THE EXPLORER BACKPACK CHARCOAL

$250.00
$125.00
CHARCOAL
No feature was overlooked in this rugged, rucksack styled backpack -- zinc alloy fixtures and clips, durable drawstring, convenient internal pockets, lightly padded back, reinforced side pockets and shoulder straps that combine a heavy web material and fine-grain leather. Go forth and conquer with confidence knowing your belongings are secured and well protected thanks to water resistant waxed shelter tent canvas and a sturdy rain cover.

Adventure is not always staying on the paved path. Sometimes it takes us through the urban jungle. Other times the countryside. To work or to play, for fun or for function. Our Explorer Backpack is perfect for a light hike or a day trip into the city. Roomy but not oversized; with convenient features but not overdone. Like our entire Adventure Collection, this backpack is designed to last a lifetime of ventures.

•Cotton shelter tent canvas
•Full-grain vegetable-tanned leather
•Zinc-alloy hardware
•Snitch closure with leather cap
•Interior organizational pockets with business card sleeve
•Signature plaid lining
•Dimensions: 12” x 7” x 18”
•Weight: Approx. 3.3 lbs
•Travel pillow
•Imported

Painted Edges

We sometimes apply a stain to match the raw leather to the surface body for a more tonal seamless look.

Antique Metal Hardware

We use antiqued silver, brass, rose gold, and bronze hardware, which are stone washed, creating a vintage, weathered patina. Will appreciates an authentic lived-in feel that only gets better with wear.

Adjustable Straps

Adjustable straps allow for hands-free ease-of-wear to allow easy navigation through a busy airport, city, or wherever your journey takes you.

Bison Leather

Bison leather is made from buffalo hides. These hides have a very strong and tight grain—usually a large pebble grain with large waves. The texture and variation in oil deposits make this leather not only visually appealing but also rugged and strong.

Braided Leather

We hand braid our leather using 2–5 cords to create straps, belts, and even whole panels. This technique not only creates a beautiful product but also one with incredible strength.

Bulldog Leather

Bulldog leather is a classic, heritage leather that Will Leather Goods has been using for over 10 years. It features a natural full grain that is shrunken to enhance the textures and waves of the grain. This creates a rugged, casual feel, which can be further enhanced by snugging or brushing the hide. All the added effort, along with the tanning and conditioning process, creates a weatherproof patina that will last a lifetime and improves with age.

Burnished Edges

We use a burnishing wheel to soften rough edges and bring out slight contrasts in the leather, which results in a smoother finish and a more refined look.

Contrast Stitching

Contrast stitching adds pops of color and visual detail to our bags, creating visual interest and showcasing our high-quality stitching.

Cotton Canvas

We use 16–20 oz. heavy weight cotton canvas, which is durable yet biodegradable. We pride ourselves on using textiles that last a lifetime and don't add unneeded plastics to the world. These utilitarian heavy-weight textiles have a tight weave and are soft yet sturdy.

Cross Stitch Reinforced

Whenever possible, we add 10-12 extra stitches per inch to reinforce the seams of multiple layers of leather. This optimizes the strength of attachments, handles, and straps that support more weight and extend the life of the bag. We consider every detail along with your adventure, which is why we're able to stand the test of time and offer a 100% lifetime guarantee. Attention to detail is one of the many ways we are able to make that promise.

Detachable Straps

Detachable straps allow for hands-free, ease-of-wear to allow easy navigation through a busy airport, city, or wherever your journey takes you.

Dhurrie Textiles

Our Dhurrie bags get their character from the use of vibrant cotton rugs. These recycled textile sections were hand-loomed by artisans using centuries-old techniques to blend natural elements, including berries, moss, tree bark, and larvae, to achieve the variety of colors seen throughout the rugs.

Embossing

We use heated dies, pressed into our leathers, to brand and personalize Will Leather Goods. It's another way we make our products unique and one of a kind.

Grizzly Leather

Grizzly is a thick leather, vegetable tanned, then tumbled and washed to soften. It requires less conditioning and has a more natural, matte finish. Grizzly is casual and rugged with durability in mind.

Hand Tacks

We use an old bench-made technique for extra hand stitching on higher stress areas, to ensure security and allow for more durability.

Hidden Magnet Closures

Hidden magnet closures allow for genuine security that is easy to open and close. This modern functionality will protect your belongings with a seamless and clean appearance.

Logo Medallion

Crafted from vintage brass, this medallion was designed by Will to identify the authenticity of our products. When you see a Will Leather Goods metal medallion, you know the product was made to last with a 100% guarantee.

Luggage Tag

Our luggage tags make a Will Leather Goods product uniquely yours. The luggage tag is the perfect place to take advantage of our custom and complementary monograming.

Oaxacan Textiles

Every Oaxacan piece holds the history of the Zapotec culture, the story of a family and their customs. These textiles are a celebration of the people and their artisanal traditions. Wool is woven on an old-fashioned hand loom—the colors are dyed by natural herbs, berries, and earth that are both vibrant and natural. Real rugs are made by hand, using a peddle and leaver loom, which we then cut into panels, resulting in unique individual pieces. We make our bags out of this history-filled material to keep Zapotec and Oaxacan history alive.

100% Cotton Webbing

We use woven cotton webbing in both our belts and bag straps. Usually knit in a tubular fashion, webbings are double or triple layered for high quality and maximum durability.