No. 83 Leather Book Bag for Laptop and iPad®- Vintage Brown

Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 18 customer ratings
(18 customer reviews)


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Leather Laptop Bag

I naturally tend to gravitate toward items with a military history, as I am an ardent admirer of their precision, rugged good looks and adaptability for the task at hand. When a WWII military officer carried the antique military briefcase in my personal collection, I’m sure he wasn’t thinking “laptop.” However, if you fast forward 70 years you’ll find me inspired to make a leather laptop bag with a definite nod to this piece of military history.

Of course, the bag can be used as a traditional brief bag; however, I designed it big enough to accommodate your laptop, all your laptop paraphernalia, iPad® and all that other “stuff” you haul around.

Made in the Col. Littleton Workshop of vintage brown dry-milled leather with our polished leather trim. Adjusting strap at the inside top enables you to adjust side panels in or out. Working buckle front closure can also be snapped for convenience. Solid brass hardware. Copper tube spine on top equally distributes the weight of the bag while accommodating the adjustable, removable shoulder strap and carrying handle. Inside divider separates laptop from other contents. Special pocket for iPad®.

Inside dimensions are 12″H x 17.5″W x 4″D. Solid brass serial-numbered I.D. plate under front flap. May be personalized on brass oval plate.

Shoulder Strap Length: 34.5″-42.5″

Bag Weight: 4.65lbs.

(U.S. Patent D646054)

 iPad® is a registered trademark of Apple, Inc.

This item is also available in American Buffalo

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18 reviews for No. 83 Leather Book Bag for Laptop and iPad®- Vintage Brown

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    I just received this bag yesterday (private stock edition) and WOW, they go all out on packaging and making it a very personal experience…well done! The quality is top notch, this bag will last generations. Highly recommended and well worth the extra money…You get what you pay for…Proudly American Made!

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    I have several Colonel Littleton items so when my 35th wedding anniversary came up, I had no doubt what I wanted. My wife bought the Book Bag out of the Private Stock and it is amazing. The Colonel’s stuff is second to none. I also have the Portfolio and get to refer people all the time to Colonel Littleton based on the craftsmanship of the products I own. Well done again!!

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    I have been carrying this bag for seven years and it still looks great. My work requires that I carry it regularly and almost daily. It has held up wonderfully. The copper rod on top certainly dresses it up.

  4. Rated 5 out of 5

    I purchased this briefcase as a milestone reminder for my business growth. I absolutely love the bag and just about everyone that sees it comments on it favorably. It is almost an heirloom, very special, unique and assuredly different than anyone else’s bag. It is a joy to own such a beautiful, well made bag.

  5. Rated 5 out of 5

    I have had my No. 83 for just about 6 months and I still love it as much today as day 1. It is amazingly durable fits my Dell Latitude E5540 (15.6″) and other travel work. While I wear suits 4-5 days per week it always looks right. I also LOVE the stores!

  6. Rated 5 out of 5

    I consider myself a self-described “leather connoisseur”. I have never hesitated to spend hard earned dollars on products of superior quality and wish I was more articulate and able to describe Colonel Littleton products the way it deserves.

    The entire story—

    My wife and I were in Nashville this year for our anniversary over New Years. We stayed at the Omni Hotel and there is a store within the hotel that carries the Colonel Littleton brand. We strolled through the shop and fell in love at first touch. His leathers are of the highest superiority available. The chosen hardware is heavy, solid and made to a level that will last forever.

    As we looked around, I came across this No. 83 Leather Book Bag. The size of the bag was perfect and light weight. I use it as my everyday carry “man bag” because it helps me stay organized. The leather is “glove soft” but thick enough to last a lifetime. I looked at the price and thought, I love it, but don’t need it. To my delight, my wife wanted to purchase if for me as an anniversary present. Wow!!!

    So, it began… I now own:

    No. 83 Bookbag
    No. 5 Cinch Belt – Brown
    No. 5 Cinch Belt – Black
    No. 28 Leather Pocket Journal – Vintage Brown
    No. 9 Journal – Brown (Not for me, for the wife for her birthday)

    All I can say is Colonel, keep up the good work, shut up and take my money!!!!

  7. Rated 5 out of 5

    I heard about Colonel Littleton from Antonio at RMRS and after visiting the website began looking for an opportunity to visit the store.
    I loved the products on the website… but seeing them in the store was a great experience. I went with the Grip No.3 in mind but when I saw the Book Bag, I was sold. Sarah was brilliant and very helpful (and patient). The bag is being mailed (I chose to get it engraved) and I am excited for its arrival.
    The Book Bag is strong, sturdy, great looking… beautiful… this is a bag that will last generations!
    I have found my new favorite store and products (I have quite a ‘wish list’ after visiting).
    I will be back.

  8. Rated 5 out of 5

    This is an amazing piece of craftsmanship. I received it as a gift and couldn’t be happier. I get compliments wherever I go. I had one small issue with the bag, and they fixed it in an extremely timely manner. One of the best customer service experiences I’ve encountered. This is a great company with great products. Would recommend to anyone.

  9. Rated 5 out of 5

    Great craftsmanship. I carry it to work everyday. Looks great. I will be adding other pieces of Colonel Littleton to my collection. American made in Lynnville, Tennessee.

  10. Rated 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Fantastic Bag. I have owned other products from Colonel Littleton and always been pleased with the craftsmanship and quality of the leather. This bag has all of those qualities plus it is the absolute perfect size for a serious business bag. Plenty of room for a large laptop, the right size and types of pockets and room to spare for papers, chargers and the other things that come with business travel (noise cancelling headphones, et al.)

  11. Rated 5 out of 5

    Just received my number 83 bag from the private stock collection. What a beautiful piece of art. A one of a kind quality bag that has plenty of room and of course The Colonel had a couple surprises in store for me as well. Not only is their product top quality but their customer service sets the bar high. I have several of the Colonels products including the Portfolio, the Shave Kit, The Journal and everyone has been heirloom quality American craftsmanship. Thank-you Colonel and staff.

  12. Rated 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    The No. 83 Book bag is simply amazing. I took my time in looking for a US made high quality leather bag for classes (2-3 months) and finally went with Col Littleton. All the people there whom I spoke with via email were very polite quick to respond to questions (within 12 hours). I will be a repeat customer. Thanks for keeping the US men and women working!

  13. Rated 5 out of 5

    Great bsg

  14. Rated 5 out of 5

    I use this bag when I am on call; perfect for organizing my patient files and notes. Well-thought design holds business cards, pens, and my laptop with ease. I bought this over 4 years ago and it gets better everyday – the “living patina” of this high-end leather is amazing.

  15. Rated 5 out of 5

    Excellent bag! Love it
    My wife purchased this for me as a Christmas gift this year (2012). It is perfect for everything I carry, including a laptop sometimes, iPad, a couple of books, and miscellaneous items. It’s a beautiful bag. Looks great and smells great!

  16. Rated 5 out of 5

    Awesome bag / leather-scented air freshener!
    I travel quite a bit and live out of my satchel, so for my 30th birthday the wife and family got together and gifted me the No. 83. Like the other commenters said, it’s a great size and draws lots of comments from lots of folks. Also, every time I open it I get to enjoy the smell of fine leather goods.

  17. Rated 5 out of 5

    Love my bag

  18. Rated 5 out of 5

    Excellent Bag!!
    I have looked for the perfect business bag for years. I have tried and own a number of quality premium leather briefcases. I purchased this Book Bag a couple of months ago and love it!! It houses my 15 inch laptop, iPad, files and portfolio. It looks great and I always get great comments from friends, customers, and total strangers.

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