Over 90 years ago in a small town in Holland, a leather craftman embarked on a path that would make him design one of the world’s most emblematic satchel.
Handcrafted using techniques pioneered by Jacob de Ruiter, the Professor satchel is cut from robust vegetable-tanned oiled leather.
Only the interaction of the hide with mimosa, quebracho and chestnut barks delivers the deep and natural colour of our vintage leather.
Rich in character, it will develop an exceptional patina over time.
The back and front flap are masterfully made of a single piece of hide to minimize weak points.
We use heavy gauge nylon thread for long term durability and heavy-duty push locks hidden behind the pair of adjustable buckles.
It features an unlined capacious dual-compartment interior and handy front pockets to organise your essentials.
Store confidential documents in the divider zippered pocket.
Attach the leather shoulder strap to lighten the load on your daily commute.
The Professor satchel embodies the warm character of a classic Ruitertassen heritage bag.
You can personalise your leather satchel with your name, personal motto or a logo to make it completely unique.
Derek (verified owner) –
The quality of these is bags is undeniable. I originally purchased the Professor Satchel II but I determined it was small for my needs (the buying guide, Heritage satchel quiz, and additional education on the website is great, I just took a different path- I want space for work and weekend trips). The leather is thick and high quality and the finish is remarkably unique. The buckles on the front make the bag easy to secure and open- these are nice added touch!
The space on the interior could fit a laptop, cords, several folders, bulky headphones, cable organizer bag etc. The pockets in the front are great additions and fit everything from cables to small accessories to something the size of a computer mouse. So, despite trading this bag in for the larger Scholar Laptop III, if you don’t carry more than what I mentioned above and you commute (ie walk, bus, train) a lot, I can’t say enough good things about this bag.
Lastly, the customer service provided by Ruitertassen is second to none. When I received this bag, I began to review it for size and worried when I discovered I needed my space. When I reached out the company, Amyeric provided me with exceptional customer service (in the form of opinions, instruction, etc). He notified me that he would help make sure the bag I received wouldn’t be a problem.
If you’re trying to decided on a “career bag” to utilize day to day at work (and for travel), look no further than Ruitertassen.
Samuel Frost (verified owner) –
This bag is beautiful, tough, and well crafted. It has worked perfectly as a carry on briefcase for my flights. You can’t beat the price for this kind of quality.
KWC (verified owner) –
The Satchel II is beautifully designed and crafted. It feels and smell great. Ruitertassen threw in a couple swags with my first purchase so that made it even sweeter. I definitely will return to buy some more leather goods from Ruitertassen in the future.
douglas mccomick (verified owner) –
Fantastic product –great value for this type of quality.
I actually purchased for my son who was starting out on his career as a teacher , so expect it will get plenty of use and well able to stand the test of time.
I do have one other reason to express my gratitude, this in connection with the superb customer service I experienced, bag was personalised with initials and delivered within a four working days of order, great considering all the challenges we are all experiencing at present.
Thanks Aymeric and your team.
Colin Hughes –
I’ve had my Professor II for 7.5 years, which I bought from a retailer in London. I love it so much. If you want a professional work bag, this is it. If you want something for travelling too, you might be better off with a bigger version, but Ruitertassen quality is where it’s at. I was promised it would last a lifetime and I’m not disappointed. It has served me very well carrying my laptop, cables, snacks and anything else I squeeze in. The leather is very thick and it smells gorgeous even after all this time. I haven’t treated it, yet with time, oily hands and rubbing on clothes the leather is supple and it has a perfect vintage patina that says, “Lovingly used.” It’s definitely a classy head turner.
R Ketch (verified owner) –
Great bag. Fabulous looking with a durable construction and thick leather that leads me to believe it will last forever. Have had the bad for a few years, beyond starting to develop what looks like a lightly used patina, no changes in the bag. Fits my laptop, tablet, note pads and various chargers with ease and somehow doesn’t seem at all heavy.
Leaving a review today because my wife asked me about a leather backpack. I pulled up the Ruitertassen website without hesitation, told her to look no further, and she’s now awaiting her windfront roll pack. It’s refreshing to find this kind of quality and attention to detail.