The Startup Satchel

(15 customer reviews)

$240.00

or 4 fortnightly payments of $60.00 with Afterpay More info

Supple handcrafted leather fashioned with a robust canvas interior.

Through careful and detailed design, there is a place for every necessity. Practicality that does not come at the cost of aesthetic.

With the Startup, they will know you mean business.

Please read the description below before purchase.

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The Startup is the perfect minimalist companion to a life of hustle. You work hard; we’ve made something that will work hard for you. We have engineered every internal aspect of the bag so that there is a compartment for everything you could possibly need. Nothing less.
Business people. Let’s walk into those meetings looking professional. Students. Dump the books and use an iPad. It’s time to start living larger and carrying less.

Features:

  • Innovative A4 portrait style, designed and finished locally in Melbourne.
  • Soft, water-resistant, vegetable tanned buffalo leather that will age well and last for your lifetime.
  • Genuine, hand-sewn construction for intense everyday use.
  • Hard-wearing canvas interior for longevity and item protection.
  • Spaces designed for a phone, a wallet, business cards, pens, ID, glasses, keys, accessories, toiletries, charging cables, laptops (up to 14″), tablets, A4 folders, notebooks and more.
  • Sustainably sourced and ethically made.
  • Direct from the artisans. No middle men means no exorbitant prices.

“As soon as I can, I’ll write a quick summary here on how things kicked off and I came up with the idea. An even quicker summary; there was a self-inflicted situation of having no home and yet I still needed to facilitate business meetings while being away from a majority of my possessions. For days at a time!”

Location of Item Storage (front to back)

Pockets, pouches, clips and compartments intended for:

Front

  • Quick Access – Fit slimline/minimalistic wallets or cards that need to be accessed fast.
  • Phones – Holds up to iPhone Plus sizes.

Business Panel

  • Business Cards (fits a business card holder).
  • Pens
  • ID or Photos

Accessories Panel

  • Glasses
  • Keys
  • Accessories/Wallet
  • Toiletries (deoderant, cologne etc)
  • Charging Cables – 3 x Small. 1 x Large.

Main Compartment

  • Laptops – up to 14″
  • Tablets
  • A4 Folders and Notepads

Rear

  • Other

PREORDER

We are one week away from having stock ready to send.

IMPORTANT

We are offering this bag at cost during our Private Launch and Family and Friends Preorder to get our name out there and gather reviews. We would be stoked if you could write up a raving review (like some already have below) when you receive the bag or if you don’t purchase, write one up anyway.

We are making no money off selling them at this price so any help is very much appreciated. Even sharing our Kickstarter campaign when it comes out would be amazing. Don’t share this site yet. Right now, this is for you guys only!

15 reviews for The Startup Satchel

  1. David Stephenson

    I may be biased, but it took me a year and eight versions of the product to get it right. I use it for every business meeting and a lot of general use too. It’s my favourite bag and I hope it becomes yours!

  2. Nick (verified owner)

    Loving this bag! It’s small enough that I can easily use it every day but has room for all my gear, conveniently in places to quickly grab. The leather is nice too.

  3. Ben

    Amazing quality! Can’t fault it at all. I work in an office and this carries my laptop, phone, keys, headphones and everything else I need for the whole day and its half the size of my old bag. Well worth every cent.

  4. Phil Taylor (verified owner)

    I have known David for many years and he has always been professional and thorough in all he does. This product is testament to this.
    This satchel looks good and feels good while being very compact. The perfect man bag.

  5. Peter (verified owner)

    Beautifully designed and made product which is both fashionable and practical. Will last for years and continue to be a timeless design.

  6. Sam

    Originally bought this bag for my day to day office needs and I will say it did take a few days to acclimatise to the compartments and various nooks and crannies contained within. However, now that it’s become my daily go to I don’t think I’ll ever look back to the more traditional suitcase setup I used to lug around.

    Final thoughts; Convenient, compact and most importantly comfortable.

  7. Caleb Holz (verified owner)

    Fits everything I need, super important for someone on the move. Love it

  8. Ruth M (verified owner)

    Impeccable quality and workmanship in this product! Strong leather and lining fabrics, quality zips and studs make the Satchel a pleasure to use. With so many pockets and slots I had fun deciding a place for everything to belong! I just love the thought and planning that has gone into making this product so well designed and built to last for many years of usefulness.

  9. Merrily (verified owner)

    Fab, I love it. This bag has become my everyday bag, and like others here, I’m not sure if I’ll ever go back. It carries everything I need in easily accessible spots, and it’s lovely to look at and handle! Brilliant work David Samuel, the hours that have been put into planning and design are clearly evident.

  10. Tom (verified owner)

    Fantastic bag. So much space and yet convenient size to carry. You’ll never need pockets again. Very well made, no need to worry about wear and tear. Highly recommend.

  11. Melanie Walker (verified owner)

    I am thrilled to back this remarkable man David and his team in their creation of this product! I use this satchel so much. Adore all the pockets and storage and love the colour! <3 Such good quality product! Add this to your wardrobe and you will be smiling!

  12. Blanch (verified owner)

    Bought it as a gift for my husband. He changed his bag over immediately after I gave it to him. He is also still constantly amazed at the number of pockets it has where he can store his gear. It also doesn’t hurt that it is a beautiful bag.

  13. Andrew Scarborough (verified owner)

    I travel all over the world for work. This has become my “won’t leave home without it” companion. It’s perfect for on the plane and when I get on the ground. So many pockets, but not just for pocket sake. Each one is as handy as the next. Couldn’t recommend this bag more.

  14. deborah huyshe (verified owner)

    I have only just given the bag to my Husband (as he is fly in fly out) and he loves it. He said it will be great for all his posessions when travelling. Its absolutely beautiful. Thanks for the Fantastic product David.
    Debbie
    Valla Beach

  15. Erol

    -It has tons of compartments (especially on the inside) which I found overwhelming initially, but quickly got used to
    -Overall construction of the bag and quality of leather is top notch
    -Main compartment is secured by a magnet which I really like, since you’ll be opening and closing it quite often

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