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Squared Leather Backpack a.k.a. The Tank


This is the 4th Edition of the original Squared Leather Backpack, affectionately named “The Tank” by Boustead Leather. If you bought one of these original backpacks because it was so good looking but returned it because it was super heavy and it dug into your back, give this one a try. I think it’s what you were looking for.

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This is the 4th Edition of the Squared Leather Backpack and has been refined over the years to what it is now. And it’s still over-engineered. It has no breakable parts like buttons, magnets or zippers and it’s still reinforced with rivets through and hidden polyester strapping at all stress points. This newest edition of this leather backpack is made from only two large solid pieces of leather instead of three, which means that there are fewer seams on this backpack to tear apart. And we only sew 5 stitches per inch so there is more leather between the needle holes. All of this we factor into the quality of the bag. The fewer seam feet (A term we made up to talk about the number of seams a backpack has) the fewer perforations the leather backpack will have to tear. If the body were built with 4 pieces instead of 2, then you would end up with almost double the Seam Feet in your leather backpack and therefore double the perforations. I once found one leather duffle bag made of 85 pieces of leather.

Full-grain leather is the strongest and most water-resistant leather that you can use for a backpack and we use the thick version of it. Like boot leather, but a tad thicker. And if that isn’t enough to make it strong, we lined it with pigskin, which is tougher than cow leather. We sew the leather backpack all together with a very expensive German industrial marine-grade polyester thread that doesn’t deteriorate in the sun as nylon thread does. But what’s really amazing is our custom 316 Stainless Steel hardware. I believe we are the only company in the world using such strong hardware to make a leather backpack. The buckles can hold up to a 750 lb. bag of cats without breaking. It’s kind of like killing a fly with a shotgun, but I tell you this, you’ll never have a problem with hardware breaking on your backpack. If it does break, it’ll either be a really good story or a really sad one.

This leather backpack has a laptop pocket on the front exterior and one in the back that can fit a 17″ laptop. Both tall side pockets have a hidden pocket behind them for quick access or for sticking in longer things. The lower and side d-rings on the backpack are great for securing on tripods, blankets and or dirty and wet shoes. The shoulder straps are minimal, but with a comfortable and adjustable shoulder pad to distribute the backpack’s weight where you need it.

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The laptop in the photos is a 2019 15″ MacBook Pro.

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Black, Chestnut, Dark Coffee Brown, Tobacco


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