Writer's Medic Bag - Crazy Horse Forest Green

$219.00 USD



Handmade Leather Writer's Medic Bag


Crazy Horse Forest Green

Distressed dark green color showing under-tones of light green, sacramento and emerald. 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 messenger bag and adapted it to incorporate the Galen Leather product range.

The Writer's Medic Bag will light up any writer's imagination. With compartments for notebooks, journals, pen slots and accessories, you can easily take all your writing essentials with you wherever your work takes you. This is the perfect writer's gift or gift for fellow lovers and collectors of our Galen Leather products . Now you can keep all your favourite items together and take them on your next adventure! The gorgeous distressed forest green colour is a long time favourite from our leather collection so it was no wonder we had to include it in the Writer's Medic Bag.


11.4” x 7.87” x 3.14” |  2 lbs - 29  x 20  x 8  cm | 0.9 Kg

The interior dimensions of the main pocket 

16 x 27 x 3.5 cm - 11.4” x 6.3” x 1.5”



Here is the setup by @micahfinds

Customer Reviews

Based on 130 reviews
Yvonne Woytus (Coos Bay, US)
It’s beautiful

I love my forest green medic kit. All my writing materials, in one leather, beautiful dyed case.
Beautifully wrapped, with tea! A keepsake item. Wonderful.

Kenta NAKATA (Yokohama, JP)
Their masterpiece fits my favour

This masterpiece brought me the solution what I wished. Looks like a vintage item, but it can well efficiently organise lots of tools, and that functions work as an innovative modern new product. Yes, this is really new, actually. This smaller one can carry my iPad Pro 11 with its Magic Keyboard, and some A5 notebooks as well. Once I opened the bag, a blank desk turned into an equipped office immediately. Yes! This is a mobile desk.

Vicki C. (Tullahoma, US)
Beautiful Bag!

After watching the YouTube videos on the Medic Bag, I knew it was going to be on my list of things for my first order. It is so unique. I love just looking at it wherever I take it. And it's portability is great. I am also new to the fountain pen world, so my "habit" will definitely go well with the many pen options offered, too. The medic bag hangs perfectly when carrying it. I did add my own strap to it and the brass attachments on the back were perfect for that. I am also in love with the green leather notebook - perfect for writing with my new fountain pens.

Now I am waiting on my next order. Can't wait to get the A5 folio and traveler's notebook. The quality with their products is outstanding and it feels like owning works of art when they are handmade like this. Thank you Galen for your great craftsmanship!

Joshua (Madisonville, US)
Exceptional Bag

Love the size & durability of this bag! I made a couple of customizations, including a leather shoulder pad (Amazon) and an antiqued name plate which reads “Pen & Paper”, I bought off Etsy. This bag is a lot of fun to personalize and “make your own”. Love how it turned out! Also, I loved reading everyone else’s reviews to see what they put in theirs, which gave me a lot of a good ideas! Here is what I put in mine:

Pens x3
Wax Seal & Melt
Glue Stick
Date Stamp
Decorative Stamps
Stamp Pad
Business Cards
16gb Hard Drive
Postage Scale
Amber Light Book Light
Cards & Envelopes
Brass 8” Ruler

Alvin L
Writers' Every Day Carry (EDC) Bag

When this bag was first introduced, I fell in love just by looking at it.. However, it took me one year to finally decide to purchase it. Now that it is finally in my hands, I don't know why it took me so long to buy it. The distressed Crazy Horse Tan leather is absolutely gorgeous and soft to the touch. Every new mark on this well-constructed bag tells a unique tale in its enduring journey. Although I'm writing this review during lockdown, I still find myself bringing this bag with me from room to room. It keeps my fountain pen collection and other writing/office essentials together in one place and ready at my disposal. I include an A5 pad and a Traveler's Notebook, but any item larger than these (ex. A4 pads/books) will not fit. There is a larger version available now, but I'm glad I decided on the original. It is a perfect size to take along with me to coffee shops or parks when it is safe to do so again. If you're really in awe just looking at it, don't wait like I did. The earlier you get it, the more time you'll get to enjoy it.

Carla Torretti (Agugliano, IT)
A romantic piece of art

This bag is unique. A revisited vintage medic bag to hold your pens, writing sets, paper, books and journal. I love writing and I will keep it always with me in my travels. Thanks to Galen Leather Co. A

Rebecca. NSW Australia (Sydney, AU)
Very Happy

This bag is beautiful and I love using it! I'm putting pencils and my sketching kit in it and taking it out field drawing.. It's well made, the leather is gorgeous and it's comfortable to carry around. I'm curious though - why is the front closure strap on my bag attached to the outside of the lid? All the photos and reviews I've seen show the strap attached to the underside of the lid. Is this a change in design or just somebody not concentrating on the day? It doesn't detract though, looks aesthetically pleasing and I think, allows the lid to sit flatter on the body with the strap on the outside. I'd like to thank Yunus and Fedex Turkey for their efforts to get my parcel moving while it languished in Singapore for a week. I appreciate that extra bit of customer service. Also a delight - and much appreciated - are the extra little gifts that Galen Leather included in the parcel. Thank you Yunus and the Galen team! As one other reviewer said: "Treat yourself!" I'm glad I did.

Tammy (Burke, US)
Perfect for the daily writer

I got the green one because the color is so unique. It’s real leather, people. You can smell it. It is stitched perfectly, no loose threads. I just cleaned it up a bit when it got here, to get rid of the “handling dust”.
It’s the perfect size for a writer. You can’t put a full 8x11 notebook in it, but anything smaller goes. I have 3 of varying sizes in there. Room for pens, pencils, rulers, notebooks, pictures, index cards, inspiration dice, everything I need to write.
It gets pretty heavy if you pack it, but not so that it would hurt you.
Now I have no excuses, all my writing stuff in one place, and ready to take out for coffee!

Denise Sorensen (Charlotte, US)
I love this bag

I ordered the green bag because the tan one was not available, and I'm so glad I did. The green is beautiful! I've gotten several compliments just on the color. I ordered a couple of the brass accessories to go with the bag, and they are a perfect match. If I could change anything on this bag, it would be to make it slightly taller. I use Blackwing pencils more than any other writing instrument, and they're very long. With just an initial sharpen (or unsharpened), they are too tall to fit properly. I have to give them an extra sharpen or two to get them to fit. Anyone who uses Blackwings probably knows this is an issue with most pen/pencil boxes, bags, etc.This isn't a big enough issue to lose a star, because I really do love this bag.

Bethany Waughman (Hove, GB)
Portable, Versatile, Elegant Adventure Buddy

I received this bag as part of a giveaway with @Skybambi & Galen Leather, after pining over it since it’s release. It absolutely did not disappoint, arriving beautifully packaged with reusable fabric bags, teas, stickers, a leather keychain, a post card & more.

The bag itself is well made, with a reddy brown toned supple leather, gorgeous brass detailing and an adjustable strap. I protected my bag with a leather balsam which deepened the red/brown tone and diffused some of the crazy horse detailing - both ways work beautifully and the bag responded well to the protective balsam coating. Balsam also works for any scratches the leather may get over time (depending on whether you prefer the natural worn look or a neat pristine look).

The bag attaches at the sides with magnets which I feel could be much stronger but does not affect the overall performance. The internals are well designed for pens, papers, scissors etc. The internal pocket perfectly fits an a5 journal, an a5 book or accordion folder, and a pencil case upright.

The leather strap is a great length for men & women as a satchel strap, and fits a small-mid framed woman as a backpack. The internals are beautifully matched and so versatile - I’m using mine for journaling which it’s perfect for, but it could also likely work for makeup, paints & small paintbrushes, small tools, you name it. Just be aware that this bag is coffee shop sized and not laptop sized - perfect to sit on a coffee shop table (I’m sure!) and journal, but wouldn’t fit the iPad Pro I don’t think.

I’m a historical overpacker, having always stuffed my bags with every creative tool I had, so this bag is my ultimate dream. I’m learning to pack this beautiful bag wisely but this also allows it to not get too heavy, and I’m so glad it fits all of my essentials so perfectly.

Overall the Writer’s Medic Bag is a total dream and I’m still pinching myself that I get to journal in the park, at the beach, at home, and someday soon my local coffee shop and beyond with this gorgeous bag. Thank you so much to Galen Leather for this wonderful gift, to Zeynep for blessing us with this beautiful last design for us to remember her by before her passing, and to Tersh @skybambi for hosting the awesome Instagram giveaway.

Most of the items are handmade to order and usually take a minimum of 1 week to dispatch. Out of stock items mean, not in the production cycle and generally re-stocking in 2-3 weeks. You can subscribe to the in-stock notification on the product page. Good things take time. We appreciate your patience!


  • We ship worldwide. All items are sent via our shipping partners UPS/Fedex. Your items may need to be signed for upon receipt.

  • Due to security reasons, we cannot ship to PO boxes.

  • Some items are ready for shipment in our workshop, located in Istanbul. In stock items dispatch within 6-7 working days after payment has cleared using our shipping partners, UPS & FedEx. If the item is not in stock, then we will need to make your order.

  • Deliveries to USA addresses will take 3-4 days. For the UK and Europe, 2-3 days. To Australia, 6-7 days. For the rest of the world, expect a maximum of 7 working days.

  • Buyers are responsible for customs duties. There are no additional taxes for goods being delivered to the USA. Most countries, except the USA, are subject to VAT (value added tax) and customs duties. These are the responsibility of the recipient. Since rates vary by country and by what was ordered.
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  • HS Tariff Code for Leather Goods 420221 (You can check your country import regulations with this code)

Returns - Cancellations

  • Items (except personalized items) can be returned for a full refund within 7 days of receipt. Buyer is responsible for the Shipping costs. Please feel free to ask any questions you might have before placing an order.
  • Due to all items are made to order, after receiving your order, we immideatly start to make your items. We don't accept cancellations/changes after orders placed.

Embossed Monogram

  • Products suitable for personalization, are shown on the product pages.It is and additional option.
  • Currently, we can't customize the wooden items.
  • If you want a monogram option on your item please select it from choose box at the right side of the page.
  • The Monogram default position will be on the front right bottom corner. Up to 3 characters. 
  • Up to 3 characters you can personalize your item with ; A....Z Capital letters    0....9 numbers    . , & ! # - _ @ / : * punctuation.
  • Font and height, the default for this listing is Times New Roman, 1 cm high, same as the lead picture.


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