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Why Choose Our Leather Backpacks for Men?

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 hard-wearing and convenient bag. And you also want something that gives a real premium look.

However, if you're new to the world of leather, it's likely that you're still trying to decide 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 you'll get a bunch of use out of.

Questions like:

  1. Should I go for full grain or top grain leather?
  2. What sizes should I go for?
  3. Should I get a standard or a rolltop style?

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

On this page, we'll list what are the main things to be thinking about before you buy a men's leather backpack.

At The Real Leather Company, we have a fantastic collection of leather backpacks for you to explore. We know we have the perfect men’s backpack waiting for you.

Whether you are a student, a professional, or an adventurer. We know you will love the timeless charm of leather.

Real Leather Only

The materials we use are very important. We're proud to say that our backpacks are made from real leather. That means the leather comes from actual animals.

Each backpack is unique. We believe in using materials that are genuine and natural. This gives our backpacks for men an extra touch of charm.

We never compromise on quality. We use the best materials and pay attention to every detail to make sure our backpacks for men are top-notch. From the stitching to the zippers, every part is made with care for durability and long-lasting use.

As they are made from real leather, our leather laptop backpacks are very long-lasting. But, they also age beautifully over time. They develop a unique patina that tells the story of your adventures.

Types of Leather

There are three main types of leather you’ll want to be aware of when buying a leather backpack. The type of leather you choose will change the price. But also the durability and the look of your bag.

Full Grain Leather

This leather 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 chemical 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% natural skin. So you’re likely to find blemishes. Just like our own skin.

As no chemical processes are applied, this impacts the durability. Full grain leather will usually be the longest lasting leather type for your leather backpack.

Top Grain Leather

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

This makes it easier to work with and means any blemishes 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.

Most backpacks 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.

Genuine Leather

This leather is made from the leftover scraps. Once the top layer of the hide has been used for full and top grain leather, the scraps remain.

It’s still real leather and will appear so. However, it’s unlikely to last as long as full or top grain.

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

Choosing the Right Style

This one is personal. But it is worth knowing about 3 main categories you can fit leather backpacks into. Think carefully about what style you'll want to carry around.

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


These are usually the most popular. Vintage leather backpacks are a throwback to a simpler time when quality ruled the roost. These will usually be styled to look decades old. You expect people to assume they are just that.

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 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. Stuff like clothes, a water bottle, your wallet, and more. Classic leather backpacks for men are something Indiana Jones might have appreciated.


In recent years, more modern designs of leather backpacks have come to the fore. It is now entirely possible to 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. 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.


This design is quite unique. But it definitely deserves a mention. The rolltop leather backpack.

These leather backpacks polarize opinions. Some will love them, some not so much. They're designed to expand and retract depending on how much gear you're carrying. 

If you've only got a little amount of stuff, you can really roll it up. The backpack will look much smaller. It's the opposite if you're carrying a load of gear.

They really give you a lot of flexibility. They are a great option for those who are looking for a leather backpack for daily carry. But also a weekend getaway bag.

Picking the Right Size

Leather backpacks are heavier than you’ll be used to. You’ll want to make sure you’ve got room for all your gear. Be mindful that you don’t buy something that’s just way too big. It’ll likely be too heavy for what you need.

Our advice is to measure your laptop. Then find something that it fits perfectly into. Say for example your laptop is 15 inches in diagonal length (think how you’d measure a TV!). Look for a leather backpack for men that claims it fits ‘laptops up to 15 inches in size’.

Make sure you’ve seen inside the bag before you go ahead and buy. We always like it when leather 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?

Check out our leather laptop backpacks and the different size laptops they can fit. Use the filters on this page.

Stylish and Practical

Our leather backpacks are designed to be both stylish and practical. We understand that you need a backpack that looks cool and also fits your everyday needs.

That's why our collection includes different designs. Each design has its own special features and advantages. Click on the leather travel backpacks on this page to look closer at any design.

For all the cool guys out there, we have a wide selection of leather travel backpacks. These backpacks are tough and long-lasting. But they also give you a classy and sophisticated look.

Whether you're going to school, work, or on an outdoor adventure, our men's leather backpacks are made to suit your needs.

We offer backpacks in different sizes to meet different preferences and requirements. We have small backpacks for men that are perfect for everyday use. We also have larger ones that can hold all your stuff for a weekend trip.

We’ve got small backpacks that are perfect for everyday use. Then larger ones that can hold all your stuff for a weekend trip. Look at the different size bags on this page. We’re sure we've got the right size for you.

Our backpacks come in various colors and styles to match your personal taste.

We have classic black leather backpacks that go with everything. We have rich brown leather backpacks that have a vintage vibe. We’ve got the color to match your style.

One great thing about our rucksacks is that they're useful in many ways. Yes, they are popular with guys. But many women love using them as stylish and practical purses. 

Our backpacks are designed to be suitable for everyone. So regardless of gender, anyone can enjoy their beauty and usefulness.

Travel in Comfort

We understand that comfort is important. That's why our backpacks have padded and adjustable straps. These straps offer great support and reduce the strain on your shoulders.

Our customers love these bags when they are walking to school, on their daily commute, or exploring the great outdoors. Our backpacks will keep you comfortable all day long. They have a special design that distributes weight evenly.

You can go about your day with ease and without discomfort.

Our leather backpacks are long lasting, stylish and also super practical. Many of our designs have multiple compartments and pockets. You can organize your stuff easily in our bags.

You'll have quick access to your laptop, books and water bottle. As well as anything else you need to bring along.

Our backpacks have laptop sleeves to fit either 13 inch laptops, 15 inch laptops or 17 inch laptops. Use the filters on this page to find the size that suits your needs.

Easy Shopping

Our online store offers a user-friendly interface. This allows you to browse our collection of leather bags with ease.

Detailed product descriptions and high-quality images and videos provide a clear representation of each backpack for mens features. If you have any questions or need assistance, our dedicated customer support team is always ready to help.

We offer free shipping on all our leather backpacks. We want to make it easy for you to get the perfect backpack delivered to your doorstep.

At The Real Leather Company, we value our customers and strive to provide excellent service. We're here to answer any questions you may have.

We hope to help you find the leather backpack that matches your style and needs. Your satisfaction is our top priority. We're committed to making sure you have a great shopping experience with us.

We stand behind the quality of our leather backpacks. We're confident that you'll love your purchase. However, if for any reason you're not completely happy with your backpack, we offer a hassle-free return policy.

Reach out to our customer support team. And we'll guide you through the return process.

So why wait? Explore our collection of backpacks for men today and find the perfect companion for your daily adventures. Our leather backpacks are designed to upgrade your lifestyle and elevate your style. They are perfect whether you're a student, a professional, or an avid traveler.

Take a look at our collection of backpacks today. Find the perfect companion for your everyday adventures. With their long lasting nature, their style, and their usefulness, our backpacks are sure to become your new favorite accessory.

Explore the world with confidence. Carry your belongings in a leather backpack that showcases your personality and sense of style.

Backpacks for men not for you? Use the menu on this page to look at our other leather goods. We have messenger bags, briefcases, duffle bags and more.

Leather Laptop Backpack FAQs

Can leather backpacks get wet?

Leather backpacks are generally water resistant, but not fully waterproof.

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 to do.

If you spill something on it, blot away the moisture with a clean dry cloth as quickly as possible.

Caught in a rainstorm? Be sure to let your leather bag completely air dry. 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.

Are leather backpacks heavy?

If you have never owned a real leather good before, you may find leather backpacks heavy. They are heavier than a similar nylon or fabric backpack. Our leather travel backpacks have reinforced leather straps to make them more comfortable.

We recommend buying only the size you need. In most cases, it is not a good idea to get a leather bag bigger than you need. The weight may be more than you are expecting.

If you want to fit your 15 inch laptop, buy a leather laptop backpack that fits 15 inch laptops. Use the filters on this page to find the right laptop fit.

What are leather backpacks used for?

Here's some feedback we’ve collection from our customers. It shows the most common reasons people use our leather backpacks:

  1. Carrying Things: Leather backpacks help you carry stuff like books, notebooks, and even a laptop.
  2. Going to Work: You can use leather travel backpacks to carry your documents, files and laptop for work.
  3. Going to School: You can use leather bookbags for school to hold your homework, pencils, and lunch.
  4. Traveling: When you go on trips, backpacks for men are a great choice to keep your clothes and things.
  5. Looking Stylish: These backpacks are fancy and make you look cool and grown-up.
  6. Going Out: If you're going somewhere, you can use a leather backpack to carry your stuff.
  7. Being Organized: They have pockets to keep things neat, like a place for your phone or wallet.
  8. A Special Gift: Using a leather backpack can make the user feel important and put-together.

Who uses leather backpacks?

Here are the most popular buyers of our leather backpacks:

  1. High Schoolers and College Students: Older students use leather bookbagsfor their books, notebooks, and laptops. Brown leather backpacks are popular with high schoolers.
  2. Travelers: People going on trips use leather travel backpacks to carry clothes and essentials.
  3. People with Style: Anyone who wants to look fashionable and cool might choose a leather backpack.
  4. Professionals: Grown-ups working in offices or businesses sometimes use leather backpacks for their work things. Black leather backpacks are popular with professionals.
  5. Urban Explorers: Folks who like to explore the city use leather travel backpacks to carry stuff while they're out.
  6. Artists or Musicians: Creative people might use leather laptop backpacks to carry their art supplies or instruments.
  7. Casual Outings: Going to cafes, movies, or hanging out with friends is always fun. You can use leather travel backpacks to carry your stuff easily.
  8. Tech-Savvy Individuals: Those who need to carry gadgets like laptops and tablets. They might choose a leather laptop backpack for a sleek look.

Do leather backpacks last?

The durability and longevity of leather backpacks can vary. It depends on several factors such as the quality of the leather, craftsmanship, and how well they are cared for.

Generally speaking, well-made leather backpacks have the potential to last for many years. They can even last for decades if they are properly maintained.

High-quality leather, such as the full-grain backpacks you will find on this page last a very long time. Full grain leather is known for its durability and ability to develop a beautiful patina over time.

This type of leather tends to be more resistant to wear and tear compared to lower-quality leathers. Additionally, the construction and stitching of the backpack can contribute to its overall durability.

Are leather backpacks worth it?

Leather backpacks are more expensive than other materials. You can understand why some are unsure if they are worth the money. Leather bookbags will last a very long time. Decades in many cases.

Therefore, if they last longer they are a better investment and will actually save you money in the long run. Full grain and top grain leather backpacks can last a very long time.

Are leather backpacks in style?

Leather bookbags were first created hundreds of years ago. Even still, their popularity has increased a lot in recent years.

Leather backpacks are now the height of style. You will see both men and women wearing them a lot in urban cities and in rural towns. Black leather backpacks and brown leather backpacks are the most popular colors.

On this page we also have backpacks for women.

Even if they were to fall out of style, you can be sure they would be back in style soon. That’s the benefit of having a leather good that has been around for hundreds of years!

Where to buy leather backpacks?

At The Real Leather Company, you will find an extensive collection of leather laptop backpacks. We stock over 100 different designs of backpack. We only work with very high quality suppliers. All of our leather laptop backpacks are made from either full grain or top grain leather.

We recommend shopping on this page. Here you will find the most complete collection of leather travel backpacks anywhere on the internet.

What are the best leather backpack brands?

The leather backpack industry is unusual. This is because it is not dominated by any one big brand. We recommend looking for the features you want in a leather backpack for men. Then find the backpack that matches that from a reputable retailer.

On this page you can find our extensive collection. The Real Leather Company has over 100 designs of leather laptop backpacks available.

Where do you ship?

All backpacks are eligible for Free Shipping to the US. Our best selling items are also eligible for free shipping to the UK and Canada.

Can I return my backpack?

All backpack purchases from our store come with a 30-day money back guarantee.

Got your eye on something? Try it out for 30 days. If it's not for you, return it to us and we'll refund your order. And we promise, no hard feelings!

When will I get my order?

Most orders are processed and shipped within 1-3 business days of receipt.

The current typical delivery time of this item to the US, Canada and the UK is between 2-5 business days.

How do I look after my backpack?

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

We recommend the following to care for your leather laptop backpack:

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 our all natural leather cream found in our store 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 my backpack 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.