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No. 1 leather duffel in Tobacco Brown American Buffalo with Steerhide trim
no1 buffalo leather duffel in Tobacco Brown American Buffalo with Steerhide trim
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No. 1 leather duffel in Tobacco Brown American Buffalo with Steerhide trim
No. 1 leather duffel in Tobacco Brown American Buffalo with Steerhide trim with exterior pocket
No. 1 leather duffel in Tobacco Brown American Buffalo with Steerhide trim with spacious interior
No. 1 leather duffel in Tobacco Brown American Buffalo with Steerhide trim with inside pocket
No. 1 leather duffel in Tobacco Brown American Buffalo with Steerhide trim with personalization plate
No. 1 Leather Duffel Bag – Tobacco Brown American Buffalo

No. 1 Leather Duffel Bag – Tobacco Brown American Buffalo

Grab attention with this full-grain, dry-milled American Buffalo duffel. Perfect for weekend travel.

(6 customer reviews)





  • Full-grain, dry-milled Tobacco Brown American Buffalo leather
  • Full-grain polished American Steerhide trim
  • Bag dimensions: 21”W x 11”H x 11”D
  • Solid brass hardware, unique closure
  • Personalizable with 3 initials on front brass oval plate
  • Carry handle and adjustable shoulder strap with comfort pad
  • Large interior & exterior pockets for added storage
  • Made in America

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No. 1 Duffel Bag, Leather Carry On Travel Bag

Don’t mind a little extra attention? This is your bag. This duffel makes a great carry on for travel. Weekend warriors, outdoors enthusiasts, and gym-frequenters will love this bag. It’s big and roomy and unlike most duffel bags, the top opens completely with no zipper to restrict access. 

Colonel didn’t try to reinvent the wheel here, but he came close.
This leather duffel is the best looking all-purpose bag around, and anything but “standard issue.” Colonel has now upgraded the No. 1 Duffel to our full-grain, richly textured American Buffalo which we dry milled to achieve a soft hand. You’ll get attention no matter where you take this stunning bag.

“On arrival in Cape May, NJ for a ‘memorable’ three months of boot camp, courtesy of the U. S. Coast Guard, I received my ‘standard-issue’ equipment which included a duffel bag to haul it around in. Even though I was wise enough not to bring it up to the officer in charge, I actually don’t have a ‘standard-issue’ mentality. And, I fully understand that the people who come to Col. Littleton aren’t looking for ‘standard-issue’ goods. They’re looking for unique and different; so when I decided to design a duffel bag, I didn’t set out to make one like all the others. You might say this one is an ‘anti-standard issue’ leather duffel bag.”

– Colonel Littleton

Construction & Features

The No. 1 Duffel is handmade by skilled artisans in the Col. Littleton Workshop in Lynnville, TN USA with our full-grain, dry-milled, Tobacco Brown American Buffalo and trimmed in Vintage Brown Polished Steerhide. Our dry-milled buffalo is vegetable tanned, then tumbled in wooden barrels to achieve a soft, lived-in look.

  • Outside dimensions 21”W x 11”H x 11”D
  • Shoulder strap adjusts from 39″ to 57″
  • Solid brass hardware and unique “Colonel-designed” closure (see video* for details)
  • Convenient carry handle as well as an adjustable shoulder strap with comfort pad
  • Outside back pocket (8” x 9”) with flap and ball stud closure with 8” x 8” space behind the pocket for extra storage
  • Large inside pocket (9”W x 8”H) with flap and ball stud closure
  • May be personalized with three block initials on front oval brass plate
  • Product packaging includes a protective drawstring cotton canvas dust bag with the Col. Littleton Cameo Logo

*Video shows American Buffalo version of the No. 1 Duffel

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)


6 reviews for No. 1 Leather Duffel Bag – Tobacco Brown American Buffalo

  1. stevanmnovakovic (verified owner)

    100% worth the money. This, like every product I’ve bought from Colonel Littleton is a legacy item, it will be passed down generation to generation. Very functional bag, roomy, and the interior and exterior pockets are a very nice addition.

  2. andrea.scobie (verified owner)

    I purchased this duffel bag as a gift for an important business associate. The photos do not do it justice. It is one of the most beautiful leather pieces that I have ever seen. It was beyond my expectations and the recipient was thrilled… and impressed. Thank you so much!

  3. mfitzhugh (verified owner)

    I purchased this bag hoping to make it a matched set with the Commander briefcase, and I communicated that to the company, knowing that tanned leather can sometimes have slightly different hues depending upon the batch, I asked that the two bags be selected so that they matched as closely as they could. The customer service people acknowledged that request and when the bags arrived, they were perfect in that regard, as well as being beautifully crafted. I learned the hard way to be skeptical of stock photos on a website, but I can say without hesitation that this bag was as beautiful “in the flesh” as it was as pictured on the website – and in fact the craftsmanship exceeded my expectations.

    I can’t say enough about how splendid the communication was with the company when I submitted a number of questions on various items, and the customer service was truly exemplary from start to finish. Another big plus for those perusing the website are the products’ videos that enable a potential purchaser to really get a better sense of the bag’s features and characteristics beyond merely a static still photo. While this bag is not inexpensive because a customer is paying a premium for quality, in this instance it was worth every dime.

    The Colonel really knows how to do it right. Michael Fitzhugh

  4. fcoetzee

    No. 1 Leather Duffle Bag: A DITTY EVEN DIDDY COULD CARRY

    Having shouldered nautical, aviation, and ground canvas duffles through various climes, times, and places, walking around with a leather Littleton duffle JUST BECAUSE I CAN is pure heaven!

    Back in the day when clothes were scarce, you made do with what you had and extended service lives by employing things called needles and thread. Any sailor worth his salt carried said items in his ditty bag. And in the era before recorded music and videos-on-demand, it was not uncommon for said sailor to break into a ditty as he broke out his ditty bag or undertook most any routine task of the day……

    For my part, my inherited ditty saw initial service in dubya-dubya-deuce and remains in ready reach today.

    So filling that delicate gap between man purses and grips, my Littleton No. 1 Duffle, “Lit’l Ditty,” carries the daily lagniappe and potpourri wherever I am physically exerting. Towels, soaps, smell-goods, wipes, water, and extra clothing are always in hand, be I at the gym, under a car, or simply communing with nature in various vignettes and venues.

    It is, as with most truths we hold self-evident, an elegantly-crafted, purpose-built, multi-purpose bag imbued with just the right stuff for most human needs.

    And speaking of craftsmanship, just as army jodies are seemingly-connected, lower forms of nautical ditties, rappers like M&Ms, Snoop Doggy Doo Doo and Puff Duty also visit auditory vulgarities, oratorical offal, and other detritus on the tonal and lyrical sensibilities of traditional music lovers everywhere….

    An apprenticeship in the ever-polite, always professional, and hard-working Lynnville by the Creek might never have cured their vocal shortfalls, but at least they could have picked up some worthwhile trade, social, and life skills along the way.

  5. antonio (verified owner)

    The wait has been worth it. I first saw the duffel bag when it was introduced in 2018 in the tan color. I emailed back then asking if it was ever going to be made in darker brown. They said not at this time; it is too new. A beautiful rugged tobacco brown was introduced in December of last year, but I was too late to the show so I missed out on it. Then earlier this year Colonel introduced a tobacco brown Buffalo limited edition series but without the duffel model. I emailed again asking if the Colonel was going to do a limited edition of the duffel bag. They said not at this time. FINALLY, I saw the new lineup of tobacco brown Buffalo with the duffel in the lineup. I finally pulled the trigger, and my wait was rewarded. Gorgeous bag, leather, and construction. This will be my bag for many many years (if not life). Such a beautiful piece. Who says men can’t love nice bags? My wife can keep her 100 purses; I just need this one bag.

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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.

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.