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The British Belt Co. Langdale Weekender

The British Belt Co. Langdale Weekender

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Can anyone attest to the quality of this weekender?
rhinocerosbladder
Hi Rihnocerosbladder, The 18oz cotton waxed canvas is from Scotland, the zippers are top quality and the leather is full grain. I will attest to the quality. Please let me know if you have any questions. Cheers !
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Thanks again for joining this drop! We have submitted the group's order with the vendor for the British Belt Co. Langdale Weekender 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 6/1.
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 5/24.
If you have any questions, please visit our Help Center (http://massdrop.com/helpcenter).
Exciting news group! We’re happy to report that all of the orders have been shipped out and are now on the way to you! Please allow 24-48 hours for tracking to get into the shipper's system and start updating.
If there’s anything else we can do to make your Massdrop experience better, feel free to contact us via “Contact Support” button in your transaction page: https://www.massdrop.com/transactions
We're also on Instagram! We'd love to see the photos of drops you've received and you can do that by following @Massdrop and tagging your pictures #massdrop. https://instagram.com/massdrop
We've been in touch with the vendor 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!
Thanks for your patience and expect an update from us by the end of the day Pacific Time on 1/11 or sooner if something comes up.
You made it happen! We’re excited to let you all know that the drop was successful and the order has now been placed with the vendor for the British Belt Co. Langdale Weekender. As soon as they are done preparing the shipment and once we receive it at our warehouse in New Jersey we will break it down into individual orders and have them on their way to each of you! We currently expect your orders to leave our warehouse by 1/13.
Rest assured, throughout the process we’ll do our best to update you all regarding the status of your order and where it’s at along the way. Check back for an update from us by the end of the day Pacific Time on 1/4 .
hmm are those the straps on the side that kinda fold the bag up in half ? Those are suppose to come off and on purpose I think, if you need extra room, you take off those straps then attach the shoulder strap on the freed up clip, but if you don't need extra room you can reattach the straps to the clip instead of the shoulder strap and just use the handles..
asdfman
Agreed. But the problem with mine is the top grain leather layers came apart, and the strap wouldn't stay fastened. Thanks MD for helping.
sudo
oh, I see what you are saying now.. looking at it again, if someone frequently switches between straps / no straps, the "slit" where the leather strap fasts on to the "stud" does seem like it would start to get "loose"
wow.. Kyle from Massdrop responded to my initial customer service email literally within 10 minutes, seems like this won't be so bad after all
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Came looking for closure. That's a nice replacement for the Langdale. I came within a hair's width of buying the Vermilye weekender I linked earlier, but something just wouldn't let me. FYI here is a cheat sheet of my comparisons since (unfortunately I did a terrible job of staying $200 or less):
*Vermilye weekender is on Ebay under the RJL brand for only $300 http://www.ebay.com/itm/RJL-LTD-20-Waxed-Canvas-and-Brown-Horween-Chromexcel-Duffle-Bag-/111808155700?_trksid=p2141725.m3641.l6368
* JW Hulme manufactures duffles (some virtually the same, some slightly modified) for Allen Edmonds at a lower price (possibly just a holiday promotion) e.g. http://www.allenedmonds.com/sale/accessories/leather-goods/weekend-satchel-carry-on-bag-by-jw-hulme-exclusive-for-allen-edmonds/SF501AE.html?dwvar_SF501AE_color=501AE#start=14
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$1495 versus $836.50 (there are some nice & cheaper options too including waxed canvas)
* I almost went full crazy and bought this Coronado duffle. I may still regret not getting it but it seems slightly too small for my purposes. http://lodgegoods.com/products/coronado-horween-leather-boston-bag
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* but I ended up going only half crazy and buying this Korchmar duffle in a darker pull up leather and a plaid lining not shown on their site, which is slightly larger than the Coronado but probably not as over-engineered. Allen Edmonds also sells some Korchmar duffles. Got mine for $518 shipped with coupon code Holiday2015 http://www.korchmar.com/index.php?level2=catalog&level3=item_detail&item_id=764
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They also make this in waxed canvas. I called Korchmar and they were reluctant to let me know which tanneries they source from, but I *think* their pull up leather is Horween Dublin (same as Coronado) based on some of the verbiage used describing this bag. They only go so far as to say texas steer hide, oil (vegetable) tanned leather... all USA made. Their Twain duffle as they continue to call it seems to have evolved for the better over the years in terms of leather and provenance, so I'm pretty interested to see what I get next week.
sudo
Nice list! I'm a big fan of TBBC Langdale at this price point, but if you're looking for something that's an upgrade from it I recommend the Ernest Alexander Bedford. It's what I use :)
Well.. just got mine, and a button on the handle wrap is broken. I sent a message to Massdrop support. We'll see how things turn out I suppose...
I previously purchased the BB(elt)C's Kingston Satchel and was happy with that, and I fully understand that there is always a defect percentage for any company/product, so it's not that big of a deal to me at the moment, but just posting here in interest of full disclosure so others know of not just the good, but also the not so good part of my experiences..
Visual representation of the issue at hand:
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I'm on the fence. I haven't heard back from support yet either. What about you?
Hiph-fu
I decided to refund.. there was supposedly an unknown waiting period (estimated a month I think) for a replacement, but even if they had ready stock, I'm just not so sure how long this thing would last given what I've seen here now.. Like others, I am very impressed with the waxed canvas, but unfortunately if the locking mechanisms (buttons, clips, leather staps, etc) don't hold up then it doesn't really matter how long the canvas lasts, so I will be returning mine.
btw I am in IT a well (developer)
Exciting news group! We’re happy to report that all of the orders have been shipped out and are now on the way to you! Please allow 24-48 hours for tracking to get into the shipper's system and start updating.
If there’s anything else we can do to make your Massdrop experience better, feel free to contact us via “Contact Support” button in your transaction page: https://www.massdrop.com/transactions
Great news! The group’s order was picked up from the vendor and is now on its way to our warehouse in New Jersey. Given the tracking information provided, our warehouse team expects the shipment to come in by 11/12 and will be ready to get the order repacked and off to you as soon as it comes in.
Occasionally the shipment experiences a delay en route, but rest assured that we will keep the group updated throughout the entire process and let you know if something causes it to be set back.
We are thankful for your continued patience and you can expect an update from us by the end of the day Pacific Time on 11/16 or earlier if anything comes up.
Hmm, I'm getting a random feeling that it may be about time that you have a quick update for us and that the group's order ended up arriving earlier to your warehouse in New Jersey and many of the individual packages have already shipped back out sooner than expected. You might also quite possibly anticipate the remaining handful going out by the middle of this week and you'll be sure to update the group again as soon as you've shipped complete? Of course you would naturally be very welcome for thanking us for our patience as well..
It’s a go! Thanks to all of you for being a part of this successful drop. We have submitted the group’s order with the vendor for the British Belt Co. Langdale Weekender. They are currently preparing the shipment and once we receive it at our warehouse in New Jersey, we’ll separate everything into individual orders and send them out to you! We expect your orders will be in transit from our warehouse by 11/19.
In the meantime, we’ll do everything we can to update you on information we receive from the vendor about your order status so you know the location of your order throughout the process.
Thanks again for being a part of this community! You can expect an update from us by the end of the day Pacific Time on 11/10 .
In on the drop and interested to check out this Halley Stevenson twill in person. Port is my favorite color but I chickened out and got the Carbon.
MSRP of $480 and Made in China!? LOL.....uhhh I'll pass.
Subtle
Hi Group, China does not denote poor quality. They have a great needle & have been manufacturing for a very long time.
The leather is full Grain, vegetable tanned, it is the best quality available. The 18 oz waxed cotton canvas is made in Dundee Scotland by Halley Stevenson est 1864. Even the hardware is top quality.
The waxed cotton canvas will age over time, becoming unique. This bag will give you years of wear.
Awesome news group! We’re excited to report that all of the orders have been shipped out from our warehouse over a week early and are now on the way to you! Please allow 24-48 hours for tracking to get into the shipper's system and start updating.
If there’s anything else we can do to make your Massdrop experience better, feel free to contact us via “Contact Support” button in your transaction page: https://www.massdrop.com/transactions.
A quick update for you all! The group's order ended up arriving earlier to our warehouse in New Jersey and many of the individual packages have already shipped back out sooner than expected. We anticipate the remaining handful going out by the middle of this week and we'll be sure to update the group again as soon as we've shipped complete!
Thanks for your patience and expect an update from us by the end of the day Pacific Time on 8/31 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. Langdale Weekender 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 9/2.
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 8/24 .
Anyone know where we can buy the wax for Halley Stevenson?
Out of curiosity, about how long will it be before we can expect it to be sent/delivered? Any thoughts? Have an upcoming trip that this would be perfect for.
Blibbons
You can see the expected ship date at the bottom of the description page :)
I have one of the rucksacks and i like it very much and it seems to be a very good quility i like the look of this one but dont have the money they are very very nice bags tough.
If I got the right product on their site, the dimensions are 35x55x25. Too big in raw numbers as a carry on for most airlines, but I'm pretty sure unless you stuff it full you can make it work.
Lamorra
It's good for carry-on. TSA size requirements are: 22 x 14 x 9 inches and 56 x 36 x 23 centimeters. Bag is 13.7 x 21.7 x 9.8 in (35 x 55 x 25 cm). Perfect!
Will this bag suitable for airline carry-on, or will it need to be checked?
skofflaw
I'd also like to know the answer to this, I google-d it to no avail.
How well does the waxed fabric handle hot, damp climates?
Obvious question, but are these made in China as the rucksacks were?
EWP1
Good question, and correct - made in China (the waxed canvas comes from the UK though).
The Langdale is back!
After two highly successful runs of the Langdale Rucksack, we've decided to expand the offering to the weekender bag as well. This bag can carry quite a bit, and is made of the same Halley Stevenson waxed cotton from the UK. We have pretty good stock in all four colors this time (including the Dark Port that everyone wanted before!).
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I've been looking for a bag that I can carry gym clothes and the like, that is nothing short of professional and sleek. This seems to be it, but can you tell me more about the intended function of this bag? It doesn't look like a gym bag.
jwestarb
As the name would imply this bag is a "weekender", meaning it's big enough for short trips. I think it would be overkill for just gym clothes, but you can always compare the dimensions to something you're familiar with to be sure.