PRE-ORDER - Moss Green Whitetail Fold Top Backpack (Total Cost 670€)
This Backpack just gets better with time.
OBS: This is a pre-order product that works as a reservation deposit of the final product (Total Cost 670€). We produce our products in small batches to maximize quality and minimize waste, therefore this batch is also limited in size.
By pre-ordering this product now you will make sure we reserve a pack for you. We estimate the current batch of packs to be ready in February 2022. This time the wait is a little longer, read why below.
It has now been three years since we started developing the moss green whitetail deer Fold Top. Little did we know that our customers would love a product made from this ecological wild game hydes so much. Yet we learned, that manufacturing from underutilized materials means developing new supply chains. And new sustainable supply chains mean that production and the sales of products will have to adapt to new realities.
Wild game leather is available at a limited time window over the span of a year. Much like how back in the days we would consume seasonally fresh produce, the same goes for wild materials that are used in manufacturing.
With the first batches we made, this did not affect us or our customers all that much. But with the demand for lasting backpacks increasing, the seasonality of whitetail deer has become a reality.
This year's season is now in its beginning and materials will be available for vegetable tanning at Ahlskog Tannery late this year. The bespoke vegetable-tanning process takes around two months from start to finish for a batch of material. After this, it goes into our production. Therefore the waiting time for the latest batch of whitetail deer Fold Tops is a little bit longer.
The Fold Top is our most popular best-selling 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.
In the spring of 2020, we launched The S.03, a numbered and limited run of the Fold Top, made from moss green whitetail deer leather, developed from the ground to our specifications. That pack blew us away with its popularity and many of you have been asking for its return.
Out of popular demand, we are making another batch of the stunning duo-tone brown and moss green Fold Top. We are stoked to bring the moss green one back.
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.
How the pre-order works (Read before ordering!)
This preorder works as a reservation deposit. When you pay the preorder you will get a code that will discount the preorder amount from the total bag price of 670€ in our webshop. The preorder and can be canceled within 14 days or turned into a Kasperi gift card at any time. You will be notified by email when the backpacks are available.
By paying the reservation deposit now, we make sure to reserve the pack for you. Kasperi's own leather wax is also included in the pre-order.
The pre-order will be available for a limited time and this batch is limited in size as are all our batches. In practice, this means that a batch of the moss green Fold Tops will be made now. Another batch might be made at an undefined time in the future. Pre-order now to secure yours in this batch. You can read more of our production philosophy here.
Premium ecological Whitetail leather custom-developed for Kasperi
In the 1930s, a couple of Whitetails were brought to Finland by Finnish expatriates from Minnesota, USA. One thing led to another and the population exploded to over 100 000 Whitetails today with the population doubling every 10 years or so. With over 50 000 deers hunted yearly, we've decided to make a backpack, perhaps the best one we've ever made, out of the otherwise doomed-to-waste Whitetail skins.
Ahlskog tannery has set up a process of tanning Whitetail deer skins. They designed a Whitetail leather tanning recipe from the ground up for Kasperi, which matches our strict requirements of premium, vegetable-tanned, weather-resistant, and ecological leather. As a natural material of a whitetail deer marks, scars, insect bites are a part of the story and character of this pack. The Whitetail has a waxed surface to further waterproof it and is supple and a tad lighter, making it a perfect match for our Fold-top.
The Whitetail can provide a sustainable, local supply of ecological leather that has some of the best properties out there. That’s also why we are creating products out of it. Local supplies make streamline supply chains and create local jobs. Using the whitetail also makes use of a material that would otherwise be doomed for waste. Read more about the Whitetail deer leather here.
One outer pocket for smaller items.
60 mm wide ergonomically designed shoulder straps.
Includes detachable laptop computer sleeve up to 15” laptops.
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 Finnish Ahlskog Tannerys vegetable-tanned and waxed moss green Finnish Whitetail deer that is customized for Kasperi products.