MINI JOURNEY LEATHER BACKPACK TAN
It may be a mini, but the Mini Journey Backpack packs a lot of function into its small size. With plenty of pockets and zippered compartments to fit all your everyday items, there’s even a padded tech pocket for your iPad or tablet. Made from full-grain, water resistant oiled leather it will hold up to years of use.
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 allow for hands-free ease-of-wear to allow easy navigation through a busy airport, city, or wherever your journey takes you.
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.
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 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.
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 adds pops of color and visual detail to our bags, creating visual interest and showcasing our high-quality stitching.
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 allow for hands-free, ease-of-wear to allow easy navigation through a busy airport, city, or wherever your journey takes you.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
We add rivets to reinforce the bag in any areas with higher stress points. Pounding the rivets enhances the longevity of the bag, ensures the security of the rivet, and also adds character, which speaks to the signature quality of Will Leather Goods.
Ranch leather is Italian-finished leather that is conditioned and vegetable tanned, then heated to give a high shine. The tanning process makes it soft and comfortable with a more polished look—bright and brilliant—using more dyes. Importantly, in addition to the high shine, brightness, and softness, the mellow hand feel is very soft and luxurious.
Classic plaid was derived to provide protection against the harsh elements of wet and windy winters. We use it to line our bags to bring comfort and resilience to your journeys.
Rolled leather handles provide comfort and fit just right in your hand, making your bag more comfortable to carry when it's heavy. We offer a variety of handle types to fit a variety of needs.
An essential material, leather has been used for thousands of years as human civilization progresses. We honor this history and the tradition of leather craft by showcasing the leather with raw unlined interiors that allow for a lighter, softer, and more casual all-leather bag.
Vegetable Tanner Leather
Will Leather Goods is well-known for using natural vegetable tanned leathers, which adhere to the hide and provide greater flexibility, longevity, and water resistance. Our use of natural, plant-based tannins stabilizes the hide and reveals its natural blemishes and scars. Over time, this creates a unique patina that gets richer with every wear. This tanning process highlights imperfections, allowing Will to tell the leather's deeper story.
Our 16 oz. cotton canvas is coated with a highly stable wax that has a high melting point, waterproofing the canvas. This tightly woven, utilitarian heavy-weight textile is sought for its strength and durability.
YKK is one of the world's leading zipper manufacturers. With consistent dependability, quality, and innovation, YKK zipper functionality is essential to our design.