First off, I want to thank everyone who posts reviews of their Saddleback Leather products. It was very helpful in my decision making and deciding what products to buy. I was in the market for a briefcase but once I started shopping I couldn't stop! Below are photos of the Saddleback Large Thin Briefcase, small laptop sleeve, business card holder, cable back (in darb brown) and mouse pad. Everything except the cable bag is in Tabacco.
Once I opened the box that everything came in I was excited to see that the tabacco color they are using now is darker and is much darker than their stock photos. I was thinking that it would have to get worn it to get that nice patina but It was just how I wanted it right out of the box! I went with the tabacco color because I though that it ages better based on some of the other pictures of older products that were posted online. The construction of amazing. It is just right for what I use it for. I am 6' 1" and around 200lbs and this bag fits me like a glove. It is not light but not too heavy at all.
I have inclued some pictures below:
Briefcase. I bought this one on Daves Deals. It does not have the saddleback logo above the buckle. This was the only thing I could find wrong with it. It is not a big deal to me seeing as you cant see the logo from more than 3 feet anyway. I tried to take some photos with the flash and some without. The ones without the flash are more accurate of a color. It is darker than it looks in some of these photos.
Here is what I carry on a daily basis. My 13" macbook pro in a saddleback sleeve. My notepad holder. (I am going to get a saddleback one eventually) The cable bag is under the pocket inside on the right. I put my business card holder in the pocket inside. I usually have a few files in here also.
Here is a picture with flash. You can see everything that was inside in the previous photos.
Cable bag in dark coffee brown. I love this! I use it to keep all my small healthcare products in like Advil, gum, wet wipes, tums, and quite a bit of other stuff. I still have plenty of room for other stuff also.
I wanted to give you an idea of how big it is. This is an Ipad. I didn't want to stretch mine out but you can see that If I slid it all the way down you could almost fit the whole thing in. I need a iPad case! I just have to work on my wife. lol
Here is the business card holder along with the mousepad. I include an Iphone 4s with and Ipad for size comparison. If there is one smaller product I could recommend it would be the mousepad. It is awesome and beautiful! Its larger than expected also. Works great with my apple mouse.
Business card holder standing with iPhone 4s
Inside of briefcase.
Briefcase along side my dark brown dress shoes and boots. The briefcase is actually closer in color than it looks in these photos. It looks like in a couple years the briefcase will be close to the color of my boots.
Small laptop sleeve for 13" macbook pro
For those of you who do not like long posts, I'm sorry. I really appreciated the detailed reviews so I tried to do the same to give back. I can't emphasize enough how beautiful the Tabacco color is. It is a 100 times better than I could have expected. I also, was so impressed by quality of the Saddleback products I felt I had to share my experience. I will be buying many more products from SBL in the future. My next purchase will be the 17" simple backpack when it comes out early next year. I love my SBL products and cant wait to order some more!