Our heritage is English, Our leather is African, Our skills are a combination of both,
Our production methods and products are traditional, and hand made

Simple Leather Backpack


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.

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The Simple Leather Backpack has no breakable parts like snaps, zippers, buttons or any other thing that could break. They can only wear out. And each area of the backpack that could get stress, has either hidden Polyester strips are 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 possible since seams are where all backpacks start falling apart. And then we only sew 5 stitches in each inch of the seam so as to have as few holes as possible. We get joy from making super durable leather backpacks. Check out why we get joy out of our factory, Old Mexico Manufacturing.

We make our leather backpacks out of thick full-grain leather, which is the toughest and most water-resistant grade there is. The cheaper leather backpacks on the market don’t use full-grain, but rather top grain, genuine or bonded leather. Let me quickly explain. Leather is like a roof and the grain of a hide is like the shingles on a roof. The grain is about the top 1/4 of the hide. If you take the shingles off, then you’d just be left with plywood and tar paper and it would get holes sooner than later. To save money, most companies shave off the top of the hide (watch how they shave it here at minute 6:30), the part that has all of the grain in it, to get rid of the icky scars and blemishes. That way they don’t have to cut around them, like we do, and throw them in the trash. They can use almost every inch of leather. We throw about 25% of the hide in the trash. They neuter the hide. It’s terrible. If they leave a little bit of the grain, it’s called Top Grain Leather. If they remove it all, then it’s called Genuine or Split Leather.

So we use the really strong leather and then back it with a pigskin lining. The pigskin is actually tougher than the cowskin. We then sew our leather backpacks with only a very thick industrial marine-grade Polyester thread (Check out our thread explanation here) that doesn’t deteriorate when the UV rays of the sun hit it like backpacks sewn with Nylon thread do. Perhaps one of our best features we have is our custom 316 Stainless Steel hardware. It can hold up to a 750 lb bag of cats before it breaks. If your life ever has to depend on a kind of hardware not failing, be sure it’s 316 Stainless Steel. 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. Inside, there’s a single floppy pigskin laptop pocket designed to fit a 15” MacBook Pro. 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
100-Year Warranty
Free Shipping
Fits all 15″ Laptops
Fits under airplane seats.

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Black, Chestnut, Dark Coffee Brown, Tobacco


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