Published on 06/28/2017
Hands down, leather is one of the most versatile materials on the planet. There is no other natural textile that is fashionable, functional and long-lasting.
Think about it. Look around you at all the items that are made of leather. If you’re like most people, you’ll likely notice for the first time just how much leather you own and rely on each day. Belts, watch straps, shoes, shoelaces, backpacks, purses, baseball gloves, basketballs, book covers, iPhone cases, wallets and so many other things around you were all crafted from leather.
Leather is a material people seek out with intention. It’s strong. It withstands the elements. It’s meant to last.
Leather backpacks are not only trendy these days, but also a functional tool that have many more uses than the average dime store canvas backpack you replace each year.
The backpack is the go-to bag of choice for many for a reason.
We’ve been watching our friends, clients, family members and acquaintances on social media and here’s what people are carrying in their leather backpack:
Camera and tripod
Diapers, baby wipes, and baby toys
Airport carry-on supplies
School books, papers, pens and pencils
Hiking snacks and trekking poles
Bike tools, spare tire, and water for cycling trips
Files, computer, and tablet for work
Clothes and necessities for weekend trip
Books from the library
Towel, sunscreen, and beach toys
Wallet, keys, and everyday carry items
Music stand, sheet music and necessities for band gig
Tools for job
GPS receiver, printed maps, and brochures for hiking trip
Bivy sack, clothes, and supplies for camping
Makeup, keys and credit cards
Soccer ball, extra socks, and cleats for practice
Puppy snacks and water for dog’s obedience training class
Gloves, rain jacket, tent and other gear for motorcycle trips
Snacks and games for afternoons in the park
Tackle box, extra reels, and hat for fishing outings
Board games, snacks, and activities for kids when flying the friendly skies
Reading material and tokens for subway
Water, wet wipes and extra clothes for afternoon at playground
Passport wallet, travel maps and hotel reservation info for vacations
iPad and coloring books for road trips with kids
Deck of playing cards, Cribbage board and drinks for night with the guys
Change of clothes for after-work events
Workout clothes for gym
Extra gloves and tools for snowmobile trips
Laptop, wallet, and notebooks for coffee shop outings
Wine, sandwiches, and fruit for picnic outing
Tablet, projector, and files for work presentation
Karate uniform and protection equipment
Clothes and necessities for overnight trips
Smartphone, makeup, mints, and goodies for night out
Everything that used to fit in my purse
Packages and letters that need to be mailed at the post office
Hats, mittens, and poles for snowshoeing
Why the backpack? It’s so much easier and healthier to carry weight evenly distributed on your shoulders than it is to carry heavy bags, packages, clothing, groceries and more in your hands or slung over your shoulder.