No. 16 Document Bag with Strap

Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 15 customer ratings
(15 customer reviews)


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For those of you who prefer to carry your documents in a bag with a strap and handle rather than portfolio style, this is the bag for you. Generous sizing accommodates standard and legal files as well as super-sized documents. Perfect for use as a light-weight business bag and for making first-class presentations.

Made of our soft , dry-milled leather, the bag features polished leather straps and a solid brass double-snap closure. It has an adjustable, removable shoulder strap, a carrying handle and a distinctive copper tube across the back that evenly supports the weight of the bag.

Made in the Col. Littleton Workshop. May be personalized with three initials on the brass oval plate.

12”H x 16.75”W x 1.5”D

Shoulder Strap Length: 34.5″-42.5″

Bag Weight: 3.1lbs.

(U.S. Patent D650990)

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15 reviews for No. 16 Document Bag with Strap

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    I’ve got several Col. Littleton products but the document bag with strap/handle is absolutely my favorite. I use it primarily as my everyday carry between home and the office for my laptop, papers, etc. It’s just about perfect. The only thing that would make it better is if there was a small pocket on the inside for small odds and ends like pens, keys, etc.

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    I was so happy to find the perfect bag for my husband to carry his laptop – that canvas give-away had to go!!! I add one Col. Littleton to his collection every year, and I was to proud to present him with this. He loved it and I get to admire it as it comes in and out the door. The monogramming made it extra special. I’m sure it will be fought over by future generations.

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    I use this bag interchangeably with the No. 1 “Saddlebag, and love them both. The metal rod is such a distinctive addition, the dark color is gorgeous, and I have received many compliments on both bags.

  4. Rated 5 out of 5

    This is the bag I use to haul the work laptop and its wires, charging cables, wifi hot spot, etc to and from work. Classic and perfect for its assigned task. I bought this in the discontinued saddle tan. Light weight and of simple yet elegant construction and design. Another instant Littleton classic and one that I am happy to own, proud to carry and to unreservedly recommend.

  5. Rated 5 out of 5

    My wife bought me a #16 document bag with strap in Aspen. I love it. It is the finest briefcase I have ever carried. I get more compliments on my document bag than you could imagine.
    ***** (5) star or more. Pure laid-back class ” Texas Style”.
    I know your in Tennessee, but I am in Texas. I hope you don’t mind.
    Texas Whiskey Company.

  6. Rated 5 out of 5

    Best birthday present ever! Just received last month to go with my No 18 and No 36, now I am starting to look like a Littleton stalker. Perfect for movement to meetings and regional office, as well for anything needing to take back and forth from home. Just the right size for the day to day movement, would not recommend for a travel case when flying, but a must have, the quality appears to improve with each product purchased.

  7. Rated 5 out of 5

    Love it. Great piece. The craftsmanship is wonderful.

  8. Rated 5 out of 5

    I received this bag as a gift…. Nailed it!
    It is perfect for the daily commute to the office.
    And, I’ve received a compliment EVERY week since receiving it.

  9. Rated 5 out of 5

    Best bag EVER!
    I received the document bag as a gift and I LOVE it! Don’t let the size deceive you. It is thin and very light, but it holds everything I need each day. It is obvious that it is well constructed. The fact that it is the best looking bag I have ever had is a bonus. I get a lot of comments from people about how nice the bag looks. This is my first Col. Littleton product, but I think there will be more. Thanks, Colonel.

  10. Rated 5 out of 5

    Unique and excellent
    Bought mine a year ago and must have been an early adopter. The metal rod spine lacked caps at that time and would move laterally enough to cause a problem. Send it back and the cap fix came into being. Zero problems since then. It gets, hands down, more spontaneous compliments than any piece of luggage or clothing I’ve ever owned. It actually holds more than the nominal dimensions indicate. If it could magically be a half inch wider I’d happily take it but that’s not a negative; just a wish. One thing to note is that it’s super floppy – has no internal structure at all. What I do when I just have papers is put them in a lightweight Japanese rectangular plastic case that I found at a hardware company – it’s a precise fit for the bag and keeps it upright when leaning against a wall.

    As others have noted, being able to use the shoulder strap or the handle or just hold it like a document pouch is great.

    And as someone else noted, it seems to have risen in price a bit. Glad I got it at the starting rate!

  11. Rated 5 out of 5

    The handle makes the difference
    All of the Colonel’s bags are terrific (and I have several), but this one is getting the most use. I frequently need room for my Macbook Air and a small notepad and nothing else. This bag is the perfect size. The handle version of this bag makes all the difference. For the around-town bag this is it. Get ready for compliments.

  12. Rated 5 out of 5

    I was skeptical how this bag would look with a handle and strap, but then I saw it and had to have one. I have carried it under arm, by the handle, and on the shoulder. It looks great any way you carry it. In fact, i believe the handle, rod, and strap give it added appeal when clutched under arm. It is just a fantastic piece to add to your collection. It will soften over time and surprise you with how much it holds. A Five-star purchase.

  13. Rated 5 out of 5

    Excellent Customer Service
    I have used this bag daily for a couple years now and received numerous compliments on it. Unfortunately one day while walking to work, the sholder strap broke at its connection to the bag. I shipped the bag back to Col. Littleton and they had it back to me within the week, fixed, and at no charge! This type of service and commitment to the customers is rarely found today. Thanks again!!

  14. Rated 5 out of 5

    Highly recommend/It was cheaper when I bought it!
    I have had this bag for a year now, use it to take Macbook Air, Colonel Portfolio, and I pad to meetings, I get compliments on this bag every time! Nice and lite, well made, great bag.

  15. Rated 5 out of 5

    Excellent, Rugged Everyday Document Bag
    I have used this bag everyday for the past year to carry my laptop and papers to and from work. Every stich, buckle, and strap looks and functions as well as the day I took it out of the box.The leather does have some small marks and blemishes from the occasional bump but it really adds to the character of the leather and reinforces its durability. I have received multiple compliments on the bag and referred each of those to this site. This is a great product and I recommend it.

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