brown american leather dispatch bag with strap on vintage books
brown american leather dispatch bag with strap on vintage books
brown american leather dispatch bag with strap
brown american leather dispatch bag with strap
brown american leather dispatch bag with strap
brown american leather dispatch bag with strap
brown american leather dispatch bag with strap
brown american leather dispatch bag with strap
brown american leather dispatch bag with strap
brown american leather dispatch bag with strap
brown american leather dispatch bag with strap
brown leather dispatch bag
brown leather dispatch bag with strap

No. 20 Dispatch Bag

Perfect laptop or tablet bag for your daily journey that features a hint of vintage military style.



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    • Full-grain, soft dry-milled American steerhide
    • Solid brass hardware and personalizable plate
    • Inside dimensions 12.5” H x 9.75” W x 1.5” D
    • Accommodates a 13″ MacBook® or Tablet
    • Carrying handle and adjustable shoulder strap
    • Shoulder Strap Length: 32″ – 42.5″
    • Made in America
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No. 20 Leather Dispatch Bag

My wife has told me on occasion that I’m a “legend in my own mind.” So, I designed this bag not only for me but for all you legends out there, either real or imaginary.

Before adding this bag to our line of dispatch/business/tech bags, I road-tested the first prototype for almost a year to make sure its performance matched its unabashed good looks. It has become a personal favorite; so, if you’re wondering who has the No. 20 Dispatch Bag, Serial No. 1 . . . it’s the Colonel.

This bag has a hint of a vintage military feel to it with pockets galore. In the main compartment, I carry my iPad®, my No. 18 Portfolio, an extra legal pad and a couple of folders. Two large pockets on the front with ball stud closures are ideal for your cell phone, charger, ear buds, keys, etc. Two generous rear pockets hold extra papers and documents while four pockets under the front flap work well for business cards, receipts, note cards and the like.

Made by talented leathersmiths in our Col. Littleton Workshop of our soft, dry-milled leather with a double adjustable polished leather strap. Solid brass hardware. Military-style Lift-The-Dot closure. Serial numbered on brass pommel shield on inside pocket.

May be personalized with three initials on brass plate. Shoulder Strap Length: 32″ – 42.5″. Inside dimensions 12.5” H x 9.75” W x 1.5” D. Weight: 3.5lbs. Overall outside dimensions 15” H x 10.5” W x 2.5” D. Accommodates a 13″ MacBook® or Tablet.

Product packaging includes protective cotton canvas dust bag.

iPad® and MacBook® are registered trademarks of Apple, Inc.

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  1. My “Dispatch” bag arrived on time today. It meets every high expectation I held. Perfect! Excellent. I made a cup of your coffee, opened my “Moon Pie” to celebrate and am more than pleased. Thanks to you Colonel and your talented team.

    dwightchapin (verified owner)

  2. 20 Dispatch Case. Bought this for my son’s graduation from law school. Great product but I didn’t pay attention to the size. In my day It was sufficient to store the cash BUT today it just has to be sized for modern day electronics so–Great item. Looks good with lots of class but be mindful of what fits.

    gschilter (verified owner)

  3. Love this bag. It is perfect for everyday use. Shoulder strap is very comfortable. Highly recommend.


  4. Appearance is reality. The look, the feel, and the smell of a quality leather product is immediately appreciated on opening the delivery box. And the expertise and care in the detailed craft of the bag is apparent. I spent many hours comparing and contrasting the measurements and features of several bags before determining the best product for my needs. This bag is not too big nor too small. Upon delivery, I “packed” it for use and found that it abundantly met my needs. I really enjoyed going to work this morning carrying just what I needed in a very protected and handsome way. The shoulder strap is great and works very well with the bag.

    randy.crump (verified owner)

  5. Bag just arrived and I couldn’t be happier! Was concerned that it wouldn’t be large enough for my every day carry and my surface tablet. My surface tablet and a notebook fit easily inside the main pocket while my glock 43 fits great inside the back inner pocket and two clips in one of the front pockets allowing the second front pocket for knife/flash light. Wallet and money clip fit in the other front upper pockets. Great bag.

    burban (verified owner)

  6. This bag is the BOMB! I don’t like carrying a purse and a portfolio so this does it all. My Surface Pro and notepad both fit in the main compartment and then I have other pockets for my phone, pen/pencils, glasses, business cards and post-it notes. The large pockets on the back can be used for so many things. I LOVE LOVE all of the pockets! This is the perfect bag for traveling on an airplane as well. I have everything I need and not big and bulky to carry nor go through security. Awesome design Colonel!!!


  7. I absolutely love this bag! I have a 12.9″ iPad Pro as well as a 10.5″ iPad Pro, and both of them (along with my bluetooth keyboard) fit awesomely in this bag. It’s the perfect size for running to the office, a quick overnight trip, or even just running away for the day. I’m a leather aficionado and the beautiful leather of Colonel Littleton is among the best you’ll find anywhere.


  8. This is a great bag. The size is perfect for my everyday carry. The bag is very high quality and will last a lifetime. I also want to mention that the customer service is phenomenal. That is one of the reasons I am a repeat customer. Keep up the great work.

  9. I love this bag EXCEPT. It needs to be 1” wider, 1 1/2” thicker (main compartment),2 “ longer, the pockets on front need to be taller (won’t hold my IPhone 8 Plus or my Apple Pencil) or my pistol. So, it is not a good substitute for a briefcase if that is what you are looking for. I bought this and another case for my daughter and overall have been very happy with the quality and the service. Love the extras you threw in…didn’t have to do that but a very nice touch.


  10. Looking for a satchel to hold the stuff I carry when traveling light or just out and about. This one does the trick. Outstanding looks and quality, easy to carry, comfortably masculine, and holds what I need. For next iteration, recommend outside pockets big enough to hold eyeglass case, but still top notch.

    rouselaw (verified owner)

  11. I was looking for the perfect leather bag to carry a new MacBook Pro and chose the Colonel’s No. 20 Dispatch for its unparalleled looks, functionality and the sheer joy it brings to proudly carry this beauty around. Worth every penny and then some. Thanks, Col. Littleton!

    tonygf (verified owner)

  12. Just got mine today. Beautiful and unique due to it’s profile, and I love the rustic military look. The strap is beautiful and comfortable, though I would make the strap a few inches longer for tall folks like myself. Look forward to many years of wear and showing off this awesome bag. Thanks for lightning-fast shipping too!


  13. Bought this bag a while back. Since I retired this has been my go to bag. Can carry my papers and my computer I am ready too go. The quality and workmanship are stunning

    John M.

  14. I received the No. 20 Dispatch bag yesterday, and I couldn’t be more pleased! The leather is soft, the color is beautiful and the design is ingenious. This bag will carry a ton, but it appears to be a very discrete and manageable size. I can’t stop staring at it, and will probably just admire it as the art object it is for a while before I put it in use. Five stars to the packaging as well!


  15. I have serial number 60 of this bag. It’s my favorite of all the Col. Littleton bags and it’s certainly an eye-catcher. Plenty of room for the basics I want to carry everyday. The back pocket even has enough room for a thin conceal carry handgun such as a Ruger LC9s. This is a great bag!


  16. I purchased the Dispatch bag to carry my MacBookPro. The case provides a perfect fit and the pockets provide amply room to store the mouse and accessories. This case provide a very flat profile and the leather trim features complement one another very well. I will love carrying this case for years to come.


  17. I just today unpacked my dispatch bag, my 4th Col. Littleton bag and have already loaded it for use. I find the Colonel’s products to be fantastic in good looks and practicality. Truly classics which will last. I used to work for Steinway and the sales people would tell customers that Steinway was really the least expensive piano because they would last forever. So it is with the Colonel’s leather products.


  18. This Dispatch bag is phenomenal. I have had it for about 2 1/2 months and have no complaints. It is a very uniquely shaped bag and suits my purposes great. I carry a surface tablet and iPad in it comfortably. And I have room for cables, my iPod and charging pack. It really is a beautiful bag and I get a lot of spontaneous compliments about it. The construction and leather quality are great and the clasps are also quite unique but easy to use. It is well worth it’s cost, and I highly recommend it. This is my first bag from Colonel Littleton, but it definitely won’t be my last.

    Luis (verified owner)

  19. Ready to go places with quality and utility.
    A new classic – Can be used as purse or utility satchel. Easy storage for many items. Very comfortable shoulder strap. The leather is gorgeous. My only suggestion would be ….front pockets need to be 1 inch deeper to accommodate larger cell phone…..just a little tight.


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We are committed to producing quality, handcrafted products that showcase our time-honored standards of excellence and deep respect for the Americana tradition. Col. Littleton products go through rigorous testing and numerous quality inspections before being shipped to our customers. Should you receive a Col. Littleton product that is defective in materials or workmanship, you can count on us to make it right. Our guarantee is limited to the cost of the product itself. It also does not cover normal wear and tear. We feel if you just plain “wore it out,” you got your money’s worth. Also, we cannot be responsible for an item which has suffered through alteration, damage due to improper cleaning, improper use, mishandling or accident. If we made a mistake in personalizing your product or if the product is defective in materials or workmanship, of course we’ll replace it. Otherwise, personalized products are not returnable.

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Leather is a passion for me. There are more kinds of leather and leather processing out there than you can shake a stick at. You can mold leather into just about any shape or form. You can make every hide look just alike. You can dye it green, blue or even pink. You can apply a finish, coat it, spray it or make it look slick and shiny. That’s not what we’re about at Col. Littleton. To me the beauty is in the naturalness of the leather. People always comment to me about the special “feel” of our leather and how it becomes even more beautiful after it has some wear on it. It’s all about our leather process. When you buy Col. Littleton leather goods, you’re buying, for the most part, full-grain American vegetable-tanned steer hide that has received a minimum of alteration. We don’t apply a finish to hide character markings. The way I see it, every marking tells a story and covering them robs the piece of its life and character.

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I see a real resurgence in the country today for products made in America. Our focus is to design and create products that speak to the time-honored traditions that have made this country great such as handmade craftsmanship, authentic rich leathers and quality workmanship. There’s a nostalgic feel about the products we make . . . most of them could have been made 100 years ago and many are made using turn-of-the-20th-century methodology and machinery. Our products are true Americana; forged as our forefathers intended by people who care and take pride in making a beautiful product.