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.

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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!


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499 comments… add one
  • connie March 6, 2014, 3:08 am

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

  • Cory Duncan March 6, 2014, 4:13 am

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

  • Cory Duncan March 6, 2014, 4:13 am
  • alex March 6, 2014, 6:48 am

    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.

  • Ted March 6, 2014, 7:36 am

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

  • Sandee Cohen March 6, 2014, 7:49 am

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

  • Stephen Callum March 6, 2014, 7:50 am

    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.

  • Dan Rodney March 6, 2014, 8:21 am

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

  • Jason Anderson March 6, 2014, 9:42 am

    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.

  • Peter Korsberg March 6, 2014, 9:44 am

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

  • Jason Anderson March 6, 2014, 9:47 am
  • Ed Edell March 6, 2014, 10:03 am

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

  • Joseph Brown March 6, 2014, 10:23 am

    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!!!

  • Joshua Ellis March 6, 2014, 10:39 am

    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.

  • Joshua Ellis March 6, 2014, 10:43 am
  • Jamie Huff March 6, 2014, 10:44 am

    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!

  • Adrian N March 6, 2014, 10:46 am

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

  • Jamie Huff March 6, 2014, 10:50 am

    Here’s the link to my tweet:

    Thanks again!

  • Ty Kent March 6, 2014, 11:15 am

    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.

  • Patrick March 6, 2014, 11:17 am

    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

  • Ty Kent March 6, 2014, 11:18 am
  • David Baker March 6, 2014, 11:20 am

    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.

  • Paul March 6, 2014, 11:21 am

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

  • Ken Stonehouse March 6, 2014, 11:29 am

    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.

  • Ken Stonehouse March 6, 2014, 11:29 am

    ken Stonehouse‏@lowtechdude·now
    Win an awesome leather bag from Saddleback Leather Company and The Gadgeteer!

  • Brian B. March 6, 2014, 11:46 am

    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…

  • Alex March 6, 2014, 12:01 pm

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

  • Seth March 6, 2014, 12:07 pm

    Utility duffel, in which I will carry EVERYTHING hehe

    Thanks for the opportunity!

  • Igor March 6, 2014, 12:28 pm

    The briefcase, for my everyday carry bag!

  • Andrew March 6, 2014, 12:53 pm

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

  • Søren Welling March 6, 2014, 12:54 pm

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

  • Mariaelena Dominguez March 6, 2014, 1:17 pm

    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!! :))

  • Mariaelena Dominguez March 6, 2014, 1:22 pm
  • alba March 6, 2014, 1:46 pm

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

  • Jackie Anderson March 6, 2014, 1:48 pm

    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.

  • Mark Broden March 6, 2014, 2:17 pm

    I would go with the brief case. NICE!

  • cliff Bryant March 6, 2014, 2:26 pm

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

  • Nick Stapleton March 6, 2014, 4:38 pm

    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!

  • Nick Stapleton March 6, 2014, 4:39 pm
  • Ed Yee March 6, 2014, 4:42 pm

    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.

  • Kyle fadeley March 6, 2014, 5:09 pm

    I would go for a large briefcase– tough choice, but I have to take the one I would use every day!

  • Kyle fadeley March 6, 2014, 5:11 pm
  • Jordan Shirkman March 6, 2014, 5:18 pm

    I’d definitely choose the classic briefcase (in the chestnut if I have the choice)!

  • Jordan Shirkman March 6, 2014, 5:20 pm
  • Alan Lee March 6, 2014, 5:26 pm

    Saddleback Leather Company Briefcase

    Tablet, camera, water bottle, sunglasses, boomerang

  • Alan Lee March 6, 2014, 5:27 pm
  • Josh Callaway March 6, 2014, 5:28 pm

    I would absolutely choose the the Classic Briefcase, as a replacement for my current daily business bag to carry my laptop and other essentials to and from my office. It would also be utilized as a travel carry-on bag as well as a camera bag when the need would arise to carry a lot of gear.

    Thanks for the opportunity to win this high quality bag.

  • matt durham March 6, 2014, 5:46 pm

    Classic Briefcase in tobacco, and a selection of pens, notebooks, and ipad..

  • Brent March 6, 2014, 5:47 pm

    I would absolutely love the Classic Briefcase. I would put my laptop, daily gadgets and lunch in it. I would be the envy of the office.

  • Brent March 6, 2014, 5:49 pm
  • Matt Roberts March 6, 2014, 6:10 pm

    I’d go for the classic briefcase. I already have a saddleback wallet, so I’d match the colour to that. It would replace my work satchel so that I could enjoy it every day!

  • Arthur Padilla March 6, 2014, 6:26 pm

    I’ll take the backpack to carry my audio gear and tablet

  • JAS March 6, 2014, 8:03 pm

    Utility Duffel … to carry travel memories galore.

  • Scott March 6, 2014, 8:05 pm
  • Jess March 6, 2014, 8:19 pm

    I would make the briefcase my main carryon bag!

  • Andy March 6, 2014, 8:27 pm

    Classic briefcase to look official.

  • Michael March 6, 2014, 8:42 pm

    Leather backpack

    Will carry MacBook Air

  • Bob Hodgen March 6, 2014, 8:52 pm

    Classic Briefcase please.


  • Kirk Small March 6, 2014, 8:56 pm

    Will use the classic briefcase for daily use in customer meetings. Have been looking for a classic leather case and this fits the bill PERFECTLY! Nothing more solid than a beautifully tooled leather bag… Thanks!

  • Steve March 6, 2014, 9:13 pm


  • Andrew L March 6, 2014, 9:27 pm

    The classic briefcase in dark coffee brown. I’ll put my class notes, journal, and Macbook Pro in it.

  • Andrew L March 6, 2014, 9:29 pm
  • Jessica March 6, 2014, 9:36 pm

    If I won I’d choose a medium Classic Briefcase in Chestnut to carry schoolwork and for travel.

  • Mike Mobley March 6, 2014, 9:39 pm

    The Dark Coffee Brown Squared Backpack for sure would be the one I would pick! I would keep my Macbook Pro in there, various cables and adapters, and plenty of books for reading and for my job!

  • Mike Mobley March 6, 2014, 9:41 pm
  • Norman Fong March 6, 2014, 9:58 pm

    I would love the classic briefcase. Have you guys seen the “How to knock off a Saddleback bag” by Saddleback? Genious

  • Robert Dunn March 6, 2014, 10:38 pm

    I would choose the classic briefcase. This would be perfect for carrying all of my paperwork around with me. I work for a company that works with mentally challenged individuals and the paperwork is tiresome.

  • Haesslich March 6, 2014, 10:52 pm

    I’d have to go with the large classic briefcase for an iPad, various odds and ends, a reusable shopping bag that’s folded up, a Kindle or a Kobo reader, a battery pack, and a few extra bits. A good looking, solid bag is just what the doctor ordered.

  • Evan March 7, 2014, 12:06 am

    I would go for the squared backpack, and I would carry game prototypes and manuscripts I’m working on, plus a laptop with websites I’m designing. Mobile office, in leather!

  • Dan March 7, 2014, 12:31 am

    Large classic for sure.

    I’d carry all the bits and pieces that travel with me everyday.

    Fingers crosses.

    PS. Dark coffee. 🙂

  • EddieB March 7, 2014, 4:05 am

    I’ve been drooling over the large classic briefcase in Dark Coffee Brown for weeks now, so I would absolutely plump for that! I would use it everyday, be it as my work bag for all my books/files/iPad or for travel, photography and everyday adventures.

    Coming from the UK, this is a really great opportunity for me to become part of the Saddleback family, so thank you for the chance!

  • EddieB March 7, 2014, 4:07 am

    I have also tweeted here, thank you!:

  • Chris March 7, 2014, 4:54 am

    The classic briefcase (as shown) to carry my laptop, tablet and other work related books / documents to work as a pilot.
    Kick ass, all business looking bag that can take a beating!

  • Mart-Jaap March 7, 2014, 5:00 am

    I would choose the classic briefcase to carry everything my wife want to take with her. (And also my iPhone, iPad and driving license)

  • Gail B March 7, 2014, 5:48 am

    The squared backpack. I would use this to carry my everyday extras: pencil and pen cases, back-up battery charger, sunglasses, etc.

    Thanks for the opportunity!

  • Jason March 7, 2014, 5:49 am

    Its a tough choice, but I’d choose the classic briefcase to carry my laptop and other work gear.

  • Theo March 7, 2014, 8:07 am

    I would definitely select the classic briefcase and use it as my work bag. I would be filled with work papers, fountain pens, and android devices.

  • ryan March 7, 2014, 8:46 am

    i’ll go with the classic briefcase to replace my free [laptop maker] backpack that i’m using for work since it’s the most convenient (even if it isn’t quite the most stylish).

  • Junior D. King March 7, 2014, 8:55 am

    I’d choose the utility duffel, Size: Large, Color: Chestnut.

    I’d carry clothes in it.

  • Marty Chandler March 7, 2014, 9:16 am

    I like the square backpack because it looks like it will hold my 11″ MacBook Air, my iPad Air, the power cords, AND all my purse stuff with room to spare.

  • Lynn Godwin March 7, 2014, 11:08 am

    I’d go with the squared backpack and gift it to my son. I’m guessing he would carry his laptop and various college junk in it.

    I’m not that generous passing it on. Already have an XL briefcase, L thin briefcase, 3 messenger bags, L satchel, and L front pocket backpack. All are truly excellent. So…going with the squared backpack ’cause there’s not one in the family already.

  • Frank March 7, 2014, 11:12 am

    It would be totally cool to get put my MacBook and papers in the brown backpack for school.

  • Al Carter March 7, 2014, 11:52 am

    I would choose a medium utility duffel in tobacco. This would double as a weekend travel duffel and would be a perfect range bag. Would carry shoes and clothes sometimes….ammo, magazines, eye/ear protection and firearms at others. Love Saddleback products!

  • Cooper March 7, 2014, 11:55 am

    The Extra Large Classic Briefcase is indeed, a potential mobile office – great!!!

  • Andrew March 7, 2014, 12:12 pm

    I would love to win the squared backpack in Carbon Black, if given the choice of colour, and I would use it for school, 2 binders, 1 textbook, 1 MacBook Pro in a bookbook, and a retina iPad mini also in a bookbook

  • Del March 7, 2014, 1:00 pm

    I would choose the briefcase, to carry my ipad, phone, glasses, and lunch to work!

  • Jmel March 7, 2014, 1:18 pm

    If I had that utility duffle,mid fill it with Twizzlers and set the night on FIRE.

  • Liz March 7, 2014, 1:28 pm

    I would love the classic briefcase to carry my iPad and other accessories.

  • Angela Artz March 7, 2014, 1:35 pm

    I would choose the Classic Briefcase!!! I know that my husband really wants this bag, and he would carry all of his work stuff in it!

  • Kimberly Milstead March 7, 2014, 2:04 pm

    I would love to have the LG Classic Briefcase in carbon!! Right now I carry a backpack to work with my laptop, notes & other personal items … along with a lunch bag & purse! I am the original bag lady!! How cool would it be to have just one, very smart looking brief case!!

    I would be able to carry my laptop, iPad, phone, lunch bag, and personal items all in one bag!!!

  • Kimberly Milstead March 7, 2014, 2:09 pm
  • Randy March 7, 2014, 2:13 pm

    The medium classic briefcase is something I’ve wanted for a while. Great giveaway. I’d use it to carry my iPad Air and other equipment when I have presentations to make.

  • Mac March 7, 2014, 2:14 pm

    The big or large briefcase looks like it has backpack-like straps. That would work for me in many situations, home or travel. Cross fingers.

  • Chris Loehr March 7, 2014, 2:27 pm

    I have a co-worker who just bought one of these and you can tell it will last 1000 years and if I live that long, I will pack with all my necessary and unnecessary gear. It’s fit for home and work and it will never go out of style.

  • Chris Loehr March 7, 2014, 2:28 pm
  • sarah March 7, 2014, 2:32 pm

    if i luckily get picked as a winner for this giveaway, i would choose a chestnut classic briefcase as a prize. i would use it as my everyday bag. i can put my nexus 5, nexus 7, wallet, home keys, tissue, external battery, sandisk clip+ mp3 player, notepad, pens, folder, extra shirt and a mini bluetooth speaker.

  • bophunk March 7, 2014, 2:42 pm

    I think I would go for the Squared Backpack. It seems as though one would be able to fit more and larger body parts after disassembly. Leather would better contain pesky fluids which tend to just get filtered through the canvas, leaving more dna laced goo. Plus leather is a natural disinfectant. So here’s hopin for the win so I can get busy!

    Kinda creeped myself out on this last bit…

  • Arnold March 7, 2014, 2:45 pm

    I’d love the classic briefcase. Very nostalgic.

  • bophunk March 7, 2014, 2:46 pm

    Win an awesome leather bag from Saddleback Leather Company and The Gadgeteer!— Chris Bowman (@BoPhunk) March 7, 2014

  • Andy March 7, 2014, 3:18 pm

    I recently invested in a Saddleback Classic Briefcase so I’d have to go for the utility duffel. Look’s like it would make a great overnight bag for family trips.

  • Pierre Pelletier March 7, 2014, 3:43 pm

    I would love a large utility duffel in chestnut. I would use it to carry clothing and gear when travelling in northern Quebec.

  • Pierre Pelletier March 7, 2014, 3:46 pm
  • Pete March 7, 2014, 4:17 pm

    saddleback leather company briefcase would be sweet…not going to tweet…but would love to win a large brown one…put music stuff.

  • Mina Rohde March 7, 2014, 4:17 pm

    I would choose the classic briefcase and I’d carry all my folders and notepads to and from work. My dad always used an attache case and as a kid I thought it’d be cool to have an important job and carry a brief case. (I am wiser now!)

  • Dewan Hoque March 7, 2014, 4:17 pm

    I would pick the squared backpack. I would carry my laptop and model making + drafting equipment. I think this leather bag would be a great finishing touch to my architect-y attire. Best of luck to everyone that entered. Cheers!

  • Rajan W. March 7, 2014, 4:42 pm

    The extra large Classic briefcase in light tobacco brown. My 15″ laptop would go in the back slot. The iPad would go in the front slot. Cell phone, pens, cables, power supplies and other accessories would go in front slot pockets. My keys would go on the spring clip in between the slots. Cash and important documents like passport. etc. (while traveling) would go under the false bottom. An umbrella would go under the flap straps and I would wear it backpack style.

  • Rajan W. March 7, 2014, 4:45 pm
  • Louie Sunga March 7, 2014, 4:57 pm

    Classic briefcase for work related materials.

  • Niels Olof Bouvin March 7, 2014, 4:58 pm

    They are all gorgeous, but I would choose the Utility Duffel, and use it for travelling. It should be able to hold clothes, cameras, and misc. electronics.

  • Peter Hutton March 7, 2014, 5:34 pm

    Definitely the Classic Briefcase! It would be perfect for carrying books, my laptop and other work related materials.

  • David Leung March 7, 2014, 5:36 pm

    I will choose the squared backpack, and I will probably carry my thinkpad and my Nexus 7 with me daily.

  • David Leung March 7, 2014, 5:38 pm
  • Elias Rangel March 7, 2014, 5:56 pm

    I would love the Utility Duffel.
    I use a backpack for my everyday stuff, but sometimes I need the extra room. It would work perfectly for short trips.

  • Elias Rangel March 7, 2014, 5:58 pm
  • Marcus Schuetz March 7, 2014, 6:14 pm

    The classic briefcase beckons me…

  • Sam March 7, 2014, 6:43 pm

    I’d go for: Classic briefcase ,, extra large-light tobacco brown, as it would be nice for outings, media, and meetings.

  • zhe March 7, 2014, 6:46 pm

    It all looks wonderful! I really need a sophisticated bag that is functional at the same time. These bags are great fit.

  • Bob Mazzola March 7, 2014, 7:23 pm

    The duffel would be great for desert excursions for photos.

  • Jim F March 7, 2014, 8:08 pm

    The squared backpack. I would carry my lunch 🙂

  • Pete Pharis March 7, 2014, 8:11 pm

    I would use the classic briefcase to shuttle my study materials back and forth from my church job and my hospital job.

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