I have always found myself drawn to handbags of all kinds and I'm the one who likes to have a neat bag for everything I could possibly carry, whether it be makeup or toiletries, camera equipment, etc. Recently, I discovered a company called Saddleback Leather Co. who claims to make bags "they'll fight over when you're dead!"
Now, who could resist a bag like that? I immediately had to learn more and Saddleback Leather Co. was happy to oblige by allowing me the chance to review their Travel Case Small in Dark Coffee Brown. Keep reading to learn more about one of the most well-made and versatile bags I've ever seen!
One of the first things I loved about the Saddleback Leather Co. is that it is operated out of San Antonio, Texas, being a Texas girl myself. I was absolutely delighted when the Small Travel Case in Dark Coffee Brown arrived at my door. Now THIS was a well-designed, top quality bag which would stand the test of time. This bag was definitely heavier than you might expect, but that is only because it is crafted from the finest stout full-grain boot leather.
Have you ever seen pictures or photos of an old leather briefcase or suitcase that has basically been around the world and back again, only to have that rugged, worn look to it? That's exactly what the Small Travel Case bag will look like after about 50-100 years of its own adventures. That's right...I said 100 years! The folks at Saddleback Leather Co. actually stand behind all of their leather goods with a 100 year warranty!
The Travel Case Small is constructed from just ONE piece of leather (not including the handle, strap or buckle fastening piece) which ensures that you have as few seams as possible, which again, adds to its durability and craftsmanship. It's stress points are reinforced with brass rivets and hidden nylon straps and the lining of this travel case is composed of tough pigskin.
The stitching on this bag was flawless and only thick, industrial Marine-grade thread was used. There were also no zippers, buttons or any other breakable parts on this case, so that you know it will withstand years of abuse.
Finally, this bag comes with a high-quality detachable shoulder strap so that you can carry it alone or remove the strap and tuck it inside another bag. I love just how versatile, stylish and convenient this bag is for a variety of tasks. It would serve me well as a cosmetics travel bag and even contains two inner pouches, perfect for eye pencils, tweezers, etc. and an inner pocket which would work well for makeup sponges or beauty rounds.
My husband would love to use it as a travel shaving kit or toiletries bag (and is eying it at this very moment for just such purposes)! It could even be used as a super neat camera bag, small handbag or daypack, etc. I absolutely love how many ways the Small Travel Case can be put to good use.
If you are still searching for a perfect gift for Father's Day or would love a top-quality travel bag which will last for ages, then I highly recommend the Travel Case Small or any of the other fine wares from the Saddleback Leather Co. I just know that you will be as blown away by the craftsmanship, design and quality of their products as I was!
Disclosure: I received the Travel Case Small in Dark Coffee Brown from Saddleback Leather Co. in order to facilitate my review. No other compensation was received. This product review is based on my own personal experiences with this item and is completely honest and objective.
I'm a former 7th grade Science teacher turned stay-at-home mom that lives in Houston, Texas. I am married to my college sweetheart and have a beautiful daughter named Riley, who definitely keeps me on my toes! I am also involved in starting a small business which would both manufacture and sell an invention that I've patented, called Toothpaste 2 Go. I love interacting with my readers and hope to learn as much about you as you learn about me!