Backpacks are an essential accessory for travel, and can serve a useful everyday purpose as well. Backpacks are popular among college students, travelers, shoppers, bikers, cyclists and pretty much anyone with a need to transport items from one point to another. Defining the "best" leather backpacks can be difficult, but a broad range of leather backpacks--ranging from upscale, elite packs to rugged backpacks designed to take a beating--exists to meet the needs of almost any user.
Coach Leather Backpack
Coach is world renowned for its high-quality leather goods. With a wide range of leather products ranging from belts and wallets to some of the most coveted handbags currently produced, the company has an indisputable heritage of designing leather conveyances. As can be expected from such a company, the Coach Leather Backpack is perhaps one of the best backpacks in the world. A drawstring under the top flap adds an extra layer of security for items that may fall out either on their own or with the assistance of a thief, and the water-resistant leather makes the backpack ideal for use in any sort of weather. The adjustable straps are padded for comfort, a quality for which Coach is widely recognized. The dimensions of 9 3/4 inches by 15 3/8 inches by 7 1/2 inches leave it a bit small for larger users, though, and the hefty price tag may be a deterrent to shoppers on a budget.
Leather Tree X-Large Himalayan Leather Backpack
Designed for the ultimate capacity, the X-Large Himalayan Leather Backpack from Leather Tree maximizes the word "deluxe." The cavernous main compartment easily accommodates several changes of clothes (with shoes and accessories to boot), and a trio of auxiliary outside pockets pick up the few items that cannot fit into the main area. Available in a variety of colors, this backpack is versatile enough for use during travel, at school, or even as an office accessory. The gigantic 16.5 inch by 15 inch by 8.5 inch proportions are suitable for carrying almost any gear, though the size of the bag may make it somewhat cumbersome for smaller users.
Cape Cod Leather Beachcomber Backpack
Perhaps one of the most versatile bags on this list, the Beachcomber Backpack from Cape Cod Leather features a stylish design that is suitable for male or females. The main section is generous and expandable. The numerous outside pockets accommodate additional accessories while also serving as a stylish visual accent (all pockets are gusseted for even more storage and versatility). A medium sized bag, the Beachcomber will comfortably fit most users while still holding a fair amount of contents.
Keith Evans has been writing professionally since 1994 and now works from his office outside of Orlando. He has written for various print and online publications and wrote the book, "Appearances: The Art of Class." Evans holds a Bachelor of Arts in organizational communication from Rollins College and is pursuing a Master of Business Administration in strategic leadership from Andrew Jackson University.