The Saddleback Slim Laptop Briefcase →

Dave Munson:

I’ve always liked things clean and simple, but haven’t had a clean and simple briefcase since the Thin Briefcase. But since that one is now golfing and collecting seashells everyday in Florida, I designed a new one for my brother-in-law who has one of those real-deal corporate office jobs, and asked him to give me his feedback. He LOVED the simple function of it and got a lot of compliments around the office. So I made a couple of small tweaks and got more friends using them. Based on what I hear; it is going to be one of the favorites from now on. It has a wide but slim front pocket for carrying smaller things, an interior pigskin pocket up against the back for files or a laptop and then an open interior section for water bottles, shoes or pretty much anything bulky. He’s a handsome one… and clean.

I have had my eye on a Saddleback bag ever since reading Gabe Weatherhead’s review of their classic briefcase back in 20131. Even though the classic briefcase was a little big for my daily needs, it was the one I wanted.

Luckily, they released a new Laptop Briefcase yesterday that is exactly what I want in a briefcase: It has two pouches that can hold a MacBook Pro and an iPad and it has a large pouch that I can put bigger items like books, lunch, water, or maybe some new headphones in.

It is quite a bit smaller than the classic briefcase, but I would not need that extra size unless I was traveling. As a bonus, it is a few hundred dollars cheaper too.

Unfortunately a few hundred dollars cheaper still means $500, so I won’t be buying it anytime soon. At least that gives me more time to figure out if I want to get the Tobacco or Dark Coffee Brown version2.

  1. I think this is my favorite product review I have ever read. The phrase “it smells like cowboy ass” has stuck with me since the first time I read it. 
  2. I am leaning toward Dark Coffee Brown to match my wallet, belt, and Indy’s collar