A Laptop Duffle Bag So Useful, So Romantic, and So Timeless, It Has Been Used for 165 years! The Gladstone Mens Duffle Bag is an iconic leather travel bag that you will use for decades.
Hi! This is Brian, with Pad and Quill. And I'm here to talk about the Heritage Gladstone Duffel. So, this is our leather laptop weekender bag and it is gorgeous. When we first started seeing prototypes of this, we knew we were onto something. It is really, really lovely. And the Gladstone name is very interesting. It comes from William Gladstone. He was a four-time Prime Minister in the UK, and in the late 1800s, this closure was developed after his name. It's a product of the English, and we love tying old with new, here at Pad and Quill. So, here's a laptop weekender bag that ties to an English 1800's bag design. That's us, ok? So we love it! We even used a herringbone, very tough upholstery grade fabric, on the inside to give it a very, very rugged long-lasting interior. This bag will come with a 25-year leather warranty, just like all our other bags. Now let's get to it, let's talk about this bag. I'm putting my hands all over this gorgeous, supple, very soft, leather. You're looking at Chestnut today, and you
can see the stitching all around. This is a UV-resistant stitch. Very, very tough. Each of these copper rivets that you see here, are hand pounded copper rivets. Those are at stress points to keep it strong. As I look around, we have a pocket here on the front. This is a very nice secure pocket with a rivet closure you can put in a MacBook charger block, some cords, maybe a passport, what-have-you. It's really, really nice. I'll turn it to the side, so this is the side view again. This bag will fill and kind of collapse as you fill it depends on what you put in it. And, on the back here, this is our luggage strap. We also have a slip pocket here for, you know, maybe airplane tickets or what-have-you. Now, this hardware is very, very durable. It's a low copper coefficient hardware. Which, just means it's really strong. And, it's part of our 25-year warranty. This bag comes with a shoulder strap, as you can see here, so I'm going to take that off for demonstration. I'll turn around and let's get on to the inside. So, I'm going to open it up. The handle has this closure, which is very nice, sewn-in permanently. It keeps your handles together, we'll put them down. Now, I hate fiddling with bags, I don't like buckles. Buckles drive me crazy. It's something that's always driven us crazy here, and so we want something very simple, but secure. So, this is a rivet closure as you can see
here. It's really, really nice. Super simple, watch this, boom! That's it. Goes through the loop, you pull these back, and you just pull the tabs, watch. Isn't that cool? I'll do it again. I know you want to see it again, you do. Ah, yeah that's pretty cool! So that is a Gladstone closure. It's really, really cool. Now, inside here, I have quite a few things. I have a drone, of course. I have a sweater. I have some jeans. I have my Red Wing boots because I'm from Minnesota and that would only make sense. I also, of course, have my laptop. I think I'm ready for the weekend. I can go editing photos. I can fly my drone. I can do a little bit of work... Don't tell anyone. Those are the things I can do. It also has on the inside, here as well, a zipper pocket. If you look here, there's a nice little zipper pocket. So you can have a secure area for things you absolutely can't lose like passports, what-have-you. And then, right here, if you can see that in the above camera, that is the signature of the artisan. That is super important to us, here at Pad and Quill. We love to celebrate the artisan. And, for us to have them sign each bag, tells you this was handmade. This was a handmade product, and it will last for a long, long time. So, closing it up, very simple. You just put the straps through like this, and put the closure on, as you can see. Turn it around, and done! Isn't that cool? You can just take it with you. It's very, very, very nice. Now as I said, it's lightweight for a leather bag. This is going to be lighter than a typical duffel because we're using that really beautiful upholstery on the inside. Today, you've been looking at Chestnut. I'm going to show you the other color that this is going to be offered in. We also have this in our Whiskey, which is really beautiful. So think like a whiskey, cognac color. And with time, this only ages and gets darker and richer. This is one that's really, really fun to watch age over time. So this is our Whiskey one. Now, as I mentioned before, all of the bags, our leather bags, come with a 25-year warranty. They also come with a 30-day money-back promise. So, for any reason, if you've decided this isn't right for you, as long as you return it in like-new condition, you can return within 30 days. No questions asked.