Saddleback Leather bag giveaway!

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.

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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!


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499 comments… add one
  • Larry W. Cox March 7, 2014, 8:20 pm

    In my wildest dreams, I would pick the Utility Duffle (light tan). I would use it in my day to day commute. It would be very easy to put all my daily stuff in including my laptop, several phones and chargers, lunch, couple of diapers (Mr. Mom w/newborn) and a change of clothes for him and myself.

    I really would love to win this…but I am sure someone will have the best day ever when they read your email stating they are the winner of a fine piece of leather.

  • Bob Deloyd March 7, 2014, 8:22 pm

    Saddleback Leather Company Briefcase, GIVE IT TO ME! I will give it to my girlfriend who right now carries all kinds of stuff around in a backpack… this seems more appropriate to me 🙂

  • JoAnna March 7, 2014, 9:07 pm

    I don’t believe my first entry was submitted because I failed to enter my name. I think the squared backpack would be handy and stylish for hauling supplies back and forth between my home and my kindergarten classroom. It should hold the necessary teaching materials as well as my lunch and a couple water bottles. On weekends and school breaks, it would be super for heavy duty hauling like the family’s sporting gear, gardening tools and gloves for volunteering or perhaps picnic gear, paired with a cooler. I think it’s a great looking bag and appreciate the opportunity to enter!

  • Sean Carroll March 7, 2014, 9:28 pm

    I would choose the classic briefcase and would carry my work documents in it and be the envy of everyone in my office.

  • Sean Carroll March 7, 2014, 9:31 pm
  • vinny f March 7, 2014, 10:27 pm

    They’re all beautiful, and I’d love any of them, but would prefer that gorgeous briefcase. Thanks for the opportunity.

  • myroslava March 7, 2014, 10:35 pm

    I’d go for the Squared Backpack in Chestnut. EDC’ing iPad 3, a Filofax, a couple of notebooks, a pen case, whichever book I’m reading, a camera sometimes.

    The Backpack looks gorgeous!

  • myroslava March 7, 2014, 10:36 pm

    Aaand, here is my tweet for the Squared Backpack in Chestnut –

  • Aaron Baker March 7, 2014, 10:39 pm

    Wow it would be a hard choice! Anything from Saddleback would be awesome to own. I would want the briefcase, because it’s what started the amazing business after all! Great product Dave.

  • Luis Munoz March 7, 2014, 10:42 pm

    I would choose the classic briefcase and would use it when I fly for work. I’m constantly seeking a means to carry my tech yet not be concerned it will fit under the airline seat. I have a backpack, but when I have to travel in business attire it doesn’t match well. Good luck all

  • Todd March 7, 2014, 10:50 pm

    I would choose the Utility Duffel and carry my leather working tools. I recently started leatherwork as a hobby and it would be perfect to carry and store my supplies.

  • Matt Strohbehn March 7, 2014, 11:44 pm

    I really like the look of the classic briefcase! I’d use it to carry my iPad and phone, as well as just about anything I need – since it looks cool, I’d carry it everywhere.

  • Al Cadiz March 7, 2014, 11:45 pm

    I would pick the medium Classic Briefcase (in Chestnut if I can!). I just got a new (used) MacBook Pro and need a fitting case for it. I would stow the typical office essentials (when I get that gig.)

  • Matt Strohbehn March 7, 2014, 11:46 pm
  • Matthew Argentieri March 7, 2014, 11:50 pm

    If I win, I would love the classic briefcase.

  • Matthew Argentieri March 7, 2014, 11:54 pm

    Here’s my tweet:

    I think I’d use it as my everyday office bag.

  • Steven Brewer March 8, 2014, 12:37 am

    Classic briefcase has to be my choice. Would use to carry MacBook Air, my iPad mini, cords, both cells, small camera, more camera gear, some notebooks and pens and a couple of pocket knives and mini flashlight.

  • Julie Strietelmeier March 8, 2014, 4:49 pm

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

  • Ned March 10, 2014, 5:23 pm

    Thank you very much Julie!!

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