Simple Leather Backpack

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This leather backpack was designed to last so long and age so nicely that they'll fight over it when you're dead. It may be the longest lasting and strongest Leather Backpack in the world. That was our intention.


The Simple Leather Backpack has no breakable parts like snaps, zippers, buttons or anything else that could break in 100 years. And each area of the backpack that could get stress, has either hidden strips of polyester sewn in or has a rivet pressed through. This leather backpack is built with only two large solid pieces of leather to have as few seams as is possible since seams are where all backpacks start falling apart. And then we only sew 5 stitches in each inch of seam so as to have a few holes as possible. It's all about making super durable long lasting leather backpacks.


We make our leather backpacks out of thick full grain leather (the toughest and most water resistant grade there is) and then glue and sew a pigskin lining to it. The pigskin is actually tougher than the cowskin. We sew our backpacks with only a thick industrial marine grade UV resistant polyester thread and our custom hardware is 316 Stainless Steel. It can hold up to 750 lbs. before it breaks. If your life ever has to depend on hardware not failing, you'll be hoping it's ours. Honestly, there's no other leather backpack like this one.


This Simple Leather Backpack has two simple exterior pockets with a hidden pocket behind them for quick access or for carrying longer things. The lower d-rings are there to strap on things like tripods and blankets. And the main strap even has a hole at the very tip, for when it's way overstuffed. The shoulder straps are minimal, comfortable and adjustable.

Product Details

  • Key strap
  • Leather Backpack comes with a 100-Year Warranty
  • Free Shipping
  • 11" W x 15" H x 7" D
  • 6 pounds
  • fits all 15” laptops
  • Fits under airplane seats

A Nice After Sunday Lunch Leather Backpack Story

The second time I killed my dog was on December, 15th 2002 at 2 a.m. I had just come up out of Mexico with my first 8 backpack briefcases and was carrying them back to Oregon when I did it. I had decided to go through Wyoming this time since I wanted to see what it looked like in the wintertime. With it being 8 degrees in the ice storm, it looked like what I imagine Hell would look like if I ever started liking onions. It was frozen over. In fact, it was so cool that they closed that stretch of highway shortly after I started on it. And who knew how many days I would have been stuck in Rawlins with weather like that if I hadn’t risked it.

So, on I went down the road with my backpack briefcases in the back of my Iron Pig, which I thought meant the ice would respect me like the mud and sand always did. My 1971 FJ55 Four Wheel Drive Toyota Land Cruiser even had 33” mud terrain tires (sadly not studded ice tires) on it. I thought I was invincible until I found myself cruising down the highway... sideways.

When we finally stopped rolling in the median, I pushed the backpacks and tool box and dog food aside and found Blue laying there lifeless. I grabbed him up in my arms and his head just hung limp with no signs of life. I desperately yelled out a few desperate and pleading words to God and immediately Blue came back. Maybe he wasn’t dead and maybe it just seemed like he wasn’t breathing, but either way, he was alive and he was with me.

After the tow truck pulled my Land Cruiser back over, we drove about 75 more miles to a motel where Blue and I licked our wounds and went to sleep. I didn’t have any seat belts in the Land Cruiser and Blue had gotten the toolbox full force. The next day we drove almost all the rest of the way home to Portland. And it was cool because the rig strangely looked better than it did the day before.

Those Land Cruisers are over engineered to last. You can bend ‘em, but you can’t break ‘em. Nothing fancy. Just designed to get you there and get you back. That’s it. The scratches and the scrapes only added character and made people wonder what the story was. I pretty much used that same thinking to design this Simple Backpack. It’s the kind of leather backpack that can take you around the world and get back looking better than it did before you left.

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