women's and men's vintage brown leather backpacks and rucksacks

Leather Backpacks & Leather Rucksacks

Discover a unique & refined selection of vintage & sturdy backpacks for adventurous men & women. Crafted with care in full grain leather, this bags are built to last and to follow you in all your adventures.


    Womens & Mens Leather Backpacks & Rucksacks: Luxury Bags with Timeless Style & Premium Feel

    A shape, a smell, a memory, it is all about you and history. A classic leather backpack reminds us of an old era, of simpler time.

    An epoch when durability, precise craftsmanship and strict premium quality were at the order of the day and when leather rucksacks were made to endure life's trials and tribulations.

    These large leather backpacks were made to last and were heirlooms handed down from father to son or mother to daughter. They were therefore rugged packs designed with care with the best quality materials available.

    The leather bag of yesteryear, whether backpack, satchel or duffle, was above all a practical and reliable item. It's only with the passage of time that it has become an essential, ubiquitous fashion accessory, whatever the fashions and trends.

    Nowadays, many brands sell cheap leather backpacks at more than affordable prices with PU leather or bonded leather to meet the requirements of today's consumer society. It is the case for most nylon or polyester backpacks as well, available at unbeatable prices.

    But on what terms?

    Are you really willing to save a few dozen euros/dollars for a fragile daypack that won't last over time? Eiken Shop is a brand that strives to take a different path and try to offer a curated collection of premium and vintage real leather travel backpacks that blend past and present, but also high-end 5 stars tan leather and canvas backpacks.

    This type of leather backpack is always in vogue with high-quality natural materials but above all its iconic, timeless style. It will satisfy your needs and desires, for a long time to come thanks to a durable and tough leather.

    Our refined selection of handmade brown leather backpacks features luxury backpacks made of premium authentic leather, more precisely crazy horse leather, a type full grain leather, the best cowhide leather on the market, immersed in oil to protect it against moisture and rain and to reveal the unique tones and shades of the material. They are lined with cotton canvas and/or polyester.

    Whereas the vast majority of deluxe mens leather backpacks for men and women are nowadays made of poor quality genuine leather (or in the wort cases faux-leather like PU leather), we decided to only work with high-quality and luxurious natural top and full grain leather, available in different colors such as brown, black, chestnut, cognac etc.

    It is sourced from cow skin, to offer you only the best leather backpacks for your life adventures, suitable at home or around the world as they offer an optimal wear and tear resistance and are for most of them waterproof. Of course the price tag is more expensive but it's worth it as you'll invest in a timeless piece that follows you for years. Don't settle for average, expect the best, you'll love it!

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    A Leather Backpack: a Robust, Weatherproof and Reliable Partner for your Everyday Life

    All the best leather backpacks we feature are therefore of excellent quality, tough and rugged yet lightweight, stylish and functional to offer great flexibility and versatility, making them ideal men's travel backpacks, work or school vintage backpacks.

    Whether you're a dynamic adult, busy building your business at the office or a school student, you'll find what you are looking for in our collection as these handmade vintage bags are designed to be a versatile daily companion and the perfect accompaniment to any outfit. They offer the serious feel of a briefcase with the modern performance of a tech backpack.

    Indeed, a classic leather backpack will suit students looking for practicality to store all their belongings during morning commutes as well as nature lovers in search of sturdiness, hardwearing, waterproofness and protection for their mountain gear.

    They feature a refined flap and zip, dedicated padded laptop sleeve, robust metallic zippers built and numerous zippered or slip side pockets to store a water bottle, wallets, clutches, pouches or magazines. They also offer a front pocket for smaller accessories such as sunglasses, keys, watches, to roam hands-free and keep your essential accessories at hand.

    From Mini Daypacks to Large Travel Backpacks: Find the Right Leather Backpack for You

    As we often say, a classic leather backpack is a home away from home and such a bag will carry your most precious items. It is therefore crucial to trust your leather backpack and its functionality, to be able to travel with a light mind.

    There is a leather travel backpack for everyone and there is someone for every leather backpack. If you are looking for a compact and lightweight companion, we have small backpacks for you, offering minimalist and waterproof design and sleek curves, ideal to add a touch of polish to your office or business professional ensemble.

    If you are looking for a wider and more spacious hiking ally with handy pockets and roomy compartments, we also offer many premium hardware large leather travel backpacks, with an uncomplicated large main compartment for quick access and the space needed to carry a week of clothes and some technology.

    All our handmade full grain leather backpacks have been crafted to be comfortable to wear, featuring padded adjustable shoulder straps (sometimes detachable), reinforced leather top handle and mesh breathable padded back panel for the ultimate travel experience.

    We also provide bigger, medium or large, classy and unisex travel bags such as canvas duffle bags and leather duffle bags. They are perfect if you're looking for larger compartments due to your travel needs or if you like to take all your essentials with you alongside your brown leather backpack to fit all your stuff.

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    Vintage Spirit with a Modern Twist: Unique & Timeless Styling with Handy Features

    We're in the 21st century, and we are well aware that you are looking for modern functionalities and stylish items, produced for the contemporary explorer especially when it comes to carrying your laptop and other tech such as your camera, laptop or ipad tablet.

    That is why the vast majority of our handcrafted leather laptop backpacks offer a dedicated quick access padded laptop compartment and zipped pockets to keep your valuables safe.

    These durable leather backpacks are compatible with 13" to 15" laptops. They are simply the best leather backpacks type when it comes to technology.

    If you like leather accessories, we also offer a wide range of canvas messenger bags and leather shoulder bags if you're up to a more casual and "on the go" shoulder bag option.

    With our unique quality leather laptop backpacks, you'll have enough room to carry your laptops in a dedicated laptop pocket, accessories, clothing, notebooks and mobile devices, and be able to carry your gear and heavy loads without worrying about their well-being and safety.

    You will be able to showcase a stylish leather backpack purse that will suit your hectic life and add stellar retro and cool bohemian appearance to your next escapade, daily commute or any occasion.

    In short, a leather backpack is the perfect and irresistible accessory for everyday use and to solicit looks from other lovers of good leather and beautiful products.

    But don't worry, these modern touches don't hurt the vintage and classic vibe of our leather backpacks so that you can have an old-school sophisticated look and a retro street credibility while walking and commuting stress-free.

    Today, everything is going too fast, fashions are changing and "fast fashion" is taking control of our wardrobes. We take the opposite approach and offer tried-and-true designs of rucksacks, which have been admired and coveted for centuries to provide pieces that will turn heads no matter what the fashion. A leather backpack never fails to impress.

    There's no chance they'll go out of style anytime soon with look's that just can't be matched. You can be sure that, whether you're seeking a casual or smart look, you'll be in style for decades.

    Your brown or black leather backpack will age and evolve with you, developing an incredible and unique patina and even obtain unique shades due to scratches that vary from bag to bag.

    Built for the shoulders, our leather backpacks are unmistakable to others thanks to their premium look and their distinct aged look obtained with time.

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    A Refined & Trendy Collection of Leather Rucksacks for Both Men & Women Built with Durability & Timeless Class in Mind

    Crafted from the best soft leather material in town, these iconic designs offer sage and secure transportation and quality construction and are the perfect mix between polished details, artisanal craftsmanship, meticulous stitching and modern aesthetic. They fit the tan & cognac monochromatic theme, vibrant colors that match perfectly with the high-quality gold-tone brass hardware and buckle closure.

    These pure and refined lines make these black, coffee & dark brown leather bags the perfect leather backpacks for women and men alike. Each piece is one-of-a-kind original to achieve a real high quality feel to even the most basic of items that can't be classified as a pure women's or men's leather backpack. Thanks to their adjustable straps, they perfectly fit every body type and morphology.

    Whether you are a lover of antique soft genuine leather products who is looking for a vintage leather traditional build, a student searching for a casual style for your next bag or simply an adventurer looking for a robust and durable leather backpack for your next trip, we have what you are looking for.

    Long favored by adventurers, a durable leather backpack is the pinnacle of throwback backpacks designed to withstand the elements. Listen to your inner voice, the call of adventure, enjoy the convenience and class of a leather bag and invest in a lifetime adventure companion.

    What are the Benefits of a Leather Backpack?

    1. Reliability and Longevity: A leather backpack ensures that you have a reliable companion that will last for years, effortlessly keeping up with your daily adventures and activities.
    2. Timeless Style that Elevates Your Look: With a leather backpack, you'll always be on-trend and effortlessly stylish. Its classic design adds a touch of sophistication to your outfits, whether you're heading to work, school, or exploring the city.
    3. Exceptional Quality that Exudes Luxury: Owning a leather backpack means experiencing the luxury of superior craftsmanship and top-notch materials. It's a symbol of quality that you can take pride in, knowing that it was made to withstand the demands of your busy lifestyle.
    4. Personalized Character: As you use your leather backpack, it develops a unique patina, making it truly one-of-a-kind. The marks and scratches tell your story, creating a bag that is as individual as you are.
    5. Practical Organization for Effortless Days: Stay organized and efficient with the multiple compartments and pockets of a leather backpack. Easily access your essentials, whether it's your laptop, notebooks, or daily essentials, so you can focus on what matters most.
    6. All-Day Comfort: The adjustable straps and ergonomic design of a leather backpack ensure a comfortable fit that won't weigh you down. Experience the ease of carrying your belongings, even during your longest days or travels.
    7. Smart Investment for Long-Term Savings: By choosing a leather backpack, you're investing in a durable companion that saves you money in the long run. No need for frequent replacements or repairs, as your leather backpack is built to last.

    Don't hesitate to reach our 5 stars customer service, we'll be glad to assist you if you have any question or need any advice on how to choose the best leather backpack for you (or as a gift), the only bag you'll need from now on.

    If it's the first time you're considering buying a leather bag, we'd be happy to help you to find the best backpack for you. We also offer a free shipping and delivery option to all our customers and a 14 days satisfaction guarantee. Pretty cool? Happy shopping! Don't wait any longer and get ready for adventure, the world is yours. We hope you'll find your next travel partner in our top picks.

    Frequently Asked Questions


    Leather backpacks are not completely waterproof, but they do have some water-resistant properties. Genuine leather has a natural resistance to water to some extent, but it is important to note that excessive exposure to water can still damage the leather.

    When a leather backpack gets wet, it is recommended to gently wipe off any excess moisture with a soft cloth and allow it to air dry naturally. Avoid using heat sources such as hair dryers, as they can cause the leather to crack or become stiff.

    To enhance the water resistance of your leather backpack, you can apply a leather waterproofing or water-repellent product. These products create a protective barrier on the leather's surface, helping to prevent water from seeping in. Here's how to waterproof your leather backpack:

    • Clean the backpack: Start by cleaning the backpack following the instructions provided earlier to ensure the leather is free from dirt or stains.
    • Choose a leather waterproofing product: Look for a reputable leather waterproofing spray or cream specifically formulated for use on leather. Ensure that it is suitable for the type of leather your backpack is made from, such as crazy horse leather.
    • Test on a small, inconspicuous area: Before applying the waterproofing product to the entire backpack, test it on a small, hidden area to ensure it does not affect the color or finish of the leather.
    • Apply the waterproofing product: Follow the instructions provided by the manufacturer for the specific product you are using. Typically, you'll spray or rub the product onto the leather's surface, ensuring even coverage. Pay attention to seams, edges, and any areas prone to moisture exposure.
    • Allow the backpack to dry: After applying the waterproofing product, let the backpack air dry completely. Avoid exposing it to direct sunlight or using any heat sources.

    It's important to note that leather waterproofing products can help protect the leather from light rain or occasional exposure to water. However, they may not make the leather completely impervious to heavy downpours or prolonged submersion. Therefore, it is still recommended to take precautions and avoid excessive exposure to water.

    Additionally, it's advisable to regularly apply a leather conditioner to maintain the leather's moisture and prevent it from drying out or becoming brittle, as mentioned in the previous answer.


    The weight of a leather backpack can vary depending on factors such as the thickness and quality of the leather, the design, and the hardware used.

    Generally, full grain leather backpacks tend to be slightly heavier than backpacks made from synthetic materials. This is because leather is a dense and durable material. However, the weight difference is often negligible and not significant enough to cause discomfort during regular use.

    Many leather backpacks are designed with adjustable straps and ergonomic features to distribute the weight evenly, ensuring comfort while carrying them.


    Leather backpacks are known for their durability and longevity. When properly cared for, a high-quality leather backpack can last for many years, even decades.

    Leather is a robust material that can withstand daily wear and tear, making it an excellent choice for a long-lasting backpack. However, it's important to note that the lifespan of a leather backpack depends on various factors, including the quality of the leather, the construction, and the level of care it receives.

    Regular maintenance, such as cleaning and conditioning, can help extend the lifespan of a leather backpack. Cracks, tears and scratches will never cross your mind as it will last longer and keep its beauty.


    Leather backpacks can be highly practical depending on your needs and preferences. They offer several advantages that make them popular choices for many individuals.

    Full grain leather is a sturdy material that provides good protection for your belongings, making it a leather bag suitable for carrying laptops in their laptop sleeve, books, and other essentials. Leather backpacks often feature multiple compartments and pockets, allowing for convenient organization and easy access to your items making them the best leather backpacks on the market.

    Additionally, leather ages beautifully, developing a unique patina over time, which adds to its appeal and character to your brown leather backpack. It's a versatile and functional bag for any occasion.


    Leather backpacks have remained a timeless and classic accessory in the fashion industry. They have consistently been a popular choice among both men and women, and their versatility makes them suitable for various fashion styles.

    Leather backpacks can be found in a range of designs, from minimalist and sleek to more intricate and detailed cool styles, ensuring there is something to suit every individual's taste and outfit.

    While fashion trends can fluctuate, leather backpacks have consistently been seen as a stylish and sophisticated option, making them a reliable choice for those looking to stay fashionable. Timeless style comes in a backpack form.


    Caring for your crazy horse leather backpack is essential to ensure its longevity and maintain its distinctive appearance. Here are some guidelines on how to clean, maintain, and store your leather backpack:

    Clean your leather backpack
    • Start by gently removing any dirt or dust from the surface of the leather using a soft, dry cloth or a brush with soft bristles. If your backpack requires deeper cleaning, you can use a mild leather cleaner specifically designed for oil-immersed full grain leather.
    • Apply a small amount of the cleaner onto a clean, damp cloth and gently wipe the leather in circular motions. Avoid using excessive water or immersing the leather in water, as it can damage the oil immersion and affect the leather's appearance.
    • Once cleaned, use a separate clean, damp cloth to wipe away any residue from the cleaner.
    • Allow the backpack to air dry naturally, away from direct heat sources.
    Condition and Moisturize your leather backpack

    Crazy horse leather benefits from regular conditioning to keep it supple and prevent it from drying out.

    • Choose a leather conditioner formulated for oil-immersed full grain leather.
    • Apply a small amount of the conditioner to a clean, soft cloth and massage it into the leather using gentle, circular motions. Pay special attention to areas that may experience more wear, such as the straps and handles.
    • Let the conditioner penetrate the leather for a few minutes, and then wipe off any excess with a clean cloth.
    • Conditioning your leather backpack every few months or as needed will help restore its natural oils and maintain its luster.
    Store your leather backpack

    Before storing your leather backpack, ensure it is clean and completely dry to prevent the growth of mold or mildew.

    • Fill the backpack with acid-free tissue paper or a soft cloth to help it maintain its shape while in storage.
    • Avoid using plastic bags or covers, as they can trap moisture and lead to leather damage.
    • Store the backpack in a cool, well-ventilated area away from direct sunlight, as prolonged exposure to heat and sunlight can cause the leather to fade or crack.
    • Regularly check on your stored leather backpack to ensure it remains in good condition and take it out for occasional airing to prevent moisture buildup.

    Following these care instructions will help preserve the appearance and lifespan of your crazy horse leather backpack, allowing you to enjoy its unique and rugged beauty for years to come.


    At Eiken, we work exclusively with high-quality materials. However, manufacturing or workmanship defects may occasionally occur. Don't worry, we guarantee all our backpacks for two years against manufacturing defects.

    If you notice a manufacturing defect, simply write to us at info@eikenshop.com describing the defect and enclosing a few photos so that our team can best assist you and resolve the problem.


    You may return your bag within 14 days of receipt, in new and unused condition. Simply contact us and inform us of your wish to return and we'll send you all the information you need to return your product. Please note that if we offer delivery, the return costs are at the customer's expense.

    Customer Testimonials


    Very nice leather bag, I'm delighted. The leather is of very good quality, thick and beautiful, and the bag is extremely practical with lots of storage space. I use it in my everyday life and I must admit I can't get rid of it.

    B. Kittsburg

    A genuine vintage leather bag! Initially skeptical about ordering online, I was seduced by the Aryn bag. Delivered quickly, well protected, I was pleasantly surprised by the beauty of the leather. People sometimes stop me in the street to tell me how beautiful it is! Thank you :)

    L. Graff

    A good product, and above all a responsive and friendly after-sales service that quickly answered my various questions. They send us emails about how to maintain the bag, wash it, etc. Great!

    H. Reymond

    I bought a bag from Eiken and was delighted! 6 months later, the zipper broke. Their team reacted very quickly to fix the problem, and I'm very satisfied.

    E. Lotha

    Youhouu I'm a real adventurer now! What class, what touch, I really love it. I'm in love with my bag and I think I'm a bit like Indiana Jones, but it's for the best. Thank you and keep up the good work!

    E. Johaness