Saddleback Leather Company now offering ugly bags, but I think they are cool

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Saddleback Leather Company has just announced a new line of their very popular rugged premium leather bags. They are calling it the Ugly & Limited line, but I disagree with the ugly part. These bags are made with the same quality materials and craftsmanship as Saddleback’s other bags, but they feature leather with cattle brands, scars and other “defects” that some may consider less attractive than a perfect blemish free bag. The bags pictured in the Ugly & Limited area of the Saddleback Leather Company website are the actual bags that are for sale. Each one is unique and once it’s be sold, you’ll never see another one exactly like it again. The bags can vary wildly in style and price, but they still feature SB’s 100-year warranty that covers against defects in materials and workmanship for a century. For more info and to see what bags they are currently offering, visit Saddleback.

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  2. I clicked on the link, and people should be aware that the Ugly & Limited (U & L) line is MORE expensive than the regular line. A U & L version of the backpack is $100 more than the “regular” line. I thought the (U & L) line would be more like factory seconds with a discount.

    1. I don’t think they are considering these bags as factory seconds. Their use of the word “Ugly” in the name of the collection is a little misleading. I also thought the bags would be less expensive and was surprised to see that they were not. I guess bags with brands are sought after.

  3. Michael ODonnell

    And we are expected to pay a premium for these? Am amused by this on Saddleback website: “Because these are each unique, once it’s gone” Maybe better stated as:
    “We would otherwise not be able to use this leather, so we sell it at a premium.”


  4. Although they are good quality I think the designs are unattractive. I prefer Von Baer bags because they are more affordable and the quality is just as good or even better in some cases.

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