time too. The day the UPS truck showed up has become foggy. It feels like this was the backpack I was always meant to enjoy. I cared so much about what Saddleback Leather was providing it’s customers with the reassurance that I can enjoy this bag for 100 years! I joke, but I really hope my kids like leather and find themselves making memories with this bag. Every day this bag isn’t used, stirs in me a desire to see more and paint more, a wonderful feeling indeed.

My favorite things about the Medium Simple Backpack:Screenshot_645

  • The style. It feels so proportionate to me. Balanced and practical.
  • The quality. Full Grain Leather with Saddleback Leather’s 100 year warranty! Buy bag here.
  • I’m making an impression on this bag (scratches, marks, one small pen mark, patina on the back from me wearing it).
  • It looks amazing in photos.
  • It’s timeless.
  • My husband asks to borrow it on weekend trips with work.
  • The buckles are floppy and easier to open as time goes on.
  • It’s so comfortable to wear (this should be higher on the list, well this list isn’t an order of importance)
  • It’s very adjustable in backpack straps. I’m 5’5″ and my husband is 6’3″.

As always, here’s a YouTube review of the Medium Simple Backpack:

https://youtu.be/NZ8ayVVYJD8

Medium Simple Backpack in Tobacco Saddleback Leather

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My father modeling my backpack

Medium Simple Backpack in Tobacco Saddleback Leather

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Medium Simple Backpack in Tobacco Saddleback Leather

Medium Simple Backpack in Tobacco Saddleback Leather

Medium Simple Backpack in Tobacco Saddleback Leather

Medium Simple Backpack in Tobacco Saddleback Leather

Medium Simple Backpack in Tobacco Saddleback Leather

Medium Simple Backpack in Tobacco Saddleback Leather

Medium Simple Backpack in Tobacco Saddleback Leather

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1 Comment

  1. Hi! I just came across your site recently and I really really want this or another Saddleback backpack, but given their recent price increase, I just don’t think I can do it. Are you aware of any high-quality alternatives? I’m looking for something that can be used heavily for decades.

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