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!
-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.
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 and he absolutely loves it and so do I! It is well made and has a rugged young adult look!
This bag is even better than what I was expecting. For the price I can't imagine getting a better bag.
Everything about this bag is quality. From the hardware to the inside material, I absolutely love it and so does my recent grad. The leather is thick and durable, and the bag holds a ton. Would 100% buy again and recommend to anyone I know!
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.
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.
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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2. Canada - 14-20 business days
3. Wordwide - 14-30 business days
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