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The Pilot

The Pilot

Regular price $299
Regular price Sale price $299
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"What a stunning bag! I got it for a gift for my sons college graduation! It holds everything he needs for work - lots of room. Very stylish and perfect for him. The quality is amazing! Thank you!" - Wanda, The Pilot customer


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Free shipping is available on this item.

Orders are generally processed and shipped within 1-2 business days. Typical delivery times to the US, Canada, UK are between 2-6 business days.

We offer a 30 day trial period. Try out this item for 30 days. If it's not right, you can return it for a refund or exchange.

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The Cockpit is Yours, Captain.


You don’t need a pilot’s license to take charge of your life. This brown leather briefcase
is your first in command, your partner in crime, your most trusty companion on your daily adventures.

Best of all, he’s as tough as you are.

A Bag by Any Other Name…


A bag is so much more than a vessel to store life’s essentials. You need something that’s just as stylish as it is practical, with as much grit as its owner (you). At The Real Leather Company, we’re all about men's brown leather briefcases that never let you down. The Pilot is built to be as strong and stylish years from now as the day you bought it.


  • Made from top-grain water buffalo leather
  • Flap-over design with a magnetic closure
  • Zippered main compartment features two large separate sections
  • Four exterior side pockets for easy access items
  • Comes with an adjustable, durable, non-slip, shock absorbent leather strap that is designed to reduce shoulder strain
  • Please note this item no longer comes with a luggage strap
  • Padded laptop compartment fits and protects up to most 16-inch screen display laptops (diagonal measurement)


  • Dimensions: 18" L x 14" H x 5" W

Made by Kodiak Leather Co.

It’s Built to Move

Whether you spend your days steering planes or meetings, The Pilot is everything you (didn’t even know) you needed in a leather messenger bag.

It’s designed to go the distance, whether that’s down the road for beer or three, or to New York for a business meeting.

It’s the Definition of Quality

Handcrafted by artisans using extra-thick buffalo leather – accompanied by premium brass magnetic closures – this buffalo leather briefcase is the perfect blend of breathability, durability, and long-lasting functionality.

And by long-lasting, we mean, like, forever.

It’s Spacious AF

Contrary to popular belief, men need space too.

Especially the modern man who can’t travel anywhere without his laptop, iPad, phone, keys, wallet, mints…spare socks?

You’ve got stuff for days, and you need a safe, spacious space to get it from A to B. And that’s exactly what The Pilot gives you.

It’s Versatile

Designed to fit a laptop of up to 16”, this genuine leather messenger bag also features two separate canvas-lined interior compartments.

A clever interior organizing system offers plenty of room for life’s essentials, with easy access for when you need them the most.

The Heritage Brown Leather Satchel Briefcase

The Real Leather Guarantee

We think you’ll love your new leather bag. But just in case it’s not quite right - all customers are protected by The Real Leather Guarantee.

With the option to return your order within 30 days, you can make your decision with full peace of mind.

Customer Reviews

Based on 28 reviews
C. Moser
Super quality

The quality is superb! My favorite bag I've owned

Thanks for taking the time to leave a photo review! We're delighted to hear that.

Great Quality Bag

Wonderful quality, great look and very sturdy. Overall 10/10 bag that I would buy again.

Thanks Nathan, that's great to read. We're delighted you like your bag.

Marvin Dixon
Love it

When I walk into my home office I smell my bag and it smells so nice! The bag itself is amazing and really feels like high quality- hopefully I can post an update in 30 years

Terrific, thanks Marvin!

Warren Korach
The Pilot

This leather briefcase was the best I’ve had yet! Super great quality!

Thanks Warren!

Makenzie Alderette

The Pilot

Thanks Makenzie!

andrew cargile
The Pilot

From the gym, to work, to Bible study, to home, this bag does it ALL!
Very happy!

Amazing thanks andrew!

Crystal Tate
Spacious & Sharp

I gave this to my husband as a Christmas present & he is enjoying it!

Thanks Crystal!

stephen hsiung
The Pilot Leather Bag

I am a leather person who loves the bag, wallet, as long as leather products. have a range of leather message bags from various made, this Pilot bag is among the best quality leather bag even have and suit my office work, unfortunately the real leather company not able to do direct sales to me in Papau New Guinea, I have to trouble my friend in US to order and send by DHL, all the hassle are worth it, use it everyday, no regrets

That's great to hear thanks Stephen! We apologize we weren't able to ship it to you directly. But we're delighted to hear you managed to get it anyway!

Travis Turner
Good material, a little large

It’s just about 20% to big for a daily bag but nice material and quality

Hi Travis, we're glad you like your new bag! If you're looking for something a little smaller, please get in touch and we'd be happy to help.

Mary Shea

The bag is gorgeous! Pictures don’t do it justice. The leather and color are beautiful. Amazing quality and great size. The pockets and inside compartments are roomy and perfect to fit more than what you need!! The strap and handles are durable. My husband loves it! The company also has incredible customer service, and shipping was so fast.

Thanks Mary! That's wonderful to read. We're so glad you're enjoying your new bag.