Saddleback Large Classic Briefcase in Chestnut – $610
Consider this week five days of saying thank you. Without your readership, your emails, your terrific comments, and your willingness to spread the word, Dappered wouldn’t exist. The collection of good guys who frequent this corner of the internet is by far the greatest achievement of this website. And to say thank you, we’ve put together five, splurge-worthy giveaways that’ll hopefully express our gratitude. Welcome to Dappered’s Reader Appreciation Week. Good luck, and thanks a million.
This thing is a monster. A good kind of monster though. The kind of monster you want on your side in a fight. Tougher. Stronger. Impressive looking. It’s basically the Chewbacaa the Wookie of the work-bag world, minus all that hair. But at 7.6 pounds EMPTY, it’s not for the faint of heart or weak of deltoid. And just like Chewy, if provoked, it might just rip your arms from their sockets.
Substantial. In all ways.
Undeniably rugged looking, yet still at home in the city, this thing has been built to outrun it’s 100 year warranty. Made with large hunks of beefy full grain leather, as few seams as possible, and designed to have no breakable parts (like zippers or snaps).
The exterior will pick up marks and make for a nice patina over time (see their thin briefcase, 3 years in over here), while the interior is lined with soft pigskin. And that interior? You won’t be hurting for space. 1500 cubic inches of space lurk inside, divided in half by a solid piece of leather with two extra pockets sewn to one side of the wall. Two, smaller, mobile-phone sized pockets are sewn to the interior, with another sewn to the exterior along each side. The large pocket on the back of the case is a perfect place to quickly stash a tablet, newspaper, or meat cleaver.
Many ways to carry many things.
All of the hardware is nickel plated, and the D-rings are there to strap extra gear to, convert the brief into a backpack, or… both. The top flap is secured by the one main buckle, or, all three if you prefer that extra security (although barring the hauling of cast iron bricks around, you shouldn’t need those extra straps).
Saddleback’s slogan is “They’ll fight over it when you’re dead.” Now, our rules state that there’s only one entry per person for this particular bag that’s being given away, so by design there will be minimal fighting here. At least no one has to get dead this time. Who loves ya baby?
Enter here to win the large classic Saddleback Briefcase in chestnut seen above. One entry per person. Deadline for entry is 11:59 pm ET 9/12/14. Thanks to everyone at Saddleback for providing the Classic Briefcase for this year’s Reader Appreciation Week.
UPDATE: Congrats to Rick H. from NC who won the drawing for this classic Saddleback brief in Chestnut! Once again, thanks to Saddleback for providing the case for our reader appreciation week.