Saddleback Leather Co. sent me this bag to review, here are my first impressions! I really like the shallow handles integrated into this tote. It makes the bag so easy to grab out of the passenger seat of my car. I find myself picking it up from these handles first, and then looping my arm through the strap. The adjustable straps are very helpful depending on what height you are but also what season it is. In the winter I wear a larger coat, so it’s nice I can lower the strap to make room for my poofy sleeve. Saddleback Leather general has pig skinned line bags which add structure and an added durability. I really enjoy this tote not having pigskin lining because floppy leather is my favorite. It will get softer over time, but still, it’s going to last with the Saddleback Leather 100-year warranty. I general use pouches to keep my bags organized but I like the two pocket options this tote offers; one outside pocket, one inside. I use these pockets for my wallet and my cell phone. I also stick my sunglasses clip to the interior pocket. The base is not built in and does not have feet which makes this bag more likely to fall over, so keep that in mind. I’d love the bag to have a closure of some kind, I’m not sure how that could have been possible. Maybe the two shallow handles could be wrapped together as a temporary closure?
Overall, this tote is unique because of the 100-year warranty, adjustable strap, shallow handles, pockets, and quality full grain leather. All these features help it stand out amongst all its competitors.
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In the photo above: 15 Laptop Case, Ipad Mini Case, Swell Bottle, Two pouches, Zipper Wallet, Personal size Filofax, Sunglasses, Ear Bud Case.
This bag currently retails for $219.00 USD. Find the bag here: https://www.saddlebackleather.com/the-leather-tote
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