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British Belt Co. Kingston Satchel

British Belt Co. Kingston Satchel

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Update on my bag. Working as a traveling consultant, not as functional due to no padding and there no true compartments. Items can slip out pretty easy. Really wished I just got a timbuk2 or something more functional.
For future reference, their "pistachio" looks more like their "yellow".
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SteveLC
From the looks of your bag versus the pictures I would say they messed up and you were given the wrong color lining.
Shazb0t
That's what I thought too, but this is actually the second time I order it. The first time I got the same color, and went thru the process of replacing it with the "correct" color. I got the same "pistachio"... but maybe they screwed it up twice? Perhaps, but I'm not going to try a third time...
All of the orders have been shipped and are now on the way to you! Once tracking is available, you will receive a confirmation email with tracking information. Please allow 24-48 hours for this information to update in the courier’s system.
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Just about there! We've been in touch with the vendor regarding the group's order and they've let us know that they are still working to gather and pack the group's order for shipment to our warehouse in New Jersey. We will continue to check in with them throughout the fulfillment process and update the group again as soon as everything is en route to us!
Expect another update from us on 8/2 or sooner if something comes up.
If you have any questions, please visit our Help Center (https://massdrop.com/helpcenter).
Thanks again for joining this drop! We have submitted the group's order with the vendor for the British Belt Co. Kingston Satchel and they are working hard to prepare it for shipment.
As soon as the group's order is ready at the vendor's location, they will send the bulk shipment to our warehouse in New Jersey where our warehouse team will break it up into individual orders and ship them. The current estimated ship date from our warehouse is 8/4.
We will keep the group updated throughout the fulfillment process. You can expect an update from us by the end of the day Pacific Time on 7/26.
If you have any questions, please visit our Help Center (http://massdrop.com/helpcenter).
Whats the weight of this bad?
toolonginexile
Roughly around 46 ounces.
Still waiting for saddle tan with saddle tan interior.
Shazb0t
We were able to offer all 4 colorways this time around, but I totally understand your want for a tonal tan-on-tan version. The whole design point for this series from British Belt Co. is to have an accent color on the inside of the satchel.
All of the orders have been shipped and are now on the way to you! Once tracking is available, you will receive a confirmation email with tracking information. Please allow 24-48 hours for this information to update in the courier’s system.
If you have any questions, please visit our Help Center (http://massdrop.com/helpcenter).
We're also on Instagram! We'd love to see photos of the drops you've received. Give us a follow @Massdrop and tag your pictures #massdrop. https://instagram.com/massdrop
Individual shipments are being prepared now! Our warehouse team received the group's bulk order earlier and have already broken everything down into the individual packages. As soon as your package is scanned into the courier's system an email will be sent with shipping confirmation and tracking info.
Expect another update from us on 6/14 or sooner if something comes up.
If you have any questions, please visit our Help Center (https://massdrop.com/helpcenter).
Just about there! We've been in touch with the vendor regarding the group's order and they've let us know that they are still working to gather and pack the group's order for shipment to our warehouse in New Jersey. We will continue to check in with them throughout the fulfillment process and update the group again as soon as everything is en route to us!
Expect another update from us on 6/9 or sooner if something comes up.
If you have any questions, please visit our Help Center (https://massdrop.com/helpcenter).
Thanks again for joining this drop! We have submitted the group's order with the vendor for the British Belt Co. Kingston Satchel and they are working hard to prepare it for shipment.
As soon as the group's order is ready at the vendor's location, they will send the bulk shipment to our warehouse in New Jersey where our warehouse team will break it up into individual orders and ship them. The current estimated ship date from our warehouse is 6/13.
We will keep the group updated throughout the fulfillment process. You can expect an update from us by the end of the day Pacific Time on 6/2.
If you have any questions, please visit our Help Center (http://massdrop.com/helpcenter).
Personally bought this bag a year ago. Buttons came off and I had to fix them myself. Make sure you have some WD 40 handy. Bag is more looks then function. Would not buy again personally.
I use this bag all the time and have gotten way more people asking about it than any other accessory I've ever owned. Pros: The leather is great, the style is great. Love the contrasting interior color (I got the dark brown/orange bag drop last year). Cons: the strap comes off a little too easily, don't know why. I don't like the quick release buckles, would rather have plain regular buckles. The split leather handle has a plain thread seam right in the middle, it WILL break eventually, I have no doubts.
Overall, I love the bag and would recommend it.
Looks like a quality piece. Need something bigger. Not sure if it's a "satchel" or a "briefcase" but need to hold some more stuff, but not so big as a normal carry-on. Daily it needs to hold a computer, tablet, phone, external HDD caddy, pack of small tools (smaller than a VHS tape), wallet, keys, chargers. Occasionally I want it as a carry-on, so just the laptop and charger plus change of small clothes and toilet. Do you have something like that? Is there an option to not have the quick-release and it be buckles only? That looks to be a potential issue.
One question: is the push lock the only way to open the bag, or do the straps also unbuckle? I'm not so keen on a faux buckle.
saul1984
Good question! You can either use the quick release or undo the buckle - both are functional.
saul1984
You can unbuckle the straps, but I wouldn't trust the piece that locks in to not get lost. I tried it both ways, but I just use it the obvious way because I'm paranoid of losing the piece.
Its a BUSINESS MEETING,not some cold war era spy swap. Can we please kill all the hipster designers?
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Not currently, but I'll be checking out TBBC's next season of goods in a couple of months and hopefully they'll have something there! I agree that a more tonal version of this could be great as well.
IanAnderson
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I'm in for a more tonal brown version next time!
Blue socks, brown shoes... just sayin'...
larsv
What are you saying, exactly? ;)
This satchel is in Amazon for 252 with prime shipping..
SteveLC
Thanks for the heads up! It looks like the Amazon price robots matched our price about an hour ago :(. We're gonna see if there's anything we can do, but this price is already very competitive so there's not a lot of room to change the price form here. We'll keep you posted.
IanAnderson
Looks like it's back to $425?
Thank you, I figured. I was worried that it might have split due to weight of the contents (my laptop, gear, and notebook), as the handle just seems iffy to me. And oddly I didn't remember feeling the split when I used the bag a few times earlier. So much for my observational capacity.
The handle on this bag worried me upon receipt, it is not padded nor reinforced, is a bit taught, and frankly uncomfortable to hold.
Question: The leather on the underside of the handle on my bag is "split" into 2 pieces. I can't remember if it was this way when I received it to provide some flex, or if this is now a tear in the handle. Appreciate if anyone could let me know if their bag handle is split in the middle, by design.
mikeyk
It split in the middle. I think it's impossible for it to split to two by itself :)
Just a followup, I've been using this bag consistently and am quite happy with it. Instead of using WD-40 or oil, I sat down and just spent 5 minutes to press the clips down 250 times each (both at the same time), making sure to fully depress and waiting for it to come back up all the way and I haven't had any issues opening them anymore. I find that pressing the clip so that the tip of my thumb is about about 2/3rds of the way up of the clip seems to work well... Anyway, just wanted to put my experience down, just in case it provides any insight to anyone considering buying one.
Just got mine today - from initial impressions, I'm impressed with the general quality of the bag and in specific, I appreciate the luxurious feel of the leather and the flawless stitching. The push locks on the straps seem like it will take some time to break in.. it also might be possible that finding a certain way to hold/apply pressure akin to a "magic touch" may help smooth out the open/close process as well, but it's definitely not so bad that I'll be standing there fumbling around for minutes. Also wondering if it would help to put something like a notepad (paper) in the outer pouch to give some support to firm up the area where the push lock would be depressed, as right now it just mushes in until the leather itself provides enough resistance to allow for the lock to depress..
Great news group! The vendor has let us know that the group's order was picked up and is on its way to our warehouse in New Jersey now. Based on the tracking provided these are scheduled to come in tomorrow. Our warehouse team has been forwarded tracking info and will be standing by, ready to get these packed up and turned around as soon as they come in.
Sometimes shipments get delayed en route, not to worry as we will keep the group posted throughout the process and notify you all if anything causes delay.
Thanks for your patience and expect an update from us by the end of the day Pacific Time on 10/28 or sooner if something comes up.
It’s happening! Thanks to each of you, the drop was a success and we have contacted the vendor for the British Belt Co. Kingston Satchel and submitted the group’s order. They are now working hard and preparing your orders for shipment to our warehouse in New Jersey, where our team will be standing by ready to break everything down into individual orders and reship them directly to you. We currently expect to have everything out of our warehouse and on its way to you by 11/3.
We will certainly keep you up to date on the process and provide all of you with updated information about the order status as soon as it becomes available to us.
You can expect an update from us by the end of the day Pacific Time on 10/26 .
Tyler
For novelty's sake, do you mind replying to one of the several support queries I've sent over the past fornight - both via the support email address, Twitter and comments on this site?
pratik
Hi @pratik -
I don't work on the support team (which is regrettably bogged down right now), but looking through your profile it doesn't appear that you've purchased this item. Do you have a general question about this product or is there something else we can help you with?
The orange lining makes this a no-go for me. Way to flashy for a professional appeal. Would have liked to see tan, navy, or even plaid like the http://www.thebritishbeltcompany.com/collections/briefcases/products/lanlay-chestnut-briefcase
Also missing a laptop sleeve, would have been a nice touch though I see they have many other bags with it, so I understand at least one in a product line should not.
Hi all,
I apologise if you have experienced any difficulties with the push locks, they are cast to a high tolerance and therefore can take a while to ease in, but with time they become smooth and effortless. Applying a thin lubricant to the lock can ease the action, but do take care to ensure this does not transfer onto the leather. Same goes for the dog clip on the strap. We are looking into the construction of the handle for future UK made satchels and goods, this is currently work in progress.
guys what was the price of the last drop? I can't remember if it was cheaper..
vic_n
Our price went up just a little bit, so we raised the price as little as possible to stay in the black.
IanAnderson
Thanks Ian. I wouldn't call 15% increase of the price a little bit, but i guess i have to pay up waiting for the tan color. Although this is still a good deal, I think quite a number of items on MD lately are not. I couldn't convince myself to buy anything from MD lately :P
I've been using this back every week since I've gotten it, I love it. I wish that the straps were actually straps, not clips, and the way the handle is cut and sewn seems a bit suspect, but overall it's such a nice bag.
I tried using WD-40 and bearing lubricant, but it didn't fix the problem with the clip. Thankfully, the vender sent me a new strap, which still had some trouble opening. So I applied some bearing lubricant to this new clip and all is well.
Seems like a poor manufacturing choice to pair such nice leather with suspect clips.
It's been close to 2 months since I ordered and I still haven't received the package. Not only was I forced to change my color, you guys already charged me the amount and I have yet to see anything! I demand a refund if you guys fail to give me what I paid for. This is horrible customer service, I WILL NEVER BUY ANYTHING FROM MASSDROP AGAIN.
Absolute
Not even with the new Interface upgrade? Aww, dude. :P