Black Small Backpack

Regular price €395,00
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Include Laptop sleeve
Include Leather Wax

The Small Backpack – commute in timeless style!

Tailor-made for the active commuter, this backpack not only looks great but is made to keep your valuables safe and effortlessly with you. Its slim design keeps out of the way when navigating the urban environment. With the comfortably wide straps and flat back, it is a minimalist leather backpack – so comfortable that you might just forget that you are carrying it.

Made from sturdy saddle leather, this pack is built to withstand use for years to come. Like all truly durable leather goods, the bag, and straps will take a bit of time to break in and form as good leather shoes form to your legs. 

This bag can take laptop computers up to 15 inches (like the 15” Macbook pro), your water bottle, lunch box, charger, note-taking kit, and an extra shirt or cardigan should you need it.

OBS: Shippings on Fridays when the backpacks arrive to our studio.

Why this pack?

Design

  • Made for urban life with a slim profile.
  • Outstanding comfort as the leather conforms to your body over time.
  • Timeless design that builds character over time as the leathers patinates.
  • Handcrafted in Finland with a passion for quality by our friends.
  • Engineered for repairability with strong materials that make repairs possible.
  • Built to last to leave something for the next generations.

Features

  • One protected outer pocket for smaller items
  • 40mm wide and comfortable shoulder straps
  • Carrying Handle
  • Attachment points for an optional felt laptop sleeve
  • Loop for clip-on rear bicycle light
  • Second buckle attachment points for overpacking
  • Special KASPERI stainless steel G-buckles
Details

Materials and origins

    • Cutting and sowing: Handcrafted in Finland
    • Leather: Sturdy German SOHRE tannery’s vegetable-tanned bovine saddle leather
    • Laptop sleeve: Recycled PET felt – made in Finland
    • G-buckles: Marine-grade stainless AISI 316 steel – laser cut in Finland
    • Roller buckles: Chromed steel – Sweden
    • Yarn: Waxed polyester yarn – Italy
    • Rivets: Copper plated steel – Italy

    Inside dimensions

    Main compartment: Width 26cm, Height 34–38 cm, Depth 10cm

    Front Pocket: Width 15cm, Height 12cm, Depth 3cm

    Felt Sleeve: Width 26cm, Height 32cm, Depth 3cm

    Volume

    10 liters at maximum capacity

    Delivery

    Shipping on Fridays

    EU

    Products are delivered in the European Union via UPS, GLS, and Posti. Options for your area are provided at checkout. Shipping fees are between 20€ and 45€ depending on the size of the package, your location, and chosen delivery options. Delivery times vary between 1-8 business days. 

    To see your options in more detail proceed to checkout.

    Worldwide (non-EU)

    Outside of EU products are delivered via Posti, GLS and UPS, and Express Mail Service (EMS). Options for your area provided at checkout. Shipping fees are between 20€ and 65€ depending on size of package, your location and chosen delivery options. Delivery times vary between 2-21 business days. 

    To see your options in more detail proceed to checkout.

    Duties and Import fees for non-EU orders:

    Customers are responsible for any duties, taxes, or import fees imposed by their country's customs authorities. For deliveries carried out by UPS which is standard in the UK, UPS handles the collection of these fees.

    These charges are separate from the product price and shipping cost. For more information on potential fees, please contact your local customs office.

    Finland

    Products are delivered via DB Schenker and Matkahuolto to the nearest pickup point of the address provided. In Helsinki, a bicycle courier option and pickup appointments are also available.

    Tracking orders and Support

    Customers are notified and sent a tracking number by e-mail to the address provided. 

    Contact us for tailored support or requests with the form below or via email. 

    Care & Repairs 

    How should I care for my leather backpack?

    You can start using your backpack straight out of the box. Leather works well even in bad weather conditions, and getting wet is fine as long as it is properly cared for. Of course the harder use, the faster patina, but that only ads character to the pack. 

    Treat with wax every 4-6 months or when the leather feels like it's drying, treat lightly with wax. Wipe the leather to clean it. With a cloth spread a thin layer of wax on the leather. Allow the wax to permeate overnight and then polish the remainders off with a cotton or wool cloth. The scent of tar will fade away in a couple of days, if a lot of wax is applied, this will take longer. 

    We recommend using natural products like bees wax based products or natural oils. Synthetic leather protection can block the pores of the leather. This will reduce the leather's ability to absorb wax and oils - ultimately reducing the lifespan of the backpack.

    How long is the break in period of the leather backpack?

    We believe that leather is the best material for backpacks because it conforms to our bodies over time and can last for decades while remaining in good condition.

    Like all high quality leather goods, Kasperi backpacks also have a break-in period. It will take a couple of weeks of active use for the shoulder straps to start forming to your body. If you experience any pressure points, squeeze the straps lightly with your hands from the pressure points to help it form faster.

    Closing and opening the G-buckles is also stiff at first but as the leather loops softens and form over time it will become fluid.

    With proper care and use, these packs develop a unique patina and become more personal by the day.

    What about repairs?

    We believe in the “right to repair”. Every aspect from structures to material thicknesses are considered for repairability. Because our bags are designed to last for decades, it is inevitable that they will require servicing at some point. The hardest wearing parts like the shoulder straps are made from 3mm leather so that they will last for decades of use.

    The hardest wearing parts (i.e. shoulder straps) are made from 3mm leather for longevity and the whole structure is designed with serviceability in mind.

    We offer a repair service for our bags and backpacks.

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    Customer Reviews

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    Mari
    Love My backpack

    Finaly I bought My own Kasperi, after a few months it feels even more comfortable. The size is nice for My daily use. Thank you very much.

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    Stefan Goldlücke
    Beautiful masterpiece - love it from the very first day !

    I stumbled over Kasperi by help of Instagram. Insta knew what I was looking for and it was a perfect match.
    After pre-ordering I could get my backpack very fast. It came about 10 days later with UPS. Michael (founder) and I had some very fruitful conversation on logistics and really had a good chat about the shopping experience. Very pleased to get instant and direct conversation.
    The backpack ist exactly the right size for a small MB Pro of PC. If you usually are a nerd as I am and pack extremely precise and light this is your size. If you have a larger machine and more gear to carry take the large. Still a very decent one for a tall and strong guy.
    I get compliments and asked about the backpack pretty much every day. Everyone wants to know where I got this piece from. In the vintage and jeans community I got already contacts with folks from Japan or the US asking for details and examining the bag.
    Although I was a bit skeptical about wearing a backpack in the beginning this is the piece you want in an urban environment. I would never ever wear an outdoor backpack in town but this thing is something totally different.

    Thanks Michael and the entire crew - you made me a very happy customer !

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    Dick Schoenmakers
    A great product!

    The Kasperi small backpack is a great product. I use my bag every day to work and hiking in nature... and it's not only made beautiful, it looks beautiful also!!

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    Markus G.
    Fantastic "little" helper

    The leather of this backpack is marvellous! I cannot stop touching it.

    There must be a space-time-warp (a la star trek) inside the backpack because although it does look small from the outside I am able to comfortably fit in my MacBook Pro 16 (M1) and there is still a lot of space left.

    If you love fine leather and expert craftmanship and like to suprise everyone by what you can pull out of a seemingly small backpack, then, by all means, get one!!!

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    Elsa Kaaja
    Tehty kestämään & korjattavissa

    Kolmisen vuotta sitten hankittu reppu (backpack small, musta). N. vuoden kohdalla toisen olkahihnan metalliosa hajosi, oli ilmeisesti viallista erää. Repun korjaus verstaalla onnistui vielä samana päivänä, sen jälkeen reppu ja kaikki osat ovat toimineet moitteetta! Suosittelen, tämä reppu on tehty kestämään käyttöä ja on myös korjattavissa!