Saddleback Ultimate Manly Travel Gear Giveaway

by Brett & Kate McKay on July 13, 2010 · 2,923 comments

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The pull of travel, of the open road. Every man feels its tug, but not every man is ready to answer the call. When the opportunity for an adventure arises, a man needs to be prepared to pack his bags, jump in his car, hop a plane or train, or mount his trusty steed. A man needs a few pieces of trusty gear ready to accompany him on every adventure, gear that will last for decades of trips and experiences, gear that will take whatever he dishes out and keep on ticking. Here’s your chance to win the travel gear you’ll carry with you the rest of your life.

This giveaway is huge. Saddleback Leather Company, the craftsmen who create the sturdiest, manliest, best-made leather goods on the planet, is giving away an overnight bag, a small travel case, a laptop sleeve, and a passport wallet. Four manly pieces of gear that all come with Saddleback’s unmatchable 100 year warranty. And you get to choose the colors you want.

You’ll have plenty of stories to tell your kids about where these pieces of gear have been, and they’ll be fighting over them when you’re dead.

Let’s take a look at the amazing booty up for grabs in this giveaway:

Overnight Bag

A man doesn’t use a wheelie bag. He carries something like this. The overnight bag is perfect for your spontaneous short trips. This bag is big enough for all your manly essentials. It has a false bottom where you can keep documents, pictures, and treasure maps without creasing them. And it fits in the luggage  compartment of planes, allowing your to stride past the baggage check and get on with your adventure.

Small Travel Case

Every man needs a quality dopp kit to hold his toiletries and other supplies. But this travel case is far more than your typical dopp kit. Made with a detachable shoulder strap, thick, stout, full grain boot leather, and a tough pigskin liner, this is the one travel case that’s made to last a century. You can use it for your toiletry bag, or you can pack it with ammo, first aid supplies or even your lunch.

Laptop Sleeve (size to be determined by the lucky winner since there are 7 sizes)

The laptop sleeve is the latest leather creation from Saddleback. They’re not even out yet-the Saddleback laptop sleeve debuts on July 20. You can be one of the first to start protecting your laptop with stylish sturdability. Yup, I just made that word up.

Passport Wallet

Made with 100% full-grain boot leather, this wallet keeps your money, credit cards, and money all in one place.

How to Enter

So how can you get your hands on this awesomely manly prize package? You have 3 ways to enter your name in a random drawing to win Saddleback’s Ultimate Manly Travel Gear.
  1. Leave a comment under this post sharing where in the world you would spend a weekend getaway if could pick up and go anywhere.
  2. Join the Art of Manliness Community’s Man Bag Group. In order to join the group, you have to be a member of the AoM Community.
  3. Share this post with your friends using the “Email Story to a Friend” button in our “Share” Box at the bottom of the post. For each friend you email this post to, you’ll receive one entry in the contest. This means the more friends you share it with, the more entries you get. You can only send 10 at a time, but feel free to come back and send some more. We can’t see your friends’ email addresses and would never send them spam.

Deadline to enter is Thursday, July 22, 2010 at 11PM CST. Enter early and often. Good luck!

2901 Christopher July 22, 2010 at 11:26 pm

For just a weekend, I’d love to go to Vancouver and Victoria.

2902 Robert July 22, 2010 at 11:49 pm

The Rhine Valley, Germany.

2903 Burton July 22, 2010 at 11:50 pm

If I had the opportunity to pack up and go anywhere for a weekend (hopefully a long one) I would love to take the wife back to St. Croix in the US Virgin Islands. We went there for our honeymoon 14 years ago. It would give us the opportunity to renew our bond and re-establish our relationship.

2904 John July 23, 2010 at 12:08 am

These bags look amazing, I’ve been hoping to get some of these for awhile

2905 John July 23, 2010 at 12:15 am

^ And for the weekend get away, I’ve always wanted to go too Ireland. I’m more then half Irish so I’d love to go see the motherland

2906 Maru July 23, 2010 at 12:57 am

Only a weekend? That’s far too short a time to travel, in my opinion. But if I only had that long, and no longer, I would go to Mount Rainier National Park and spend the whole weekend walking along the trails and winding mountain roads.

If I had a little longer, I would take a long journey through the old Islamic world. I would start in Morocco, journey across North Africa to Egypt, then to Arabia, then to Jersualem. From there I would travel north through Lebanon and Syria, and from there east to Iran. I would rough it across the Persian countryside, until I finally got to India.

Alternately, I’d go to Nepal and Tibet. Or go back to Japan again. Or Norway. Or Germany, Switzerland, and Austria. Or Scotland and Ireland. The possibilities are many!

2907 Kevin Cronin July 23, 2010 at 1:01 am

I would take them to Mercury.

2908 Glen McCall July 23, 2010 at 2:02 am

I’d travel aboard the Shane Punjab Express among the many train routes throughout the Country of India. I suspect I’d be donning a bomber jacket and brown felt fedora ala Indiana Jones. Most importantly, I wouldn’t bring a single electronic device. Those bags would be filled with a film camera with a sephia lens, a blank journal or three, and as many drawing pads as possible. Ah, to tour the largest democracy in the world and experience it’s many splendors and travesties as possible.

2909 Michael_ar July 23, 2010 at 6:08 am

I would go to paddle a river in finnish lapland, perfect getaway to the wilderness.

2910 Nick July 23, 2010 at 10:18 am

I would go to Tahiti, snorkel, and catch my own dinner. That place looks amazing!

2911 aRjay S. July 23, 2010 at 10:39 am

I would go to france and meet the girl of my life :)

2912 Mike Hostetler July 23, 2010 at 11:10 am

I would go to an African preserve and see the animals I always seen in zoos out in their natural habitat. I should also state that Africa is the last inhabited continent I haven’t visited.

2913 Adrian July 23, 2010 at 11:38 am

West coast of Scotland. Islay or Jura, maybe, I’ve never been there before

2914 Reid July 23, 2010 at 12:14 pm

I’d take the kids and grandkids to Disney World for a weekend of joyous family fun. Of course, the SBL stuff would have to go with me to add quality to the celebration!

2915 Andy July 23, 2010 at 1:02 pm

Would love to travel through out Australia, dive the reef and check out Ayers Rock.

2916 Jacob July 23, 2010 at 1:59 pm

I just recently got back from a missions trip to Tanzania. I would love to go back there, if even for a couple days.

2917 Ken O July 23, 2010 at 4:01 pm

As much as I’d love to continue traversing the western states, I really need to get to London & Paris before I get old.

2918 Kristoffer L. Shafer July 23, 2010 at 5:15 pm

I would use this amazing set as I move forward in my life. I am going to make an impact and I need some luggage that will keep up with me. I look forward to Working in Austin Tx in politics as well as in Washington DC. I also plan on traveling the world with the most amazing Girl God ever made.

2919 Josh Ray July 24, 2010 at 1:36 am

If i could go on an adventure, I would get in touch with the real culture of Indonesia and get my fill of being with nature every evening while paddling out to catch some waves on the beautiful untouched coast. If not Indo, I would love to go to S. America and check out some of the indigenous cultures of the Amazon river. Saddleback Luggage would fit me perfect, they look awesome, feel amazing, and im in need for luggage since i am just a poor college freshmen. Cheers.

2920 John July 24, 2010 at 1:35 pm

I have always wanted to pack up and travel the back country of Germany or France. You meet “real” people when you avoid the cities…

2921 Shawn July 25, 2010 at 5:31 am

I would go to Europe and backpack through the various countries.

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