7 Best Leather Laptop Bags for Men in 2022


best leather laptop bags for men 2020

Updated 03/30/2022.

Looking for a leather laptop bag?

Leather bags can be a great choice to hold your laptop. They are built not only to be stylish and fashionable, but also to last a lifetime.

But we get it. It can be hard to know exactly what style or design to get.

Before going ahead and buying the first men’s leather computer bag you see, have you thought about these three questions?

  • Do I want a messenger bag, a briefcase or a backpack?
  • Do I need real leather? If so, should I go for full grain leather, top grain leather or genuine leather?
  • What size laptop should my bag be built to hold?

All super important questions and if you can answer them, they should make sure you get just what you need.

Ready to shop our full collection of leather laptop bags? Hit the 'Shop The Full Collection' link below.

Updated 03/30/2022.

Looking for a leather laptop bag?

Leather bags can be a great choice to hold your laptop. They are built not only to be stylish and fashionable, but also to last a lifetime.

But we get it. It can be hard to know exactly what style or design to get.

Before going ahead and buying the first men’s leather computer bag you see, have you thought about these three questions?

  • Do I want a messenger bag, a briefcase or a backpack?
  • Do I need real leather? If so, should I go for full grain leather, top grain leather or genuine leather?
  • What size laptop should my bag be built to hold?

All super important questions and if you can answer them, they should make sure you get just what you need.

Ready to shop our full collection of leather laptop bags? Hit the 'Shop The Full Collection' link below.

Else, read on for more information on all the questions you need to think about and to get our run down of the top 7 men’s leather laptop bags in 2022.

Why Do I Need Real Leather?

Ah, real leather. Is it the real deal or is it just real expensive? Let's dive in and take a closer look.

Real leather is considered to be any material made from a natural animal hide. That most commonly includes cow, buffalo and sometimes goat hides.

Generally, you can expect buffalo leather to be the thickest and the strongest. However it is also the heaviest. Cow hide is the middle ground. Then goat leather will be the thinnest, but the lightest.

Here's why we think real leather is great idea for your next bag.

1. BECAUSE IT LASTS

As real leather is made from real animal hide, it shares most of the same properties. For our purposes, the most important one is its longevity and durability. Animal hides have evolved over millennia to keep an animal as safe as possible. This means they have become especially well adapted to dealing with things like extreme weather or even predator attacks. All this means a real quality animal hide will result in a long lasting leather. If a hide can withstand a hurricane or a predator attack, you can bet it'll deal with your clumsy whacks during your commute.

All this means that real leather is built to last. It'll significantly outlast any polyester or nylon bag you might have had in the past and you'll be shocked at it's condition as the years go by.

It's not uncommon to see a real leather bag last for decades.

2. BECAUSE IT GETS BETTER OVER TIMe

As your leather bag is used, you'll find it develops a patina over time.

But what is a patina?

This is essentially a distressed or weathered look that occurs in top quality leather the longer you have your bag. It's a result of scratches, oils, bumps, sunlight and more. Here at The Real Leather Company, we believe patinas give a leather bag its uniqueness. Your bag becomes a complete one of a kind. It's yours and you can tell because you'll know every blemish on its surface was earned. Whether its hiking or commuting, that patina is yours to behold.

Bonus - a patina actually doesn't wear out the leather at all. It still keeps the same long lasting characteristics. It's purely visual. And what a visual sight it is.

3. BECAUSE IT'LL SAVE YOU MONEY

What if you never had to buy another laptop bag again? Well, if you choose right that could well be the case. That's what you're looking at with a real high quality leather bag.

Instead of replacing an old, worn out bag every few years, you'll have a bag you actually prefer the look of as the years go by. It shows you're a person that values hard work, discipline and the benefits of having a long term outlook.

You plan for decades. You're all about compounding. Because that's where the magic is.

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Types of Real Leather

So it looks like real leather might be a good choice huh?

But there's a few types of real leather. Which one do I really need?

Here's a quick guide to which types you should be looking out for.

This is the very top layer of the leather hide and is generally considered the best grain available. It’s not treated, sanded or buffed – it’s exactly as it comes off the animal.

This means the imperfections from the animal hide will be present on your bag. This is the start of a rich patina that will develop over time. However, we know patinas aren't for everyone and if you're looking for something a bit more uniform and professional looking, full grain leather may not be right for you.

Because no chemical processes are permitted, it’s really difficult to work with and thus is the most expensive type of leather. However full grain leather is also the most hardwearing and usually lasts longest.

Take a look here at our full grain leather laptop bags.

7 Best Leather Laptop Bags for Men 2020 Quality Leather

This is the most common leather you’ll see on higher end leather office bags for men.

The very top layer of the hide is again used, however chemical processes are permitted this time. The hide can be buffed and sanded and imperfections removed. This usually leads to a more uniform and smooth finish to the bag. For professionals looking for a bag that oozes class, top grain can be the right choice.

As some chemical processes are permitted, it will affect the durability of top grain leather bags just slightly. However, you can be assured that these bags are still built to last a lifetime.

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

After the top layer of hide has been split off for top and full grain leathers, the rest is used as genuine leather. Artificial processes are applied here in an attempt to make genuine leather look like top grain leather.

Genuine leather has few of the characteristics of full grain and top grain leathers. It's still considered real leather as animal hides are used. However, the chemical processes do affect the durability of this type of leather.

As this is not the most in demand type of leather, usually you will find genuine leather computer bags a bit more on the affordable side.

One more thing on real leather. Note that leather is not 100% water resistant due to it's fully natural nature. We recommend caution when in particularly wet weather. Should your leather satchel bag get extremely wet, we recommend airing it out in a cool, dry climate.

Check out our genuine leather laptop bags.

Be cautious whenever you see the words faux or PU leather. These are in fact not real leather at all. They are usually a combination of plastics designed to imitate real leather.

They have none of the long lasting characteristics of real leather and you can expect them to wear out in a similar timeframe to nylon or polyester bags you may have had in the past.

Another thing to note is that PU leather processes have a reputation for having poor environmentally friendly scores.

If you're looking for the properties of real leather, we recommend staying away from faux leathers.

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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What Hardware Do I Need?

Hardware is an important consideration. For the purposes of this explanation, you can consider hardware to include anything on the outside of the bag that isn't made from leather. Buckles, rivets and zippers would fall into this category.

Often, real leather is built to last so long, that the first thing to give out is the hardware.

It's important you balance the long term build of something like a buckle, with the convenience of a zipper.

Wherever possible, we recommend authentic brass hardware. This alloy is built to withstand and won't rust over time. For zippers, YKK is the standard to be looking for. Ideally, you want the zippers to be thicker than normal, with larger teeth. Magnetic closures are also built to stand the test of time.

What Size Should I Get?

More crucial than you may think, size is indeed important.

That's because real leather is heavy. Heavier than you'd probably expect if you haven't been down this road before. Most leather briefcase laptop bags will be a few pounds, then again a few pounds more when you're done cramming it.

So really, the practical thing to do is to just get one that is big enough for your needs. And not bigger than you need!

Make sure to get one with a comfortable shoulder strap for longer distances. Then use it over your head.

Think about what you're going to use it for, then buy one that will fit everything nice and snug. And nowhere do you need to be more considerate than in finding the right one for your laptop.

When buying a leather computer bag, be sure to look into what size of laptop the bag is built to hold. Measure your laptop diagonally and make a note of this when you’re browsing different bags. Most laptops will be either 13, 15 or 17 inches and you’ll want a bag that protects your size the best.

Look for a product that specifically states it fits a ‘X inch laptop’. Bonus points if it’s in a padded sleeve too!

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What Color Should I Get?

You might have seen a bunch of green, red or blue leather bags out there. That's cool right? Well, sure. But it's important you know the facts behind that.

Real leather, such as full grain or top grain leather is difficult to dye. It can be done, but it's exceedingly challenging and therefore quite expensive. It will affect the durability of the bag, as again you're altering the fibers.

Just be cautious that a cheap, dyed leather bag will often be genuine leather or faux leather.

If durability and patina generation over time is your goal, you're really looking at the different shades of brown. As a general rule, the closer to the original color of the hide, the stronger the leather bag will be.

You should also think about what the color says about you. A brown leather laptop bag can really show that you care about quality leather that lasts. A black leather laptop bag may tell others that you're a go-getter professional.

How Do I Look After A Real Leather Bag?

So, can I just grab my leather bag, treat it terribly and expect to pass it down to my kids?

Honestly? Well, maybe.

As we've discussed, these things are made to stand up to a real beating.

But, there are a few things you can do to maximise the lifespan of a leather bag.

1. Keep it away from too much wet weather

I got news for you. Cows and buffalo get wet. Just like we do.

That means real leather bags aren't 100% water resistant. Wherever possible, a good canvas lining will help to protect the gear you've got inside, but the leather itself will need to dry out. A little bit of rain here and there can help to develop the patina, but anything excessive is just not worth the rub. A soaking wet real leather bag will need be aired out in a cool, dry climate ideally outside. It might take a day or two to dry.

Another thing to note is that if you do go for an excessively dyed real leather bag, wet weather could make this run.

2. USE A LEATHER CONDITIONER

A really good leather conditioner can work wonders for the appeareance and durability of your bag.

It massages the fibers and helps to restore their original long lasting properties.

A leather conditioner will also help to develop a rich, colorful patina. The oils and wax included in the finer conditioners will leave beautiful marks over time.

We recommend conditioning a quality leather bag every six months. This is the leather conditioner we recommend.

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Types of Leather Laptop Bags

Typically a great place to start, leather messenger bags are usually built specifically to house a laptop. Think more your mailbag or crossbody style.

Leather laptop messenger bags are becoming increasingly more popular with professional men – you’ve probably seen plenty of both younger and older guys carrying them to work.

We hear that our customers love these because are super convenient, easy to carry, easy access and give a real premium look.

Leather messenger bags tend to be a great first bag for a friend or family that is making that first step into the world of work. These bags say “I’m not a kid anymore, but neither am I a super serious high court judge”.

We see leather messenger bags as one of our best-selling collections due to their versatility. Got a meeting in the city? What about a night away with the wife? Or even a day picking up some new clothes? You’ll find leather messenger bags are usually suitable for any occasion.

Be sure to look closely at the dimensions and interior of any leather messenger bags. You want to be sure that this bag will hold everything you need.

Look closely at the weight too – as these are primarily held over the shoulder you want to make sure you get something that you can carry comfortably. It’s worth noting that if you’ve never had a bag made from leather before, you might find it a little heavier than you’re expecting.

Whether you’re an Indiana Jones type, or more a Jim Halpert type, you’ll find leather messenger bags are super versatile and a great choice for a leather computer bag for men.

Are messenger bags the right laptop bag for you? Check out our leather messenger bags.

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If the leather messenger bag falls somewhere between professional and casual, the leather briefcase falls firmly in the professional category.

You’ll find the leather briefcase is a great choice for those who are looking to be taken seriously – perfect for doctors, lawyers or any high powered professional (or one looking to get there!).

A classic staple for decades, the leather briefcase has evolved to be a great choice for a men's leather work bag.

Once a primary tool for papers and documents, many of the best-selling leather attaché briefcases these days will have special compartments for not just your laptop, but also your tablet, cell phone and charging cables too.

Be extra sure to look closely at the dimensions of a leather briefcase – they’re not built to stretch!

Weight is a really important consideration here. Whilst in the past it may not have been much of an inconvenience to carry a heavier leather briefcase (you really only carried papers and documents), these days that’s different. Most leather briefcases will only be carried with a top handle – when you’re carrying heavier devices this can become strenuous quickly.

Looking for a seriously professional leather laptop bag for women or men? Check out our collection of leather briefcases.

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Often more for the sophisticated outdoorsman, leather backpacks are increasingly becoming a great choice for a men's laptop bag.

You just can’t beat the convenience of a good backpack – they’re still the most comfortable way to carry a good deal of stuff. But, if you’re looking for a real upgrade on your old backpack from school, you might find leather backpacks are a great choice. They’re hardwearing, comfortable and give you that classic look you’re after.

Likely more useful for a casual setting, leather backpacks are a great choice for hiking, camping or even a weekend city break. Built to house a load of gear in really premium material, most will find a leather backpack a real step up.

We’d recommend looking closely for one that has a special padded laptop sleeve (usually this will go against your back). A really good one can be used as a leather backpack for 16 inch laptops or even larger.

These days, there are a ton of custom designs and secret pockets on many backpacks – we find these are always nice surprises for the wearer.

Again, note that as leather is heavier than most alternatives, leather laptop backpacks may be a little heavier that your last school bag. Be sure to take that into account when reading up on your next bag.

On the lookout for a great leather backpack that fits your laptop? Take a look at our collection of leather backpacks.

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Top 7 Leather Laptop Bags for Men in 2022

Here at The Real Leather Company, we know leather bags better than most. Below is our selection of the 7 best for 2022.

Every grown-up needs a good bag. We know the transition into adulthood is a shock to the system, and our inner-child often doesn’t know how to cut through the chaos and find the accessories we need to “adult” with confidence. Lucky for you, we’ve removed the guesswork and created the only work-and-life bag you’ll ever need ever again.

Designed to upgrade your daily look, we’ve found our customers love The Daily. This shoulder bag is perfect for either a 15-inch laptop or a 17-inch laptop (depending on the size selected). This satchel is made from only the finest premium top grain leather.

Available in two colors, we’ve found The Daily is fast becoming the standard for leather messenger bags.

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"This is exactly what I wanted. Gorgeous, rugged and well built. Classic and sophisticated at the same time." - Jonathan D., The Daily customer

 

NOTHING BEATS THE FRAGRANCE OF REAL LEATHER

The Daily is more than a satchel bag – it’s the workplace companion for men you didn’t even know you needed (you’re welcome). This super-professional, stylish, and grown-up 15” men's leather briefcase messenger bag is where timeless class and built-in convenience meet, with an ageless aesthetic and, of course, ample space for all of your stuff.

And when we say all of it, we mean it.

Store not only the standard paraphernalia like your 15” – 17” laptop, iPad, pens, journal, and wallet, but your lunch and spare clothes too. Thoughtful and neat compartments keep life’s essentials in reach. No more digging around. No more frustration.

The Perfect Bag for Any Occasion

The Daily doesn’t only slay at the office. This bad boy is the perfect wingman after-hours too, whether you’re headed for happy hour beers or hiking in the great outdoors.
 

Our leather messenger bag’s convenience is matched only by its comfort and premium build, designed to keep up with your lifestyle through first-class durability and breathability.

Constructed by Experts

Crafted by artisans using premium cowhide leather and superior brass and metal hardware, this extra-thick lifestyle companion will stay with you as long as you allow it to – and seeing as each is made by hand, no two shoulder bags are ever the same.

A fully adjustable shoulder strap also puts you in control of your comfort and aesthetic.

Be the Envy of the Crowd

“They” say it’s what’s on the inside that counts, but with The Daily, you’ll rock your personality on the outside too.

Set your inner-alpha free. Invite this rugged, classic leather briefcase to be a part of your everyday escapades – your only regret will be that you didn’t do it yesterday.

REAL CUSTOMER REVIEWS

 

Skeptic no more

"I was skeptical to order another leather bag online, having just had a previous bad experience with another company. But upon receiving The Daily Messenger Bag, I am a skeptic no more. It is perfect, awesome and gorgeous. I even discovered a couple of features that weren’t mentioned in the product description. I love it. Thanks The Real Leather Company." - Les Reu, The Daily customer

 

Great Bag

"I was looking for a stylish, durable leather bag to transport my 15” laptop and a few other items back and forth to the office daily that wasn’t a big bag. This bag seems to be of excellent quality, the leather is top notch, and I think this bag will only get better with age. Very happy with this bag and recommend, definitely would buy again." - Joe, The Daily customer

Like the prominent explorer of the same name, this leather messenger bag is always up for an adventure. But you don’t need to be a college archaeology professor to rock this bag…whether you’re a lawyer, accountant, or just a regular human trying to adult, this bag proves not all heroes wear capes. Some simply sport premium leather while they explore the world from dawn ‘till dusk, with all their paraphernalia neatly and safely tucked away at arm’s reach.

New this year, The Jones is a classic tribute to everyone’s favorite archaeologist. If you’re at it from dawn to dusk, just like Indy, you’ll find this full grain leather travel bag will keep up with you and more! With plenty of room for a laptop up to 17 inches, this is a real premium item.

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 "This top quality briefcase is handsome in a subtle, elegant way. It's perfect in its design, with compartments for every need from cell phone to laptop." - C. Anderson, The Jones customer

 

TAKE THE SPIRIT OF INDY ON EVERY ADVENTURE

He’s brave. He’s iconic. He’s ruggedly handsome. He has a cool hat. Wait. Who are we talking about again? Well, we could be talking about Indy himself – but this bag’s just as smart, fun, and the full package in one.

A Companion for Life

Like Indy, you’re at it from sunrise to sunset . You’ve got a lot of stuff to lug around wherever you go, and you need more than an aging rucksack.

You need a ruggedly charming messenger bag that packs in every punch…

Quality.

Craftsmanship.

Space.

Thoughtful compartments.

A weathered aesthetic that only gets better with age.

The Refined Man’s Sidekick

Whether you’re burning the midnight oil at the office or headed for beers with the boys, this is the men's leather messenger laptop bag you didn’t even know you needed.

Handcrafted from premium full grain leather – the highest grade on God’s Earth – this is the bag for the gentleman on the move.

From 17” laptops to books and top-secret archeology files, or, you know, standard paperwork…The Jones holds it all in style.

Don’t Worry – No Snakes Included

Just like Indy himself, this bad boy is like the cool professor you’ll wish you had at school. When you feel like life’s getting the better of you, show it who has more chest hair and a better hat. Show it your Indy spirit with The Jones.

Judging from this rugged beast’s badass reviews, we know you’ll love The Jones too.

Try it – we dare you.

REAL CUSTOMER REVIEWS

 

Much Better Than Expected
"I ordered this on Black Friday, getting a good price. I was skeptical on just how good it would look, function, & hold up with heavy use. I have two other leather bags that I love, but I wanted to mix it up a bit. It feels good quality, and it doesn't fold and crinkle like cheap 'paper leather' that I have seen with other leather messenger bags on Amazon.

I was impressed with the color. I find it to be a better, darker brown than what is in the picture. Granted, I'm sure there is a lot of color variations from bag to bag, but I love this 'starting' color on mine. Overtime, the wear, stretching and scratches will only make it look better.

There isn't a smell on the outside, other than the smell of real leather. The inside canvas has a slight smell, but I know that'll fade with time. I am letting it breathe for a week or two before using it. If it doesn't dissipate, I may use some kind of conditioner on the canvas to try and wash it out.

Also, may I give a suggestion to the manufacturer - consider doing magnetic tabs or slip buckles underneath the leather latch. I knew it was latch, so I'm not disappointed, but after some regular use, cinching a buckle gets tiring. Other than that - I'm excited to put it through the paces, and keep it in the bag rotation." - Eric, The Jones customer

 

Great Customer Service -- Great Product
Thank you Real Leather Company for making ordering on line so easy. I ordered the 18" Jones bag but found out that it was too large when I received it. Your customer service was very easy to deal with and sent me a 16" replacement that works perfectly for my needs. I appreciate not only your quality customer service but also the quality of the bag. Thank you! - Charles Forthaus, The Jones customer

Once this everyday companion is on your shoulder, you’ll see what we mean when we say it’s the last men's messenger bag you’ll ever buy.

There's a convenient front pocket where you can store your tablet, along with loads of other inner compartments for all your other devices and docu

There's room for all the gear you might need (including a padded compartment for a 15.6 inch laptop) and its classic brown aesthetic is only half the story – dig a little deeper, and you’ll find this laptop briefcase's full storyline…

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"Got this for my husband for his birthday. He seems to love it! Looks awesome on and he says it fits all his gear." - Harriet, The Everyday customer

THE LAST LAPTOP BAG YOU’LL EVER BUY

Every man has three things: 5pm stubble, a good tie, and a quality briefcase. If you’re a man – or you know a man – who is missing one of the above, let us bridge the gap. While we can’t help you grow your beard or tie collection, we can kit you out with The Everyday leather briefcase bag that’s capable, charming, and rugged enough to keep up with you whether you’re being manly at the office or at home on the couch.

THE POWER OF AUTHENTIC LEATHER FOR WORK, STUDY AND TRAVEL

Once this everyday companion is on your shoulder, you’ll see what we mean when we say it’s the last briefcase you’ll ever buy.

There's room for all the gear you might need (including a padded compartment for a 15.6 inch laptop) and its classic brown aesthetic is only half the story – dig a little deeper, and you’ll find this protagonist’s full storyline…

Everyday Durability

You need a bag that’s just as tough and manly as you are – one that’s built by artisans to withstand the everyday hustle.

That’s why we built this practical, spacious men’s briefcase using superpremium,
thick, top-grain leather and brass & metal hardware that, like you or your man, only gets more handsome and charismatic with time.

Everyday Companion

Once your hands are wrapped around the (totally adjustable) straps of this kickass leather briefcase bag, you’ll wonder how you ever survived without it.

Seriously – organization and class make life so much better.

Everyday Capacity

We’ve kitted this timeless leather briefcase bag out with a compartment for absolutely everything imaginable, every day.

From the standard stuff like your 15.6 inch laptop and notebook – to the other everyday staples you can’t move without like your phone and cards – this leather briefcase bag holds it all. And it does so in style, taking your adult game to the next level.

Put The Everyday to the test and see for yourself.

REAL CUSTOMER REVIEWS

Perfect portions
"I've been looking for a bag that has a good layout for handling a variety of items; notebook and pens, headphones, computer, a couple of cellphones, on and on. This bag has pockets in all the right places and looks great at the same time. Very happy with the purchase." - Ternowski, The Everyday customer

Husband loves it
"Got this for my husband for his birthday. He seems to love it! Looks awesome on and he says it fits all his gear. Worth mentioning it's a little on the heavier side, but I guess that's real leather. Thanks guys!" - Harriet, The Everyday customer

A daily carry that won't quit, The Pilot is designed to be your new casual or formal companion for years to come. Available in two colors, Dark Brown and Light Brown, this men's leather laptop messenger bag is crafted with high quality, extra thick buffalo leather.

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"What a stunning bag! I got it for a gift for my sons college graduation! It holds everything he needs for work - lots of room. Very stylish and perfect for him. The quality is amazing! Thank you!" - Wanda, The Pilot customer

 

CLEAN AND RUGGED

This metropolitan leather messenger bag is built to be clean and rugged, yet provide you with a surprising amount of space for your gear. Made from luxurious top-grain water buffalo leather, this messenger bag screams wild and free, yet maintains that business professional look.

Designed to fit up to a 16 inch laptop, The Pilot has two separate canvas lined interior compartments. The interior organizer system means there's loads of room for your books, cards, pens, documents and phone. Four exterior pockets mean your gear can be easily accessed without opening the bag.

SUPERIOR HARDWARE

Premium brass hardware, magnetic closures and YKK zippers are used so your bag can keep up with your active lifestyle. Created with the finest top-grain water buffalo leather, you'll know it's built to last.

Top Grain Buffalo Leather

Handcrafted from extra-thick, premium buffalo leather, this bag is rugged and long lasting.

The Pilot is constructed from only the top layer of the buffalo hide, giving it extra strength, breathability and durability.

Designed to be a companion for life, this leather bag will only get better with age.

Premium Hardware

Precisely handcrafted by expert artisans, The Pilot is made with only premium metal hardware, so you'll know it's built to last a lifetime.

Included is a fully adjustable shoulder strap that is built to hold up over time.

Room for all your gear

Built to be your ultimate everyday companion, The Pilot is designed to be ultra practical.

Protect your laptop in the padded laptop compartment for your 16 inch computer, along with multiple compartments for your tablet, documents, papers, wallet, phone, books, journals and more.

REAL CUSTOMER REVIEWS

Better Than Expected
"I absolutely LOVE this bag and it’s better that I expected. Really beautiful style but practically designed with a professional look. The inside offers all of the space I need and love the compartments to carry a computer, iPad and anything I need to carry to and from work. A very classy piece and really well made. Couldn’t be happier." - Michael Corrado, The Pilot customer

Beautiful
"I got this one for my husband’s birthday and he loved it.At first leather it’s hard for a couple of weeks but it’s getting soft and better after use.Beautiful color and comfortable.A lot of space.It’s a pretty good size,too.I will order the light brown for our anniversary." - Yahaira Burgos, The Pilot customer

Designed to be a throwback to a time of expert quality and superior craftsmanship, The Retro is the quintessential leather messenger bag.

Made from the finest quality leather available, this full grain leather briefcase is passionately handcrafted by skilled artisans.

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"A great bag, with many pockets, including a protected pocket for a laptop or iPad. Beautiful craftsmanship too." - Linda, The Retro customer

ROOM FOR ALL YOUR GEAR

If you're looking for a stylish bag with lots of room for your gear, you'll find The Retro is purpose built. You can easily fit multiple laptops with up to 17 inch screens in the two padded compartments. There's also room for your tablet, files, documents, cables, chargers, books, pens and just about anything else the professional needs to carry.

STYLISH LEATHER

Created with durable, extra thick, stylish leather and with a comfortable, removable shoulder strap, The Retro will be the talk of your office.

Full Grain Leather

Handcrafted from premium full grain leather, the highest grade available, this bag is rugged and long lasting.

The Retro is constructed from the very top layer of the hide, giving it extra strength, breathability and durability.

Designed to be a companion for life, this leather bag will only get better with age.

Premium Hardware

Precisely handcrafted by expert artisans, The Retro is made with only premium brass and metal hardware, so you'll know it's built to last a lifetime.

Included is a fully adjustable shoulder strap that is built to hold up over time.

So Much Space

Built to be your ultimate everyday companion, The Retro is designed to be ultra practical.

There's a compartment for either your 15 or 17 inch laptop, along with other compartments for your tablet, water bottle, documents, papers, wallet, phone, books, journals and more.

You'll be amazed at just how much gear you can get in this bag.

REAL CUSTOMER REVIEWS

Beautiful briefcases
I ordered 3 different briefcases for different purposes.
They are all lovely: beautiful quality leather, excellent workmanship, packed very well, and quick shipping.
Each case has its distinct characteristics, but all well made and functional.
All 3 will stay here at home with me. They will be used as needed for different purposes: work (my husband and I are both working as teachers right now.) and for carrying personal documents and devices.
We highly recommend the briefcases from the Real Leather Company. - A. Fernández, The Retro customer

Leather Briefcase
It was a Christmas gift and my grandson loves it! Exactly what he wanted, beautiful leather! - Loretta W., The Retro customer

Purpose built to complement a rough and ready look, The Distressed is the ultimate in timeless fashion.

This leather messenger bag is crafted to give you that authentic look you crave. Made from the finest quality leather available, this eco-friendly, full grain, buffalo leather briefcase is constructed using specially selected leather that is tanned naturally - without the use of chemicals.

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"The leather is very thick, impressive. High quality item, better than advertised, seems extremely well built." - Robert, The Distressed customer

ROOM FOR YOUR LAPTOP

And it's not just a fashion piece either, it's also incredibly practical. It works great as a 17 inch laptop bag in leather, and there's loads more room for your tablet, files, documents, cables, chargers, books, pens and just about anything else the professional needs to carry.

EXTRA THICK BUFFALO LEATHER

Created with durable, extra thick, buffalo leather and with a comfortable, removable shoulder strap, you’ll know The Distressed is with you for the long haul.

Full Grain Buffalo Leather

Handcrafted from premium full grain buffalo leather, the highest grade available, this bag is rugged and long lasting.
 

The Distressed is constructed from the very top layer of the buffalo hide, giving it extra strength, breathability and durability.

As buffalo leather is naturally extra thick, this bag is designed to be a companion for life.

This leather bag will develop a natural patina and only get better with age.

Premium Hardware

Precisely handcrafted by expert artisans, The Distressed is made with only premium brass and metal hardware, so you'll know it's built to last a lifetime.

Included is a fully adjustable shoulder strap that is built to hold up over time.

Room for all your gear

Built to be your ultimate everyday companion, The Distressed is designed to be ultra practical.

There's a compartment for either your 15 or 17 inch laptop, along with other compartments for your tablet, documents, papers, wallet, phone, books, journals and more.

REAL CUSTOMER REVIEWS

Beyond Satisfied
The product is beautiful, workmanship and finish of the leather is fantastic. As good as the product is, the service from Real Leather is even better. Shipping was timely, I had some questions, and the responses were prompt, and all my questions were answered to my complete satisfaction. I would recommend your products unreservedly! - David Schnelly, The Distressed customer

Awesome!
Unbelievable bag. I’ve gotten so many compliments on it and the customer service is impeccable. Shipping was quick, and you won’t find any other bag like this online! - James Chasmar, The Distressed customer

The ultimate vintage leather backpack, The Rucksack is built to be rugged, rough and ready for anything. Whether you're going on a weekend away, or a day hiking, this backpack will be your new favorite companion.

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

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"Purchased this for my daughter for her birthday. She was so pleased with the quality and style of The Rucksack. It is very well made and the size is perfect." - Lisa, The Rucksack customer

IDEAL FOR EVERYDAY USE

This extra large backpack is perfect for carrying everything you need for a day outdoors or a trip away. Easily fit in the main compartment your clothes, along with your headphones, other devices and books. Then use any of the four convenient exterior pockets to keep your wallet, phone, passport and keys.

STYLISH LEATHER

Created with extra-thick, stylish leather, and comfortable backpack straps, you’ll know this backpack is built to last. This bag is great as either a men's or women's leather laptop bag and can be an alternative to a women's tote bag.

Full Grain Leather

Handcrafted from premium full grain leather, the highest grade available, this bag is rugged and long lasting.
 

The Rucksack is constructed from the very top layer of the hide, giving it extra strength, breathability and durability.

Designed to be a companion for life, this leather bag will only get better with age.

Premium Hardware


Precisely handcrafted by expert artisans, The Rucksack is made with only premium brass and metal hardware, so you'll know it's built to last a lifetime.

Included is adjustable shoulder straps that are built to hold up over time.

Room for all your gear

Built to be your ultimate everyday companion, The Rucksack is designed to be ultra practical.

You can fit your 15 inch laptop, along with other compartments for your clothes, tablet, documents, papers, wallet, phone, books, journals and more.

REAL CUSTOMER REVIEWS

Loved the bag.
Very good quality and outstanding customer service. - Barry N., The Rucksack customer

Great Backpack
Purchased this for my daughter for her birthday. She was so pleased with the quality and style of The Rucksack. It is very well made and the size is perfect, large enough to use as an overnight bag but not so big that it can’t be used for everyday. She loves it! - Lisa, The Rucksack customer

Whatever route you choose to go down, at The Real Leather Company, we encourage you to buy a leather bag with the intention to keep it for life – think heirloom quality.

Think deeply about what you’re going to use it for and be sure to get something you’re insanely proud to display.

Still browsing? Check out our full collection of leather laptop bags.

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.

Where to buy leather laptop bags?

At The Real Leather Company, we stock a wide range of leather laptop bags. We have many styles including messengers, laptops, backpacks and duffle

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.