Finally, a backpack (okay, or a messenger) that meets the needs of just about everyone! You can add as many or as few customizations as you'd like. If you have a specific request that isn't listed here, drop me a line on the contact page!
13": 13.5 wide x 11 tall x 4.5 deep 15-16": 15 wide x 11 tall x 4.5 deep
Some notes on customization:
Basic configuration includes one set of straps (backpack or messenger) and the internal pocket seen in the Hickory backpack photo.
If you choose to add alaptop pocket, please note that there will not be a small internal back pocket. This is to make room for whatever computer / files you store in that compartment. If you'd like to have a pocket for smaller items, please be sure to choose one of the other pocket options in addition to the laptop pocket.
Thread choices & zipper tape colors: If you NEED hot pink thread/zipper on your backpack (or forest green or yellow or navy etc) please get in touch on the contact page and we'll make it happen!
Reinforced top handle: Some folks only use the top handle for hanging on a hook -- or perhaps not at all, and may not need this. If you expect you'll carry your bag by hand frequently, reinforcing the top handle is definitely worth it. As a maker, I've sampled and carried so many backpacks over my career -- and often find myself using them this way.
Size: matters. Check what computer you have - these sizes are based on the 2015 and beyond MacBook Pro series (13" & 15-16"). If you have a PC, please measure it. Screen size is one thing, but the metal framing them is totally different. Check to see what width your computer is before committing to a bag! Tip - you want your bag to be a minimum 3/4" longer than your computer. If you need a larger (or smaller) bag, drop me a line on the contact page!
Currently the photos listed show the following:
15-16" Honey backpack with off white stitching, brass hardware, copper rivets, feet, reinforced top handle, back zip pocket and laptop pocket 13" Hickory backpack with brown stitching, brass hardware, copper rivets, with basic configuration (please note in future backpacks, the inner back pocket will be the same color leather as the body of the bag - this was a special request) 13" Oxblood backpack with off white stitching, brass hardware, copper rivets, both removable backpack & messenger straps, back zip pocket and laptop pocket 13" Black backpack with black stitching, brass hardware, brass rivets, feet, both removable backpack & messenger straps, laptop pocket & double pockets on laptop pocket
Leathers & materials used:
All leathers on these bags are from Wickett & Craig, an American tannery in Pennsylvania specializing in vegetable tanned leathers. These are harness leathers paired with bridle leather, used for the straps. Read more about them here.
Hardware: your choice. Personally I love the look of brass hardware with copper rivets, but metals can be very divisive and often need to be paired with what your wardrobe already reflects. If you wear mostly silver jewelry/hardware, go for that. You'll have this piece for the rest of your life, so choose what works best for you.
Turn around time:
Turn around time for the customized backpacks is typically 3-4 weeks.