After World War II, our grandfather, having risen to the rank of Colonel in the Air Force, continued his service in a more administrative capacity. He left the cold cockpits of B-2 bombers for field offices and board rooms, and evolved into the epitome of a proper officer. He traded in his dusty fatigues for dress blues and a new briefcase more suited to carrying reports and papers than K rations.
Named for his title, The Colonel Bag is no less a tough and rugged briefcase than anything we make, constructed with Spark's own proprietary 100% vegetable tanned leather, and handmade to last a lifetime. With twin central cargo areas separated by a double padded laptop sleeve, and dual front pouches, the Colonel is ideal to carry, protect and organize your daily necessities, and like all of Spark's full-sized bags, is also built to function as a motorcycle pannier as well. Designed to minimize the use of metal hardware on the outside, and prevent possible scratches to a motorcycle fuel tank or other painted surfaces, The Colonel Bag is a perfect blend of impervious road gear that can go right from the bike into the office.
The unique hardware can be seen across the entire line of Spark bags, including the heavy-duty, authentic aircraft buckles on the top flap, the minimalist pocket studs and the military inspired triangle loop and hook system. The main compartment is also reinforced across the top handle with an aluminum support to help the bag maintain its shape and add strength to the carrying structure. Inside is the center pocket designed to fit most laptops, and lined with wool felt on both sides, stitched with subtle designs mirroring a traditional leather motorcycle seat. The front pockets are meant for easy access to your important odds and ends, and sport thin hidden pockets in the front with secure pockets on the interior. The bag can also be transformed into a versatile backpack, with a simple swap of the strap snaps and a pass through the rear loop.
The Colonel Bag is built to fit both sides of a renaissance man's style and personality, tough enough to take whatever comes its way, yet elegant with a blend of classic and modern styling to fit any situation.
- Full-grain proprietary bovine shoulder leather
- Heavy-duty cast hardware and copper rivets
- Ribbed, padded interior pocket
- Hand made without borders or toxins
- Backpack loop and 4-point mounting rings
Dimensions (approximate size):
Exterior: 16.5" Width x 13.25" Height x 5" Depth
(Computer sleeve comfortably fits laptops up to 15" Wide)