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We’re quite fortunate this month to have Saddleback Leather Company sponsor some of their best leather products. You might wonder, what’s so great about their stuff? Well, to start, they’re so confident about their craftsmanship that they offer a 100-year warranty against defects in materials and workmanship. Impressed yet?

Besides that, Saddleback Leather products have no breakable parts, only use thick full-grain, fully-tanned leather and some are 100% waterproof!

Until the end of August, Saddleback Leather is offering 2 laptop bags and 2 iPad sleeves (worth $956!) to MakeUseOf readers. Find out you can be in the running to win one!

First, let’s take a look at the iPad sleeve, which normally retails for $55 each. As you can see, it’s a pretty snug fit. To test how well it will hold my iPad, I carried it for a while upside down — the iPad stayed in! When it’s new, the leather is fairly hard but will soften after use.

The iPad slides in and out easily without getting scratched due to its pigskin lining.


The entire sleeve is made from a single piece of leather (making it stronger) and has a couple of very interesting qualities to protect your iPad in case you drop it. Check this video out to see what I’m talking about.

Now, let’s explore the laptop bag, otherwise known as the thin briefcase because unlike other laptop bags, you can use it to store your documents and books in addition to your laptop. This is the large model, which retails for $423. And it comes with the standard 100-year warranty. When you see the bag, you’ll understand why.

As you can see, the leather is very thick and fully-tanned. Rivets are placed at specific stress points, can you find them?

One interesting quality about this bag is that it can be switched from a sling bag to a backpack, if necessary. Here’s the bag with my MacBook to help you gauge how big the bag is.

The large model sports enough room for a 17″ MacBook Pro and any other stuff you might want to fit in it.

The thing about this Saddleback laptop bag is, it isn’t your carrying case. You’re pampered with leather’s strength and durability, and yet have enough room to fit all of your everyday stuff. Although it’s a pretty dear price to pay for a laptop bag, you can surely see yourself using it on a day-to-day basis without ever having to worry about breaking it. Ever.

So, have I managed to win you over? Want to get your hands on one of these items? Like all MakeUseOf giveaways, this one is open to readers worldwide. Let the giveaway begin!

How do I win one?

It’s simple, just follow the instructions.

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This giveaway begins now and ends Friday, 27th August at 2100hrs PST. The winners will be selected at random and announced via email.

Spread the word to your friends and have fun!

[update] Here are the 4 lucky winners.

The winners of the Saddleback Laptop Bags are:

  • Taylor Rapids
  • Brad Bowen

The winners of the Saddleback iPad Sleeves are:

  • Dale Dickins
  • Chris Hickman

Congratulations! An email has been sent to your inbox. Please reply it as soon as possible in order to get your prizes shipped.

MakeUseOf would like to thank Saddleback Leather Company for their generosity while participating in this giveaway. Interesting in sponsoring? We’d love to hear from you. Get in touch with us via email.

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  1. tiray31
    February 27, 2016 at 8:30 am

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    Basically, an iPad sleeve will be a very slender and sleek protective cover which you can place your iPad to assist secure it over. It's going to hold the iPad but very little else, and will also not be large enough to place into a larger bag that you employ.

  2. SK Mezanul
    August 25, 2010 at 6:19 pm

    Love the bag for its elegance!! Hope I win! ;)

  3. Ahmed Ali
    August 25, 2010 at 1:14 am

    waiting for 28th anxiously :P

  4. Dave
    August 24, 2010 at 3:38 am

    Wow... what a great giveaway... me... me... me... I want it! :)

    August 21, 2010 at 7:16 pm

    nice and cool marketing i like it very much

  6. Omer Haqqani
    August 21, 2010 at 10:13 am

    The whole give away is COOL

  7. Anonymous
    August 20, 2010 at 7:32 pm

    Would luv to win the laptop bag :P Don't currently have one for mine...

  8. Mick Barker Sr
    August 19, 2010 at 7:15 pm

    Awesome Site, Awesome Company, Awesome Laptop Bag, I will take all Three...

  9. daren771
    August 17, 2010 at 2:17 pm

    Love the sleeve or the bag. Either one will be nice!

  10. dj l
    August 17, 2010 at 7:59 am

    great giveaway, great job! =)

  11. Rohit Narvekar
    August 16, 2010 at 6:08 am

    Saddleback Leather looks amazing. Hope to win! ;-)

  12. Binoy xavier
    August 15, 2010 at 9:57 am

    Entered! Fingers crossed :)

  13. Joko
    August 15, 2010 at 10:46 am

    Hi, thanks for the opportunity in this giveaway. I really like to win the Laptop bag.

  14. Joko
    August 15, 2010 at 8:46 am

    Hi, thanks for the opportunity in this giveaway. I really like to win the Laptop bag.

  15. Srinivas G
    August 14, 2010 at 4:28 pm

    Great one again. Thanks. :)

  16. Anthony
    August 14, 2010 at 4:09 am

    Wow! That laptop bag would go great with my new 17" laptop. You know how to get in touch with me. Been at your site daily. I would like the brown one. ;)

  17. Anthony
    August 14, 2010 at 2:09 am

    Wow! That laptop bag would go great with my new 17" laptop. You know how to get in touch with me. Been at your site daily. I would like the brown one. ;)

  18. daren771
    August 14, 2010 at 12:22 am

    Just done all the steps and tweeted to my followers.

  19. Azhar Mamoojee
    August 14, 2010 at 12:00 am

    Your giveaways are really phenomenal! Thanks so much! :)
    I hope to win one of these! :)

  20. Azhar Mamoojee
    August 13, 2010 at 10:00 pm

    Your giveaways are really phenomenal! Thanks so much! :)
    I hope to win one of these! :)

  21. M@
    August 13, 2010 at 8:49 pm

    Wow these products are amazing!

  22. Anonymous
    August 13, 2010 at 8:27 pm

    I'm from and in Brazil. May I participate?

    • ├Žnon1mus
      August 13, 2010 at 10:58 pm

      Sure! The giveaway is open to readers from all over the world

  23. P.K.ARUN
    August 13, 2010 at 8:01 pm

    Wow! this is nice giveaway.. I love it :) I like to win Laptop bag!

  24. Shawn Martinuk
    August 13, 2010 at 6:51 pm

    I would really like to win the laptop bag! you guys have the best contests/giveaways thanks for the opportunity :)