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The Soft Side of Saddleback
When he's not busy working on new designs for his leather goods company, Saddleback, founder Dave Munson travels all over the world to help others in need, with his family...and of course, a few of his favorite leather pieces.

Saddleback Leather (original)

The bag that started it all: Dave's original leather bag created in Mexico...the first stepping stone to what would later be known as Saddleback Leather. Dave says the bag has had great adventures -- from hitchhiking in southern Mexico, to surf trips, car crashes, jungle treks, countless taco stands etc. He says it didn't take long to realize that he was onto a good thing.
Saddleback Leather

Saddleback Leather

Dave's original Saddleback companion, Blue. Blue passed away in 2008, but Dave memorializes him on his website, paying tribute to the one who kept him going when times got rough. "His life was far from dull. He was killed in a car wreck in an ice storm and revived, run over by a car (by me), knew more Spanish than most of my friends, was stolen once (I got him back), had an active romantic life (60+ puppies in Acapulco, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico City, Oregon, Texas, New Mexico, Cd. Juarez and probably a few places I don't know about), swam in 23 states, ate lots and lots of people food, and slept out with me under the stars hundreds of times. I suppose one could say that he lived a Dog's Life."
Saddleback Leather

Saddleback Leather

Dave's leather is well-traveled, and he documents it well on the company's Facebook page. Here's a few pieces in Prague circa 2005.
Saddleback Leather

Saddleback Leather

The Munson's Saddleback rig. Outfitted in the company's light tobacco-colored leather.
Saddleback Leather

Saddleback Leather

The Munson's travel in style. This is from one of the family's trips to help those in need. Photo taken in Arusha, Tanzania.
Saddleback Leather

Saddleback Leather

Dave, Suzette, their two biological children pictured here with their 'family' in Africa.
Saddleback Leather

The Soft Side of Saddleback

When he's not busy working on new designs for his leather goods company, Saddleback, founder Dave Munson travels all over the world to help others in need, with his family...and of course, a few of his favorite leather pieces.

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