7 Best Men's Leather Backpacks in 2022 - Travel & Outdoors


Updated 04/20/2022.

Looking for a backpack that's a bit more rugged?

How about something that can stand up to a bit more of a bashing around?

Leather backpacks can be a great choice for a bag that's hardwearing, convenient and also gives a real premium look.

However, if you're new to the world of leather, it's entirely likely that you're not sure what to go for. Well-made, real leather day bags won't come as cheap as their fabric or nylon equivalents, so you'll want to make sure you're getting something that you'll get a bunch of use out of.

Questions like:

  • Should I go for full grain or top grain leather?
  • What sizes should I go for?
  • Should I get a rolltop style?

Are all things it's smart to be thinking about before you buy.

In this guide, we'll list what we think are the main things to be thinking about before you buy a men's leather rucksack, then we'll go through what are our 5 favorite best leather backpacks for men in 2022.

Ready to shop now? Click the 'Shop The Full Collection' link below to see our collection of premium leather backpacks.

Updated 04/21/2022.

Looking for a backpack that's a bit more rugged?

How about something that can stand up to a bit more of a bashing around?

Leather backpacks can be a great choice for a bag that's hardwearing, convenient and also gives a real premium look.

However, if you're new to the world of leather, it's entirely likely that you're not sure what to go for. Well-made, real leather backpacks won't come as cheap as their fabric or nylon equivalents, so you'll want to make sure you're getting something that you'll get a bunch of use out of.

Questions like:

  • Should I go for full grain or top grain leather?
  • What sizes should I go for?
  • Should I get a rolltop style?

Are all things it's smart to be thinking about before you buy.

In this guide, we'll list what we think are the main things to be thinking about before you buy a men's leather rucksack, then we'll go through what are our 5 favorite best leather backpacks for men in 2022.

Ready to shop now? Click the 'Shop The Full Collection' link below to see our collection of premium leather backpacks.

Why Leather?

So there are lots of different materials you can choose from if you're looking for a really good new backpack. Nylon, polyester and canvas are probably the three most common you'll see out there. They're cheap, easy to make and will often last a few years. So why do we think leather is just a superior material? Well, read on to find out.

1. LEATHER IS LONG LASTING

Ok, so this is the #1 reason we see our customers choosing leather for a new backpack.

Nylon and polyester equivalents will often give out after a few years, or if you're really unlucky maybe even a few months. Leather will not.

Real quality leather has evolved (on actual animals!) to last a whole lifetime. A cow or a buffalo (our favorite animal hides for backpacks) will only get one hide over its lifetime. So it needs to really last. Thicker hides have evolved to be super long lasting. The fibers in a quality hide will repel things like extreme weather and are extra tough to allow the animal to fend off predators.

It's extremely common for our leather bags to last decades, if not a whole lifetime. You'll be hard pressed to find a polyester or nylon bag that doesn't rip well before a decade.

It's really important when looking for leathers for a new bag, you get one that is of supreme quality. We recommend full grain or top grain leathers. See the section below for Types of Leather for exactly what you need to know and look for.

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2. LEATHER IS BUILT FOR DURABILITY

If you're planning to use your backpack when you're in the great outdoors, you'll want something that can really take a beating.

Enter real leather.

Just imagine this. You drive a good distance to this great hike you've read about. You're enjoying the incredible sights and sounds in a beautiful forest. You feel like your mind has never been clearer. Then all of a sudden 'rip!'. Your new nylon backpack gets a huge tear from a passing branch. Not only is your new backpack ruined, but your serene afternoon is completely kaput. It's replaced by the desperate need to get all your gear back to the car with a torn bag. Not a great memory.

Now imagine the same scene, but it's with your leather backpack. Not only will the bag not tear, but this encounter with a rogue tree branch could even improve your bag. Sounds crazy right? Well first of all, a sharp branch is nothing to quality leather - a rip is not something you even need to worry about.

Now, perhaps more interestingly, the scratch can add to the character of your bag.

First you need to know that a mark will be left on really high quality leather. These do fade, but it's a natural skin after all. The great thing is that your bag will naturally pick up these faded scratches, marks and blemishes over the years. Each one tells a story. This scratch will always recall you back to that incredible afternoon hike. By using a really good leather conditioner these scratches and blemishes will eventually turn into a rich patina and give you that distressed look you see on great leather. You'll find the story of a lifetime of adventure on your leather bag.

3. QUALITY LEATHER IS AN INVESTMENT FOR LIFE

Another thing to consider with real leather is that when you invest in it, you may never need to buy another bag again.

If your bag is built to last decades, it actually gets better with age and you prefer how it looks as it ages, there's a real argument to be made that this will be a bag for the rest of your life. Indeed, here at The Real Leather Company we gear our bags up as if they'll never need to be replaced.

Think of the amount of money you'll actually save over the years by never needing to buy another backpack again. It could easily total into the thousands.

Yes, real leather is expensive, but when you look at the long term view it actually doesn't seem so expensive. There's no replacement for investing in quality goods. You could even make the argument that a quality leather rucksack is a better use your hard earned cash than cheaper bags that give out quickly.

Now, there's actually a lot of leather types out there. It's important you know what you're getting with each one. Read on for our rundown of each type, and when and why you should look at each.

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Types of Leather

There are three main types of leather you’ll want to be aware of when buying a leather knapsack. The type of leather you choose will not only change the price, but also the wearability and the look of your bag. We recommend wherever possible, to go for a high quality real leather backpack. These will usually last much longer than a similar backpack made from a synthetic material.

1. Full Grain Leather

This leather essentially comes straight off the animal onto your bag. It’s the very top layer of the hide, the most in demand and as natural as it gets. No chemicals processes are permitted.

Because no chemicals are permitted, this leather is really tough to work with – that’s why it’s the most expensive.

You’ll find full grain leather is super thick and maybe a little heavier than you’re expecting. This leather is 100% the natural skin, so you’re likely to find imperfections and blemishes – just like our own skin.

As no chemical processes are applied, this usually results in a brown leather color. Full grain leather will be the longest lasting leather type.

Take a look here at our full grain leather backpacks

2. Top Grain Leather

This type of leather is still the top layer of the hide and super premium quality. However, this time chemicals and finishes are permitted.

This makes it easier to work with and means any blemishes and imperfections can be cleared away. You’ll find top grain leather bags have a perfect finish. If you’re looking for something smoother and blemish free, top grain leather is the way to go.

Many top grain leather bags are dyed to give a striking color. You will commonly see many shades of brown, but black leather backpacks for men are to be found when top grain leather is used.

Most leather haversacks we see are top grain leather – it’s often the go-to fashion choice.

Top grain right for you? Look here at our top grain leather backpacks.

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3. Genuine Leather

This leather is made from the remaining hide once the top layer of the hide has been used for full and top grain leathers.

It’s still real leather and will appear so, however genuine leather backpacks are unlikely to last as long as full or top grain variants.

Chemical processes are usually applied to give a look similar to top grain leather and as it’s the least in demand, it is usually the most affordable variant.

4. Faux or PU Leather

Not surprisingly, faux leather is not real leather at all. It's just another term for fake leather. PU leather is the same.

This is leather made from a combination of plastics. It's manufactured to look like real leather so can be difficult to spot. A great way of checking is that faux leather backpacks will be cold to the touch and spring back instantly to it's original position when depressed. It feels very unnatural.

PU leather backpacks do not have any of the durability characteristics of real leather. It can rip easily. You can think of it like nylon or polyester in terms of longevity, but it just looks kind of like leather. It will also not develop a patina.

When shopping online, we recommend finding out exactly what grade of leather you're buying. If it's not displayed on a product page, be extra careful and do your homework to really find out. You don't want to pay full grain leather prices for genuine or faux leather.

Want to know more about the different types of leather? Check out our full guide here: Different Types of Leather: A Buyer’s Guide.

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Choosing the Right Style

Although this one is super personal, it's worth knowing about 3 main categories you can fit this style of leather bag into. Think carefully about what style you'll want to carry around.

If you go for something made of full grain or top grain leather and you look after it properly, it's entirely likely your leather bag could last decades. Therefore, make sure you think about what style future you might want too!

Vintage

Usually the most popular, vintage leather backpacks for women and men are a throwback to a simpler time when quality ruled the roost. These will usually be styled to look decades old, and you expect people to assume they are just that.

These are often great as leather travel backpacks.

Usually, these bags will be finished with buckles and clasps instead of the more modern zippers and velcro. You're unlikely to find much in the way of modern compartmentalization or design, but that's not what you'll be looking for in this type of bag. They're great for storing things we've been carrying for decades like clothes, a water bottle (be careful: leather is a natural material and never fully water resistant), your wallet and more. These are something Indiana Jones might have appreciated.

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Modern

In recent years, more modern designs of leather backpack purses have come to the fore. It is now entirely possible tom combine that old style leather material, with modern backpack designs that have room for your laptop, tablet, smartphone and more.

You'll find these bags will have multiple pockets and compartments for all your gear and they may even have secret pockets for your valuables.

Zippers and velcro can secure your gear and make it so that it's easily accessible.

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Rolltop

Another design that is quite unique, but definitely deserves a mention is the rolltop backpack.

We find that these polarize opinion. Some will love them, some not so much. They're designed to expand and retract depending on how much gear you're carrying. So if you've only got a little amount of stuff, you can really roll it up and the backpack will look much smaller. It's the opposite if you're carrying a load of gear. Bonus if you can find something with a bunch of really well thought out side pockets, interior pockets and exterior pockets!

They really give you a lot of flexibility and are a great option for those who are looking for a leather rucksack for men or women as a day to day carry, but also a weekend getaway bag.

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Features to Look Out For

1. Quality Backpack Straps

For most of us, we'll be choosing a backpack style for comfort over longer distances. A good backpack should be much easier to carry than say an attache case for example.

To ensure this, look for a design that has thick, wide straps. Often a combination of leather and another material can be a great option. Look for something that is fully padded so it won't hurt your shoulders. It's really a necessity that these are fully adjustable so you can change the size when you need to.

2. Drawstring Opening

A design that is getting really popular, drawstring closures are a great look this year.

Not only that, they can be super convenient. You can stuff in a load of gear, then close the string really compact. Essentially, it's almost as if the backpack itself expands and compacts with the amount of gear stored. It's a great way of in essence having a whole bunch of backpack sizes in one bag. We love The Drawstring for this.

3. Convertible Style

We've seen some bags are able to used as backpacks, but then also as briefcases or messengers when the shoulder straps are removed. This can be great if you're looking for one bag that is suitable for all occasions. Use a rucksack on the weekends adventuring, then the same bag as briefcase for the 9-5 office day job.

It's a great way to get maximum use out of your investment. Check out The Lincoln Park for a great example of this in action.

4. Luggage Strap

These can be a godsend if you travel a lot. Simply attach your backpack to the handle of a rolling suitcase for comfortable, simple travel. You can easily wheel around your new backpack as if it's just a part of your suitcase.

These are great for going through airports or on strolls between hotel rooms. Check out The Wax to see an example of how this works.

5. MESH REAR

Sounds weird right? Why would you want a mesh rear on a high quality leather backpack? Well, if you've ever carried a backpack over a longer distance you'll know about the difficulties of a perspiring back. By the time you get to your destination, especially if it's hot outside, you can find yourself with a sweaty, even wet back.

A mesh rear (that you can't even see when the bag is worn) is designed to work against this. It gives your back more air and will help to reduce or even eradicate the back perspiration problem. Not by any means a necessity, but a realy bonus once you get used to it.

We recommend checking out The Compact to see exactly how this works.

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Picking the Right Size

The first thing to know, is that all types of real leather bags are heavier than you’ll probably be used to. You’ll want to make sure you’ve got room for all your gear, but perhaps be mindful that you don’t buy something that’s just way too big or heavy for what you need.

Our advice is to find a bag that can function as a leather laptop backpack. First, measure your laptop, and find something that it fits perfectly into. If your laptop is 15 inches in diagonal length (think how you’d measure a TV!), look for a backpack that claims if fits ‘laptops up to 15 inches in size’ in a padded laptop sleeve.

Be sure you’ve seen inside the bag before you go ahead and buy. We always like it when backpacks have hidden inside zippers or a real thought-through compartment system. Look for something that can hold your laptop in a padded sleeve, but also might have compartments for your pens, wallet, cell phone, papers, files and books.

Measured your laptop?

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Choosing a Color

Here at The Real Leather Company, we do recommend first and foremost choosing the color that goes with your standard outfits most.

If you're looking for something that goes with really all looks, go with a black leather backpack for men. But for something a bit more classy that makes a little bit more of a statement, brown leather backpacks are a great choice.

It is important to note that color with full grain leather bags has more behind it than you may imagine.

If you're looking for something that is truly designed to be the best durability out there, you'll want a bag that has no processes applied whatsoever. As a darker shade of brown is usually the color of the hide, only brown leather bags will truly have no processes applied. Anything in black has been dyed. This does not make a noticeable difference to longevity in really quality leather. However in lower grade leathers, the colors can sometimes run, especially in very wet weather.

Getting Quality Hardware

Aside from choosing the right leather, this one is probably the next most important. Especially for longetivity. The last thing you want is to buy a really high quality leather bag, just for poor zippers to give out after a few weeks.

In a nutshell, you need hardware that is designed to keep up with leather that's designed to last a lifetime.

With zippers, make sure they are created to be extra thick. Anything YKK is a real bonus too. Generally, thinner zippers give out faster.

Magnetic fasteners generally work great and will last a longtime along with being super convenient. Just make sure the stitching on them is really premium - double stitching is best.

Buckles will last forever. There's really no moving parts on them that can break. However, they are a bit of pain to open and close so make sure to balance that.

Look for quality metallic alloys that are rustproof such as brass. Examine the stitching for a quality finish. And be on the lookout for thicker, premium zippers.

If you do all this, you really give yourself the best chance of keeping your bag in great shape for the long haul.

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Proper Care

Whilst it's true that a quality leather backpack is designed off the bat to last forever, there are still a few things you can do to keep it in great shape. What you're really looking for with leather care is to create a rich patina. This is just another way of saying that distressed leather look. A rich patina is unique with all the bumps and scratches you naturally acquire over time - it's what makes your bag truly unique.

By applying these methods of leather care, you can make sure your bag shows it's rich history in a beautiful way.

1. AVOID EXTREME WEATHER

Excessive rain can harm quality leather. As quality leather is a natural material, it'll get wet just like a real animal hide. It's usually not a huge issue, just air dry it in a cool, dry climate away from direct sunlight. But if your leather bag is newly dyed that color can run. If the excessively wet leather is allowed to be damp for a long time (e.g. your basement floods and this bag is in a box down there) eventually mould may even start to appear - remember it's a natural material.

Excessive sunlight can also have an effect on a quality leather bag. Whilst it can't really ruin a bag, it can dry out and crack the leather giving it that distressed look a bit sooner than it usually would. For some, this is a bonus. But if you're happy with the natual patina development, we recommend keeping your bag out of excessive direct sunlight for extremely prolonger periods of time.

Wherever possible, store your bag in a cool, dry climate. If it gets wet, dry it out away from direct sunlight. If it gets too much sun, apply a good leather conditioner to develop the patina in a rich layer.

2. USE A LEATHER CONDITIONER

A good leather conditioner can extend the life of your bag by years. It really helps to bring out the natural look of your bag. Those scratches and blemishes come out in a natural, deep look.

It's even possible that a high quality conditioner can help to waterproof your bag by providing an additional layer of protection.

It'll help to keep those natural fibers in great shape giving it true maximum survivability.

We recommend this leather conditioner for our high quality leather bags.

Top 7 Men's Leather Backpacks 2022

"There are no shortcuts to any place worth going."

Crafted by hand from the thickest premium buffalo leather, The Western cuts no corners.

This handmade leather backpack shows that you value quality, class and hard work, no matter the time taken.

A complete vintage classic, The Western is strong, stylish and built to be the quintessential daily backpack.

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"We travel a lot! I bought this for my husband to use for city day trips. We usually dress nicer as tourists in large cities because we love to sample unique cuisines. This bag offers a classier look! I was able to put ballet flats, 2 extra sweaters and a scarf in the main compartment. The quality of the leather is fabulous! The brass hardware will last a lifetime!" - Cara, The Western customer

 

PREMIUM LEATHER ONLY HERE

Made from premium full grain buffalo leather, this leather backpack for men is tough, rugged and designed to go the distance. This is one bag that won't give out.

CARRY EVERYTHING YOU NEED

Ideal for everyday use with a laptop sleeve for computers up to 17 inches, this laptop backpack is perfect for carrying everything you need for the day. Easily fit in your headphones, tablet, books, clothes and files. Then use the convenient exterior pockets to keep your wallet, phone, passport and keys. The back zipper pocket is perfect for items that you need to stay secure. Created with extra-thick, stylish leather, and comfortable, adjustable backpack straps, you’ll know this backpack is built to last.

FEATURES

  • Made from hand stitched full grain buffalo leather
  • Quality brass hardware and premium zippers
  • Padded shoulder straps are fully adjustable
  • Main compartment is lined with a durable canvas material
  • Main compartment has two clip-in easy access buckles
  • Buckle side pockets for phone, wallet or keys
  • Large front pocket with a buckle closure
  • Hidden front zipper for valuable items
  • Rear zipper pocket is easy to access without opening the main compartment
  • Inner laptop sleeve fits up to 17-inch screen display laptops (diagonal measurement)

SPECIFICATIONS

  • Dimensions: 17" H x 13" W x 4" L

REAL CUSTOMER REVIEWS

Do you want leather?

"If so, get this bag - you will not be disappointed!" - James Mendoza, The Western customer

 Grad Gift

"Gave this to my son for his college bachelor’s degree. He loves it but time will tell as he uses it for his Masters" - Mark Brown, The Western customer



With The Compact, you won't believe how much gear you can fit in this stylish backpack.

Designed to be sleek and compact, this rucksack is the perfect mix of urban class and convenient accessory.

It's made from only the finest premium top grain cowhide leather. This is the very top cut of the animal hide. Therefore, the fibers of the hide are still intact. Meaning your bag is made to go the distance. It's not uncommon to find that bags made from top grain animal hide can keep going for decades.

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This bag will only get better with age.

"Stopped everywhere I go!!! Best bag I ever owned. Excellent quality leather. Durable. Thick. Heavy magnets. Great zippers. This should last years." - Anonymous, The Compact customer

 

CRAZY STORAGE SPACE

The storage space is so vast it's almost crazy. There's actually two large compartments for all your gear. We like to use one for your devices with the padded laptop sleeve and the extra space for a tablet or smaller laptop. Then the other for any clothes or books you're taking with you. The three pockets can be super convenient for keeping your sunglasses case, smaller devices and wallet separate if you need to quickly grab those. The two quick access side pockets are great for your water bottle (and your partners!).

SUPER CONVENIENT

It's even got a convenient luggage strap. So if you're traveling and also have a suitcase, you can attach it and never actually need to carry the backpack itself. There's also a mesh rear on this backpack, helping to keep your back cool when walking long distances.

All your gear in one convenient, classy backpack that's built to last a lifetime. That's The Compact.

FEATURES

  • Made from premium top grain cowhide leather
  • Available in light brown and dark brown colors
  • Quality hardware and premium zippers
  • Padded shoulder straps are fully adjustable
  • A mesh rear gives breathability for your back
  • The main flap uses a convenient magnetic closure
  • Two main compartments are opened with zippers
  • The first large main compartment has a padded laptop sleeve and room for other devices like a tablet
  • The second large compartment has room for extra clothes, books or devices
  • The front zipper compartment is large and can be used for a sunglasses case
  • The two smaller front zippers can be used for smaller items like smartphones, computer mouse or credit cards
  • The side pockets are designed for easy access items like water bottles or aerosol cans
  • Padded laptop sleeve fits up to 15-inch screen display laptops (diagonal measurement)

SPECIFICATIONS

  • Dimensions: 16.1" H x 4.7" W x 12.2" L
  • Weight: 3.8lbs

A really popular design, this men's and women's leather backpack purse is admired deeply by both genders. With a zipper on the top, this backpack has been really thought through.

Made from premium full grain leather, this backpack is designed to go the distance. This is one bag that won't give out.

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"I purchased 2 of the Mahi backpacks for my 2 sons as Christmas presents. They loved them! The quality and workmanship are top notch." - Kevin, The Mahi customer

 

AN EVERYDAY BACKPACK

Ideal for everyday use with a padded laptop sleeve for computers up to 15 inches, this laptop backpack is perfect for carrying everything you need for the day. Easily fit in your headphones, tablet, books, clothes and files. Then use the convenient exterior pockets to keep your wallet, phone, passport and keys. All the different comparments make it ideal for use as a leather camera backpack or leather diaper bag backpack. The top zipper pocket is perfect for your airline ticket also!

EXTRA THICK LEATHER

Created with extra-thick, stylish leather, and comfortable backpack straps, you’ll know this backpack is built to last.

FEATURES

  • Made from hand stitched full grain leather
  • Quality hardware and premium zippers
  • Padded shoulder straps are fully adjustable
  • Main compartment has a buckle closure
  • Easy access buttoned side pockets for phone, wallet or keys
  • Large front pocket with a button closure
  • Top zipper pocket on the flap for easy access items such as airline tickets
  • Padded laptop sleeve fits up to 15-inch screen display laptops (diagonal measurement)

SPECIFICATIONS

  • Dimensions: 16" H x 12" W x 4.5" L

REAL CUSTOMER REVIEWS

Really great backpack
"Great quality backpack. I carry my 15 inch Macbook in it with no problem as well as a notebook and laptop accessories. My daughter asked for one when she saw mine so I bought another one. I have used my backpack for four months now and I want to add that it is great." - Harris4, The Mahi customer

Awesome backpack
"My husband has been using this for work. Can confirm it is durable & looks great. He loves it!" - Taprina, The Mahi customer

The ultimate grab-and-go daypack, this leather cross body sling bag is built to be an upgrade on overstuffed pockets.

It's made from full grain buffalo leather, the highest grade available. That means the very top layer of the hide only is used. Buffalo leather is the strongest and thickest type available. This gives it the longest durability of any leather type and allows it to develop a long term, rich patina. This is one leather bag that won't wear out. If you treat it right, there's no reason why this mini leather backpack shouldn't last decades. It's built with years in mind.

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Solid day bag
"Been using this for my wallet, keys and ipad for a week or so. Holding up well, is comfortable and had a few looks and one compliment. Overall, very happy." - Anonymous, The Cross customer

 

CONSIDERED ORGANIZATION

This sling bag has three thoughtful pockets. The main compartment is for your bigger stuff that needs to stay secure. Open the push clip and the zipper and stick your smaller tablet, e-reader, books or files in the four divided compartments. The front pocket is a super simple magnetic clip. It's easy to access and can be great for your airline ticket or any travelling gear.

There's also a hidden zipper on the rear of the bag for any stuff you need to keep a close watch on. Put your smartphone in there and you'll know it's pickpocket proof. This is really a quality find in small leather backpacks.

ULTIMATE IN SLING BAGS

The thoughtful strap lets you carry it quickly over one shoulder or over your head more comfortably as a crossbody bag.

Welcome to the ultimate in leather sling backpack. The Cross.

FEATURES

  • Made from hand stitched full grain buffalo leather
  • Quality brass hardware and premium zippers
  • Shoulder straps is fully adjustable
  • Main compartment is lined with a durable canvas material and has four separate compartments for your gear
  • Main compartment is accessed by opening the push clip then the zipper
  • Front pocket has a magnetic closure
  • Hidden rear zipper for valuable items
  • Suitable for devices such as smartphones or smaller tablets and e-readers

SPECIFICATIONS

  • Dimensions: 13" H x 4" W x 8" L
  • Weight: 1.2lbs

Don't you just love it when everything has its perfect place?

With 13 interior and exterior pockets, The Organizer large leather backpack is specially crafted to keep your gear just where you need it.

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Great rucksack
"I work in a mine and I work crazy hours day and night. for years I've been through bag after bag some lasting 3 months some lasting 3 days. This bag has lasted for a year now and still going strong. If you're tired of these cheesy bags wearing out this is the one you want to go for." - James D, The Organizer customer

 

PREMIUM QUALITY LEATHER

Made from premium top grain cowhide leather, this leather rucksack is designed stick with you through thick and thin. This is one bag that won't give out.

POCKETS FOR EVERYTHING

Ideal for everyday use with a padded laptop sleeve for computers up to 15 inches, this laptop backpack is perfect for carrying everything you need for the day. Easily fit your headphones, tablet, books, clothes and files. Then use the multitude of outer pockets for those items you need to access quickly. If you're looking for a total command diaper bag, The Organizer even works as the 'fit everything you need in it's own pocket' baby bag.

Created with extra-thick, stylish leather, and comfortable straps, you’ll know this backpack is built to last.

FEATURES

  • Made from premium top grain cowhide leather
  • Available in brown color only
  • Suede cowhide finish with a comfortable canvas rear
  • Quality hardware and premium zippers
  • Padded shoulder straps are fully adjustable
  • 13 total pockets - 9 outer compartments, 4 inner.
  • Main compartment has a double zipper closure, with a padded laptop compartment, interior zipper pockets and other pockets for pens, wallet and phone
  • 5 front pockets close with premium buckles or zippers
  • 2 buckle closure side pockets
  • Zipper pocket on the back is perfect for your tablet
  • Padded laptop sleeve fits up to 15-inch screen display laptops (diagonal measurement)

SPECIFICATIONS

  • Dimensions: 17.3" H x 4.7" W x 12.2" L
  • Weight: 4.5lbs

REAL CUSTOMER REVIEWS

Best bag I ever bought
"I rarely write reviews. But this backpack has been so good all the way around that I can’t resist.I carry my MacBook Air, paperwork, a host of cords and power supplies, two cell phones, my toiletries case and occasionally, for overnight trips, a quick change of clothes, and a midsize digital camera, with a couple accessories, all in this bag. Everything has worked for me perfectly, and I routinely get compliments from random strangers about how good it looks. Even TSA screeners have commented to me on how cool this bag is! My only small quibble is the shoulder straps are held by old school buckles that tend to slip - that is almost a non-issue though. Other than that, it’s a heirloom purchase." - Anonymous, The Organizer customer

Pack
"Backpack is perfect has lots of pockets and leather. I like all my things to be leather." - John, The Organizer customer

Looking for a backpack for all occasions? The Lincoln Park is built to be convertible - choose freely between using it as a backpack, messenger bag or briefcase!

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Welcomed gift
"I purchased the Lincoln Park bag for my husband. The bag is well-constructed, and the leather is beautiful. My husband thinks this is a functional bag and likes the several ways this bag can be carried, especially as a messenger bag." - Carolyn, The Lincoln Park customer

 

BACKPACK, MESSENGER & BRIEFCASE ALL IN ONE

Looking for an easy and convenient leather convertible backpack? Slide out the backpack straps for use as a backpack. What about a stylish accessory? Tuck in the backpack straps to the rear zipper and attach the messenger bag strap. Or, do you need a business professional briefcase? Simply tuck back in all the straps to the rear zipper and use the carry handle. The Lincoln Park is an all-in-one stylish bag.

ROOM FOR ALL YOUR GEAR

Featuring one large pocket and three large zipper compartments, this backpack is designed to fit a ton of gear. Use the front pocket for your phone, devices, business cards or pens. The first zipper compartment has a removable accessory pouch and extra pockets. Use the middle compartment to store your (up to) 15 inch laptop in the high density foam padding. Use the back compartment to store your files and documents in the specially designed dividers.

Made from premium full grain leather, this leather laptop backpack is designed to go the distance. This is one bag that won't quit.

FEATURES

  • Made from premium full grain leather
  • Available in black color
  • Convertible - use as a backpack, messenger bag or briefcase
  • Silver accent hardware and premium zippers
  • Comfortable, padded and fully adjustable shoulder straps
  • Front pocket has space for your phone, devices, business cards, keys and pens and
  • Front compartment has a removable accessory pouch and extra pockets
  • Middle compartment secures your laptop with high density foam padding
  • Rear compartment has fan file dividers for your documents
  • Rear zipper for tucking in straps you are not using
  • Padded laptop compartment fits up to 15-inch screen display laptops (diagonal measurement)

SPECIFICATIONS

  • Dimensions: 13" H x 6" W x 16" L
  • Weight: 4.9 lbs

Get ready to make a statement with The Wax.

This rucksack is a real head turner. It just screams class whichever way you look at it.

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Super great bag
"Super awesome bag, love using it for hiking and working at my shack" - Jordin, The Wax customer

 

FINEST WAXED LEATHER

It's made from only the finest waxed top grain cowhide leather. Top grain leather is very top of the hide. It's fibers and grain are fully intact meaning it'll outlast any other comparable leather. It's the best cut available and crafted to last decades.

DRAWSTRING CLOSURE

This backpack closes with a stylish drawstring and has more room than you might believe. You can fit multiple laptops in here, up to a staggering 17 incher comfortably. There'll still be spare room for your clothes and books too. Close the main compartment with the convenient magnetic clips, then stick more gear in the outside pockets.

The three outer pockets are magnetic closures, with the buckle being only for design (way more convenient!). You can stick your wallet, phone or any other easy access gear in these.

ULTIMATE CONVENIENCE

There's also a convenient luggage strap for your rolling suitcase on the back. And the rear has a mesh design to keep your back cool over longer distances. This bag really has thought of everything.

Make a statement with convenient class. Grab The Wax today.

FEATURES

  • Made from premium top grain waxed and oiled cowhide leather
  • Available in a dark brown leather with a reddish hue
  • Quality hardware and premium zippers
  • Padded shoulder straps are fully adjustable
  • A mesh rear gives breathability for your back
  • The main flap uses a convenient magnetic closure
  • The main compartment closes with a drawstring and has room for up to a 17 inch laptop(s), other devices and clothes
  • Main compartment has one zipper pocket and another small separate pocket
  • Three outer pockets close with easy design magnetic buttons for easy access items like wallets or smartphones
  • Luggage strap allows you to attach this backpack to a rolling suitcase
  • Fits up to 17-inch screen display laptops (diagonal measurement)

SPECIFICATIONS

  • Dimensions: 18.1" H x 6.3" W x 12.9" L
  • Weight: 4.4lbs

REAL CUSTOMER REVIEWS

Wanna pretend you're an explorer?
"This beauty of a rucksack met my son's request for a 'JUNGLE STYLE BACKPACK.'
It's sturdy enough for exploration into the jungles of deepest, darkest Africa. Though I suggest a short journey as it probably won't be large enough to carry all the essentials, such as a spare safari suit, rope for quicksand, binoculars and a tea set." - Angie, The Wax customer

Worth every penny.
"Durability, affordability, style all in one." - Nick, The Wax customer

So that's our rundown of the best leather men's backpacks in 2022.

As a final piece of advice, we recommend you think about buying something that you (or a loved one) is going to want to use for years.

Think deeply about getting a backpack of real quality, that has just the right mix of vintage style and convenience.

Your most common questions

SHIPPING AND RETURNS

In all cases, we offer Free Shipping to the USA. For most items, Free Shipping is also available to Canada. Most orders are processed and shipped within 1-3 business days of receipt.

All purchases from our store come with a 30-day moneyback guarantee. Got your eye on something? Try it out for 30 days. If it's not for you, just return it to us and we'll refund your order. And we promise, no hard feelings!

WHEN WILL I GET MY BAG?

Typical delivery times to the United States and Canada are between 2-5 business days for most items.

HOW DO I LOOK AFTER MY BAG?

Treating a real leather bag with care can extend its life by years.

We recommend the following to care for your leather bag.

Always wash your hands before caring for leather - oil from your hands can easily transfer to leather hide.

Once a week, we recommend taking a soft, dry (or slightly damp) cloth and briskly sweeping the leather. Don't forget the inside too! Use a cloth to wipe down the lining and remove any dirt or residue.

Use a good leather cream or conditioner once or twice per year to prevent your bag becoming dry or cracked. If you live in a dryer climate, you may need to do this more often. Simply apply the cream to the entire bag with a cloth and rub off any excess. We recommend using this all natural leather cream for our bags.

Be sure to take the time to care properly for your leather. If you do, your bag can have a good, long life.

CAN I GET IT MONOGRAMMED?

At this time, we do not provide monogramming or embossing services. However, all our bags can be monogrammed by most leather working dealers. We recommend taking our bags to your local dealer for more information.

CAN I GET IT WET?

Wherever possible, avoid damp or moisture on your leather bag. We know this is not always possible, so if your bag does get wet, here's what you do.

If you spill something on it, blot away the moisture with a clean dry cloth as quickly as you're able to.

Caught in a rainstorm? Be sure to let your leather bag completely air dry and do not use a heat source to speed up the drying (this can damage the leather). Stuff the bag with newspaper to help the bag keep its shape and absorb moisture from the inside.

WILL MY BAG SMELL WHEN I GET IT?

As this bag is made from real leather, it is likely to emit a strong, natural leather smell when you first receive it. This will fade over time.

Should this smell not be to your liking, we recommend airing out your bag in a cool, dry climate for 48 hours.