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Grandfather Backpack Case

Maximum Purchase:
1 unit
$739.00

Grandfather Backpack Case - How It's Made

The Grandfather Backpack Case on Bat Island

What People Think

5

Unique Backpack = Briefcase

I added this to my growing collection of hard cases from SBL. The size, to me, is perfect as a briefcase (it's not far off from the 18" grandfather briefcase and this will fit my macbook and other business stuff)... and it will be great as a personal item for under the seat on planes. The construction is rock solid as always and the interior is surprisingly luxurious. SBL isn't cheap but it's an incredible value. Highly recommended.
26th Aug 2022
Jak Wonderly
5

Functional, durable, art

I had really high expectations for this backpack -- they were exceeded. This backpack case strikes the difficult balance between durability, quality and beauty. And damn, it smells great. Even when it's just sitting somewhere it's a piece of art. This was my first Saddleback purchase and I'm already hooked
3rd Jul 2022
Thomas
5

A functional work of art!

Amazing craftsmanship in a functional bag which I use to carry my work laptop and accessories. I've received a ton of compliments on this bag. I often carry it half empty as well! Most times I sling it on one shoulder and even find it more comfortable that using the carrying strap when I carry my 15" grandfather case. A must have!
28th Apr 2022
Cary O
5

The best case for the money!! Period!

The Backpack case is a piece of art. The quality is outstanding! The case size is perfect for files, iPads, or any laptop you chose to carry. I’m very happy with the purchase and I would buy it again.
22nd Apr 2022
Tony Jackson
The Grandfather Backpack Case is designed to be versatile and durable, with a padded back for carrying comfort. It features two large pockets on the inside lid and a strong marine grade thread for lasting construction.

The Leather Grandfather Backpack Case is the only one in the world that we know of. They’ll definitely fight over this one when you’re dead.

This leather backpack is perfect for carrying your laptop, large portfolio, and other office supplies and essentials. The soft pig skin lining protects your devices, and the sturdy construction ensures that your belongings are safe and secure. With a 100-year warranty, this backpack case is a must-have for anyone looking for a durable and reliable way to carry their belongings.

Design Of The Grandfather Leather Backpack Case

I once saw someone convert an old hard sided briefcase into a backpack many years ago, and it really caught my eyes. So, when I started designing the Leather Grandfather Collection, I knew right away that I wanted to make the Leather Grandfather Backpack Case.

I designed it to be versatile. It can be carried as a backpack with the shoulder straps (Leather Backpack Tube Pads are included) or as a briefcase with its comfortable padded carry handle. There is also another padded carry handle on the top like you would see on most other backpacks, the ones you have to replace all the time.

The back side is padded so that while carrying it in backpack mode, you have some good cushion between your back and the case.

On the inside of the lid we sewed on two huge pockets, 9” high x 7” wide to be exact. The hinge is also made from leather, so it’ll never wear or deteriorate.

The leather backpack hardware is designed to last for over 100 years.

Leather Used To Create The Grandfather Backpack Case

When it comes to leather, most other companies will shave a layer off the top of the leather hides in order to get rid of scars or blemishes, then they sell it as a genuine leather backpack. This is completely absurd for two main reasons:

1) The top layer of the hide is the strongest, most durable layer on the hides. It’s like the shingles on the roof of your home. You wouldn’t take the shingles off your roof and expect your home to stand up through storm season, so we don’t take the “shingles” off our leather.

2) There is often beautiful character on the hides, like scars and stretch marks. By shaving off that top layer, the full grain, you’re erasing the uniqueness that hide carries. We don’t do that. Those are the low-quality cheap leather backpacks you will find when shopping at a department store.

Lining Of These Leather Backpacks

The entire inside is lined with soft, light-colored pig skin, which is much stronger than cow hides. We use a light color because it reflects light better, so it’s easier to see the contents inside. 

The leather backpack hardware is designed to last for generations.

Thread Is Critical To Keeping The Best Leather Backpacks Together

Everything is sewn together using the strongest thread you can imagine. It is a marine grade polyester thread, which is UV resistant and will not deteriorate over time. This is the same great stuff used on ship sails and parachutes…. sort of things your life depends on. If it holds those things together, you can be confident your leather Grandfather Backpack Case will last at least 100 years. We are.

The Right Leather Backpack Hardware To Last

We only use 316 Stainless Steel hardware which we have load tested, and we are sure that it will hold up to way more weight than you could even fit inside the case. Here are a few facts about the leather backpack hardware we use if you’re not already convinced:

  • It remains stronger at elevated temperatures than other types of Stainless Steel.

  • It’s corrosion resistant.

  • It has excellent pitting resistance.

  • The austenitic structure gives it excellent toughness, even in cryogenic temperatures.

Talk about OVER-ENGINEERED.

I Considered Everything For The Best Leather Case Backpack

I wanted to ensure this would last you over 100 years without a problem. To make sure it would, I paid attention to every single detail. From the thread used to keep it together, to the hardware that will never fail, I wanted to address every essential detail and then some. It is the type of thing you do when you choose to design quality Leather Backpacks that will age well. It will be a family heirloom so you can pass it down through generations - even when you’re dead.

Product Details

  • 100-Year Warranty

  • 14.5” W x 17.25” H x 6” D (OUTSIDE, including carry handles)

  • 12”W x 14.75”H x 4.75”D (INSIDE)

  • Pockets: 7”W x 9”H

  • Weight: 9 lbs.

What It Fits

  • 13” - 16” MacBook Pro 

  • Large Leather Portfolio

  • Large Leather 3 Ring Binder

  • Soft Leather Planner Cover

  • iPad Pro

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Write a Review
  • Posted by Jak Wonderly on 26th Aug 2022
    5
    Unique Backpack = Briefcase
    I added this to my growing collection of hard cases from SBL. The size, to me, is perfect as a briefcase (it's not far off from the 18" grandfather briefcase and this will fit my macbook and other business stuff)... and it will be great as a personal item for under the seat on planes. The construction is rock solid as always and the interior is surprisingly luxurious. SBL isn't cheap but it's an incredible value. Highly recommended.
  • Posted by Thomas on 3rd Jul 2022
    5
    Functional, durable, art
    I had really high expectations for this backpack -- they were exceeded. This backpack case strikes the difficult balance between durability, quality and beauty. And damn, it smells great. Even when it's just sitting somewhere it's a piece of art. This was my first Saddleback purchase and I'm already hooked
  • Posted by Cary O on 28th Apr 2022
    5
    A functional work of art!
    Amazing craftsmanship in a functional bag which I use to carry my work laptop and accessories. I've received a ton of compliments on this bag. I often carry it half empty as well! Most times I sling it on one shoulder and even find it more comfortable that using the carrying strap when I carry my 15" grandfather case. A must have!
  • Posted by Tony Jackson on 22nd Apr 2022
    5
    The best case for the money!! Period!
    The Backpack case is a piece of art. The quality is outstanding! The case size is perfect for files, iPads, or any laptop you chose to carry. I’m very happy with the purchase and I would buy it again.