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Leather Travel Bags

Any day at any time adventure awaits! Make sure to have all your essentials packed before your next big adventure. Where else to pack all your travel essentials but a leather travel bag. A stylish leather travel bag will keep your belongings crisp and safe. Most leather travel bags will have multiple pockets to stash essentials including passports, wallets, and more. These leather bags are also easy to wipe clean with a cloth. Moreover, they are convenient for traveling. Leather travel bags typically come in all sizes perfect for weekend trips or multi-city trips! When you’re starting new, it is always nice to have something that stands out while. And likewise, making sure that functionality is still on point.

The Welch Briefcase | Vintage Leather Messenger Bag - STEEL HORSE LEATHER, Handmade, Genuine Vintage Leather The Welch Briefcase | Vintage Leather Messenger Bag - STEEL HORSE LEATHER, Handmade, Genuine Vintage Leather Sale
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What Is A Leather Travel Bag?

A leather travel bag is a lightweight, durable and sleek bag perfect for everyday use. Travel bags are an exceptional form of baggage that can be both functional and stylish at the same time. A travel bag is a great way to carry essential supplies, electronics, money, and other things you need when traveling far from home.
Travel bags come in a variety of shapes and sizes like gym bags, weekend bags, overnight bags, leather backpacks, and leather duffel bags. All are perfect for camping or a weekend getaway. Leather travel bags are stylish bags with multiple pockets that are easy to wipe clean. Many of these bags come in different colors, styles, and patterns.
More importantly, leather travel bags can be used for different purposes making them an appealing choice for travelers of all types. They are perfect for almost any trip. Whether it’s a short-term trip or a long-term one. Whether that be for a business trip or vacation. A leather travel bag ensures that you and your luggage have a safe and secure trip.

Leather Travel Bag: Buying Guide

There are a lot of travel bags out there. From weekender bags to backpacks to suitcases to small tote bags. There are different shapes and sizes. Some are made up of canvas or waxed canvas and there are some that are from leather. Likewise, the quality of the bag and the user experience also depend on the materials. But between us, we prefer leather more than any other material out there *wink*.
Moreover, there are quite a few things that you should know before getting into the world of leather. Thing such as the different types of leather and the difference between genuine or real leather versus faux or fake leather. It is likewise important to understand your want and needs when looking for a leather travel bag as well. There are different kinds of leather travel bags that cater to different things. Here are some questions to guide you on this:

Different Types of Leather for Leather Travel Bags

The first, question that may come to mind is the different types of leather. What type of leather do you want your leather travel bag to be? Of course, you would also want to consider knowing the difference between real leather and fake leather. It would also be helpful if you know how to spot the difference between the two.

Aside from the difference between real and fake, there are still a ton of classifications between the leather. One of the most common classifications is by grade or quality. There is high-tier leather and there is low-tier leather. Examples of high-tier leather are full grain and top grain leather. While examples of low-tier leather are genuine leather and bonded leather. Nonetheless, all of these are real leather, and none are fake. Fake leather is not usually graded.

Of course, you may also want to consider where the leather comes from. Leather typically comes from animals, specifically their skin or hide. There are therefore different types of leather in this classification. The most common are cowhide leather. There are also calfskin leather, buffalo leather, lambskin, and pigskin leather. Leather may also come from exotic animals such as alligators and snakes.


Of course, when it comes to leather durability is one of the main talking points. However, the durability of every leather is not the same. More so that different types of leather have different characteristics and strengths. Overall, genuine leather or real leather is more durable than faux leather. They are likewise a lot stronger.

Durability and strength are very important characteristics, especially for a leather travel bag. Travel bags are supposed to endure heavy stress not only from the things they can store but frequent moving as well. Travel bags are vulnerable to the elements because they are frequently exposed when traveling. That is why leather travel bags are so great1. They are durable and reliable than most travel bags. A good travel bag can last a few trips, but a great leather travel bag will last you a lifetime. Think of your leather travel bag as your number 1 travel companion.


The different types of leather also offer different looks. Leather may look uniform and sleek, and it may also look rugged and vintage. Today, there are many ways to alter the appearance of leather. However, back in the day looks will usually depend on leather making process.

For example, is the decision to split the leather and make it go through the corrective process. Its final look will likely end up being uniform and without imperfections. However, if you choose not to correct the leather you will likely end up with leather that has unique markings from scratches and blemishes on the skin. The leather tanning process also influences how the leather looks. The vegetable-tanned leather will likely look a bit different from chrome-tanned leather. Leather can also go through the process of dying to change its color and overall look. Some types of leather can also be tooled or decorated to make a unique design pattern.

Choosing which look is all a matter of preference. Choose with what goes with your style!

Our Leather Travel Bags

Our leather travel bags are not just your ordinary travel bags. Unlike other companies, we have travel bags that are built to last you a lifetime. We have leather travel bags that are designed to never go out of style. Moreover, our leather bags are more than just leather. They’re also made only of the best by the best. If you ever wonder what makes our leather travel bags special, here is the reason why:


Our Leather Travel Bags are carefully crafted with top-notch premium leather to ensure that no matter the weight of your bag, it will stay resilient and intact. Our leather is strong, durable, and very reliable. That is made possible because of one special leather, and that is full-grain leather. Full-grain leather is high-grade leather that is considered to be the best, if not one of the best leather types out there. It is strong enough to carry all your essentials without having to stress too much about the leather breaking. It is also the type of leather that will last you a lifetime and even longer.

However, if you are not into full-grain leather, our leather travel bags are made using other types of real leather as well!

Aesthetic and Design

What separates our leather travel bag collection from the others is that we offer more than just one look. We have leather travel bags that have a vintage style, and we likewise have travel bags that have a more modern design.

Our vintage-style leather travel bags offer a timeless look that will never fade away. Moreover, if you look closer, you will notice that every leather is unique. This is due to the patina that develops as the leather ages. It is likewise the advantage of using high-quality full-grain leather. The more you use the leather the better its patina will develop. The leather will likewise continue to look good even after your lifetime.

Of course, if a rugged vintage look is not for you we got you covered. We also have leather travel bags with a modern design. They are designed to look uniform and sleek. Our leather travel bags are built to look refined even when traveling. They are perfect especially for business meetings in or out of town.


What makes our leather travel bags great is not just the leather. We at the Steel Horse Leather Co., pay attention to the quality of the other materials as well.

In order to keep your valuable safe and secure, we only use high-quality YKK zippers. These brass zippers are not your ordinary zippers. They are capable of withstanding high levels of stress and keep your bag close and secure. The fear of using ordinary zippers is that they will break if you overpack your bag. But with heavy-duty YKK zippers, you never have to worry about the zipper easily breaking. Likewise, when you eventually close the bag, the YKK zippers will keep the bag close and secure. You will not have to worry about it breaking and bursting open even when it is at maximum capacity.

Our leather travel bags are also secured with high-quality brass hardware. From brass, buckles to keep external pockets secure to brass D-rings that anchor the shoulder straps. All are of high quality and ready for travel.

Straps and Handles

Of course, we know that traveling whether near or far can sometimes be a hassle. That is why we at Steel Horse Leather Co., designed our leather travel bags with comfort in mind.

First off, we have our soft leather handles that allow you to carry your leather travel bag with ease. They have an ergonomic design which allows for easy gripping and handling. The softness of leather also serves to cushion your hands from the handles to further reduce stress.

And in the event that your hands ever get tired from carrying your bag, we also have adjustable shoulder straps. We have ergonomically designed shoulder straps that allow the weight of the bag to be distributed evenly. The shoulder strap also has padding to cushion the strap on your shoulder. They are also removable shoulder straps if shoulder straps are not your thing.

Pockets, Compartments, Organization, and Storage

Leather travel bags are often designed with two or more pockets that allow you to efficiently store and transport your items. This helps make sure that you come prepared for whatever the day may bring. Our leather travel bags have multiple pockets which allow you to stash everything necessary. These pockets will help organize your contents so that they’re easily accessible at a moment’s notice. These multiple pockets and compartments include zippered pockets, exterior pockets, and a very convenient shoe compartment!

Our leather travel bags are also capable of storing your mobile devices. We keep your devices safe and secure within the main compartment or with a laptop sleeve.


Of course, these leather travel bags are only as good as their maker. Here at Steel Horse Leather Co., we work with only the best leather artisans to bring you genuine, high-quality leather goods and products. Our leather artisans treat every leather and every material with utmost thought and care. Moreover, we love to maintain consistent production of high-quality products. We make sure and ensure that every stitching on every bag is strong and made to perfection. Likewise, we believe that a strong bag is only as strong as its stitching as well.

Wouldn't you want a bag that comes from hands that are passionate about turning high-quality materials into high-quality leather goods? You will find those hands and those leather bags only at Steel Horse Leather Co.

How To Care For Your Leather Travel Bags

Probably the most important thing any leather bag owner should know is how to take care of their leather. Oftentimes, we neglect taking care of leather because of its strong and durable characteristics. However, just like any other material out there, leather will be susceptible to things such as the elements and wearing and tearing. It is therefore equally important to take care of your leather especially leather travel bags. Leather travel bags often have to carry a lot of weight which puts the material and the stitching under a lot of stress.

Likewise, exposure to different elements such as the rain and the sun wear the leather down. Leather products are more susceptible to water damage than most others. If your bag is exposed to a lot of water, it’s best to carefully dry the bag off after use. In addition, you should also gently pat your leather bag for any creases that may be present or tight spots that could allow water in. If you notice these problems, it’s important to take care of the leather as soon as possible and even further if the condition persists.


Cleaning leather is a delicate process and requires a delicate touch. Although for a quick clean, you may use a soft cloth to wipe any dirt, grime, and dust off the leather. However, if you want to thoroughly clean the leather you will need more than just a clean cloth.


First, you will need the proper leather cleaning products such as saddle soap. However, you can use mild soap or baby shampoo if there is none available. Use a damp cloth to apply the soap to the leather. We like to be gentle with the leather and wipe the soap in a circular motion. Rinse the soap with a damp cloth. Make sure to properly dry your leather by wiping it with a dry cloth. Allow it to air dry as well. It is that easy.


While cleaning leather is an easy task there are things that you should never do.
  • Never submerge the leather into water.
  • Do not allow your leather to airdry without wiping it dry with a cloth first.
  • Never dry your leather by direct sunlight.


After every cleaning session, conditioning should likewise follow. Without conditioning, your leather will dry out and its fibers will become weak. Even if we know leather to be strong and durable, it will eventually wear down and break. Frequently conditioning the leather renourishes the fibers and keeps it strong. This will strengthen and prolong the leather’s life and give it that beautiful leather shine. We advise that you should condition your leather at least twice a year or every six months. You may also condition your leather on a regular basis, depending on the exposure to the elements and its frequent use.


An equally important task in caring for leather is to properly store it. Whenever you travel you must store your leather travel bag in a cool dry place, away from direct sunlight. Of course, this mostly applies to leather travel bags that you use as a carry-on. These days, storing your luggage while in transit is pretty convenient. Most, if not all, modes of transportation have a place to store your carry-on bag. Likewise, properly storing your leather travel bag also applies when it is not in use. Store in a cool dry place, away from direct sunlight. Although it is optional, you may also use a plastic or cloth bag to store your leather. This bag keeps the leather safe from dust and moisture. You may also use a cardboard box!