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Papa's got a brand new bag...
on December 26, 2013
and it rocks!
Yes, this leather duffel bag looks fantastic and I recommend it to anyone wishing to upgrade their overnight / long-weekend luggage.
I purchased the saddle-colored version and it is well-represented by the image above. I would say that this picture captures just about the right shade of tan and the look of the bag.
The only minor gripe I have is some slight issues with the quality of the leather. The bag itself is very well constructed and sturdy. The stitching seems tight and the build quality of the bag is high. You won't be disappointed by that. What I noticed on my particular bag was that one piece of leather on the top of the bag near the opening was noticeably thinner and seemed lower quality than the rest of the bag. It isn't a very big imperfection, but it is still an imperfection worth mentioning. I didn't think it was worth returning the bag over however because it is only noticeable if you really look closely at the leather and touch it. Again, even that makes it sound worse than it is. I honestly don't think that you will be disappointed by this bag. It is really nice looking and very functional. The main pocket is large enough to carry two pairs of slacks, two or three shirts, a light jacket, and a few days' worth of underwear and socks. The side pockets are quite roomy as well. I think that you can easily pack for a three to four day trip and not feel as though the bag was about to explode.
One thing I would caution against: Do not try to take this bag on a plane. It can fit in the overhead bin if the plane is one of the larger types, but if you have to take it on one of the smaller "commuter" type planes, then you will be forced to check it. I wouldn't want to check this bag. It is sturdy, but the leather will take a beating and will probably come back scratched up to hell. I would cringe if I saw this nice duffel tumbling down one of the conveyor belts.