Pre-Order – Small Fold Top Olive & Brown – Leather Backpack

Regular price €570,00


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. The first batch includes some special treats. Be part of making history. The first batch is ready for delivery in October. Read more here.

A leather backpack for your daily adventures.

The Small Fold Top is a timeless leather backpack that's just right for any situation. The outstanding carrying ergonomics, versatile rigging options, and expandable capacity keep you always ready for a spontaneous adventure after a day at work. Whether you're in jeans and a t-shirt on a sunny day outdoors, in a suit at a fancy dinner, or cycling in your sweater on your local trails – you'll feel right at home with the Small Fold Top. 

This backpack is hand-crafted with passion in Finland to last, a true companion for life. 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.

OBS: We are finally building our own workshop in the town of Hämeenlinna! The first batch includes 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 will be ready for delivery in October 2024.

Why this pack?


  • 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 leathers patinates.
  • Meticulously crafted in our workshop in Finland with a passion for quality.
  • Engineered for repairability with strong materials that make repairs possible.
  • Built to last to leave something for the next generations.


  • Two side and two front attachment points for attaching e.g. hiking equipment, fishing rods or camera tripods with accessory utility straps.
  • Detachable laptop sleeve for up to 16” 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 the lowest utility attachment point.

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 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 40–45cm, Depth 14cm

Felt Sleeve: Width 27cm, Height 37cm, Depth 3cm


18 liters at maximum capacity


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.


Your daily needs are covered with the supplied two short utility straps. For longer items attach them on the same side. Or one on each side for smaller items like the Kuksa or the Puukko. Light and simple. 

Cargo Hauler

Featuring four short utility straps  – the Cargo Hauler turns your packs versatility up a notch. Whether you're carrying a camera tripod, fishing rod or hiking gear – the cargo hauler extends your possibilities.

Wild Swimmer

Wild Swimming and Sauna bathing are unbeatable ways to spice up your life. The human body is made to viscerally react when exposed to the elements. Already in 400 BCE, the ancient Greeks used cold water for relaxation and healing.

The heart of the set is the Lapuan Kankurit "Meri" linen terry towel – this is no ordinary towel. It's an experience. Absorbent and coarse, it scrubs the skin, further boosting blood circulation – enhancing the benefits of those cold water dips. Made from ecological 70% linen and 30% cotton, this Finnish-made towel is long-lasting and only gets better and more comfortable with use. With the supplied utility straps you'll be able to hang the towel on the outside of your pack to air out after your dip.

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.

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 before delivery, just leave a note on 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. 


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


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.


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. 


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 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 – Small Fold Top Olive & Brown – Leather Backpack
Pre-Order – Small Fold Top Olive & Brown – Leather Backpack
Pre-Order – Small Fold Top Olive & Brown – Leather Backpack
Pre-Order – Small Fold Top Olive & Brown – Leather Backpack
Pre-Order – Small Fold Top Olive & Brown – Leather Backpack
Pre-Order – Small Fold Top Olive & Brown – Leather Backpack
Pre-Order – Small Fold Top Olive & Brown – Leather Backpack
Pre-Order – Small Fold Top Olive & Brown – Leather Backpack
Pre-Order – Small Fold Top Olive & Brown – Leather Backpack
Pre-Order – Small Fold Top Olive & Brown – Leather Backpack
Pre-Order – Small Fold Top Olive & Brown – Leather Backpack
Pre-Order – Small Fold Top Olive & Brown – Leather Backpack
Pre-Order – Small Fold Top Olive & Brown – Leather Backpack
Pre-Order – Small Fold Top Olive & Brown – Leather Backpack
Pre-Order – Small Fold Top Olive & Brown – Leather Backpack
Pre-Order – Small Fold Top Olive & Brown – Leather Backpack

Customer Reviews

Based on 21 reviews
John Henriksson
Mahtava reppu! Amazing backpack!

Ajattelin ensin valita suuren fold top -laukun mutta päätin kokeilla tätä ensin nähdäkseni pärjäisinkö pienemmän kanssa. Minun tapauksessani kyseessä on arkilaukku töihin ja matkoille. Enimmillään minun pitäisi kantaa MacBook Pro 14”, iPad, kamera ja hieman lisävarusteita. Olen nyt käyttänyt laukkua noin kaksi viikkoa matkoilla ja voin todeta että se sopii täydellisesti omaan käyttööni. Nahka selässä ja hihnoissa on vahvaa ja on alkanut hieman pehmentyä, mikä on tehnyt laukusta vielä mukavamman. Ainoa asia jota ehkä kaipaan olisi pieni sisätasku lompakolle tai työpuhelimelle. Voin suositella laukkua ja olen täysin varma että se kestää todella pitkään.

I initially considered choosing the large fold top bag but decided to try this one first to see if I could manage with the smaller size. In my case, it’s for a day bag for work and travel. At most, I need to carry a MacBook Pro 14”, an iPad, a camera, and some additional equipment. I’ve had the bag now for around two weeks during travels and can confirm that it fits perfectly for my use. The leather on the back and the straps is sturdy and has started to soften a bit, making the bag even more comfortable. The only thing I might miss is a small inner pocket for my wallet or work phone. I can recommend the bag and am confident it will last for a very long time.

very beautiful bag!

Small Fold Top – Leather Backpack in Honey & Brown
very special beauty!!!

Charlotte Jacques
Un sac pour la vie

Superbe travail réalisé pour concevoir ce sac à dos, d'une qualité exceptionnelle ! Après quelques jours il commence déjà à s'assouplir, et il m'accompagnera très longtemps c'est certain. Merci pour l'amour que vous mettez dans cet artisanat, il est vraiment perceptible et c'est rare de nos jours.

James Coates
Small Fold Top – Leather Backpack in Honey & Brown-

In my day-to-day existence, I require a bag to carry the various essential accoutrements which serve to ease my passage through life. Having worn out my old faithful canvas and leather one (no longer in production), I reluctantly began seeking a replacement. After extensive research, I discovered Kasperi and its range of beautifully made packs. I chose the Small Fold Top in honey and brown which I received soon after placing my order. The pack is beautifully made using full-grain leather which, even several weeks after purchase, fills the room with a delightful aroma. Inside the bag is a detachable felt sleeve to secure a laptop, and several steel rings to attach your valuables to, etc.
This bag is so comfortable and is of such high quality, that the price is completely justified. I fully expect it to serve me for a lifetime.

Elly Bal
Great backpack

Very happy with the small size fold top. Good quality leather, nicely made - real craftmanship - and nice design. It is much more comfortable then my former backpack that was made of lightweight, artificial material. The sturdiness of the leather and the design make it more balanced on the back. I also like the fact that it is made of vegetable-tanned leather. And that he laptop sleeve is made of recycled PET instead of wool, but it looks like wool though. It is easy to attach or to remove. The G-buckle is a bit stubborn in the beginning but after some time of use it goes easier. So, yes, I'm happy with my new 'companion' for walks and trips!