by Will Leather Goods August 19, 2019

Inside our Canvas & Leather Traveler Duffle

"The average bag takes 75 steps on a factory line. The Traveler Duffle takes an average of 139 steps. Why all those extra steps? Additional rivets, reinforced leather corners, and box stitching ensure we are offering a product that will stand the test of time." -Will Adler, CEO & Creative Director

 

Will's intuition to add rivets and box stitching comes from nearly forty years of leather expertise. Will has worked with technicians and experts at tanneries to develop just the right balance of fats and oils in the leather to create a high-strength, patina-bound hide that is the basis of our leather briefcases, backpacks and duffles.

hands setting rivet machine handmade

We've taken this Legacy™ Leather and paired it with an 18 ounce cotton canvas. Canvas at this weight has its historical roots in sailing, where it was impregnated with wax to create rugged, weatherproof sails and bags. For this collection, we've opted for unwaxed canvas that though stiffer upon arrival, will soften with use, while still maintaining its durability.

Add molded hardware, our signature plaid lining, yards upon yards of thread, and dozens of hours at the hands of many skilled artisans, and you have the recipe for our duffle.

duffle taken apart piece by piece

With over 60 individual pieces and 159 steps to build, the expertly constructed Canvas & Leather Traveler Duffle combines Will's steadfast construction method with beautiful and durable Legacy Leather™. Recently completed, ready for you now.

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Will Leather Goods is proud to offer WILL's guarantee.

We cover manufacturer defects in leather workmanship and hardware by replacement of your bag or a gift certificate if the bag is no longer available. 

To begin the replacement process please fill out this form:

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Unlimited Warranty (valid from date of purchase)

1 Year Limited Warranty (valid from date of purchase)

Exclusions

All Warranty Repair requests must be processed and validated by our Warranty Team.

 

Our lifetime guarantee is a warranty against defects in materials (leather and hardware such as snaps, zippers, buckles, rivets, etc.) and workmanship. Our leather, as with all natural materials, will occasionally have unique characteristics such as: small scars, creases and variations in the color and are not considered defects. Validated warranty repairs are repaired or replaced at no charge.

Due to the nature of leather and vintage materials our warranty does not cover natural wear and tear from daily love. Worn edges or corners, natural fading and softening of materials is an expected occurrence.  We guarantee the foundation of our product will hold your belongings safely. We find that patches and natural wear are a part of the story that unfolds as your product grows with you. One of a kind, Vintage and Found product may need to be patched or stitch due to the nature of vintage material. 

Maintain your favorite leather pieces regularly to ensure soft and supple leather. Leather can be cleaned and restored with a regimen of leather care products designed to clean, condition and protect. Leather Care can help maintain your product longer. Please see our Leather Care page for more information. We recommend conditioning your leather at a minimum of every 6 months. Learn more about how to care for your leather.

If you are in a dryer (hot or cold) climate please condition your product as soon as it feels less supple, dull or faded. Vegetable tanned leather when conditioned should feel slightly oiled and look rich. Similar to the nature of skin it needs to be moisturized as soon as it feels dry. We charge $25 + shipping for conditioning or head to a store for onsite conditioning for Free and the full Will Leather Goods experience.

 

Product Care Information

We highly recommend using leather care treatment to maintain and preserve your leather products: Product Care

Our wax coated canvas is coated with paraffin which makes this water-resistant, but not waterproof. If your canvas product gets wet, we recommend you let it air dry thoroughly in a warm dry place. If at any time your canvas has scratches or marks, these can typically be reduced by using a hair dryer on medium heat to help the wax soften and absorb back into the canvas.

By purchasing products from Will Leather Goods you agree to the terms in our Lifetime Warranty. Will Leather Goods reserves to right to alter, edit or cancel our Lifetime Warranty without notice.

The general rule of thumb for our belts is to go up two sizes from your pants size. Please note that sizing may vary depending on the cut and brand of pants.

Looking to try it out beforehand? Come into a Will store near you for "custom fitting"!
Pant Size Men's Size Women's Size
26 28 XS
28 30 XS/S
30 32 S
32 34 M
34 36 L
36 38 XL
38 40 XL
40 42 -
42 44 -
Still not sure about your size? Just contact us and we'd be happy to help you out!
The sizes are determined by buckling the collar and measuring the inside circumference.
Small Medium
11" (1st Hole) 15.5" (1st Hole)
9.75" (3rd Hole) 14" (3rd Hole)
8" (5th Hole) 12.5" (5th Hole)
Large X-Large
20" (1st Hole) 23.75" (1st Hole)
18.25" (3rd Hole) 22" (3rd Hole)
17" (5th Hole) 19.75" (5th Hole)

The monogram has existed since 350 B.C., but came into popularity as steam ships started to cross the Atlantic to help identify the trunks and luggage of the travelers. Today, the monogram remains a functional identifier, while also lending personal style to your leather goods.

Personalize your product or gift with a monogram in either our small 1/4" font or our large 1/2" font. We use traditional heat stamping to deboss into our vegetable tanned leather.

All-in-One Leather Solution

Protect your investment piece with our specially-formulated All-In-One Leather Solution to ensure the lifetime of your leather collection. Handcrafted by expert artisans all over the world, our leather goods deserve to be treated with care.


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We use only the best leather made to stand the test of time. Handcrafted by expert artisans all over the world, our leather goods deserve to be treated with care. Protect your investment piece with our Mink Oil Crème to ensure the lifetime of your leather collection.


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Starting in summer 2018, Will Leather Goods is investing 2% of every Will Leather Goods purchase to give kids in America a bag to carry their dreams – with an ambitious goal of donating 100,000 backpacks to kids across America by 2025.

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