Originally Posted by jessetk313
Sorry to bump an old thread but has anyone ever dealt with this company http://www.billygoatdesigns.com.au/
I like the design of their bags and they are super cheap but then again i guess you get what you pay for and they may not be that durable.
You do get what you pay for. Goatskin is good stuff but like anything else the good hides cost money. What worries me more about these bags is what type of thread do they use, how is it stitched, are the stress points reinforced, how many pieces of leather make up the bag etc.
If you want serious leather bags buy something from Saddleback Leather. The guy who owns the place does it right. I consider Saddleback to be the Filson of leather goods. Built like a tank, purpose driven, outstanding warranty and customer service without a BS designer label or price tag.
BTW I don't sell Saddleback's stuff so I don't have a pony in this show. I just own some of it and I'm still trying to figure out what it will take to destroy it. My guess is a few decades worth of rain mud snow and slop might do it but I doubt it.