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nightfly13
Apr 30, 2010, 08:58 AM
I know the two 'looks' are somewhat contrary to one another, but I'd love an old-looking, better with age, wanna-be Indiana Jones satchel/messenger bag, but I also want to carry a water bottle around.

Saw this guy on eBay (a little more than I want to spend) but don't think water would go: http://cgi.ebay.com/UNIQUE-R-B-Mens-Brown-Italian-Leather-Messenger-Bag-NEW-/230468576542?cmd=ViewItem&pt=US_CSA_MWA_Backpacks&hash=item35a8ff651e#ht_1472wt_829



windroll
Apr 30, 2010, 12:13 PM
hmm... good leather bags are not cheap, and inexpensive ones are usually not so good, it's a tough choice.

I found you some nice ones that can carry water bottles, but they're really expensive, (from $90 to $500) so just take a look as a "window shopping" fun. :)

Saddleback Leather Co. (http://www.saddlebackleather.com/categories/81-Messenger-Bags/products/1653-Leather-Messenger-Dark-Coffee-Brown)

and

Far Horizon Traders with: Hand Stitched Leather Satchel (http://www.farhorizontraders.com/servlet/Categories?category=Hand+Stitched+Leather+Satchels) and Camel Leather Messenger Bags (http://www.farhorizontraders.com/servlet/Categories?category=Camel+Leather+Messenger+Bags)

I'm sure there are more you can find on internet that'll cost less, but I thought these are pretty cool eventhough they're not designed for ipad. Good luck!

aswitcher
Apr 30, 2010, 11:20 PM
I know the two 'looks' are somewhat contrary to one another, but I'd love an old-looking, better with age, wanna-be Indiana Jones satchel/messenger bag, but I also want to carry a water bottle around.

Saw this guy on eBay (a little more than I want to spend) but don't think water would go: http://cgi.ebay.com/UNIQUE-R-B-Mens-Brown-Italian-Leather-Messenger-Bag-NEW-/230468576542?cmd=ViewItem&pt=US_CSA_MWA_Backpacks&hash=item35a8ff651e#ht_1472wt_829

Please post if you find something. I too want iPad and water in something small and nice.

Daremo
May 1, 2010, 03:51 AM
Saddleback Leather Co. (http://www.saddlebackleather.com/categories/81-Messenger-Bags/products/1653-Leather-Messenger-Dark-Coffee-Brown)

and

Far Horizon Traders with: Hand Stitched Leather Satchel (http://www.farhorizontraders.com/servlet/Categories?category=Hand+Stitched+Leather+Satchels) and Camel Leather Messenger Bags (http://www.farhorizontraders.com/servlet/Categories?category=Camel+Leather+Messenger+Bags)

Nice find! I think I may have found the bag I am looking for thanks to your post. The Camel Leather satchel for only $64 is EXACTLY what I want, and a fantastic price as well.

Daremo
May 2, 2010, 03:34 AM
I went ahead and ordered a bag. I'll let you know what I think of it's quality when it arrives.

This is what I went with...

http://www.farhorizontraders.com/servlet/the-20/Handmade-Camel-Leather-Boho/Detail

windroll
May 2, 2010, 06:17 AM
I went ahead and ordered a bag. I'll let you know what I think of it's quality when it arrives.

This is what I went with...

http://www.farhorizontraders.com/servlet/the-20/Handmade-Camel-Leather-Boho/Detail

Glad I can help and good choice :) Can't wait for your review for the bag.

Daremo
May 2, 2010, 05:39 PM
Glad I can help and good choice :) Can't wait for your review for the bag.

Absolutely, and thank you for the lead. The quality looks amazing, and the $64 price tag on a leather bag really can't be beat, if the quality is there. I can't wait to get it in hand.

Daremo
May 5, 2010, 04:39 PM
My satchel arrived today. I'll do a detailed review soon. My first impressions, it's quality and craftsmanship is outstanding. Easily the best made bag I've ever owned. I'm blown away by the quality. It DOES however have a HUGE issue... The smell is really bad. It's camel leather, so the oder from the tanning process is brutal. But damn, this is a nice bag. I need to figure out how to get the smell out of this. hahaha

Mr. Biggles
May 31, 2010, 10:54 AM
My satchel arrived today. My first impressions, it's quality and craftsmanship is outstanding.It DOES however have a HUGE issue... The smell is really bad. It's camel leather, so the odor from the tanning process is brutal. But damn, this is a nice bag. I need to figure out how to get the smell out of this. hahaha

I agree exactly. The odor was a bit to take, but mine has subsided after being aired-out for a week or so.

I got mine for half-off since it was a blem. I also ended up getting a bag for my laptop since the owner had a blem for half-off for that also.

Great company to deal with.

Pics:

http://www.pbase.com/smknbud/image/125087444/large.jpg

http://www.pbase.com/smknbud/image/125087441/large.jpg

jkrutch
May 31, 2010, 02:06 PM
I'm going with this...

http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=924150

It is fully padded and offers protection for the iPad...something I think is impt if you're actually carrying the iPad around. Bumps are inevitable.

If you go for their 13" version, it would possible hold a water bottle. Just an idea....good luck.

Mr. Biggles
May 31, 2010, 08:20 PM
Nice, but no protection to the iPad.

It's 3" in depth. It's best suited as a carry satchel with your iPad already protected by a fitted case.

Daremo
May 31, 2010, 08:52 PM
I have my iPad in a Belkin Clear vue case, then that sits inside an InCase 10" netbook padded sleeve, and then THAT goes into the leather satchel, so it's very well padded and protected. Bring on the bumps! haha

forlan2074
Jul 26, 2010, 05:02 PM
Hi.
I am looking for leather bag which have sturdy brass fitted finish and heavy duty stitching. So please suggest according to my requirements.

leather satchel bag (http://www.tomhidedesigns.com/Home.html)