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No. 1 Leather Duffel Bag – Tobacco Brown American Buffalo

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

(10 customer reviews)


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  • 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 and unique closure
  • May be personalized with 3 initials
  • Adjustable shoulder strap: 39" to 57"
  • 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

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)


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

1-5 of 10 reviews
  1. Wow! Been wanting and looking for a real leather travel bag for a while…and found it at Col. Littleton. Went with the iconic “Buffalo” No. 1 Leather Duffel Bag – Tobacco Brown. The elegant ruggedness has my name written all over it. Called customer service… very friendly and got answers to my questions. I placed my order online on Thursday at 11:37 a.m. central time and my bag was on my doorstep the next day. I’ll ask my son the post a review way down the road when the bag is passed on to him:). Sincerely, cf (East TN)

  2. Took a weekend trip to Lynnville to visit with the great people at Col. Littleton. I have always admired the No. 1 duffle and, in my opinion, is the ultimate duffle. I have normally been a fan of the vintage brown steerhide, but this Buffalo bag is so beautiful that I finally decided to pull the trigger and buy it. As you expect from Col. Littleton products, the bag is very high quality and will last for generations. Thank you Charlene for your help in picking out the bag.

  3. This is a magnificent bag. The construction is very well done. It is quite roomy. An eye catching piece of luggage. Very classy. Delivery was quite fast as well. I am looking forward to acquiring other products in the future.

  4. 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.

  5. 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!

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Our Story

Colonel sitting on steps, holding Tobacco Brown American Buffalo No. 3 Grip Bag, looking directly at viewer

Our Warranty

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.

Three kinds of full-grain leather hides overlapping. In order left to right: Vintage Brown American Steerhide, Brown American Alligator, and Tobacco Brown American Buffalo
Man working with hand leather tools on an antique wood stump work station

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.