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SKU 01-60-0007

Leather Suitcase

Condition:
New
$1,379.00

What People Think

5

The perfect luggage

First of all, nothing can beat the aesthetics of this suitcase. Second is the build quality which is second to none. Third is the confidence a buyer has purchasing a piece of luggage that has a 100 year warranty. There is nothing out in the market that can match the overall quality of this product. My only wish is it is if it can be offered in a smaller size.
12th Sep 2020
Salvador C.
5

look good

good good good
7th Mar 2019
Forix D.
5

Fun

bizarro.life
7th Mar 2019
Test M.
5

Here is the thing

I believe in climate change and that the earth is in a bad environmental shape, and wether you're a believer in this or not, do yourself a favor a buy this suitcase, i have the medium size and it's crazy well manufactured, i think Dave is loosing it to how much he's doing these products so well! it's surreal! it will be the last suitcase you'll buy unless you buy 2 3 4 or more of that one, it's a shame that the medium size doesn't exist anymore because it's the perfect balance between what an airline weight limit is and what you need to pack for few weeks!
28th Sep 2016
Walnut B.
The leather suitcase is not lightweight, but it's not too heavy either. It has a balance that makes it challenging to fit 50 lbs. (23 kgs) into it. The interior is just one simple wide open space with two interior straps to hold clothes in place.

Why You Need This Leather Suitcase

Respect:

Your respect level at airports and hotels will shoot straight to the ceiling. You'll get as many compliments with this leather suitcase sitting next to your sofa as you are going to get at the airport. We've used these leather suitcases on at least 17 trips to Africa and always get complimented by gate agents, porters, and every hotel front desk staff member that sees them.

Health:

It's good for you to carry suitcases rather than roll them. A lifetime of doing it will add years to your physical ability when you're old. Also, it's very common for people to daily wear leg weights or, carry weights in their bags or to take the stairs to grow and maintain their strength. So, carry your suitcase, include one more salad a week, drink water a couple of times more each day, and watch what happens. If you do not have any particular health conditions and have trouble with a suitcase without wheels, should you stop going to the gym and start mowing your own lawn? How many out-of-shape fat people do you know who work as lawn maintenance workers?

Design

The leather suitcase was purposefully designed without wheels for 2 reasons.

Aesthetics:

Wheels look bad with this old classic leather suitcase style (Imagine a $15,000 suit with roller skates). However, this is functional art, so you can put it next to your desk or sofa when not traveling.

Longevity:

Wheels on suitcases break or get flat spots on them, making that embarrassing tapping sound when rolling. And then when that happens, the suitcase is finished.

Functionality

One time, we were taking a two month trip around the world, filming a documentary on the making of our canvas line, Mountainback. We had my wife and I, our two little kids, and our filmmaker, Joe. There were eight full 50 lb. Leather Suitcases and Beast Duffle Bags are packed for cold weather (Scotland, Australia, and New Zealand) and hot weather (Kenya and Rwanda). We also had 2 large carry-ons per person. You can imagine the size of the vehicle we needed to rent to fit all of our things. Well, when we got to Australia, low and behold, they only had tiny little vehicles to rent. This would have stressed out any traveler with lesser luggage, but not us. So I took the two removable belts off our suitcases and strapped most of the luggage to the cute little roof rack.

The suitcase is not lightweight, but it's not too heavy either. It is the right balance to make it challenging to fit 50 lbs. (23 kgs) into it. The interior is just one simple wide open space with two interior straps to hold clothes in place like they used to make them.

Luggage with Real Leather Straps

The leather straps that wrap around and buckle the suitcase closed are full grain leather, just like the rest of the leather suitcase. This is not the cheap fabric or PU (polyurethane) synthetic leather strap that most luggage brands use.

Durability

On the first major trip with my first suitcase, I carried this leather suitcase and my leather briefcase throughout Eastern Europe and North Africa for about 6 weeks. And about 3 weeks into it, the suitcase handle broke. The added complexity and energy exerted made me swear that would never happen to anyone who carried one of my suitcases.

The handle is now bolted onto the leather suitcase and hand-sewn with boot-cord to the body. It is scarce for leather luggage to have this sort of serious consideration, but I wanted you to have the best leather luggage set you can get. Good wasn't enough; great leather luggage takes time to be designed right, then it needs to be used and abused to discover any changes that can make it better. We did that.

There are no breakable parts like zippers, snaps, buttons, etc. Using those is like putting a cardboard hatch on a billion-dollar submarine. Once the hatch breaks, the submarine is worthless. So instead of metal hinges, I designed them with a double layer of full grain leather along the back. And the body is mostly handsewn with heavy-duty waxed boot cord for added strength.

Excellent Leather

This leather suitcase was built entirely with full-grain leather. Here's why that's so important. The leather's grain is on the top of the hide and is the most durable part. The grain helps it age handsomely and stay water resistant (cows are waterproof, right?) All leather has grain... to start. 

Most companies try to make their suitcases, Leather Duffle Bags, and other leather luggage for the lowest price possible. So they will buy low quality, heavily scarred-up leather, shave off the scars and blemishes (along with all of the grain), make a suitcase, and now use every inch of the hide. If they shave off some of the grain, that's top grain leather. If they shave all of it off or split the hide in half, that's called genuine or split leather. We WANT as much grain on our suitcases and other baggage as we can get. We want it all. Therefore, we must select three hides with almost no imperfections to make each leather suitcase. And then, completely unnecessarily, I lined the suitcase interior with tough, durable pigskin.

Product Details

100-Year Warranty

Dimensions (W x H x D) 

27" x 19" x 9"

Weight: 17 lbs (Check the weights of like-sized Tumi or Hartmann suitcases; you'll see it is about average.)

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Write a Review
  • Posted by Matt L. on 27th Feb 2021
    4
    The good stuff leaks
    This is a great product with not so great packaging. Don’t let the bottle tip over or the good stuff with leak past the cap.
  • Posted by Salvador C. on 12th Sep 2020
    5
    The perfect luggage
    First of all, nothing can beat the aesthetics of this suitcase. Second is the build quality which is second to none. Third is the confidence a buyer has purchasing a piece of luggage that has a 100 year warranty. There is nothing out in the market that can match the overall quality of this product. My only wish is it is if it can be offered in a smaller size.
  • Posted by Forix D. on 7th Mar 2019
    5
    look good
    good good good
  • Posted by Test M. on 7th Mar 2019
    5
    Fun
    bizarro.life
  • Posted by Walnut B. on 28th Sep 2016
    5
    Here is the thing
    I believe in climate change and that the earth is in a bad environmental shape, and wether you're a believer in this or not, do yourself a favor a buy this suitcase, i have the medium size and it's crazy well manufactured, i think Dave is loosing it to how much he's doing these products so well! it's surreal! it will be the last suitcase you'll buy unless you buy 2 3 4 or more of that one, it's a shame that the medium size doesn't exist anymore because it's the perfect balance between what an airline weight limit is and what you need to pack for few weeks!