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The Vernon Backpack | Genuine Vintage Leather Minimalist Backpack

$229.00 $249.00

The Vernon Backpack is a simple, versatile, high-quality leather backpack. Essentials are carried in minimal style as this backpack features a roomy main compartment able to securely hold a 15” laptop, along with an exterior pocket included for items requiring quick and easy access. The backpack is designed to distribute weight evenly across the back, allowing heavy items to be carried comfortably, without compromising on style. The leather is high-quality crazy horse leather, which means that it is tough, dependable and long lasting.

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Material & Dimensions:

  • Made of high-quality crazy horse leather
  • Polyester lining
  • Dimensions: 16.9" x 11.8" x 5.1" (43x 30cm x 13cm)
  • Weight: 3.3 pounds (1.7 kg)


  • Exterior: Front magnetic locked pocket for smaller items. 2 side pockets for water bottle or other easy-access items.
  • Interior: Main compartment suitable for laptop, 1 zippered pocket, and 2 additional slip pockets.
  • Carrying: Leather-lined comfortable grab handle made from high quality material. Wear-proof and durable. Ergonomically-designed adjustable straps distribute weight evenly across the back.
  • Two carrying options: Grab handle and adjustable shoulder straps

What Fits:

15" Size - Laptop Compartment

Please note that this bag is made of a natural material, therefore each bag is unique with a slightly different color.

What is Crazy Horse Leather?

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Customer Reviews

Based on 7 reviews
Greg Cunningham
vernon backpack

Awesome backpacks, thank you so much!

V. Conway
Best Backpack Ever!

Bought this leather backpack for my husband. He loves it! Superb craftsmanship using the nicest leather. Study metal zippers, good overall dimensions, and plenty of storage compartments without being too bulky. Great value for the price. Will buy from Steel Horse again. Valerie C.

Great Quality, Look, and Functionality

The feel and look of the full grain crazy horse leather is amazing - refined but also seems durable enough to stand the test of time. The zippers don't catch and move effortlessly. Side pockets for water bottles or small umbrellas are critical for me - I could not find any other leather backpacks that had these side pockets! The slightly hidden pocket on the back is useful for protecting valuable items like your wallet or keys from pick-pocketers, and easily accessible when taking your left strap off. Two easy access pockets and one zipped pocket inside are nice touches. Accent stitching is unique and not too "loud" in terms of design. Overall A+ and would recommend as a small-medium sized backpack!

Joe Guy
Stylish but simple leather backpack

-The leather is very high quality and rugged. It takes a beating on my daily commute but holds up great.
-The zippers are robust and buttery smooth to operate. The zips on my previous backpack were the first to break so this is an appreciated upgrade.
-The Vernon backpack is a compact, rectangular shape without bulges, but can still fit a surprising bulk and take a hefty load. This allows it to easily slip into confined spaces like under airplane seats without getting caught like other backpacks.

-The straps can be uncomfortable when the backpack is heavy. They would be more comfy if wider. I'm considering buying some attachable straps to widen their shape.
-The side pockets are too small to fit items like big water bottles or umbrellas. I can't take my larger water bottle with me because of this.
-The laptop pocket, while it easily accommodates the bulkiest of 15" laptops, has a strap that's too short to secure large 15" laptops. I easily circumvented this with a small, 2 inch long piece of double-sided velcro.

Take home:
This is easily the best backpack I've ever owned. I look forward to using it for years or decades to come.

Bought this for my 27 year old son

Bought this for my 27 year old son and he absolutely loves it and so do I! It is well made and has a rugged young adult look!

Crazy horse leather is actually a cow leather. You may find this answer is too short, so we would like to give you more detail about this question.

Crazy horse leather also referred to as saddle leather is made by applying, a kind of wax to a full grain leather surface that has been buffed and smoothed out. The leather has been treated to look and feel aged while retaining its toughness. The more you use it, the better and more unique it looks.

Crazy horse leather is made by applying a special kind of wax to a full grain cow leather surface that has been smoothed out. Through the application of the wax, plays a very distinctive role in the uniqueness of crazy horse leather. It will cause small changes to the material's shape and appearance. This gives it a unique retro, vintage look which ages beautifully over time.
Simply wax itself. Wax is highly resistant to water and other liquids. So, when applied to leather it protects the leather fibers far better than that of any other substance used on leather today. This allows the crazy horse leather to withstand much of what is an issue for most other types of leather. It doesn't stain fabrics or clothing. Because of this, it is the ideal choice of leather for making vintage style leather bags. Also, every crazy horse leather bags are unique due to the this manufacturing process. It feels really great to think that you have a unique product with you.
As we mentioned before, each bag is unique due to special wax and manufacturing. This application makes every bag distinctive. They are durable and strong. Wax itself protects the leather from water or moisture-related damages. The wax strengthens the leather fibers to the point that when the fibers are rubbed or scratched the natural leather color changes a shade or two, without immediately reversing back.

Through wear, naturally, the crazy horse leather will become full of these scratches. The rubbed and scratched areas that show the changes in shades of color, are what reflects the so loved antique and vintage appearance.

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Returns Policy

We accept returns within 30 days. If 30 days have gone by since your purchase, unfortunately, we can’t offer you a refund. To be eligible for a return, your item must be unused and in the same condition that you received it. It must also be in the original packaging. To complete your return, we require a receipt or proof of purchase. Certain sale items may not qualify for returns unless they arrive damaged.

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Our backpacks and bags are made to order. We ship most items within 2-4 business days. Once we ship your item we will send you an email. As we ship internationally, shipping times may vary from country to country. Average shipping times are as follows:

1. U.S. - 3-12 business days

2. Canada - 14-20 business days

3. Wordwide - 14-30 business days

Please note that due to unexpected delays, sometimes shipping times can be longer. Please allow up to 20 days for the bags to arrive. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at

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