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Long Lasting Leather Bags

6 Best Long Lasting Leather Bags (10 Years +)

Leather is a highly durable material, which is why it has been included for hundreds of years to manufacture clothing, furniture, and other items. Certainly, some varieties of leather are more robust than others, such as full-grain leather, but even inexpensive leather may be sturdy.

And leather is appreciated for more than just its toughness. Leather looks wonderful, especially when it's high-quality leather with a lovely natural grain.

Whenever you purchase leather bags, you are dealing in value and frequently getting an item that will last a lifetime.

What kind of leather lasts the longest? 

Long Lasting Leather

  • Full Grain Leather: 

Full-grain leather has all of the inherent pattern of the skin, and it originates from the upper layer of the hide, as you might anticipate.

This leather has all of the quality and rigidity of the hide, as well as any elegance and flaws. It is the finest quality leather accessible, but it is also the most costly.

Top-grain leather absorbs oils over time, changing the appearance of the leather and frequently increasing its attractiveness.

  • Buffalo Leather

The grain of buffalo leather is more pronounced than that of bovine leather. It is available in a variety of colours and finishes, with rich, deep tones that give it a distinctive look.

With proper care, buffalo leather will last a lifetime, creating a deep patina that accentuates the leather's beauty.

Buffalo leather has an epidermal layer that is up to three times thicker than that of cow skin, making it very robust and resilient. Buffalo skins, unlike cow hides, are not expanded during the tanning process, thus they are sturdier and more resistant to ripping. Full grain buffalo leather is among the toughest leathers available.

What kind of hardware to use for durable leather bags?

  • Lining

Lining is quite important for leather bags. On the interior, unlike other brands we don’t have to use a different lining. Our leather is thick enough to protect the bag against any kind of pointy things. 

  • Threads

Isn't it true that leather bags are sewn together from pieces of leather cut into proper shapes? The thread utilised for this stitching, as well as the stitching style, are crucial considerations. Not all stitches are appropriate for holding together multiple layers of leather. Furthermore, if the thread is not firm sufficiently, the leather bag will begin to pull away from the seam. What good is full-grain hide if the thread can't keep it together?

  • Zippers

Metal zippers are among the most often utilised types of zippers in handbags. Metals such as golden brass, aluminium, nickel, and manganese make up the elements. Metal zippers are available in a range of finishes. When purchasing a metal zipper, take in mind that the brass will corrode and change colour over time.

  • Straps

You may believe that handles and straps, with all of their eye-catching features, are only decorative, and that while searching for bags, you should focus more on compartments, pockets, fabrics, and closures. In fact, straps and handles are even more important when it comes to selecting the appropriate one. A design that lets you to handle and carry it in a variety of ways improves comfort. Straps can become detachable, adjustable, or concealable with the addition of loops, hooks, clasps, snaps, buckles, and other metal elements.

Tanning process of long lasting leather bags.

A tanning process that has been used since antiquity. Natural tannins from the bark extract of trees and plants are used in the vegetable tanning process. The skins are put in the tanning pit after the animal skin has been peeled, cleaned, and prepared. 

These tanning pits are typically drums filled with tannin solutions of varying strengths.

Vegetable Tanning over Chromium:

The vegetable tanning process is time-consuming. The animal skin soaks for two to three months within the tanning pit. Tanners shift the animal skin from one drum to another, according to old technique. 

They usually shift the animal skin to the next drum, which has a solution that is stronger than the previous one. As the solution becomes stronger and stronger, the tanning chemicals enter the skin. 

Furthermore, because this technique employs an organic solution, fermentation happens. This imparts a particular colour and look to the leather. It also imparts an unique sweet and woody aroma to the finished product. A scent that is often associated with genuine leather.

Ways to recognise a durable leather bag. 

First and foremost, check the leather quality! That’s a given. 

If you are buying a leather bag online, you definitely have the disadvantage of not being able to touch or smell the chosen bag. The advantage however is, you can have a higher variety of choices at slightly better prices. 

Therefore, if you don’t have a nice leather bag shop that sells high quality leather bags nearby, we assure you that here at The Handmade Store we have a reputable collection of real leather bags at affordable prices.

6 Best Long Lasting Leather Bags

1. Leather Motorcycle Duffle Bag
Leather Motorcycle Duffle Bag

This unique Full grain leather motorcycle duffle bag is perfect for travel or storing your riding gear. The high quality leather bag has an adjustable removable shoulder strap, an easy access handle, and convenient pockets to fit everything you need. This tough bag will last you for years to come. 

Absolutely no complaints. The bag is heavy duty but lightweight. On the inside, it does not look like a traditional army duffle bag at all. It looks pretty good and has room for everything you would need. If you're worried about it scratching your motorcycle, there are leather straps that can tie it to a motorcycle securely.

2. Rustic Leather Satchel

Rustic Leather Satchel

The design of the Rustic Leather Satchel bag is very professional and perfect for everyday use. The base is reinforced with 2 large layers of leather & sturdy straps. This ensures that there is no flexion in the base even when loaded down with material. The closing mechanism is made from metal and can withstand daily abuse. 

The leather will last longer than the other bags out there. It’s functional, convenient and very strong. The bag has tons of spaces to keep your things organized, protecting you from all kinds of damage that can occur in your bag.


3. Vintage Mens Leather Messenger Bag

Vintage Mens Leather Messenger Bag

Astonishingly exquisite, this made to order bag is masterfully handcrafted from full grain leather making it one of a kind. Upgrading your daily carry is easy with this classic messenger bag which you will love and appreciate every time you use it. It has an interior fitted and removable laptop sleeve and can hold most 14 inch laptops and has adjustable straps for a comfortable fit.

 The Vintage Leather Bag will be the only piece of luggage you need, whether you carry it on your shoulder or like a backpack to arrive at your destination looking sharp.

4. Distressed Brown Leather Briefcase

Distressed Brown Leather Briefcase

Take campus or business meetings to the next level with this Distressed Brown leather briefcase. The combination of leather, bulky zippers, and brass hardware make it a media-worthy addition to any outfit.

This classic leather briefcase can be used for years to come. It is simple, classic, and extremely well made so you never have to buy another one again. This is because it has no weak point where it will tear apart like most cheap leather products because it has the strongest full grain leather used in all areas including the straps.


5. Leather Garment Duffle Bag

Leather Garment Duffle Bag

This Leather Garment Duffle Bag is a great addition to any collection of fashionable, yet professional bags. It also features a large front pocket which can be used to store many day-to-day essentials.

Whether you are a photographer or traveling for business, this bag is perfect. You can fit your clothes as well as your equipment in this versatile Leather Garment Duffle Bag. In short  an attractive, quality leather bag for work and travel made from full grain leather.


6. Rustic Leather Backpack

Rustic Leather Backpack

This fashionable rustic leather backpack is as functional as it is stylish. The modern design, including its ergonomic padded back, extra durable zippers and the shoulder straps that have been designed for maximum comfort, allow you to take this bag anywhere you want with confidence!

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