12" Tumbled Leather Drawstring Backpack

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Product Overview

Designed with simplicity and functionality in mind, the 12" Leather Drawstring Backpack is a great addition to any leather collection. When the leather drawstring is completely extended, the top can be opened up really wide so it’s easy to dig through and find what you need. The back portion of the inside is lined with pigskin and there is a laptop pocket that will fit a 13” Macbook. Once you’re done just cinch the drawstring back tight, then fold the top flap over and buckle it down. This also acts as a double security feature.

The shoulder straps are double layered and have 15 holes for a variety of adjustment points. The top carry handle is made with comfort in mind. We rolled it so that it’s soft and fits naturally in your hands. 

We only use real full-grain leather. It’s the toughest leather we can find. It doesn’t have any of the top layers shaved off, which is what most other companies do to get rid of scarring/marking or brands that a hide may have. 

We did you a favor though. This leather backpack is made from tumbled leather, which makes it much softer and pliable. It also looks really cool right away too. We basically broke the leather in for you before we made it.

Our hardware, like the drawstring backpack, is over-engineered. The buckle and d-rings are made from 316 stainless steel hardware that your life can depend on.

It’s made with only two pieces of leather, so there’s less seams. Less seams means less potential for a tear. We sew the leather at only 7 stitches per inch and the thread we use is abnormally strong. It’s the same polyester thread that is used on ship sails and parachutes.

What It Fits
13” Macbook Air
Small Leather Portfolio
Leather 7-Ring Binder
Large Leather Moleskine Cover

Product Details

  • 100-Year Warranty
  • 13”H  x 10”W x 6.5”D
  • Inside Pocket: 11”H x 9”W
  • Weight: 2.45 lbs. 


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  • 5
    The bag I've wanted for years!

    I've had a bunch of backpacks from Saddleback and Love 41 over the years, and I have enjoyed all of them. But until now my favorite of all time was the Saddleback Medium Simple Backpack, now discontinued. It was my EDC for nearly six years, and I loved everything about that bag, but I needed to downsize since I just wasn't carrying as much stuff.

    For the last few years I've tried so many backpacks looking for a perfect fit, and this little tumbled is basically my favorite form factor of the Simple, but smaller. Perfection! I love the size and how it feels on my back, soft and comfortable right out of the box. The only thing I would change would be to add a flat outside back pocket for a cell phone or small tablet like a Kindle. Other than that, it's really the bag I've been searching for since I downsized from the Simple. I look forward to taking it on all my adventures for years to come.

  • 5

    AMAZING! :) This backpack is THE perfect "purse-sized" backpack. Will fit daily essentials, but I wouldn't attempt to put a jacket in it. It's got no keyfob, no outside pocket, but pebbles, pebbles, pebbles in that texture! The straps are long which is really nice for all sizes of people. The drawstring isn't the typical Saddleback drawstring, it's wider (same leather as the bag) and slides just fine. The drawstring flows thru a hem on the bag, so time will tell whether this stands up. I can fit a 13" laptop in it, but it sticks out about an 1"; so this isn't my first choice for that but can be done. The only thing that bugs me a bit is that the pebbles on the flap aren't the same size as the pebbles on the bag....OCD much? Did I mention this pack smells???? :D

  • 5
    Love the tumbled leather

    Love this bag. The leather feels amazing, I have several other bags from Saddleback and Love 41 but the tumbled leather really differentiates this bag. It looks fantastic and is super functional. Perfect size to throw all of my essentials in and head out.

  • 5
    It's the Perfect Size

    I absolutely love this backpack. It’s the perfect size. Very convenient for every use imaginable! I am obsessed! It is beautiful and very high quality!