About Kasperi Originals
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.
One of the Original Specials S.05 Fold Top
Once we had chosen and tested the leather for the S.05 we made a few more test pieces of this pack. After the first one we made three pieces, one for further testing, another was sent to the world abroad to circulate the world, and one, the PP3 (a code that is stamped on the back of the pack) we're letting go. The PP3 is one of the Original S.05 Fold Tops and will stay in history as such.
With the S.05 we wanted to create something functionally different. An exceedingly resilient pack. Bovine leather is the route to that goal. The dense, strong surface grain of bovine leather is hard as armor. It is difficult to scuff. It remains like new unless you go out of your way to trash it. Even then it'll keep on going. 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.
So even if you do manage to bust through the super-tough grain, intentionally or unintentionally, it's recoverable. Just apply a dab of wax, spread and polish hard so that the wax heats up. It'll bounce right back. And you'll barely notice a difference.
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.
It's been close to a year since the last limited Kasperi Specials release. The Specials S.05 is a limited run of the Fold Top, handcrafted in Finland in a timeless color combination, navy and brown. The body of the pack is made from the sturdy German SOHRE tanneries vegetable-tanned bovine leather and the folding part is made from the Italian Puccini tanneries supple and lasting vegetable-tanned bovine leather in navy blue. The combination creates a sharp yet subtle toned backpack. This all makes for a rugged yet classy look, no matter the environment.
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.
One outer pocket for smaller items.
60 mm wide ergonomically designed shoulder straps.
Includes detachable laptop computer sleeve up to 15” laptops.
Place for rear bicycle light.
Additional strap for maximum over packing.
D-ring key loop inside.
Special KASPERI stainless steel buckle.
Six attachment points for utility 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 leather and the folding part is made of Italia Puccini tannery's vegetable-tanned sturdy but soft navy blue bovine leather.
Width 30 cm, Height 35–55 cm, Depth 16 cm.
Hand made in Finland