Indiana Leather Satchel

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Product Overview

leather satchel man bag Indiana Jones

This full grain leather satchel (a.k.a. Man bag) is over-engineered with no breakable parts like zippers, snaps, buttons, etc. and is reinforced with polyester straps and rivets at all stress points. It's built with just two main pieces of leather so there are fewer seams, and we sew at only 5 stitches per inch so there's more leather between the needle holes and fewer holes to start a tear.


Leather- Our cow leather is the super-strong (full-grain boot leather, but thicker). Not Top Grain or Genuine, but Full Grain. Low quality and life companies shave off the grain, which is the tough and resistant top part of the hide, to get rid of those icky scars so they don't have to cut around them and throw the leather away. They can use almost every bit of that hide. To make our leather satchels, we throw a lot of leather away because we refuse to shave the grain off. It's like they're shaving the shingles off of your roof. There ought to be a law. 

Lining- The pigskin lining is stronger than the cow leather and that's why we use it instead of some pretty shiny nylon fabric with a neat world map on it. 

Thread- The thread is abnormally strong. It's actually a marine grade UV resistant polyester thread that they use to sew things that people's lives could count on. Parachutes, sails etc. If your life ever depends on this leather satchel staying together, you'll live to tell that story.

Hardware- Our own custom hardware is the amazing 316 Stainless Steel (please please google it). It's the metal of choice when your life depends on it.

The d-rings are great for strapping on tripods, light jackets or some wet river shoes. I chose a buckle closure to be able to overstuff (with a hole at the very tip of the strap, just in case. Or you can put it at the tip of the leather satchel to secure an umbrella under the flap but over the main compartment. 

Product Details
100-Year Warranty
Backpocket for your Boarding Pass.
Internal pocket for a book.
Two inside side pockets for pens.
Shoulder strap adjusts long from 34"-59".

Dimensions (W x H x D) 
10" x 11" x 3"
Weight: 2 lbs

Warranty Information

100 year warranty on materials and craftsmanship


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  • 5
    Man Bag? Who Cares!

    I received my (chestnut) Indiana Leather Satchel yesterday, promptly unboxed it, loaded it up with wallet, keys, etc, and began it’s break-in as my daily carry bag.

    Being a repeat Saddleback customer, I was (and am) prepared for the attention these bags attract; 10-years in & my first satchel still elicits comments from observers—men and women alike.

    I wasn’t prepared, however, for the crowd I attracted at the auto parts store! Seriously! I’m buying spark plugs & a distributor cap and six guys approached to admire the satchel. So much for the man-bag stigma!

    I am going to need a supply of your business cards to keep sending folks your way!

    Thanks for the quality leather, folks!

  • 5
    My daily carry bag. Holds

    My daily carry bag. Holds the right amount of things for a day out, and has a perfect pocket for a saddleback wallet :) The strap sizing is just right for my 5'9" height, the leather is well crafted. I actually find the full grain to have more character than other types of leather, the small scars add to the patina as time goes on. I like it so much that I haven't even conditioned it a year plus in because I can't cope with waiting for it to dry.

  • 5
    Beautiful bag!! Exceeded my expectations.

    Beautiful bag!! Exceeded my expectations. Very well made with no zippers, buttons or anything else that is superfluous and easily get stuck or fall off. Will only get better with age. Would buy it again in a heartbeat.

  • 5
    Got this for my wife

    Got this for my wife as a purse/commuter bag and she looooooves it.

    It’s what I expected from saddleback- great quality, OUTSTANDING leather (if want a leather that comes “broken in”, than you’re looking in the wrong place) that will wear and patina over time.

    If I win the lottery one day, I’m gonna ask the saddleback folks to make me a couch or something. Truly my favorite leather goods company.

    5/5 as usual.

  • 5
    My second Satchel, again great

    My second Satchel, again great Quality, i like your products very much. I only missed the strap with the hook for the Keys! I made one by my own.
    Best wishes from Bavaria.

  • 5
    Best of the Best!!!

    Love it, love it, love it...did I mention that I LOVE IT???!!! Perfect size, perfect capacity and perfect quality of leather. The weight of it should be expected for such a high quality product, very manly and the money spent was worth it. Thank you very much Saddleback Co.

  • 5
    Awesome for carrying binoculars in

    Awesome for carrying binoculars in the field. Great products!

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  • 5
    For The Guy Who Has Everything!

    My new Indiana Leather Satchel arrived a couple weeks ago and as usual very pleased. I bought it for my Dad’s WWII field binoculars as the original case was just shot. A wonderful marriage to say the least. Keep up the good work Mr Munson. Also note, I bought a Saddleback Flight bag in coffee color. He
    too was awestruck with the old world quality. :)