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The Compact

The Compact

Regular price $299
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"This backpack is really high quality! From the genuine leather exterior to the design of the interior and high end zippers, it is worth the price tag! Excited to use it as my new bag!" - GH, The Compact customer

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  • Top Grain Leather
  • Up to 15 Inch Laptops
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 Old-School Style. New-World Charm.

MEET THE COMPACT, THE “TARDIS” OF LEATHER BACKPACKS.

The verdict is in: The Compact is this month’s best leather backpack for men – and it’s not hard to see why! Here’s what our real leather advocates had to say about it:

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"This bag is beautiful! I absolutely love it, the inside is spacious with plenty of pockets, fits my laptop very well and snuff making it feeling very secure. Great bag for business or traveling, i would rate it 10 stars if i could, definitely recommend!" - Tristan J.

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

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"Product arrived just like expected. Strong and sturdy with good metal zippers. Couple flights and stored in overhead compartment no problems. Straps are long enough to be able to use just one for over the shoulder and position the pack well when using both." - Joy

…BUT WHY THE RAVE REVIEWS?

There’s always more than meets the eye. Just like the Tardis, or Mary Poppin’s handbag, The Compact is deliciously deceiving (in the best way possible). What appears to be a standard leather backpack on the outside is, on the inside, an inexplicable alternate universe of storage space.

Designed with the modern-day gentleman in mind, The Compact proves that a leather backpack by any other name wouldn’t smell as sweet. Just as its label suggests, The Compact is bursting with generous storage space for all your daily essentials.

Seriously, you won’t believe how much gear you’ll get into this stylish men’s leather backpack. And just when you think you’re done, there’s room for something else! We truly believe this is the best leather backpack out there.

Before you ask, no – the weight won’t send you crashing to the ground. Each Compact leather backpack has been cleverly designed to ensure even weight distribution across your back. So, even if you’ve (literally) got the weight of the world on your shoulders, you’ll still look dapper.

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

It’s Good-Lookin’

Whether you’re headed to the office or cracking open a cold beer with the boys on Friday, The Compact is just as beautiful as it is functional.

This stylish men’s leather backpack will boost your street cred tenfold, what with his premium top grain leather that will have every eye around you green.

Getting organized has never looked this suave.

It’s Practical

When we say The Compact has a spot for everything, we mean everything.

15.6” laptop? Check. Notebook? Check. Pens? Spare socks? Erm…flute? Triple check.

From home to work to Milan, this top grain leather backpack for men always has your back (pun intended, sorry).

Plus, the clasps won’t break like some cheap-leather-bags-that-won’t-be-named.

It’s High-Quality

Born at the hands of expert leather artisans, each Compact leather backpack is just as unique as the next.

While each edition bears the same design our customers love, its handmade nature means yours will showcase the unique nuances of your craftsman.

Owning a Compact leather backpack means owning something unique no one else has.

It’s An Investment

While there are plenty of cheap-leather-bags-that-won’t-be-named lining the shelves of stores near you, there’s only one Compact.

AKA, there’s only one leather backpack for men that looks good, feels great, and will last forever.

The price tag attached to this bad boy is nominal considering the fact that you’re getting a tireless, charming leather companion for life.

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FREE OUTFIT PAIRING GUIDE ON ALL $100+ ORDERS TODAY

Learn how to pair your new leather bag for work and leisure.

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Get outfit inspiration to:

  1. Impress your colleagues with workweek wins
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All while keeping it simple, quick, and affordable for all body shapes and sizes.

*please note the lookbook will be automatically added to cart for all orders over $100.

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THE REAL LEATHER GUARANTEE

We think you’ll love your new leather bag. But just in case it’s not quite right - all customers are protected by The Real Leather Guarantee.

With The Real Leather Guarantee, you can shop confidently, knowing that you have a whole 30 days to decide if your leather bag is everything you dreamed of.

With the option to return your order within 30 days, you can make your decision with full peace of mind.

Your most common questions

Shipping and returns

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

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

All purchases from our store come with The Real Leather 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?

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

Will my device fit?

The Device Fit on this item is: Up to 15 Inch Laptops

Not sure if your device will fit into this leather bag? Here we’ll show you how to find out step by step:

  1. Get something to measure your device with. A tape measure will work great.
  2. Find the bottom left corner of your device screen.
  3. Now, follow the screen with your eyes until you reach the top right corner of the screen.
  4. Take a tape measure and carefully measure the distance from the bottom left corner to the top right corner of the screen.
  5. Measure only the screen part. Ignore the frame or the black edge around the screen (that's called the bezel).
  6. Write down the number you measured and round down to the nearest whole number. E.g. 15.6” becomes 15” and 17.2” becomes 17”. This is your screen size in inches.
  7. Compare this number to the Device Fit number above.
  8. If the number you measured is smaller than or equal to the Device Fit number above, then it fits - great!
  9. If the number you measured is larger than the Device Fit number above, then it won’t fit comfortably. We recommend going back through our collection of bags and filtering by the Device Fit number you need.

Example:

I measured my laptop screen size and rounded the result as instructed. My screen size is 14 inches. All bags marked as Up to 15 Inch Laptops will fit my laptop.

Will this bag fit me?

We understand that finding the perfect leather bag can be a concern, especially when it comes to fitting different body shapes and sizes. Our bags are designed to accommodate adults of all sizes, and we have taken special measures to ensure your comfort and satisfaction.

Our leather bags are thoughtfully crafted to fit all sizes of humans comfortably.

Most of our bags feature adjustable shoulder straps that can be extended from 25 inches to 49 inches. This wide range ensures that the bag can be easily customized to fit your unique body shape and size. Whether you're petite, tall, or somewhere in between, you can adjust the strap to find the perfect fit.

Will this bag be too heavy for me?

We understand the importance of comfort when carrying your belongings. Bags made from real leather are slightly heavier than most other materials. That’s why we've made adjusting the shoulder straps on our bags quick and easy.

The design of the adjustable straps are user-friendly and hassle-free, so you won't have to spend a lot of time trying to get the right fit. Once you find your ideal strap length, you can easily secure it in place, allowing you to effortlessly carry the bag with maximum comfort and style.

How do I look after my bag?

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

We recommend following our full Leather Care Secrets guide to preserve your leather bag.

Use a good leather care kit once or twice per year to prevent your bag becoming dry or cracked. We recommend using this all natural leather care kit 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 bad 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.

Can this leather bag be made with custom dimensions?

We are able to make some leather bags in our collection with custom dimensions.

If you are interested in this service, please contact us, providing the model requested and the desired dimensions. If this is currently possible, we will then provide a quote.

Please note that any custom bags ordered this way are strictly made-to-order, so will take a little longer to get to you and will be more expensive than the similar model on our site. All custom orders are final and returns cannot be accepted.

Customer Reviews

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Tristan J.
My new favorite bag!

This bag is beautiful! I absolutely love it, the inside is spacious with plenty of pockets, fits my laptop very well and snuff making it feeling very secure. Great bag for business or traveling, i would rate it 10 stars if i could, defiantly recommend!

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Ko234
Perfect!

I bought this backpack for work. It is just perfect!
Lots of different sizes of pockets for storage, my laptop is well protected, the backpack slides easily over the handle of a trolley when travelling, and last but not least, it looks really nice.
It's not bulky but elegant and you just can't believe what all fits into it when you open the pockets ;-)

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Dustin P.
Love this bag!!

I searched high and low for a functional travel back pack for months ( I fly twice every week across the country ) that had the roller bag strap on the back. Once I saw this I liked it. Now that I’ve had it for several weeks and it has 1000s of miles on it, I love it! I have spent some time on it “weathering” it a bit and it looks amazing and looking better all the time. I already get compliments on it. Plenty of room for my laptop/charger, my thick Bible, headphones, cables, water bottles, and the rest of my gear. I would buy another one, but I don’t think it’s going to “give up the ghost” any time soon!!! Buy it!

Thanks so much Dustin! This is terrific!

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David jones
Awsome

I'm getting ready to purchase more products, any discounts available ???

Hi David, please join our email list to be included on any future sales. Thanks again.

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Ryan Wilber
Best Back Pack Ever

My current position is COF for a venture capitalist group. I wanted a back pad to carry into a Board meeting. This is the one I choice and it is prefect,

That's amazing to hear, thanks Ryan!

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good bag happy

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Joy
Good looking

Product arrived just like expected. Strong and sturdy with good metal zippers. Couple flights and stored in overhead compartment no problems. Straps are long enough to be able to use just one for over the shoulder and position the pack well when using both.

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GH
Quality all around! Great bag!

This backpack is really high quality! From the genuine leather exterior to the design of the interior and high end zippers, it is worth the price tag! Excited to use as my new bag!

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Anonymous
This bag will only get better with age.

Stopped everywhere go!!! Best bag I ever owned. Excellent quality leather. Durable. Thick. Heavy magnets. Great zippers. This should last years.

Thanks that's great to hear!