buffalo leather travel bag on table
buffalo leather travel bag on table
buffalo leather travel bag on table
buffalo leather travel bag on table
buffalo leather travel bag on table
buffalo leather travel bag on table
buffalo leather travel bag on table
buffalo leather travel bag on table
buffalo leather travel bag on table
person pulling out inner panel of no 5 grip in tobacco brown american buffalo
no 5 grip in tobacco brown american buffalo panel with pocket of cash coming out
buffalo leather travel bag on table

No. 5 Grip Bag – Tobacco Brown American Buffalo

Travel in style with this leather Gladstone inspired duffle bag in American Buffalo.



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    • Full-grain polished American Buffalo with polished American Steerhide trim
    • Fully lined in soft Calfskin
    • Solid brass hardware, feet, and personalizable plate
    • Bag dimensions: 12.5”H x 20.5”W x 9”D
    • Adjustable shoulder strap with comfort pad
    • Hidden interior pocket under removable panel
    • Serial numbered
    • Made in America
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No. 5 Leather Travel Grip Bag – Tobacco Brown American Buffalo

“While rummaging through my collection of vintage travel grip bags, I came upon an old Gladstone Bag which rekindled my long-standing desire to make one.  Named after four-time Prime Minster of the UK, William Gladstone, the bag was prevalent in the late 1800s/early 1900s.  I had always shied away from making it due to the complexity of the design; however, I loved the look so much I decided to muster up some turn-of-the-century British fortitude and go for it.”

– Colonel Littleton

Functionality and Design 

Made in the Col. Littleton Workshop of wonderfully textured, full-grain, Tobacco Brown American Buffalo and detailed with unique, sweeping, curvilinear styling, it will definitely not go unnoticed on your travel circuit.  The No. 5 Grip is trimmed in our Vintage Brown American Steerhide, which shows off the curvilinear styling to perfection.  It’s just as nice on the inside since Colonel has fully lined it in soft Calfskin.

Keeping with the Gladstone protocol, Colonel kept the hinged-frame design which allows it to open wide and pack easily, and added an adjustable shoulder strap with comfort pad for the convenience of today’s traveler.

Leather straps encircle the bag, culminating on top with buckle closures.  Convenient carry handles.  Brass feet on the bottom protect the bag from wear.  Solid brass hardware.  Hidden 7.75”H x 9.63”W pocket under bottom inside, removable panel has space for recording your name and the year you purchased or received the bag for future generations.  Product packaging includes a protective cotton canvas dust bag with the Colonel Cameo logo.

May be personalized with three block initials on brass plate.  For extra distinction, the bag is serial numbered on a brass plate on top of the bag.  There’s no way you’ll be able to carry this bag through the airport without someone commenting on it.  This bag is stunning in beauty and quality and definitely stands out in a crowd.

Tobacco Brown American Buffalo Leather Travel Grip Bag – Overall dimensions 12.5”H x 20.5”W x 9”D.

This item is also available in American Steerhide. Video above shows this version.

When it comes to American Buffalo, Colonel says,
“Expect a leather that is unapologetically rugged with more character, nicks, scrapes and variations in color.”

(Read more about American Buffalo Leather here)

*Video shows current American Buffalo version of the No. 5 Grip

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  1. Just received my #5 Tobacco Brown American Buffalo travel bag. Craftsmanship is second to none, as well as the material being extremely high quality. Customer service was excellent. First class all the way.

    sf4b5c (verified owner)

  2. You get what you pay for. This is my first bag with Colonel Littleton, and the pictures are what you get. Great stitching work, attention to detail is second to none. Sure, there are competitors who are good, and also deserve 5 stars, but Colonel Littleton fits that niche where you can get a little nicer work for the money. Plus, made in the USA.

    jjmachuca (verified owner)

  3. This was my first purchase from Col. Littleton and this is my first time leaving a review for anything. My No. 5 Grip Bag arrived within days of placing my order. This bag is exceptional in every way from construction to materials and size. The only thing better than this bag is Col. Littleton’s customer service!!!

    jackpowers1 (verified owner)

  4. Wow! That’s all I can think to say. This is my 4th purchase from the Colonel and by far my favorite and most elegant. I debated on this purchase for a couple of years due to the price tag but when I saw they had gone from American Buffalo to the tobacco color American Buffalo, I knew I had to have it. Customer service was hands down the best of any company. The bag is amazing! It is not heavy but you can tell it was built to last for decades. I challenge anyone to buy this bag and not fall in love with it.

    clayton (verified owner)

  5. Just magnificent. The two buckle enclosure is simple, fast and air tight. The bag is the ideal size for three or four day travel and the aesthetic is unmatched. Everything the Colonel makes is already first rate amongst the bespoke crowd, but this No 5 Grip bag stands out above all.

    mconnell2120 (verified owner)

  6. An exceptional bag! I debated getting the cowhide version but very pleased with my decision, as the construction, attention to detail and appearance are certainly worth the price. Looking forward to taking it with me on future travels!


  7. Your No. 5 Grip Bag arrived today and is sitting in the middle of my living room while I admire it. A beautifully crafted Gladstone Bag. I’ve wanted one of these for years. I can pack four days of clothes, my shaving kit and a book in it. Worth every penny of its considerable price tag. I love that the bag stays open while I pack – makes packing a breeze. I look forward to many decades of using this bag on every trip I take.


  8. First trip with my No. 5 Grip
    (Washington DC to Phoenix).
    Love this bag. Fits easily into overhead bin.
    Perfect size – very roomy.
    Compliments from fellow travelers.

    jsiverling (verified owner)

  9. Magnificent bag!!! Superb quality!! Simply amazing craftsmanship! My Tobacco Brown American Buffalo No. 5 Grip arrived Monday and I love it!! The craftsmanship and attention to detail in this fine leather bag is the finest I’ve ever seen. As a customer of Colonel Littleton’s for years, I have come to expect high quality. This No. 5 Grip, however, greatly exceeds my expectations. Do yourself a favor – buy the Tobacco Brown American Buffalo No. 5 Grip!

    jsiverling (verified owner)

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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.

Our Leather

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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Our Craftsmanship

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.