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The Kobuk

The Kobuk

Regular price $369
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"Love my backpack - top notch quality leather, larger than what I anticipated but not disappointed at all. Kudos to Real Leather Company, well worth the price!!" - Kenneth S., The Kobuk customer

  • Top Grain Leather
  • Up to 15 Inch Laptops
  • Free & Fast Shipping
  • Fast & Secure Checkout
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The Name’s Kobuk. THE Kobuk.


Meet the best and last large leather backpack you’ll ever need. Once you’ve experienced life with this classy companion by your side, you’ll wonder how you ever lived without him.

Backpack (/ˈbakpak/)
“a rucksack for carrying one’s belongings when travelling or hiking”.

A simple enough definition, and we guess most regular backpacks fit that description. But you’re not regular. And you need more than a rucksack to throw your stuff into. You need something durable. Something tough. Something that just as handsome as it is strong. You need The Kobuk, the best men's leather backpack for travel you’ll find. And good news – you found it.

Designed with the rugged modern-day mansplorer in mind, The Kobuk delivers everything you’ve ever wanted in a backpack (and a few things you didn’t know you needed). There’s ample space for your daily essentials in this large leather backpack – like your phone, keys, and snacks of choice – as well as bigger staples for weekend camping trips. Seriously, you’ll be surprised at just how much you can fit inside this bad boy. All without weighing you down (thanks, savvy leather backpack designers!).

The Kobuk Leather Backpack for Men


  • Made from top grain leather
  • Available in 3 colors
  • Style: Men's leather backpack for travel
  • Brass hardware and premium YKK zippers
  • Padded shoulder straps are fully adjustable from 17" up to 33"
  • Main compartment has a zippered opening and a roll top buckle closure
  • Magnetic buckle closure on front pocket
  • Easy access zippered side pocket for phone, wallet or keys
  • Easy access open side pocket for water bottle
  • Interior phone pocket on front of laptop sleeve
  • 3 interior pen holders on front of laptop sleeve
  • 1 interior metal doghook for keys
  • Padded laptop sleeve fits up to 15-inch screen display laptops (diagonal measurement)


  • Dimensions: 21" H x 13" W x 11" L
  • Weight: 3.5 lbs

Made by Kodiak Leather Co.

It’s Designed to Go the Distance

Man’s been making stuff with leather for millennia, but it took 7,000 for The Kobuk to make its debut.

This rugged leather masterpiece has your back (literally) from the office to the bar to the bush.

He’ll flow flawlessly between each role like a champ. From the office to Mount Everest, he’ll carry all your gear without complaint.

It’s Built for the Outdoors

When looking for the best leather backpack for hiking, you need to tick a few boxes. Comfortable and adjustable shoulder straps, spaciousness, water resistance, a padded laptop sleeve…we
could go on, but we don’t have to.

Because The Kobuk ticks every adventurer’s box head-on. It’s made to move wherever you move, while protecting your things against the wrath of mother nature.

It’s Unique

Owning your own stylish Kobuk leather backpack means owning something no one else has.

Why? Because each is made at the hands of local leather artisans. Yours will bear the personality of the craftsman behind every crease. Mass manufacturing? What’s that?

It’s A Suave Gift

Enough “world’s best son” mugs. No more “dad rocks” socks. If you’re looking for a unique gift for a special manly man in your life, you’ve found it.

Get him the gift that keeps on giving – a rolltop leather backpack he’ll use everywhere. And we mean everywhere. With this many easy-to-access interior and exterior pockets, he’ll never stuff his things in your handbag ever again.

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

Elevate your style with the 50+ leather bag outfit ideas featured in this lookbook*.

Get outfit inspiration to:

  1. Impress your colleagues with workweek wins
  2. Wow your friends with casual cool looks
  3. Look stylish for weekend exploration with adventure-ready looks

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.

  • 25,000+ Customers Served

    After serving so many customers over the years, we've learned a little along the way. Our leather experts are always on hand to help you with any questions.

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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.


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

Based on 6 reviews
Mick K
great leather

New to this whole leather thing, so didn't know what to expect. Just used it for the first time this weekend and was blown away. Leather feels amazing, it's comfortable and holds so much gear. Would highly recommend. Thanks!

Thanks Mick! That's terrific to read, we're glad you're enjoying your new bag.

Even better than I expected

Completely love these bags. My dad bought one for me for a birthday gift, then bought one for himself too when he saw mine. We've been going hiking mainly with them. They hold up great. Dad joked the other day he thinks he'll wear out before his bag does lol

That's great to hear TJ, thanks for taking the time to leave such a wonderful review. We're so glad you and your dad are getting great use from your bags.

Jack Strobel
The Kobuk

Finally, a bag that is big enough to pack enough for a weekend! Excellent leather! Couldn’t be happier.

Amazing, thanks Jack!

Kenneth Simmons
Love my backpack

Top notch quality leather, larger than what I anticipated but not disappointed at all. Kudos to Real Leather Comoany, well worth the price!!

Thanks Kenneth! We appreciate you taking the time to leave a review.

Ronald Fremin II


Thanks Ronald, we're very glad to hear that!

Valentina Rulli
Preciosa y muy buena calidad

Costó y demoró que llegara a Chile (no tienen envío al extranjero por lo que tuve que enviarlo a una casilla en USA y que desde allá enviaran el paquete (+100USD). Sin embargo, valió la pena y el dinero, pues es una mochila preciosa, de gran tamaño y buen acabado, la única sugerencia sería el packaging, ya que se le hacen arrugas al cuero que no se harían de manera natural, lo que dificulta que adquiera la forma de mochila.

Thanks for taking the time Valentina! Here is the english translation of this review:

Beautiful and very good quality

It cost and took time to get to Chile (they do not have shipping abroad so I had to send it to a box in the USA and have the package sent from there (+ 100USD). However, it was worth it and the money, because it is a beautiful bag, large and well finished, the only suggestion would be the packaging, since small wrinkles are made in the leather, but this is ok.