Leather- For any leather tote bag or travel bag you're thinking about buying, check to see it is made with full grain leather. This is so important because if the leather doesn't have the grain on it, it will look dumpy or fall apart with persistant use. Every leather hide come with the top layer all grain. Those are the tough and resistant tightly woven fibers that naturally protect the cow. But the hide is thick, so the tannery usually splits it in half, the top from the bottom. So now they have two hides to sell. One expensive hide with all of the strong long lasting grain on it and one cheap low quality hide that looks nice but isn't. If you wonder why one leather tote or travel bag lasts longer and is more expensive than another, it is for this main reason.
Lining- We line it with a plush face down pigskin so it has that luxurious suede look. But it's not just good looking, it's actually stronger than the cowskin. It's so impressive.
Zippers- Of all of the zippers that we could have chosen in the world to put on this leather tote bag, we chose a special yet expensive zipper from Spain. You may find yourself sitting there zipping and unzipping it over and over again. It is strangely satisfyingly smooth.
Expanding Fabric- A tightly woven waxed canvas from Scotland. It's from an old mill in Scotland that we found that perhaps makes the highest quality and most tightly woven waxed canvas in the world. It is in a tartan pattern that will set this leather travel bag off when exposed.
This leather tote has a timeless style and is our only leather travel bag with a top zipper making it the best travel bag around! It is expandable for an additional 5 inches of interior space and contains multiple interior pockets for your cell phone or other important items. It also has an adjustable leather strap for shoulder or crossbody carry and padded leather carry handles.
Dimensions (W x H x D)
Exterior Unzipped: 18" x 16.75" x 7"
Exterior Zipped: 18" x 12"
Adjustable Strap: 31"-63"
Weight: 3.60 lbs
The story behind this leather tote bag
This is my "Go To" travel bag every time I travel. Hands down this is the most versatile leather tote bag ever! The two sizes in one allow me to use it for everyday and as my overnight flight bag on long trips. For my long flights, I use this to carry a change of clothes for myself and my two kids, melatonin, travel toothbrushes, malaria meds, passports, cell phone, snacks and much more. Every time I use this zippered leather tote, I get asked about it. The Crossbody style, over the shoulder or by the handles, it allow me to carry it with ease. This leather tote bag will not disappoint!
As always, the purchase of this zippered leather tote bag helps love others in need through education, food, shelter & job training.