The Doctor Satchel is one of our more compact satchels for those who carry reasonable amounts. It has 2 main compartments that are separated by a zipped pocket in which thin files or documents can be kept nice and flat. There is one deep front pockets that is almost as deep as the main compartments but not as large, it can accommodate an A4 notepad. Inside the bag are three pencil holders and the satchel comes with the standard Ruitertassen keyring.
This satchel is handcrafted using full grain oiled leather. The use of quality full grain hides, which are no less than 2,5mm thick, enables us to build strong satchels that will hold their shape throughout the years. Working with such thick hides is an art we mastered over the last century. Our threads, fitting, zippers are all especially made to fit and serve our leather. The vintage leather of our Heritage range which will show the signs of wear and usage, was obtain through vegetable tanning, the only ecological tanning process that is 100% chrome-free. Newly vegetable tanned leather can seem a little stiff to begin but the more you wear your satchel the better it will look and feel as the leather will soften and develop a beautiful dark chocolate patina. Note that the oils pressed into the leather might not have completely settled by the time you receive your bag, we therefore recommend that you not wear light colored clothing until the oils have been completely absorbed. To check this, simply rub the leather with a soft tissue and check the tissue for stains.
This is a great academic satchel which will please students and post graduates alike. The single front pocket respects the original heritage look of the very first satchels we ever made. It will also serve well as a small briefcase.