Pre-order — Fold Top Olive & Brown – Leather Backpack

Regular price €690,00
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Backpack Sets

We are finally launching our own production – Kasperi Workshop! This is a longtime dream of ours and a historic moment in premium quality manufacturing in the Nordics. This inaugural series includes some special treats. Be part of making history. The first batch is ready for delivery in September. Read more here.

Fold Top is the leather backpack you've been waiting for. 

Imagine being at ease on your journeys. The satisfaction of owning a piece that is built to last, a true companion for all your adventures. The joy that comes from knowing your backpack was hand-crafted with passion – in Finland. Made out of high-quality German and Italian vegetable-tanned full-grain leather – this backpack is made to stand the test of time, by your side for a lifetime.

The Olive & Brown Fold Top backpack is a stylish and functional choice for any occasion, whether you're hitting the trails, travels, or going about your daily life. Its ergonomic design ensures comfort during extended use, while its distinguishably good looks make it a great match for both casual and formal settings.

The unique design of the saddle leather back frame distributes weight evenly for comfortable carrying of heavier loads. The wide leather straps conform to the contours of your shoulders for an exceptionally comfortable fit. 

But don't just take our word for it, read the reviews below as well on Carryology. If you still need more information, don't hesitate to ask through the form below or email.

OBS: We are finally building our own workshop in the town of Hämeenlinna! As the celebration of this historic milestone, the inaugural series includes a special pressed emblem, a pair of short utility straps, and our leather wax – on the house! At first, we will have a limited production capacity – pre-order yours now to ensure you make it in the first batch. The first batch is ready for delivery in September 2024.

Why this pack?

Design

  • Made for use with great load distribution and versatile rigging options.
  • Outstanding comfort as the leather conforms to your body over time.
  • Timeless design that builds character over time as the leather patinates.
  • Crafted in Finland with a passion for quality by our friends.
  • Engineered for repairability with structures that make repairs possible.
  • Built to last with strong materials to leave something for the next generations.

Features

  • Six sturdy attachment points for attaching hiking equipment, fishing rods or camera tripods.
  • Front pocket to keep your everyday carry conveniently at hand.
  • Detachable laptop sleeve for up to 17” laptops or documents.
  • Adjustable capacity with the extension strap that’s stored inside.
  • Built-in carrying handle for easy travel in buses, trains and planes.
  • D-ring key loop for never losing your keys.
  • Stay safe and visible by attaching a rear bicycle light to its attachment point.
Details

Materials and origins

  • Cutting and sowing: Handcrafted in Finland
  • Frame and back: Sturdy SOHRE tannery’s vegetable-tanned bovine saddle leather
  • Folding part: Supple Italian Virgilio tannery's vegetable-tanned bovine 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 30cm, Height 45–60cm, Depth 16cm

Front Pocket: Width 20cm, Height 14cm, Depth 4cm

Felt Sleeve: Width 29cm, Height 43cm, Depth 4cm

Volume

27 liters at maximum capacity

Backpack Sets 

Configure your rucksack

One bag, multiple uses. For a limited time we include the Minimalist set as standard with two short utility straps and our Leather Wax for care.

Cargo Hauler

Featuring a full set of utility straps – the Cargo Hauler set turns your pack into a real Swiss army knife whether you're carrying gear from camera tripods, fishing rod's to hiking gear. Four short utility straps for smaller or long items to the sides and two long utility straps for bulkier items to the bottom. 

Field Chef

The Field Chef is for culinary adventures in the great outdoors, from your favourity weekend nature hideout to more remote trails out there. This set includes two short utility straps, the full-tang Field Kitchen Knife designed by us and made by Roselli, a stainless steel Field Pot, and a handcrafted cutting board.

Field Barista

This is our go-to set for most of our day hikes, from the Nordic woods to the Finnish archipelago. The Field Barista set includes two short utility straps, the Kasperi Puukko, Coffee Pot + Coffee, and the Kuksa. The simple brewing process creates a full-bodied and creamy coffee. Find the best spot, make a fire and enjoy campfire coffee.

Explorer

The Explorer set is for those who seek out new adventures. This set features the versatile tools the Kasperi Axe and the rugged Kasperi Puukko.

Designed by us and made by Roselli, both tools feature their lifetime repair service. This set also includes the long utility straps and short utility straps for versatility. 

Prepare for roaming the uncharted areas with the Explorer set.

Wanderer

The Wanderer set equips you for discovering your surroundings at a relaxed pace. The wanderer is not in a hurry, it's all about observing what is around you. About being present in your life's most unforgettable moments. By your side you will have the Kasperi Puukko, Coffee Pot + CoffeeLapuan Kankurit Metsä Blanket and Kuksa as well as a full set of straps. Embrace the journey.

Voyager

The Voyager is for the ultimate outdoors person who is willing to go further than others. While on the move a full set of utility straps, ensure versatility on the move. For setting up camp you have the Kasperi Axe and Kasperi Puukko by your side. Preparing for dinner you'll have the field chef's essentials: the Field Knife, a Field Pot, and a compact field cutting board. The Coffee Pot, Kuksa and Coffee for the moment after your culinary dinner. Lapuan Kankurit Metsä Blanket for enjoying your time at camp.

How pre-order works?

How the pre-order works?

The pre-order requires payment of the full price of the backpack upfront. Flexible payment options may be available for your order depending on your location. You choose the accessories you wish from the backpack sets beforehand and all accessories are shipped together with the backpack.

If you wish to add products to your order afterwards but before delivery, you can order, just leave a note to your order so we know whether to ship separately or ship together. 

Once the product is ready to be shipped, we will notify you via email to confirm your details and proceed with the shipping of your fully equipped backpack.

Should you need to cancel, a full refund is available before the product is shipped. Once you've received the product, you have 14 days to cancel and ship an unused product back. If you wish to change your order or convert the amount into a Kasperi gift card of equivalent value, please get in touch. 

Shipping:

When the batch is ready to be delivered, you will receive a tracking link. 

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. 

FAQ

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 or service?

We believe in the “right to repair”. Every aspect from structures to material thicknesses considered for repairability. Because our bags are designed to last for decades, they will require servicing at some point. 

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.
Pre-order — Fold Top Olive & Brown – Leather Backpack
Pre-order — Fold Top Olive & Brown – Leather Backpack
Pre-order — Fold Top Olive & Brown – Leather Backpack
Pre-order — Fold Top Olive & Brown – Leather Backpack
Pre-order — Fold Top Olive & Brown – Leather Backpack
Pre-order — Fold Top Olive & Brown – Leather Backpack
Pre-order — Fold Top Olive & Brown – Leather Backpack
Pre-order — Fold Top Olive & Brown – Leather Backpack
Pre-order — Fold Top Olive & Brown – Leather Backpack
Pre-order — Fold Top Olive & Brown – Leather Backpack
Pre-order — Fold Top Olive & Brown – Leather Backpack
Pre-order — Fold Top Olive & Brown – Leather Backpack
Pre-order — Fold Top Olive & Brown – Leather Backpack
Pre-order — Fold Top Olive & Brown – Leather Backpack
Pre-order — Fold Top Olive & Brown – Leather Backpack
Pre-order — Fold Top Olive & Brown – Leather Backpack
Pre-order — Fold Top Olive & Brown – Leather Backpack
Pre-order — Fold Top Olive & Brown – Leather Backpack
Pre-order — Fold Top Olive & Brown – Leather Backpack
Pre-order — Fold Top Olive & Brown – Leather Backpack

Customer Reviews

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Guillaume
No.1109 honey and brown

Hi, very happy of my fold top, the look and feel is great. I love the smell of the leather and the wax. This one will probably enjoy the small streets in Toulouse downtown, hiking in the Pyrenees and the tours in the hills, wine yards and medieval cities of the Corbières in the south of France. Probably the bag is best suited to cold climates (let’s see if my back doesn’t sweat too much in summer…), but I plan to use it as my all-season companion ! Thanks to Kasperi’s team and craftsmen for making these outstanding products, and maybe another bag will join the family in the future !

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Thomas
LE sac .

Formidable, grand amateur de cuir je ne peux qu’admirer le travail. Le prix m’a fait hésiter car je ne suis pas riche mais l’investissement en vaut la peine, avec le paiement en plusieurs fois c’est plus facile.
J’ai le n 584 et que ce soit pour les courses en ville ou les balades en nature je ne peux plus m’en passer . Surprenant de confort malgré l’absence de ceinture de hanche, mon sac a déjà commencé à se patiner sous le soleil de la Provence .
Je regrette de ne pas avoir acheté les sangles avec .

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Scott Petersen
1st Kasperi Backpack

I am 100% pleased with this backpack. I did a lot of searching for a leather backpack, and am sooo glad i stumbled across your website. The bag is high quality, and i love the strap(s) that can be used for exterior attachments. I've since purchased 4-5 accessories, as well as a sweater. I will be back for more!!!!

J
Jussi Soini
Ruskea Fold Top / Brown Fold Top #1099

Olen ollut reppuun todella tyytyväinen. Tämä siis työkäytössä, mukana kulkee sekä läppäri että asennuskeikoilla tarvittavat työvälineet. Asiakkaat ovat kyselleet kenen valmistama reppu ja mistä näitä saa, samoin työkaverinikin. Repusta en ole keksinyt mitään pahaa sanottavaa, tuote on yksinkertaisesti täydellinen.
Iso kiitos Kasperin käsityöläisille hyvästä työstä ja jatkakaa samaan malliin.

I have been very happy with the backpack. This is for work use, carrying both a laptop and the tools needed for installation. Customers have asked who made the backpack and where to get them, as well as my colleague. I can't think of anything bad to say about the backpack, the product is simply perfect.
Big thanks to Kasper's craftsmen for their good work and keep up the good work.

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Rewan Kakil
Fold Top – Olive & Brown No.1061

Since 2021 I've been checking on this bag, and finally I bought one as a gift for myself in the end of 2023.

In this modern time that we are living in, the market always promotes and promises new products. Surprisingly, when you buy the product, you are left with an empty feeling.
As the product is not good enough, or you feel ,after a while, you have been cheated, because it does not keep the promise.
Later, you find yourself buying another product to make up for the empty feeling of disappointment. It is like you are going through a sequence of break-ups without finding a healthy relationship.

Personally, I have got enough of this sequence: We own too much with having too little connections with them.
Instead, I want to share a story with the things that I own. I want to have a relationship with my surroundings, with the things that I put on my body. I want to look at my bag and think of all the travels I have shared with it.

And Kasperi bags does just that.
It gives opportunities of a lifespan to be discovered, story to be shared, belongings to be carried around.

The bag is hamble, quite, and elegant like finnish nature. It has the Finnish spirit of design and durability. It is here to stay with me for another tale to be told.