Writers Medic Bag

Writer's Medic Bag XLarge - Crazy Horse Tan

$349.00 USD

Also available in : Tan



Handmade Leather Writer's Medic Bag


Crazy Horse Tan/Distressed

Distressed tan-brown color showing under-tones of brown, caramel and walnut. Ages and softens quicker compared to regular leather. Suede feeling finish.


In honour of our founder Zeynep's last design, we've finally brought her dream to life. As a lover of all things vintage, she was inspired by the design of a traditional medic kit bag and adapted it to incorporate the Galen Leather product range.

The Writer's Medic Bag will light up any writer's or creative's imagination. It's the ultimate stylish way to carry around your writing kit to the coffee shop, on the train, plane or wherever your work takes you. With compartments for notebooks, journals, pen slots and accessories, you can easily pack all your writing essentials with you.

Galen Leather fans will fall in love with this writing kit bag as it's the ultimate collector's item for displaying all your favourite products from our range. It's also one of the best gifts for a writer. The gorgeous distressed tan colour is a best seller throughout our collections so without a doubt we had to include it as a colour option for the Writer's Medic Bag.


15” x 10” x 3.14” | 2.5 lbs - 37 x 25 x 8 cm | 1.1 Kg

The interior dimensions of the main pocket

35 x 24 x 3.5 cm - 15” x 9.6” x 1.5”


Customer Reviews

Based on 65 reviews
Kyle H. (Sandy, US)
Lovely looking, but bad quality

I've had my bag for a couple months now. I don't put excessively heavy stuff in it. The photos on the website pack more things in it then I do. The magnets don't really work anymore. It's starting to rip in 2 places. Parts are separating.

I dunno. I love this bag, but it's awful quality and I would never recommend it nor buy it again for myself.

Jamie F. (Sparks, US)
Writer's Medic Bag XLarge - Crazy Horse Tan

I want to first start by saying what an awesome design this is! What an incredible tribute to founder Zeynep.
Let me start with the positives. This bag was very thoughtfully designed. It has a place for just about everything one would need on the go. A place to neatly store your pens/writing utensils, a place for cards/ID if you choose, 2 loops that can be used for chords, but also pencils or paintbrushes, a leather pocket for your cell phone or small notebook, plus additional loops that you can use for a number of items. The inner compartment is a nice size, though it would have been handy to have it a little deeper, as I have a couple of books that I regularly use that are a bit too thick for it. I was also surprised to find that the inner compartment does not extend fully to the base, nor is it sewn shut, but this may be to allow a bit of give to the depth. On the portion that you lay flat, there are multiple slots to put papers, notes, stamps, etc. Very handy! Then there is the handy keychain that clips in, so you can literally just grab this and go! Unlike some reviews that I viewed, the strap was plenty long to utilize as a should bag, cross body, and even as a backpack! It is surprisingly comfortable to wear each way. I should also note, that I am not petite.
I really wanted to love this. The design is fantastic, however there were some oddities with my bag. The inner flap was cut too wide and will not lay flat no matter what I try. Additionally, the leather quality was not what I expected and not up to the same level as the other items I purchased in this order (I went a little overboard!). The color is nowhere near the color pictured. It is light and really more of a pale camel color than the rich brown that you see in the photos, which I know to wear and age well. The leather has crackling throughout, which is rough to the touch. I can’t help but wonder if I would have had better luck if I had chosen a different color and perhaps these issues were just a one off.
All in all I am disappointed, This was a rather expensive purchase for me and while the company packages the items with such great care and attention to detail and so generously gives beautiful and thoughtful little gifts with orders, this particular item was regretfully not what I had hoped for.

Ian J. (Egham, GB)
Amazing piece of kit

I have wanted one of these for months and on the first day of re-availability snapped one up. High expectations. These high expectations were surpassed when I had this thing of beauty in my hands. I have subsequently ordered accessories that make this the neatest piece of kit I have bought in years. My friends and colleagues have been enviously looking at the bag. It is practical, stunning in appearance and allows me to carry all the things I need in one bag. That apart is smells heavenly. I do not endorse products usually and are usually suspicious of those that do. Don’t hesitate to invest in this heirloom. Customer service with both purchases amazing and FedEx t & t outstanding.

Dorte (Kiel, DE)
Beautiful and practical

The bag's layout is just as amazing as it seems from the pictures. I'm also super impressed by how many notebooks I can fit into the book compartment (3
4 A5, 1 A 6 and an entire folder).
The leather quality is fantastic and the stiching looks like it will last forever.

I really recommend getting the leather care as well and using it on the bag before really using it - the leather feels even better now and the bag looks even more beautful.

J.B. (Hollywood, US)
XL Writer’s Medic Bag

The bag arrived today and it is gorgeous. I was surprised at how quickly it arrived from Turkey because of the wind storms in Europe and the US. I was expecting it to be delayed. The leather is beautiful. The color is rich. There are plenty of compartments for all my writing supplies—and the snacks were a pleasant surprise. I am looking forward to using this bag as my daily carryall.

P.G. H.M. (Arnhem, NL)

I absolutely love this bag. It is of great quality, the craftsmanship is superb and I adore the green colour. I use it for my snailmailing while on a holiday. If we weren't in lockdown, I would have brought it along to a nice cafe.

It has many features and it holds all my important items. Unfortunately it does not have a handy and comfortable strap. The only downside. It's not a bag you take off fast and easily if you would need your wallet for example. Therefore, I carry it along purely for my writer's items. But other than that, it's the perfect bag for a writer/ paper lover.

If you happen to be Dutch, don't forget more costs (taxes) will be added on arrival. Making this bag more expensive than it is. But it's worth it.

David (Québec, CA)

Gorgeous piece of leather, functional and will last a long time. Rub a nice leather cream to make it a bit darker, prevent cracking and develop a nice patina. I love it.

Heather T. (Kodiak Station, US)
One of a Kind, Fabulous Bag!

The XL writer’s medic bag is absolutely beautiful and so uniquely functional. I love that not only can I transport things in it but can work from it as well. I love the handmade quality, and the quality of the leather itself — you can really tell Galen Leather puts their everything into the items they make. The bag is pretty large — can hold a 15” laptop or several sketchbooks/notebooks. All the compartments for pens and brushes are really functional and seem well thought out. I just absolutely love this bag and know I will have it for life.

Joanne L.W. (Singapore, SG)
A Writer’s Dream

This is so beautifully made and of amazing quality and detail. I don’t actually use it as a bag! Now that I mostly work from home at my dining table, it has become my centrepiece and everybody who has seen it marvels at its beauty!

Sasha B. (Dinuba, US)
My Favorite Bag!

I absolutely adore my bag. I have waited to review it until I have been able to use it for about a month and a half, and I can say with confidence that it is exactly what I hoped it would be. The craftsmanship is superb, the colour is gorgeous, and it fits all my journal supplies perfectly.

I mostly utilize it for journaling, but I have used it as just a regular purse / satchel on multiple occasions and it’s wonderful as that as well. I get so many compliments when I take it out!

Sidebar, as a larger person I was concerned the strap would not be long enough, but it is a fantastic length and very comfortable while worn cross-body.

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  • Font and height, the default for this listing is Times New Roman, 1 cm high, same as the lead picture.