When it comes to leather products I am sure we can agree on two things:
1. They last for a very long time
2. They keep their quality even while they age
If you are looking for high-quality leather backpacks that are made specially for men then you would love the selections that we have for you today.
In this post, I am going to show you some of the best leather backpacks for men that are hot, currently in style and are of the highest quality.
Whether you need it for traveling, for school, for work, or your daily commuting.
Whatever is your need for a leather bag I am very confident that you would find a perfect choice in this post.
There are a lot of reasons people like making use of leather packs and apart from the fact that they last longer than a regular backpack they are generally considered to be of very high quality and are also considered as a luxury fabric.
How To Take Care of A Leather Backpack
It does not matter how expensive or budget-friendly your leather backpack is.
If you don’t know how to properly take care of it…
…then your bag might not last as long as you might have hoped.
Leather is just like our skin.
It needs to be taken care of for it to perform properly.
For you to properly understand how this is done I encourage you to watch the video below as it would show you exactly how to take care of your leather bag.
Please note that oil and waxes that you apply to leather can darken the leather a little most especially for light-colored leathers.
My advice to you is to make sure you test it first on a spot that is not clearly visible just to make sure you are happy with results.
Make sure you go through every part of the leather…
…even the shoulder straps and handle (if they are made of leather)
How Long Can a Leather Backpack Last
I am pretty sure you must have asked yourself this question.
Here’s the deal:
We all know that nothing can last forever…
…but a leather bag that is taken care of, stored carefully and oiled regularly can last for a very long time.
What you need to know is that it depends on how it is used and how often it is used.
The lifespan of a bag used only during the weekend would last longer than a bag that is used daily.
According to vonbaer.co.uk/, a leather bag can last for more than 30 years.
That is a pretty long time to use a bag and I am pretty sure not a lot of people would want to make use of their bag for that long anyway because there is a good chance that the bag would eventually go out of style.
If you want your leather pack to last for a long time just make sure you store it properly by keeping it inside a dust bag and make sure you stuff it so it can retain its shape.
As long as it is properly oiled you would be making use of your leather backpack for a very long time.
Taking Care of a Leather Backpack
The “golden rule” in taking care of leather as we have mentioned earlier on is to make sure it is regularly oiled.
If you do this then you just need to know somethings to avoid when taking care of it to make sure it lasts for a long time because if you treat your leather product well, it would treat you well in return.
Below are some guidelines to follow in taking care of your leather backpack:
1. Don’t leave your leather under the sun
It is pretty simple. Leather is vulnerable to ultraviolet light from the sun. If exposed under the sun for a long time there is a high probability that the leather would start to lose its color. The UV would also make it dry out.
When a leather fabric dries it can lead to the fabric getting weak which would eventually make it start to crack. So you need to be wary of that.
2. Store your leather the right way
You need to make sure you don’t store your leather backpack in a dry room or closet because mildew and humidity can make the leather to deteriorate.
3. Don’t store in an airtight plastic bag
Just like our skins, leather fabrics have pores so you need to make sure wherever you store your leather bag it should be able to breathe.
Airflow is very important in maintaining a leather so you need to make sure you don’t store the leather in an airtight plastic bag even when storing it inside a plastic dust bag.
4. Be careful of where you put your leather bag
You don’t want your leather to get scratched as these marks can be really difficult or even nearly impossible to remove.
Also, make sure you don’t get your leather backpack stained as this can be difficult to remove. My advice to you is that if you get your bag stained do yourself a favor and get it cleaned by a professional.
You would save yourself a lot of trouble of not having to damage your leather pack.
The Best Leather Backpacks For Men
Polare’s Leather Backpacks for Men
We all know what the design of a typical backpack looks like.
I am not going to go into that here.
But if you are looking for a bag with a sought of unique design then you might seriously want to consider this Polare handcrafted leather backpack.
I consider this one of the best leather laptop backpacks for men I have recently come across.
The entire body of the bag is completely made with leather.
But you might be wondering:
What exactly is the type of leather used on the bag?
The entire body of the Polare leather backpack was made with full-grain cowhide leather.
Durable and thick.
As long as you maintain the bag and make use of it the right way you would have no problem with it and it would last you for a very long time.
The front design of the bag is what catches the attention of a lot of people due to its uniquely amazing and well-thought-out design.
But here’s the best part:
Those pockets are not just there for show as you can put some of your small sized items into them that you probably need quick access to.
If you own a laptop you can make use of the laptop sleeve inside the bag which can contain up to a 16″ laptop.
You can even also fit another 16″ sized laptop into the main compartment of the bag which is large enough to contain the items you would normally put in a bag.
There are pockets at both sides of the bag that can be used for water bottles or even a small-sized umbrella.
The Polare cowhide leather backpack can be used as a school bag, work bag and can even be used for traveling.
You would not regret getting this as there are a lot of happy users that are currently making use of the bag.
It is thick, heavy-duty and is well-made. Even the zippers are strong.
I can personally highly recommend this for anyone looking to buy a leather laptop backpack for men.
Kenneth Cole Reaction Backpack
It is among the top-rated branded leather backpacks for men listed on this post.
It is made entirely of cowhide Colombian leather.
What does this mean for you?
It means that you would be getting a luxurious and durable leather backpack that would last you a long time.
Luxurious in the sense that you can easily take it to work, to school, for traveling, for your business meetings and anywhere that requires a fancy carry-on.
Some of its features are:
- A laptop compartment able to hold your 16″ laptop.
- Internal organizational panels for your items such as your pens, credit card, atm card, etc
- Organizational pockets inside the bag as well as at the front of the backpack that can contain your phone, wallet, etc.
- A key fob in the front pocket for placing your keys. You no longer have to worry about looking for your keys. All you have to do is to place them in the key fob of the backpack.
- An RFID protection pocket to keep your personal information safe from hackers.
The Kenneth coal reaction laptop backpack is TSA friendly. This means that you would not have to bring out your laptop from your bag during an airport security checkpoint.
The back of the backpack is well padded with soft multi-panel ventilated padding which would make the bag very comfortable on your back while you are on the go.
The ventilated padding would also help keep your back cool while the bag is on your back.
This might not be as effective as advertised in keeping your back dry but I have found out that it does help.
The Kenneth Cole reaction pack has a sleek and sophisticated design that makes it perfect for the modern man on the go.
It has some cool features that can make you feel really comfortable while making use of the bag.
The only complaint I was able to find on the pack was that the bottom of the laptop compartment was not well padded. So if you decide to get this you might want to be a bit more careful when making use of the bag.
SOLO Reade’s Men’s Vintage Leather Backpack
Then you are going to love Solo Reade’s vintage leather backpack.
This is more suited for college students and is actually considered as one of the best leather backpacks for college students by a lot of its users.
It can also be used outside college and can be easily taken to work or even used for traveling or your daily commuting.
The backpack has a traditional college student design and has enough space perfect for the college student.
It is made with high-quality full-grain Colombian leather guaranteed to make the bag last for a long time.
Some of its previous users have made use of the bag for over 4 years.
And you know what the best part is?
According to solo reade, the bag comes with a 5 years limited manufacturers warranty…
…which would give you peace of mind when you make your purchase.
Just make sure when utilizing the warranty that you directly contact solo reade’s team.
Some features of the bag are:
- A separate padded laptop compartment able to fit a 15.6″ laptop which is a perfect laptop size for a college student. The padding would help protect your laptop from getting damaged in case the bag is bumped or knocked from your back.
- Front pockets at the front the bag for items you need quick access to.
- Organizational pockets inside the bag for small accessories such your cords, wallets, pens, pencils or similarly sized items.
- Well-padded shoulder straps and back panels for good support and comfort while making use of the bag.
For the quality the SOLO Reade 15.6 Inch Vintage Columbian Leather Backpack has to offer I would have to say that the pricing is extremely reasonable.
It is well-made with quality synthetic leather, looks great and the blue interior lining actually helps you to see items at the bottom of the bag unlike bags with a dark lining.
Unfortunately, the pack is not waterproof and besides you should not be getting a bag made with leather fabric wet.
Having said that, from the positive feedback from users I can highly recommend this as it is a great backpack with really good quality.
Bostanten Leather Backpack
It is made with cow leather and has a natural cow leather smell which would eventually disappear after a few days use.
The Bostanten backpack is a large-sized leather pack with just one large main compartment large enough to satisfy your daily demands from a backpack.
The main compartment can fit your textbooks, some clothes and can even fit your office supplies.
The main compartment of the pack has a padded laptop sleeve compartment where your laptop can be kept and protected against damages.
The laptop compartment is able to fit up to a 15.6″ sized laptop.
Some other features of the bag are:
- 2 slip pockets inside the bag that can be used for small-sized items such as an electric shaver and a wallet.
- A front magnetic snap pocket that can contain a tablet, magazine or items you need quick access to
- 2 side pockets for keeping your smaller sized water bottles or a small-sized umbrella.
Word of caution:
Please, it is not advised to use the side pocket to keep items that are very important or expensive like your cellphone or wallet as displayed in the image photo on the product page.
These side pockets are not anti-theft and would not be able to protect your items which is why they might be perfect for a small-sized water bottle or an umbrella or items that are not of value to you.
The Bostanten leather backpack is one of the bags on this list with an anti-theft feature. There is a zipper pocket at the back of the backpack where really important items can be stored.
As long as the bag is on your back you can be rest assured that no one would be able to gain access to the items in the pocket at the back of the bag.
A pretty important feature in backpacks these days.
The few people that have made use of the Bostanten leather bag have been really impressed with the quality and design of the bag.
The leather backpack is a nice looking bag with really good craftsmanship. The interior of the bag is pretty large (though not as large as I might have hoped) and the anti-theft feature at the back of the bag makes it one of the safest leather packs on this list of the best leather backpacks for men.
You definitely would be impressed.
S-ZONE Leather Backpack
The S-Zone leather backpack is another pack on this list made with crazy horse leather.
The main compartment of the bag makes use of a zipper and magnetic snap closure.
The laptop sleeve compartment in the main compartment of the bag can fit a 14″ laptop.
Not as large a laptop compartment as we might have hoped but would be perfect for those looking for a pack with a not too large compartment.
As for pockets, there are 2 side pockets that can be used for water bottles as well as umbrellas.
There is also a pocket at the front of the bag that can be used to store small-sized items you might need quick access to such as your pen and sunglasses.
The main compartment of the bag might not be as large as we might have hoped but it is pretty large to be able to contain quite a lot of books and your clothes.
You can make use of the S-Zone leather backpack to work, school, business trips, and your daily commuting.
It can even be used as a gym bag.
The more the bag is used the more the leather darkens which makes the bag attractive even while it ages.
The S-Zone leather backpack comes with a one-year warranty.
The design of the backpack is simple and the leather material is heavy-duty.
This is definitely a steal for the price it is going for.
SUVOM Vintage Canvas Leather backpack
The leather fabric used on the bag is crazy horse leather and the canvas is oil wax canvas.
In case you might be asking yourself:
What good is oil wax canvas?
Well, you should know that packs made with oil wax canvas are highly water-resistant and can in some cases even be considered as waterproof.
The items in your pack would be safe from water if you should be caught under a light rainfall.
This is good news as the entire body of the SUVOM backpack is made with oil wax canvas.
The top flap of the bag is made with leather and might not be as resistant to water like the waxed canvas body of the bag.
Fortunately, the main compartment can be accessed by making use of the drawstring cinch closure of the bag which is covered by the leather flap of the bag.
The main compartment of the backpack has a lot of space that should be just enough to contain your items while not looking over packed.
There is a well-padded laptop sleeve in the main compartment of the bag that can fit a 15.6″ sized laptop.
Your laptop would be well protected while it is in the laptop sleeve in the main compartment of the bag.
There are 2 pockets at the exterior side of the pack that makes use of metal snap closures. They would be perfect for your water bottles and can even be used to store items of sizes similar to a water bottle.
Items you need quick access to can be placed in the front zipper pocket of the backpack.
Inside the backpack, aside from the laptop sleeve, you would also be able to make use of the 2-slip pockets and the zipper pocket for your wallet, cellphone, pens, car keys, etc.
A durable and water-resistant backpack that you can use for school, business, shopping, weekend get-away, tourism, gym, hiking, biking, and camping.
Genuine Leather Retro Rucksack
A backpack made from genuine leather tanned with natural vegetable oil.
No wonder the bag has such a unique looking color.
It is a 40L capacity backpack which is pretty large to contain quite a lot.
Your 17″ laptop can comfortably sit in the main compartment of the bag. Although it has a disadvantage of not having its very own laptop compartment or sleeve.
According to its designers, the backpack is well padded and should provide enough protection for your laptop but I would encourage my readers based on the information I got to make sure they get separate padding that can be placed at the bottom of the main compartment of the bag to protect your laptop.
The bag is light and it forms a sought of suspension system that can help give you good support while carrying the bag on your back.
The shoulder straps are soft and adjustable for comfort while carrying the bag.
There are pockets both inside and outside the bag that can be used for storing your items (1 large pocket and 3 small-sized pockets at the front of the bag).
The large-sized pocket can contain a small textbook, iPhone, iPad, pen, etc.
There is also a zipper pocket in the main compartment of the bag where you can place your keys or your cellphone.
I did find some complaints about the bag having a strong leather smell after purchase but some few hours under the sun should be able to take care of the strong leather smell.
The retro rucksack backpack can be used as a college bag, for traveling, for short hikes, for a picnic and can even be taken to work.
It is a high-quality genuine leather backpack with very affordable pricing.
Vintage Leather Backpack Messenger Bag
How, you might ask?
Well, the backpack has steel buckles at the side of the bag whereby a strap can be attached to which can allow you to carry the bag in the form of a messenger bag.
One more thing:
You can also make use of the top handle of the bag to carry it in the form of a briefcase.
Pretty cool right?
This can come in handy if you don’t plan on carrying the bag on your back.
To turn the bag to backpack mode all you have to do is to simply secure the strap provided on one buckle and loop through the slits with rivets and back to the other buckle.
With this, you can be able to easily make use of the bag in the form of a backpack.
The backpack has one large main compartment which has a laptop pocket inside of it.
The laptop compartment is able to fit a 15″ laptop.
Some other features present are:
- Four outer pockets that can be used to store small-sized items
- Zippered pockets at the front and inner rear of the bag.
An awesome pack that can be used for school and can also be taken to work.
Polare Rustic Leather Laptop Backpack
I am pretty sure you might be wondering why I have included polare packs twice on this list.
The answer to this is pretty simple.
They are one of the brands producing leather packs that you can really rely on.
Are they the brand that has produced the best leather backpack for men?
I doubt that but their leather backpacks are truly impressive and the rustic leather laptop backpack is another of their amazing creations.
The feedback from its users is very encouraging for anyone looking into getting this bag.
Just like the first Polare’s leather backpack on this list, the rustic leather laptop pack is also made with full-grain cowhide leather and for more durability they are double stitched.
The zippers and hardware of the bag were made to be heavy-duty and this would allow them to last for a very long time.
There is only just one main compartment in the backpack which also has a padded laptop/tablet sleeve with also a zipper pocket.
The padded laptop sleeve would keep your laptop well protected from damages in the case of bumps and knocks and it is able to contain up to a 14″ sized laptop.
Not a big laptop compartment but should be perfect for those with just a 14″ sized laptop. You might want to check out the other packs on this list if you have a bigger sized laptop.
If you have a 15.6″ laptop you can make use of the main compartment of the bag to store your laptop although it might not be as protected as when it is in the padded laptop sleeve.
Not still convinced that this is a great pack?
Then check out some of its other features below:
- It has a zipper pocket at the back of the bag which can serve as an anti-theft feature of the bag where you can store important items you don’t want anyone to easily have access to.
- A large front pocket with magnetic snap flap closure for placing of items you need quick access to
- Side pockets for your beverages or water bottles and can even be used to store your sunglasses.
Polare products are backed with a one-year warranty which would give you peace of mind when purchasing your backpack.
A high quality and well-made backpack with thick grain leather.
Highly recommended for anyone looking for a leather bag with good quality.
Fossil Leather Estate Backpack
Made with smooth leather…
…the fossil estate backpack is a fashionable leather backpack and can be used both professionally and casually.
The main compartment of the bag is not too big and yet not too small making it perfect for your daily commuting.
The main compartment of the bag uses a zipper closure and can contain the right amount of essentials you make use of regularly.
It has a tablet/laptop sleeve that can be used on your small-sized laptop.
If your laptop size is more than 15″ then it would be really difficult making use of the laptop sleeve because it can only contain laptop sizes that are up to 15″ in size.
There are also organizational pockets inside the main compartment of the bag that can be used for your small-sized items or accessories.
At the exterior front of the bag you would be able to find:
- A small sized pocket which is lined with soft materials at the top of the bag where you can also store small sized items or your fragile items such as your sunglasses or your cellphone.
- A small sized compartment at the front of the bag for placing items you probably need quick access to
There are no side pockets for water bottles so you might have to make do with the space in the main compartment of the bag.
The shoulder straps of the bag are well padded with mesh material for comfort while carrying the bag.
Same goes with the back of the backpack which is well padded with mesh material for comfort and better breathability keeping your back cool while making use of the bag.
The top of the backpack is also padded and can be used to carry the bag with comfort even when the bag is heavy.
The Fossil Men’s Leather Estate Backpack is a pack definitely worth the price.
You are gonna be glad you got your hands on this.
FRYE Men’s Logan Backpack
Made entirely of leather…
…the Frye men’s logan pack is a stylish and durable leather backpack designed using top-notch craftsmanship.
The backpack has two separate compartments for storage with the main compartment close to the back of the bag.
The main compartment of the bag has lots of space to contain your essentials and it also comes with a laptop/tablet sleeve for your laptop or your tablet.
Not satisfied with just the space in the main compartment of the bag?
No worries because you can make use of the compartment close to the front of the bag to carry even more of your items.
There are 2 pockets at the front of the bag that can be used for storing items for quick access with one of the pockets having smaller organizational panels inside of it for your credit cards, wallets, keys, etc.
You can also make use of the side pockets of the bag for your small-sized beverages or water bottles.
For an additional carry method, you can make use of the top handle of the bag.
The shoulder straps are fully adjustable for your perfect fit and are well padded for comfort while carrying the bag.
This is a great frye leather backpack made with soft and durable leather.
The bag looks great and it is of high quality.
Definitely worth its price.
Texbo Vintage Laptop Backpack
A beautiful backpack made from full-grain cowhide leather.
Well constructed with tough stitching by professional hand craftsmen to ensure no part of the bag gets loose and would last for a long time.
The backpack has one main compartment which can be accessed by making use of the zipper closure at the top of the bag.
It has a laptop compartment which can fit a 15.6″ laptop with ease.
The laptop compartment is well padded for the safety of your laptop against damages due to bumps and knocks.
The main compartment is pretty large and would contain the essentials you make use of regularly such as your files, books, clothes, etc.
The magnetic snap smaller compartment at the front of the bag can be used to store items you need quick access to.
The side pockets can be used as a drink holder.
There is a small-sized zippered compartment at the back of the bag that can serve as a theft-proof feature of the bag which can be used for storing important items you probably don’t need anyone having easy access to.
The best part of the Texbo Vintage Laptop Backpack is that it comes with a one-year warranty.
A high-quality leather laptop backpack with amazing craftsmanship.
Another backpack that is a steal for its price.
In my honest opinion, if you are searching for a backpack that would last for a long time then a leather backpack would be a good place to start.
Of course, some factors have to be in place before your leather bag can last as long as you want but as long as you take care of your bag the right way and you make the right selection then you would be using your leather pack for a long time.
Of course, we have done the best we can to select backpacks that are made with high-quality materials.
We highly recommend that you take your time and pick a leather backpack that would be right for you. Don’t buy a backpack you are not going to make use of just to “save” a few bucks.
Choose a style you know you want and that has features that you need and would make use of in a backpack.
If buying that expensive leather backpack is within your means, then just go for it. If not, then you can consider the high-quality budget-friendly options contained in this post.
Whatever choice you make you would definitely like your pick because they are of very high quality.
If you have any questions on any of the bags listed you can leave a comment in the comment section below and I would personally reply to your questions as soon as I possibly can.