Originally Posted by JMRouse
I've seen these bags talked about here or there and most people who have held them seem to complain that they are a little too heavy for their own good. Thick leather has a price, you know?
Bags like this are meant to be carried around all day, possible filled with items like your laptop. Every pound of weight savings helps. I'd be much more inclined to buy one if they offered a range of lighter bags made out of slightly thinner leather.
Originally Posted by Crane's
Well I'm not one of those people. All that thick top grain boot leather means it's going to take some serious abuse and it'll last more than a week or two.
I think that you guys are talking at cross purposes. The Saddleback leather bags *are* heavy-duty. Very heavy-duty. I like them because of that. I also carry around 25 lbs+ on a regular basis, and "lightweight" is not really a considerably for me. However, if it is, there are better choices. For me, I like Krane bags - which use waxed cotton lined in suede. Tough - not as tough as Saddleback by a large degree - but also quite lightweight. There are tradeoffs. Just the way it is.