Kasperi Originals are the first and sometimes the only items of their kind. They are items with a meaningful history. They are items with a certain significance.
We dream of a world where all types of items are used for life and cherished. A world where memories and stories connect to the things we own and use. A world where those stories get passed on together with the things. A world where things are valued for the memories they create. Kasperi Originals is an ode to that world.
Sometimes they are the first pieces of a classic batch, used and tested hard. Sometimes they are untouched experiments. Sometimes they've been around and seen the world. Sometimes they are the markers of a milestone.
Kasperi Originals are pieces, made to be used, cherished, and passed on for generations.
About this particular pack
These two pieces are made from supple dark brown leather from Conceria Virgilio for the folding part and the brown frame from SOHRE.
Conceria Virgilio is from the town of San Miniato in Tuscany, halfway between the cities of Pisa and Florence, in a region especially known for its leather industry.
The pack is made exclusively from a dense, strong surface grain of bovine leather that is hard as armor. No wonder this stuff has been used for over a century as protective clothing by racers and motorcyclists. And as body armor since at least the beginning of recorded human history.
The Fold Top is our most popular product and it turns heads wherever we go. As a product that lasts a lifetime, it is an investment that only gets better, more sustainable, and affordable with time. Stylish for city use. Sturdy for forest hiking. Easily big enough for a weekend trip. Compact to carry on as cabin luggage. Its ergonomics are designed to keep it comfortable even after full days of carrying heavier loads. It might just be the last backpack you’ll ever need.
The vegetable-tanned leather’s excellent properties have been taken advantage of in the design. The body of the pack is made from sturdy leather from the German SOHRE tannery which is combined with the L-shaped monocoque-like back structure where the leather itself provides a supportive structure that helps distribute loads as a framed pack would. As the backpack is packed, the additional internal structure of your gear will enhance the structural skins' ability to carry the load. Combined with wide 60mm leather straps that conform to your body over time, this makes for a leather pack that is exceptionally good at carrying even heavier loads for prolonged distances. You can read more about the features from Carryology's review.
A detachable computer sleeve is included. The sleeve attaches only at the top to let the bag conform to the shape of your back. It also works as padding when the bag is packed full. The bag has six external attachment points for external gear like camera tripods, fishing rods, or camping gear.
A proprietary Kasperi L-monocoque back structure that helps distribute loads evenly as a framed pack would
60 mm wide ergonomically shaped shoulder straps.
Handle for easy carrying.
One outer pocket for smaller items.
Includes detachable laptop computer sleeve for up to 15” laptops.
A place for rear bicycle light.
Extention strap for augmented capacity.
D-ring key loop inside. Six attachment points for utility straps.
Special marine grade stainless steel Kasperi G-buckle.
Six attachment points for equipment straps.
Outdoor, travel, urban
Made from high-quality vegetable-tanned leather. The frame of the bag is made of German SOHRE tannery’s excellent bovine leatherand the folding part is from Italian Virgilio tannery's sturdy and lasting bovine leather. The detachable computer sleeve is made of recycled felt, thats made in Finland. The G-buckles are made out of marine-grade stainless AISI 316 steel. The roller buckles are stainless steel from Sweden. The polyester yarn and rivets come from Italy.