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Saddleback Leather bag giveaway!

on March 4, 2014 7:00 am

sb4 Gadgeteers, today is your lucky day to enter our contest to win your choice of one of three gorgeous leather bags from Saddleback Leather Company. We’ve been featuring bags from Saddleback for almost 7 years because their quality and workmanship is unsurpassed. They don’t offer a 100 year guarantee against defects in materials and workmanship for nothing! If you haven’t been able to enter one of our contests in the past because you’re outside the US, you’ll be happy to learn that this contest is not restricted to the US. It’s open to everyone and is easy to enter, so what are you waiting for?


Winner will choose one Saddleback Leather bag from the following selection  (including preferred size and color):

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Utility Duffel $548 – $598 value
Squared Backpack $582 value
Classic Briefcase $568 – $664 value

How to enter (please read carefully – any missed steps and your entry will be disqualified):

1. Between now and 03/07/2014 11:59PM EST leave a comment on this page telling us which Saddleback Leather bag you will choose if you win this contest and what you will carry in the bag.

Optional: earn one extra entry by tweeting the following: Win an awesome leather bag from Saddleback Leather Company and The Gadgeteer! If you tweet, copy the link to the tweet and leave it in a 2nd comment to this post.

2. At some point on 03/08/2014, I’ll pick 1 random winner using The winner will be contacted by email and will have 48 hrs to claim their prizes. If I do not receive an answer to my emails in that time period, I’ll do other drawings till the prizes are gone.


1. Only one entry/comment per person (warning: I check IP addresses).

2. Gadgeteer writers, family members and close friends may not enter this contest.

3. is not responsible for any lost packages or incorrect shipping addresses.

Note: The links to Saddleback Leather Company on this page are affiliate links. If you use one of these links to make a purchase, we will earn a small percentage of the sale, so we appreciate it if you click through.


The winner is #338. Congrats to Ned and thank you to everyone who entered and to Saddleback Leather Company for sponsoring this awesome contest!



  1. 301
    Roy Blockowith says:

    If I won I would choose the Utility Duffel and carry my camera equipment in it.

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    Aaron G says:

    I would definitely go for the Classic Briefcase. Daily carry is always a camera, sketchbook, ipad mini, and some cables. Sometimes a Macbook Air too.

    It would be nice to not have to keep reloading the Dave’s Deals page on the Saddleback website looking at bags I can’t afford! ;)

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    Scott M. says:

    If I won I would choose the Classic Briefcase in Dark Coffee Brown! Great bag for work and personal travel!

    My Tweet:

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    Tammy says:

    I would definitely go for the Classic Briefcase. I love that it can carry what I need daily. Even my camera

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    Nick Salerno says:

    That Utility Duffel is what I want. That looks like it would make the ultimate photo gear bag for my camera and lenses.

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    Mary Roberson says:

    If I am chosen as winner of the give away, I will pick the squared pack in dark coffee. I volunteer English Second Language and I will carry my MacBook in it. It is so fashionable that I will be asked many times who the manufacturer is and can proudly say it a Saddleback Leather Co. pack and is the best!!

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    Rob says:

    I’d choose the squared backpack, and I’d put almost everything I need to at work in it. Netbook, Lunch, spyderco UKPK and any other bits and bobs.

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    Geo says:

    I could really use the Classic Briefcase, my old messenger bag is ready to give it up.

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    Lonzo says:

    Squared Backpack in Tobacco. I’d carry that ever valuable bottle of water and dry clothes while riding my motorcycle. My kool factor would escalate.

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    Geo says:

    I’m just going to leave this right here

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    Mark Molyneux says:

    I would choose the squared backpack for day trips in the mountains.

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    Leo T says:

    Classic briefcase for work: Ipad, Dell laptop, assortment of cables, pens, evernote notebook, and keys

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    Dave says:

    I would choose the Classic Briefcase, perfect for my MS Surface Pro, iPAD, change of clothes, various HDDs and all the other crap-ola I tend to lug around :)

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    Oliver Ramien says:

    On my trips around the world the Utility Duffel in Medium Dark Coffee Brown would be my only bag carrying all my clothes and gear.

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    Kelly D says:

    I would choose the Classic Briefcase and I would carry books, iphone, a pen and notebook.

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    Eric says:

    I would choose the Squared Backpack, as it is similar to some others I have been drooling over. I would use it to carry my laptop, tablet, and other various tech related gear.

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    Daniel Stanton says:

    I need the utility duffel to complete the collection. Already have the backpack and classic briefcase.

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    R.J.O'Brien says:

    An extra large black Classic Briefcase would be perfect right now as my beloved 15 year old LL Bean leather Traveler briefcase is finally starting to show the years and miles and is going to need extensive repair to continue being used….

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    Mike says:

    I would choose the Classic Briefcase and carry my laptop, tablet, files, etc. to and from work. It’s a very stylish and rugged-looking briefcase!

  23. 323
    Raj Kumar says:

    Squared Backpack, for sure. Used as an everyday bag (laptop, tablet, pens, cords, etc…).

  24. 324
    Adam Darcy says:

    I’d love the briefcase to carry my charts to the hospital.

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    Connie Shafer says:

    I love the look of the classic briefcase in tobacco, I am an educator so I would carry books, papers and my ipad in my briefcase.

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    Daniel Bertalotto says:

    Definitely the classic briefcase to carry as many sketchbooks and Moleskine journals I can manage!

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    Chris Jones says:

    If I won, I would choose the large briefcase in DCB and use it to carry my laptop and lunch to my new job that I just started since graduating college this past January. Thanks for the contest!

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    siddiq says:

    I’d love to win the classic briefcase, because its–wait for it–classic! Really would class up my work laptop case, since I’m moving into a position from working tech in a dungeon to meeting real live people who make decisions about technology at a university :)

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    Randy says:

    The Utility Duffel

    I would carry my computer and camera equipment inside as I vacation during my time off from working on bases all over the middle east.

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    Sheree H says:

    Wow! I love the Dark Chestnut Classic Briefcase :)

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    Stacy Pickett says:

    If I win, I will choose the classic briefcase in dark brown and carry highly sensitive spy data in it including my secret decoder ring !

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    Sean says:

    Amazing opportunity here sir. If i were to win i would choose the squared backpack style and use it to carry all my daily necessities to work: books, student papers, laptop and lunch. Would also make a great travel/carry-on companion.

  35. 335

    I recently discovered Saddleback bags via Chamberlain’s Leather Milk – and was smitten!

    I covet the classic briefcase in dark coffee brown! :-)

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    Walt says:

    I would love the Squared Backpack and would put all my daily gear inside.

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    Ned says:

    That Large Chestnut Utility Duffel is what I would choose if were to win. Inside, hummm, gym stuff, or when travelling, then clothes.

  39. 339
    Gary Groene says:

    Squared backpack for all kinds of goodies!

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    Kevin S says:

    Large Tobacco Classic Briefcase, as a new school teacher, I would use this bag for carrying my teaching material.

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    Carl says:

    Laptop and notes in the square backpack .

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    Josh W says:

    I would choose the LARGE CLASSIC BRIEFCASE in LIGHT TOBACCO BROWN to celebrate my graduation from school! I will carry my laptop, ipad, and anything else that wants to join in on the leathery ride. BooYeah! Thanks for the chance to win.

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    Bryan says:


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    Cassie Kaufman says:

    I would choose the Squared Backpack. What a beautiful bag. Well thought out, and make to last a lifetime.

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    Dennis says:

    How to choose … what a Web site, what products … the Squared Backpack in Dark Coffee Brown. Thank you.

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    Michelle Boychuk says:

    I would choose the classic briefcase because it’s classy, but more importantly it’s a sidebag and a backpack. I’ve been looking for a convertible bag like that for ages. I’d carry all my important school work and as many snacks as possible.

  47. 347

    I would choose the Classic Briefcase. There is something classic and vintage looking about it.

    As four what I would put in it…iPad Air, current books I’m reading for my Master’s Degree, Camera (Yes, I still carry one of these. Don’t judge.), check books, business card case, cloudFTP, and anything else I might need on the adventure of life.

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    Diane Johnson says:

    The medium classic briefcase in chestnut, would be fantastic. I would carry my iPad, notebooks, magazines, pens, book of the moment, and current files of works in progress.
    Thank you

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    Jon says:

    If I won I’d choose the medium Classic Briefcase in Dark Coffee Brown to carry an Ipad Mini, a Zendure charger, at least one flashlight and whatever documents I need on a given day. The MacBook would go in when I travel.

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    Dionne Fennel says:

    I would love the classic briefcase, it would be a great bag to carry to my paperwork and personal items.

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    gabe says:

    I would love to own a classic briefcase in tobacco. It would carry my laptop and ipad everyday!!

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    Dave Melcher says:

    I would definitely need the utility duffel. The bag I currently keep my stunt gear is falling apart. More specifically, I’d want this for my fire whip and accompanying gear. (Kevlar ribbon for repairs, fuel bottles, fire blankets, water bottles, and a small fire extinguisher.) And it would look GREAT on stage!

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    Ted Peer says:

    The Classic Briefcase would hold my work laptop, and my every day carry personal tech items.

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    Lisa Gonzalez says:

    I like the utility duffle. Is it blasphemus that I want to use it as a diaper bag? Lol

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    Derrick says:

    Classic briefcase tobacco. Hold my computer,ipad, phone. Ready to be a leader.

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    Funkthulhu says:

    I would choose the classic briefcase. I would carry the various papers I need for work, but also all my every day carry items. These include my kindle, a good knife, multitools, backup HD, charger cables and my lunch!

  59. 359
    John G. says:

    I would select the Squared Backpack in deep coffee brown. It would be loaded with my travel gear.

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    Marco says:

    I choose the duffel and would carry my Quad stuff for flying at Yongsan.

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    connie says:

    The utillity bag would fit me best they are all great looking but believe thst would fit me b est

  62. 362
    Cory Duncan says:

    Classic briefcase. Work gear: iPad, stethoscope, trauma shears, etc.

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    alex says:

    i’d go for the large classic briefcase in tobacco. i would carry my macbook pro, ipad, some cables, a good knife and my sunglasses in it. i really like its classic good looks.

  65. 365
    Ted says:

    I’d choose the Utility Duffel, probably in tobacco, for weekend getaways — clothes, books, and toiletries.

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    Sandee Cohen says:

    I’d choose the backpack. It would become my everyday “purse” as well as computer/iPad case.

  67. 367

    All of your bags are very nice. But if i had a choice it would be a sleeve. Now i store more on my laptop and have less paper. Wireless, wi-fi things of the new nature. If I need top print I can send to printer. It is less bulk. And it dress well. Less room need than a bag or should I say a manbag. When you walk in a room they see you got it together. Not seeking for organizing at time of meeting.

  68. 368
    Dan Rodney says:

    I would choose the Squared Backpack so I could carry my laptop and food every day.

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    Jason Anderson says:

    I would choose the Squared Backpack in the color Tobacco. This would be perfect to put my camera, cell phone and wallet in to keep my pockets and hands free while on adventures with my family.

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    Peter Korsberg says:

    I would love the classic briefcase. It would be perfect for carrying my tablet, protable HDD’s and cell phones…

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    Ed Edell says:

    I would choose the classic briefcase. I would carry my laptop, pens, etc.

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    Joseph Brown says:

    The classic briefcase would become my daily-use work bag and would be task to carry my laptop, iPad, papers and all the other requisite junk I need to earn a living and to be able to afford MORE GADGETS!!!

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    Joshua Ellis says:

    I would choose the classic briefcase and take that classy bag to work every day. I’d carry my laptop, tablets, tools, water, chargers, and everything I take to work every day.

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    Jamie Huff says:

    From the Saddleback Leather Company, I would choose the Squared Backpack. It’s spacious enough to become my everyday go-to bag for all my needs; it’s separate comparments and pockets will keep me organized and give me quick access to my things when I’m traveling by train, plane, or automobile; and it’s padding will protect my electronics. Specifically, I would carry my laptop, smartphone, travel documents, notebook, writing utensils, skincare products, various kid items, jacket/sweater, and food in it – pretty much my basic life necessities. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

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    Adrian N says:

    Definitely the classic briefcase for me. Notes, laptop, EDC stuff, keys, lights and so much more!

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    Jamie Huff says:

    Here’s the link to my tweet:

    Thanks again!

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    Ty Kent says:

    I would choose the backpack in dark coffee brown. I would use it as my every day carry. iPad, gadget pouch with chargers etc, laptop and work related things.

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    Patrick says:

    I would like the utility duffel bag if I won. I travel quite a bit, and love the quality of their bags. I would use it for my weekly travel needs. Duffels are so much easier to put into overhead luggage compartments.

    I travel weekly with the following

    Clothes (of course)
    Apple Airport Express
    Brookstone Mini Projector
    Various Cables and chargers
    Workout gear

    This bag would get A LOT of use

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    David Baker says:

    I would use the Briefcase, in it I would carry my IPAD 4th gen, and my Galaxy note 10.1 tablet. The briefcase would also help me carry my other minutia around between my two offices.

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    Paul says:

    Great – a chance to win the Backpack (squared coffee brown) to put computer, note pads, and lunch!

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    Ken Stonehouse says:

    I think I’d go with the classic briefcase. It’s a cool looking briefcase. You could wear like a back pack if I decided to ride my motorcycle to work on nice days. This would replace my plainjane nylon backpack that has seen better days. Carry a Dell laptop, my Kindle, an iPhone, miscellaneous papers and accessories and, maybe, my lunch.

  85. 385
    Ken Stonehouse says:

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    Brian B. says:

    I need a carbon classic briefcase to carry everything to work and back: laptop, any necessary files, a bunch of writing implements, sticky notes, my moleskine notebook, extra cords and power cables and much more.

    Or I may just put the thing on my desk and admire it for its beauty…

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    Alex says:

    Looks like a whole project could fit in the square backpack with the side pockets (brown color)

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    Seth says:

    Utility duffel, in which I will carry EVERYTHING hehe

    Thanks for the opportunity!

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    Igor says:

    The briefcase, for my everyday carry bag!

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    Andrew says:

    The utility duffel, in which I will carry my overnight luggage on trips!

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    Søren Welling says:

    I’d love to have the Classic Briefcase – as my trusty Ally Cappalino canvas messenger back, is giving up the ghost.

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    Mariaelena Dominguez says:

    I love the squared backpack. I got a camera for Christmas but haven’t gotten a bag for it so I’d use it for that. Thanks!! :))

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    alba says:

    The briefcase – I would give to my daughter for her school books now and then for her future career.

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    Jackie Anderson says:

    If my name is chosen, I’d like the Squared Backpack in dark brown as a surprise gift for my husband. We travel quite a bit and it would be perfect for him to use as his carryon loaded with the essentials for overseas trips.

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    Mark Broden says:

    I would go with the brief case. NICE!

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    cliff Bryant says:

    The Utility Duffel. I Would use it as a “Range Bag” for when I take my sons to the firing range.

  98. 398

    I would choose the classic briefcase to carry my everyday items such as my laptop, books, iPad, notebook and all the other essentials! Thanks for the opportunity to enter the contest!

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    Ed Yee says:

    The Classic Briefcase for sure. This briefcase looks tough. I have a deerskin bag for my laptop while it is soft and luxurious it is showing some wear. I want to try something tougher like this bag.

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