The brown Small Backpack is back, and it's better than ever!
The small backpack so that it is better than ever. And now it's back in the gorgeous brown vegetable-tanned leather!
Tailor made for the active city commuter, this backpack not only looks great but is made to keep your valuables safe and effortlessly with you. It's a 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?
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.
- 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
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
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
10 liters at maximum capacity
Shippings on Fridays when the products arrive to our studio.
Products are delivered worldwide via Posti, UPS, and Express Mail Service (EMS). Options for your area provided at checkout. Shipping fees are between 20€ and 50€ depending on your location and chosen delivery options. Delivery times vary between 3-21 days.
To see your options in more detail proceed to checkout.
Products are delivered via 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.