Our leather rucksack backpack is a contemporary design of the military rucksack that was utilized by the US Military at the end of WWII and the revised version throughout Vietnam. Where utility and function was the only concern of the US Military, we’ve concentrated on comfort, durability and vintage styling that only leather offers. Offering up extra storage capacity compared to our roll top backpack, the large external pockets with adjustable leather straps keep your small good easily accessible and ideal for a daily carryall. Additionally, it’s a top file bag with a drawstring closure and adjustable leather straps. The all-leather construction will stand up to elements and age nicely as the leather patinas.
Full Grain Leather
15" Tall x 15.5" Wide at base x 4.5" deep
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It’s strong yet supple leather, it reminds of a leather backpack I received as a gift back in the 70’s... that bag lasted ~30 years!! I’m an executive who travels a lot overseas..I need a sturdy, strong bag to carry my heavy work laptop and this fits the bill! Plus- the price is beyond reasonable: it’s Christmas morning for adults!!
The bag can be slightly uncomfortable and squeaks when it runs against my back. I’m a little disappointed the strap in the front to close the bag is already starting to wear faster than the rest of the bag. I pull on the strap to open the bag and have been doing it for three days. It’s already starting to curve into a strange shape. Overall the bag is beautiful, but it feels like it’s going to take some time to break in. The inside is also just one big space. I wish there were more pockets for me to organize things better.
Overall the bag is great and has nice build quality to it. There are however a few shortcomings. The bag itself droops which might not be the most supportive if you’re carrying heavy things in there. Also, there’s a considerable amount of dye/paint transfer so be aware of that when wearing light colored shirts. Can’t tell you how many shirts or sweaters I’ve found with brown stains as a result of this bag.
I have been eyeing this backpack for over a year, and could not be happier that I finally purchased it. I own the tote, and the oversized tote, and know that I could expect the same quality leather and craftsmanship, and I have not been disappointed. (My husband called it “majestic” when he first saw it.) I am a college professor and needed to distribute the weight of all of my papers and books more evenly as I trek across campus. There is plenty of room for my 13 inch laptop, papers, text books, and everything else I need. I have no doubt the leather will break in beautifully, just like my other Whipping Post bags. And I have no doubt that this will NOT be the last Whipping Post bag that I buy.
The quality was great and it’s a beautiful piece but it was just too big for what I was looking for. WP needs to make a petite version of this bag soon
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