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LePak Jr Convertible Backpack Messenger Bag

$497.00

Product Description

INTRO SPECIAL Extended thru this weekend. $100 off. Use Coupon Code: LEPAKJR 
After researching leather backpacks online we saw that this is prices way too low.  So, next week the price will rise $100.
Le Pak Jr is a full grain leather messenger bag which converts into a backpack.  BUT, not like any convertible that you've ever seen.

This convertible not only meets high durability standards but it is the first convertible I've seen that will carry as comfortably as a full blown backpack.
That's because of the 2 inch wide contoured shoulder strap which articulates 3 different ways to fit more comfortably on your shoulders and move as your body moves.

My 10 years as a Search and Rescue and National Ski Patrol volunteer have shown me that the one uncompromising characteristic of a backpack is how comfortably it will carry your stuff and
FACE IT... the skinny non contoured shoulder straps they put on other convertible messenger bags/backpacks I have seen just DO NOT cut it!

The video below shows a lot of the details of this bag and also explains the inspiration and origins behind it.
It took 20 years to develop the skills and proprietary techniques to make this bag and
it's the combination of those 20 years of skill building combined with my 10 years of experience with Search and Rescue which have gone into making the perfect convertible Messenger Bag/Backpack.

THE ESSENTIAL ELEMENT:
The problem with every Convertible I have seen is that they are either too small to get the job done or they come with a "token" shoulder strap conversion which just cannot handle and carry the weight comfortably.
One essential element to carrying something on your shoulders is COMFORT.
This is one of the MAIN issues I spent the last 3 years addressing by developing and field testing on several backpacks I made...  building a shoulder strap configuration which would carry your load with comfort.
So, whether your backpack shoulder straps are permanent or removable as in this conversion, they will carry your load with comfort and will not break down with extended use.

DIMENSIONS:
14h x 11w x 3-1/4d inches (inside space)This will hold a 15 inch laptop plus a whole lot more.

Snap in DROP POCKET:
8h x 6w inches
2 pockets in front
1 secret pocket in the back

COMPRESSION STRAPS: 
The worst thing is have straps which are too short.  So we made our long.
Your bag comes with 2 sets (total of 4) 1 inch wide compression straps with adjustment hardware.
2 - 18 inch compression straps for the side and 2 - 28 inch straps for the bottom.
IF they are too long for what you carry then just cut them to size and put a lighter to cut edge to seal it so it doesn't fray.

SHOULDER STRAPS FOR BACKPACK CONVERSION:
The black webbing used for adjusting the length of your shoulder straps is intentionally made long.  We want them to fit your body and that's a factor of height and torso length.  It's really simple to remove any additional length.
Once you have made the necessary adjustments and they fit perfectly, just leave some extra on there (6 or 8 inches or so), cut off the rest and then use a lighter on the edge to seal the webbing and prevent fraying.

LEATHER COLORS:
Rustic Brown is our standard leather.  It's tanned in Italy. 
Chocolate Brown is a newer leather for us and tanned in America from Bison and not Cow.  It has more striations and neck type wrinkles (everyone's favorite) and more pullup which gives this newer leather a greater rustic potential.

At this time this bag is available in either our Rustic Brown or the Chocolate Brown only.  These are heavier leathers, are very durable, dependable and will  wear for many generations. While it would look pretty awesome in Sailboat Blue or Crimson Red or Bronze, these leathers are just too thin.  HOWEVER, if you would like this bag in another one of our leathers then shoot us an email.  The cost would be 2x the regular cost because of the additional labor, reinforcements and more than double the material cost. Your bag would be entirely leather lined if we did this because we would need to laminate 2 pieces of leather together for every piece.

Every pack/bag is made to order.  Please ALLOW 6-8 WEEKS TO MAKE AND SHIP:

Remember to watch the video description below of this Convertible Messenger Bag/Backpack, including how I came to make this and the inspiration behind it.

 

leather.jpg

First off... OUR LEATHER

Our leather comes from a 6th generation tannery in the Italian Alps just outside of Venice, Italy.
The Heavier Rustic Brown and Black are 2.2mm thick.  The Flight Jacket is 1.5mm thick.  All of them are as one customer said, "...to die for. Not to soft, not to stiff, not to thick not to thin, just perfect."  You will not find this leather anywhere else.  The patina developed over time will not only enrich it's look and make you the envy of others but it will draw you in and inspire you as it moves from one refill to the next over time.  This is a leather that you will not want to let go of.

There is nothing you need to do our leathers to care for them. Use them vigorously and without mercy.  Scratch it and it will heal when rubbed.
That is one of the beauties of our leather... elegant, soft and luscious yet nearly bombproof.  There is no need to pamper it.  Just use it and know it is developing an inner beauty as you do.

Unbranded English cow are the hides we use for our leather.  They are all a byproduct of the meat eating industry.  It is the responsible use of available resources.
There is simply nothing better in the world than Italian tanned leather using English cow. We worked with our Italian tannery for 2 years to develop our leather and it is unavailable anywhere else except at Frye Boots. They loved our leather so much that they started using it to make their boots.  That should tell you something about it's durability.


Video Description of LePak Jr. and what inspired me to start making bags.

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Product Description

INTRO SPECIAL Extended thru this weekend. $100 off. Use Coupon Code: LEPAKJR 
After researching leather backpacks online we saw that this is prices way too low.  So, next week the price will rise $100.
Le Pak Jr is a full grain leather messenger bag which converts into a backpack.  BUT, not like any convertible that you've ever seen.

This convertible not only meets high durability standards but it is the first convertible I've seen that will carry as comfortably as a full blown backpack.
That's because of the 2 inch wide contoured shoulder strap which articulates 3 different ways to fit more comfortably on your shoulders and move as your body moves.

My 10 years as a Search and Rescue and National Ski Patrol volunteer have shown me that the one uncompromising characteristic of a backpack is how comfortably it will carry your stuff and
FACE IT... the skinny non contoured shoulder straps they put on other convertible messenger bags/backpacks I have seen just DO NOT cut it!

The video below shows a lot of the details of this bag and also explains the inspiration and origins behind it.
It took 20 years to develop the skills and proprietary techniques to make this bag and
it's the combination of those 20 years of skill building combined with my 10 years of experience with Search and Rescue which have gone into making the perfect convertible Messenger Bag/Backpack.

THE ESSENTIAL ELEMENT:
The problem with every Convertible I have seen is that they are either too small to get the job done or they come with a "token" shoulder strap conversion which just cannot handle and carry the weight comfortably.
One essential element to carrying something on your shoulders is COMFORT.
This is one of the MAIN issues I spent the last 3 years addressing by developing and field testing on several backpacks I made...  building a shoulder strap configuration which would carry your load with comfort.
So, whether your backpack shoulder straps are permanent or removable as in this conversion, they will carry your load with comfort and will not break down with extended use.

DIMENSIONS:
14h x 11w x 3-1/4d inches (inside space)This will hold a 15 inch laptop plus a whole lot more.

Snap in DROP POCKET:
8h x 6w inches
2 pockets in front
1 secret pocket in the back

COMPRESSION STRAPS: 
The worst thing is have straps which are too short.  So we made our long.
Your bag comes with 2 sets (total of 4) 1 inch wide compression straps with adjustment hardware.
2 - 18 inch compression straps for the side and 2 - 28 inch straps for the bottom.
IF they are too long for what you carry then just cut them to size and put a lighter to cut edge to seal it so it doesn't fray.

SHOULDER STRAPS FOR BACKPACK CONVERSION:
The black webbing used for adjusting the length of your shoulder straps is intentionally made long.  We want them to fit your body and that's a factor of height and torso length.  It's really simple to remove any additional length.
Once you have made the necessary adjustments and they fit perfectly, just leave some extra on there (6 or 8 inches or so), cut off the rest and then use a lighter on the edge to seal the webbing and prevent fraying.

LEATHER COLORS:
Rustic Brown is our standard leather.  It's tanned in Italy. 
Chocolate Brown is a newer leather for us and tanned in America from Bison and not Cow.  It has more striations and neck type wrinkles (everyone's favorite) and more pullup which gives this newer leather a greater rustic potential.

At this time this bag is available in either our Rustic Brown or the Chocolate Brown only.  These are heavier leathers, are very durable, dependable and will  wear for many generations. While it would look pretty awesome in Sailboat Blue or Crimson Red or Bronze, these leathers are just too thin.  HOWEVER, if you would like this bag in another one of our leathers then shoot us an email.  The cost would be 2x the regular cost because of the additional labor, reinforcements and more than double the material cost. Your bag would be entirely leather lined if we did this because we would need to laminate 2 pieces of leather together for every piece.

Every pack/bag is made to order.  Please ALLOW 6-8 WEEKS TO MAKE AND SHIP:

Remember to watch the video description below of this Convertible Messenger Bag/Backpack, including how I came to make this and the inspiration behind it.

 

leather.jpg

First off... OUR LEATHER

Our leather comes from a 6th generation tannery in the Italian Alps just outside of Venice, Italy.
The Heavier Rustic Brown and Black are 2.2mm thick.  The Flight Jacket is 1.5mm thick.  All of them are as one customer said, "...to die for. Not to soft, not to stiff, not to thick not to thin, just perfect."  You will not find this leather anywhere else.  The patina developed over time will not only enrich it's look and make you the envy of others but it will draw you in and inspire you as it moves from one refill to the next over time.  This is a leather that you will not want to let go of.

There is nothing you need to do our leathers to care for them. Use them vigorously and without mercy.  Scratch it and it will heal when rubbed.
That is one of the beauties of our leather... elegant, soft and luscious yet nearly bombproof.  There is no need to pamper it.  Just use it and know it is developing an inner beauty as you do.

Unbranded English cow are the hides we use for our leather.  They are all a byproduct of the meat eating industry.  It is the responsible use of available resources.
There is simply nothing better in the world than Italian tanned leather using English cow. We worked with our Italian tannery for 2 years to develop our leather and it is unavailable anywhere else except at Frye Boots. They loved our leather so much that they started using it to make their boots.  That should tell you something about it's durability.


Video Description of LePak Jr. and what inspired me to start making bags.

Materials

Our Paper

This is an older video we are using as a placeholder until I can upload a new video.  We use the same papers, though, and have been for almost 20 years.

Arches Text Wove: 120gsm, 100% cotton rag with a slight tooth and light creme color.
Frankfurt Creme:  120gsm, cotton rag and purified pulp with a wavy laid smooth hard finish and antique yellowish creme color.
Frankfurt White:  same as the Creme except this is a white white paper.





Our Leather

Shipping

Our Ship Times:

We are a group of craftspeople who make your order for you when it is ordered. Things can take 1 day to several weeks to make, depending on what you ordered. If you have a specific timing need please tell us by putting it in the comments with your order.

Our Carrier:

We ship USPS for domestic and international shipping. Most items ship Priority Mail unless you select Express. Priority is 2-3 business days to USA locations and Express is 1-2 business days.

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