Saddleback Backpack Questions
April 24, 2011 4:10 PM Subscribe
Questions about the Saddleback leather backpack. Can't find many reviews about this particular piece. How is it for carrying? How is it in the rain? And most importantly...just...do you like yours?
posted by madmethods to shopping (3 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
I'm looking for a bag. The "vibe" that Saddleback goes for strikes a chord with me. The rustic/indestructible thing. I shop for a long time, and then I buy something once. I don't like cheaply-built stuff, I like stuff that ages well, and I think their stuff is gorgeous.
So I'm close to pulling the trigger on something from Saddleback. But when I fly, I like having the main compartment closed but still having reasonably quick access to some outer pockets for little stuff (kindle, snacks, boarding pass) that I need during the flight itself. Very few of Saddleback's designs have much of anything in the way of exterior pockets.
So I'm leaning toward the backpack. It has a back slim (paper/magazine) pocket, a front slim pocket (under the flap), two covered pockets on the sides, and two open pockets on the sides (behind the covered pockets). Waaaaay more than anything else from them. But there are very few reviews/comments about the backpack online.
So...anybody have one? How do you like it? How comfortable is it for backpack carrying? How is it for one-strap (lazy student) carrying? How about shoulder carrying (with a different strap)? How is it in the rain (I'm in Portland, OR)? I'm a little worried about rain getting under the pocket covers or into the *open* pockets (behind the covered pockets on the sides)?
Alternatively, any other bag ideas with the Saddleback vibe/style that might work for me design-wise? The backpack is about the capacity that I'm looking for, and I want some exterior pockets that are reasonably quick-access.