2012 Saddleback Briefcase Holiday Giveaway

by Brett & Kate McKay on December 12, 2012 · 7,482 comments

in Giveaway

Saddleback Bags make the ultimate gifts. These bags can make even the Scroogiest McScrooge giggle like a little boy on Christmas morning. Instead of getting a bunch of useless doodads from your folks and relatives this year, get them to all go in on a bag for you. Or ask for a Saddleback gift certificate to get you at least part of the way there. Hey, borrow against next year’s gifts if needs be!

Or, you can try winning a briefcase in our giveaway.

The Prize

A briefcase from the Saddleback Leather Company. This incomparable briefcase is made with 100% thick full grain boot leather and pigskin lining and is crafted with industrial marine-grade thread and rivets at all the stress points. It converts quickly into a backpack for your travels. There are no breakable parts, e.g. zippers, snaps, or buttons, and the bag comes with an iron-clad 100-year warranty. This is truly the last briefcase you’ll ever need.

The size and color of the bag is up to you.

A $568-$664 value.

How do you like them fruitcakes?

How to Enter

1. Visit the Saddleback Leather Company website and pick out which size and color briefcase that you would like if you win. The bag will come with the pigskin lining.

2. Share your selection with us in the comments section. You don’t have to post the link-just a description. (Posting the link may cause your comment to be filtered as spam).

Please be patient if your comment doesn’t show up right away! We moderate all comments, so your comment will not show up immediately. But it went through….so don’t post multiple comments!

If you’re an email subscriber and want to enter the contest, do not reply to the email to make your entry! You must click on the comment link here in the email and leave a comment under the post to enter.

A winner will be drawn randomly from the entries. The deadline for entry into the giveaway is Wednesday, December 19, 2012 at 12:00 PM CST. This post will be updated within 24 hours of the deadline with the winner’s name.

Good luck!

**Update** One comment was randomly drawn from the over 7,000 who entered. The winner is Matt McCoy of Fort Worth, Texas. Matt selected the large, chestnut briefcase. It’s the one I have — a real beauty. Congrats Matt, I’m sure you’ll enjoy your bag…and so will your grandkids.

 Thanks for entering everyone and Merry Christmas!

301 Noah December 12, 2012 at 3:11 pm

Looking to get my hands on a Large, Chestnut bag. About to start my career and want to start it right. Thanks!

302 Todd December 12, 2012 at 3:11 pm

Big fan of this bag! I’ve been jonesing for one for a LONG time since I’ve gone through 4 different bags in the process of starting my career.

I’d love a Medium, Dark Coffee Brown and Pigskin lined briefcase

That would seriously, seriously, seriously make my day (year? decade? lifetime?).

303 Brandon C December 12, 2012 at 3:11 pm

Medium tobacco brown would do me right.

304 Sean December 12, 2012 at 3:11 pm

Large, Dark Coffee Brown, Pigskin

These bags look awesome!

305 Nick December 12, 2012 at 3:11 pm

Medium chestnut with pigskin lining please!

306 Bill Courtright December 12, 2012 at 3:11 pm

All I want for Christmas is a Large, Dark Coffee Brown bag from the good people at The Art of Manliness and Saddleback Leather Company. Thanks!

307 Alex Ivory December 12, 2012 at 3:11 pm

Medium, chestnut please!

308 Dwight Davis December 12, 2012 at 3:11 pm

I’d love a medium dark coffee brown. Be a fantastic bag for divinity school.

309 Tyler December 12, 2012 at 3:11 pm

Large chestnut

310 Sam December 12, 2012 at 3:12 pm

Large, Dark Coffee Brown would be amazing!!

311 Arlen Ward December 12, 2012 at 3:12 pm

I think XL in Carbon Black would be fantastic!

312 Daniel December 12, 2012 at 3:12 pm

Large Dark Coffee Brown bag would be great!

313 Dan December 12, 2012 at 3:12 pm

Large.
Dark Coffee Brown.

Apparently I like my leather like I like my coffee?

314 Max Glenn December 12, 2012 at 3:12 pm

I would really enjoy a large, dark coffee brown bag. It would be ideal for my bicycle commute to and from teaching classes.

315 brianb December 12, 2012 at 3:12 pm

Medium – Tobacco in the Thin Briefcase option.

316 MattB December 12, 2012 at 3:13 pm

That large chestnut pigskin bag is right up my alley.

317 Corey December 12, 2012 at 3:13 pm

Large in coffee. No, tobacco. I mean coffee. Okay, fine. Tobacco it is.

318 Albert December 12, 2012 at 3:13 pm

Large chestnut would do just fine, thanks!

319 Joshua Naehr December 12, 2012 at 3:13 pm

I would like a a large Chestnut suede bag for myself. Thank you.

320 Mike December 12, 2012 at 3:13 pm

I’ll have a large Dark Coffee to go, please. No cream or sugar, thank you.

321 Michael Fraizer December 12, 2012 at 3:14 pm

Would love the large chestnut. I’d get the medium chestnut macbook sleeve to complete the set!

322 Ean December 12, 2012 at 3:14 pm

Large Chesnut

323 Paco December 12, 2012 at 3:14 pm

A Medium Dark Coffee Brown with pigskin lining would be perfect!

324 Kit Borden December 12, 2012 at 3:14 pm

Extra large, Tobacco Brown. Something for my sons to fight over when I’m gone.

325 Marko December 12, 2012 at 3:14 pm

Man, those are pretty. I love the medium Dark Coffee Brown.

326 Gregg December 12, 2012 at 3:14 pm

A medium in Dark Coffee Brown would rock my world …

327 Dane Butters December 12, 2012 at 3:14 pm

I think I’d go with large in the Tobacco Brown.

328 S. December 12, 2012 at 3:14 pm

These look like old school workmanship. Wonderful.

Have interest in :
x-large
dark coffee brown

329 Kevin December 12, 2012 at 3:15 pm

Hard to choose between the chestnut and dark coffee, but a medium chestnut bag would be amazing.

330 BJ December 12, 2012 at 3:15 pm

Medium Chestnut would be nice.

331 Mark December 12, 2012 at 3:15 pm

I would love a large, chestnut bag. I just landed my first job out of graduate school and am in need of a great briefcase!

332 Mike December 12, 2012 at 3:15 pm

I would love a large, dark coffee brown.

333 Hleb Makeyeu December 12, 2012 at 3:15 pm

Well, 20th December is my birthday and it seems like i won’t be getting anything this year. So, who knows, maybe I will get Large Dark Coffee Brown Briefcase with Pigskin Lining. Good luck everyone!

334 Erik December 12, 2012 at 3:15 pm

Large, Tobacco Light Brown, please!

335 Peter Curran December 12, 2012 at 3:15 pm

Extra Large Dark Coffee Brown would be nice…

336 Greg December 12, 2012 at 3:15 pm

briefcase thin
chestnut
medium
Please!

337 Jeramie Brewer December 12, 2012 at 3:15 pm

Large Chestnut w/ pigskin lining would be amazing!

338 Brandon Songer December 12, 2012 at 3:15 pm

Extra large chestnut would be a great gift thank you!!

339 Antonio Vere-Stead December 12, 2012 at 3:16 pm

Extra large – Chestnut – Pigskin

340 Rob Cosgrove December 12, 2012 at 3:16 pm

Holy cow, I’ve always wanted one of these bags since a friend brought one onboard a few years ago. Walking into a meeting with one of these MUST be a great feeling as the other men try not to drool.

I’ll have a large chestnut bag, if you please.

341 Matt DeMent December 12, 2012 at 3:16 pm

Medium, Tobacco Brown, Suede lining. These are amazing looking bags.

342 Marty December 12, 2012 at 3:16 pm

XL Tobacco Brown w/ whatever lining works.

343 jeremy adams December 12, 2012 at 3:16 pm

I would love a large in carbon black. I’ve been lusting over these for a long time. My wife got me a satchel for Christmas a few years ago and I’ve been happily abusing it since.

344 Dennis Beatty December 12, 2012 at 3:16 pm

Large chestnut with suede would be totally awesome… if only I had the $650 to drop on it. Student budget :/

345 Shaun December 12, 2012 at 3:16 pm

Large Chestnut Pigskin. Thank you!

346 Bailey S. December 12, 2012 at 3:16 pm

I think the large in Carbon Black would be excellent.

347 Jeff Lacey December 12, 2012 at 3:17 pm

Large Tobacco Brown Briefcase Thin

348 Marc Marton December 12, 2012 at 3:17 pm

I think an extra large Saddleback in dark coffee with pigskin lining would make my day, and career.

349 Charles Nodolf December 12, 2012 at 3:17 pm

I would deeply appreciate a large chestnut bag

350 Clifford December 12, 2012 at 3:17 pm

Would love a Medium in Dark Coffee Brown

351 Jesse Raleigh December 12, 2012 at 3:17 pm

I’d like a large dark coffee brown :D

You can even have my old beat to hell and back Kelty MAP 3500 in exchange!

352 Don F December 12, 2012 at 3:17 pm

Medium Chestnut looks sweet to me.
Looking around the site there are some pretty cool bags.

353 park December 12, 2012 at 3:17 pm

Large. chestnut. yes.

354 Kurt December 12, 2012 at 3:18 pm

Large in Tobacco Brown!

355 Michael Fraizer December 12, 2012 at 3:18 pm

Would love the large chestnut. I’d get the medium chestnut macbook sleeve to complete the set! I will definately step up my game in the office with this perfect bag.

356 Charles LeDoux December 12, 2012 at 3:18 pm

Large, dark coffee brown.

Thanks for the chance to win! Love this site.

357 Mark Nealeigh December 12, 2012 at 3:18 pm

Medium sized chestnut color would be amazing.

358 Drew Nelson December 12, 2012 at 3:18 pm

I would love the Large Chestnut one.

359 Anthony Camera December 12, 2012 at 3:18 pm

An Extra Large in Chestnut would be a smashing fait accompli.

360 Matthew December 12, 2012 at 3:18 pm

I would love to have an extra large, chestnut bag for my various business trips.

361 Mathew Wilkerson December 12, 2012 at 3:18 pm

I would prefer a large in tobacco brown with a pigskin lining. Thanks!

362 andyinsdca December 12, 2012 at 3:18 pm

Large tobacco brown, pigskin lining. Thanx!

363 Kyle December 12, 2012 at 3:18 pm

I’d love a medium in dark coffee brown. It’s one of those things that I’ve always wanted but could never afford.

364 Paul Allen December 12, 2012 at 3:19 pm

the XL Dark Coffee Brown is a nice one

365 Hilly December 12, 2012 at 3:19 pm

The large-sized-tobacco-brown-pigskin-lined briefcase seems like it could hug my shoulder for years. And I’d allow it to, quite frankly.

366 Kevin December 12, 2012 at 3:19 pm

Medium, dark coffee brown

367 Jason Corder December 12, 2012 at 3:19 pm

Definitely extra-large in tobacco brown! Awesome giveaway on an awesome site!

368 Kodi Wilson December 12, 2012 at 3:19 pm

I’d like a large in the Chestnut color, please. It’d be the perfect companion for work and business travel. Thanks for the opportunity to win one of these!

369 Tim December 12, 2012 at 3:19 pm

Large, dark coffee brown, suede, please.

370 Matt McCraw December 12, 2012 at 3:19 pm

large chestnut

371 Juanjo December 12, 2012 at 3:19 pm

Would really appreciate if I won a large bag in chestnut with pigskin!

372 Tim December 12, 2012 at 3:20 pm

Would love a large chestnut briefcase to have by my side while I am roasting chestnuts on an open fire.

373 Anthony December 12, 2012 at 3:20 pm

the large in tobacco brown would be a wonderful upgrade to my current not so classy Kensington bag.

374 Andrew December 12, 2012 at 3:20 pm

I really like the large coffee brown.

375 John December 12, 2012 at 3:20 pm

Large, Dark Coffee Brown.

376 Jeff December 12, 2012 at 3:20 pm

Medium, dark coffee brown please!

377 Chris S. December 12, 2012 at 3:20 pm

A Large Chestnut would be great for work.

378 Greg December 12, 2012 at 3:20 pm

Large – Chestnut

Merry Christmas!

379 Chris Spurlock December 12, 2012 at 3:20 pm

Would be thrilled to own a large, dark coffe brown bag. They’re such beauties. Gift certificates are already on my Christmas list!

380 David December 12, 2012 at 3:20 pm

Large Tobacco Brown

381 Brock December 12, 2012 at 3:21 pm

Would have to go with the medium in Dark Coffee Brown! So hard to choose but I’ll stick with that.

382 Joshua J December 12, 2012 at 3:21 pm

XL, Dark Coffee Brown

383 Joshua Collier December 12, 2012 at 3:21 pm

Medium – Dark Coffee Brown – Suede.

384 Steven Huntley December 12, 2012 at 3:21 pm

Large, dark coffee brown please. I work in an office and need to step up my bag from an old back pack…

385 Brian Sullivan December 12, 2012 at 3:21 pm

I’d love the XL Chestnut…… Thx!!!

386 Mike Foley December 12, 2012 at 3:21 pm

Large – dark brown coffee would be great

387 Daniel Wiederecht December 12, 2012 at 3:21 pm

Large in Tobacco Brown. Been wanting one of these forever too!

388 Drew Van Camp December 12, 2012 at 3:21 pm

YES! Large, Dark Coffee, Pigskin.

I’ve been wanting a bag to replace my far less professional messenger bag. This one looks amazing; what a great prize. It might just be the upgrade I’m looking for, so you can feel free to randomly select me.

Yes, please!

389 Kenric December 12, 2012 at 3:21 pm

Excellent bags, it would be a dream to have a Large Carbon Black.

390 Paul Thomson December 12, 2012 at 3:21 pm

Extra Large in Dark Coffee Brown. Would be all the inspiration I need to grow a sweet handlebar moustache.

391 Joe Walsh December 12, 2012 at 3:22 pm

I know someone that would love to have a Large Dark Coffee Brown with Pigskin lining. He’s the one that pointed me out to Art of Manliness and It would be awesome to surprise my buddy with one of these.

392 Garrett December 12, 2012 at 3:22 pm

The large in dark coffee brown would join my pocketknife and hankerchief as my go-to EDC items. Thanks very much for the chance to win.

393 Nic December 12, 2012 at 3:22 pm

I would give my left arm for a Large, Chestnut briefcase…as I’d still have my right arm to carry this fantastic bag in!!

394 dborel December 12, 2012 at 3:22 pm

Large
Chestnut

395 Nathan December 12, 2012 at 3:22 pm

Medium; Dark Coffee Brown

396 Anthony Suppa December 12, 2012 at 3:22 pm

A large and chestnut colour briefcase would be a delight.

397 Jim Cantwell December 12, 2012 at 3:22 pm

Would be very happy with a large, dark coffee brown, please!

398 James Meyer December 12, 2012 at 3:22 pm

The extra large Chestnut case looks amazing!

399 Jaime December 12, 2012 at 3:22 pm

My boyfriend needs a new briefcase, lets go XL Classic Briefcase in Carbon Black, Thanks

400 Timothy Leibowitz December 12, 2012 at 3:22 pm

a medium tobacco brown briefcase with suede lining.

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