<firstimage=”//static.makeuseof.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/08/giveawaysaddleback.png” />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!
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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.
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[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
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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.