Originally Posted by ManofKent
The Saddlebacks look tough but has anyone used them on a daily basis with similar loads? I'm trying to figure out what's marketing hyperbole and how tough they are. A one off strength test doesn't give a lot of indication as to how a bag will cope put under heavy strain over a long period of time.
When saddleback means tough, they really do mean tough. Ive had my thin briefcase for ~4 months now, and I have used it extensively (daily pretty much), and its holding up perfectly. Note that I dont exactly pamper the bag, I treat it the way its meant to be treated. Even though its been only 4 months, its been through significant abuse and I do see it taking me a long way.
If I had one complaint though, its that the strap clamps aren't lubricated and will start squeaking after a month or so, this of course was easily fixed with some WD40. Other than that, its tough, the handle is not going anywhere.