Leather Bag – Genuine And High Quality Travel Bags

Leather Bag – Genuine And High Quality Travel Bags

There are many reasons for choosing a leather bag as a travel bag. Leather is a naturally strong, durable and flexible material and it looks great. As a rule it is said that the thicker the material, the longer it’ll last.

Real leather is usually called full-grain leather, top-grain leather or genuine leather. It is created by tanning rawhides, usually from cattle raised for their meat. Some of the leathers will have been stamped, sanded and painted.

Other lower quality leathers such as splits and suede have usually been treated heavily to get the same or similar look of higher quality or full grain leather.

If you choose to buy leather bags, always choose full-grain or top-grain for the highest quality or at least genuine leather and be sure to check the care instructions to get the most out of your travel bag.

Below you’ll find some of the best leather bags around.

Leathario Leather Rolling Suitcase

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Product Name: Leathario Leather Luggage travel duffle bag weekend overnight bag rolling suitcase
Quick Description: Genuine Leather, Hand Luggage, Large Capacity
Size: 19.65 x11.81 x 15.35 inch/ 50 x 30 x 39cm
Weight: 8.2 lbs/ 4.1kg
3.7 out of 5 (more than 60% of customers gave 5 stars)
Black, two shades of brown, Wine Red

Here’s what some other customers said about this suitcase:

  • A well-made bag
  • worth the money
  • nice looking, stylish and functional
  • able to fit 4 to 5 days worth of clothing
  • you are sure to get compliments on this suitcase
  • pleasantly exceeded expectations, color, quality and build are superb
  • leather feels good to the touch, supple, well polished and thick, the way real leather should be
  • handles, buckles and straps are sturdy and of excellent quality
  • wheels are smooth, make minimum noise
  • internal padded laptop compartment
  • inside covered in premium textile material
  • don’t over pack so it’ll still fit in overhead compartment
  • it’s soft leather so might scratch easily

Here’s the official version:

  • Retro multi-function leather bag
  • Durable canvas lining (Dacron)
  • Genuine leather (made from cowhide leather, rubbed with vegetable oil for smooth finish and rich and natural look)
  • Durable and smooth brass zipper
  • Metal rod and durable ABS material wheels
  • Dimensions: 19.65 x11.81 x 15.35 inch/ 50 x 30 x 39cm
  • Large capacity with 58 liters
  • Weight: 4.1KG
  • Push or pull or carry this bag
  • Consist of 2 main parts:
  • Upper part has 2 slots and 1 inside compartment – perfect for clothing, inside padded compartment for laptop
  • Lower part is perfect for culture bags, documents, shoes etc
  • Easy access to large main compartment for easy packing/unpacking
  • Zip top opening/ fully lined interior
  • Trolley handle system
  • Double handle with top grip
  • perfect size for weekend getaway or overnight/short business trips
  • Comes in 4 different colours (Black, two different shades of brown and Wine red – also made in smaller size)
  • Store in dry place when not in use
  • Clean with professional leather oil only
  • Lifetime warranty.

Other tips to get most out of your bag:

  • When you use this bag, do not overfill with too many things, so that you can extend the life of the product
  • A tip to make sure the bag fits in the overhead compartment: point the zipper top towards windows – it’ll fit every time and even on small planes.

Leathario produces vintage and functional designed bags for men and women.

Classic, elegant and durable design and production.

Overall this bag seems a very good investment for a durable, stylish leather carry on bag and it won’t break the bank.

AmeriLeather Leather Three Piece Set Traveler (Waxy Brown)

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Product Name: AmeriLeather Three Piece Set Traveler Leather Bag
Quick Description: Genuine Leather, Luggage Set, Expandable
Size: 26″ & 22″ & 18″
Weight: 28.5 lbs for all 3 items
4.4 out of 5
Waxy Brown

Here’s what customers had to say about this luggage set:

  • the leather is beautiful, great value, quality is excellent
  • price very reasonable
  • the small weekender bag can be attached securely to the handles of either of the larger bags
  • Two wheeled large bags to pull behind you
  • Two large bags also have two feet each, bags stand upright and leather at bottom won’t get scratched
  • the two smaller bags fit in the overhead bin (the middle bag is pushing the size limit for carry on)
  • Love the construction, look and feel of this luggage (worked for major US airline for over 33yrs, this luggage really deserves 5 stars)
  • luxury look to it which will get you compliments
  • can be a bit heavy so make sure not to over pack – check weight with airlines

This is the official description:

3 piece luggage set – all genuine leather made from ostrich embossed print construction

22″ and 26″ large size upright suitcase features:

  • Ostrich leather
  • expandable
  • smooth rolling in-line skate wheels
  • zippered pocket on backside
  • two front zippered pockets
  • business card slot
  • fully lined interior
  • tie-down straps to hold garments in place
  • zippered pocket for accessories
  • large open mesh pocket underneath the lid
  • telescope pull handle, locks in place
  • security lock – spare key included
  • Attach-a-bag strap – detachable and adjustable, snap-on
  • In-line skate wheels

18″ boarding tote bag features:

  • Genuine ostrich leather
  • Top opening
  • roomy interior compartment divided in center
  • two side open pockets inside
  • one zipped pocket inside
  • Cell phone pocket & three pen loops
  • back pocket with Velcro closure
  • Can be attached on wheeled luggage with snap-on strap on backside

Cenzo Duffle Italian Leather Bag

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Product Name: Cenzo Duffle Vecchio Brown Italian Leather Weekender Travel Bag
Quick Description: Handmade in Florence, Italy, Full Grain Calfskin Leather, Weekender
Size: 21 x 10 x 11 inches
Weight: 4.5 lbs
Rating: 4.4 out of 5
Colours: Brown

This is what customers had to say:

  • ideal carry on
  • brass zippers
  • large center area and small pocket for phone etc
  • shoulder strap
  • well-made
  • high quality
  • looks great
  • quality leather
  • 2 to 4 day trip size
  • feels fantastic
  • used for frequent travel
  • used Lexol 1013 Leather Conditioner, bag has gained a beautiful patina.

Please note that previously the zippers were plastic, but Cenzo listened to their customer’s feedback and changed it to brass zippers for more durability and better looks.

Some customers found the shoulder strap too slippery.

This is the product description by the manufacturer:

  • Handmade and imported from Florence, Italy
  • Full Grain Calfskin Leather
  • Deep colour tones which look even better as the bag ages
  • Leather will soften over time – will have beautiful patina
  • Vegetable tanned leather
  • Semi gloss finish protects from stains
  • Durable 8 oz Cotton Duck Canvas lining (made in South Carolina) – striped
  • Brass zipper closure and hardware
  • Easy to pack floor-to-floor
  • Shoulder strap – detachable and adjustable 40″ – 46″
  • Contrast Stitching
  • Perfect size for 1 – 3 nights/ weekender

Please note that as this vegetable tanned leather has large pores it absorbs smell – upon opening the plastic cover for the first time you might notice a sweet scent similar to nail polish which should fade within 24 hours in fresh air. The new leather smell results from leather edge paint and clear stain coating.

Polare 23” Duffle Nappa Black Leather Bag

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Product Name: Polare 23” Duffle Nappa Real Leather Weekender Travel Duffel luggage Overnight Bag
Quick Description: Handmade, Large Size, Real Nappa Leather
Size: 23.2″ x 9″ x 11.8″ (large) or 25.5″ x 10″ x 12.2″ (x-large)
Weight: 3.96 lbs
Rating: 4.5 out of 5
Colours: Black, brown

Customers said the following about this bag:

  • Fantastic bag and service
  • This bag is everything!
  • Exceptional quality and value
  • A great bag at a great price
  • zips are very well constructed
  • Buckles, straps and handles all made of premium leather, extremely comfortable to carry
  • four outside pockets (two on each side)
  • Polare offers great customer service
  • Purchase any of their products with total confidence that they will stand behind their great products.

Note: The bag might stain light clothing in the beginning.

Note also: If you get a scuff on the bag customers have reported to have used clear shoe polish to treat it.

Official description:

  • High quality genuine nappa leather (Italian cowhide) on outside and inside
  • Hardware and zippers made of silver bronze tone
  • Handmade with strong stitching for long-lasting
  • Looks better with age
  • Shoulder strap
  • Handles
  • Use as weekender, overnight or gym bag
  • I year manufacturer’s quality warranty – if you experience any problem, contact seller for support.
  • Colors: Brown & Black
  • Size Large: 23.2(L)(includes two side pocket) x 9(W) x 11.8(H) inches
  • Size X-large:25.5(L)(include two side pocket) x 10(W) x 12.2(H) inches
  • Ships From USA

Polare has specialised in men’s leather bags for more than 15 years. They care about quality craftsmanship and design. Products that stand the test of time & won’t break your budget.

Saddleback Leather Carry On Suitcase – 100 Year Warranty

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Product Name: Saddleback Leather Soft Sided Carry On Suitcase – 100 Year Warranty
Quick Description: Leather Carry On, 100 Year Warranty
Size: 21.2 x 8.5 x 14 inches
Weight: 13.1 lbs
Rating: No reviews as yet, but check out other Saddleback products for reference
Colour: Dark Coffee Brown

  • Full grain chrome and suela leather
  • Soft sided carry on bag
  • Removable and adjustable shoulder strap
  • Leather handle
  • Ultra durable
  • All leather construction – no wood, plastic or zippers
  • Handmade using marine-grade thread (see video below)
  • 100 Year Warranty – yes you read that correctly
  • Carry on size (check with airline to make sure)
  • 14 H x 21.25 W x 8.5 D

This bag is sure to get you plenty of compliments where ever you take it!

Shade made vary because of natural oils used for tanning.

If you want to see part of the process of how the above leather suitcase was made and why it’s worth so much, watch the following video.

Keep in mind that this guy is using sarcasm to promote the amazing qualities of his suitcase!

The Making Of The Saddleback Leather Carry On Suitcase

For more of the Saddleback Leather Co bags, luggage and accessories, click here!

Also see the Duffle Bag below which is also amazing!

Saddleback Leather Co. Duffle Bag – 100 Year Warranty

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Product Name: Saddleback Leather Co. Large Side Pocket Full Grain Leather Versatile Duffle Bag for Travel Includes 100 Year Warranty
Quick Description: Leather Duffle Bag, 100 Year Warranty
Size: 20.25″ W x 10″ H x 11.25″ D
Weight: 10.4 lbs
Rating: 4.8 out of 5 (no review gave less than 4 stars)
Colour: Black, Dark coffee, Chestnut, Tobacco

Customers said mainly great things about this duffel bag:

  • World’s best duffel
  • Bag keeps its form and doesn’t look sloppy
  • Straps give it a retro vibe kind of like a steamer trunk
  • Decent sized main compartment
  • Side pockets add a lot more space
  • Thick leather and feels stiff but still able to strap it tightly to reduce size
  • Inner lining is luxurious and tough.
  • Doesn’t get better than this.
  • 100% beautiful and 100% well-made
  • These bags are worth every penny
  • Always get stopped by admirers
  • Saddleback Leather means unique style and outstanding quality
  • Expensive, high quality, solid, sturdy, heavy and extremely beautiful duffel bag
  • Thick leather, marine stitching, rivets and rings.
  • There are no zippers, snaps or buttons to break.
  • At the corners where the leather is stitched together it is almost over 1/2 an inch thick.
  • Rectangular shaped – 3 front and 2 side straps and buckles to hold cover down
  • Two deep side pockets and one magazine pocket on the back
  • Thick and comfortable carrying handle
  • Shoulder strap is padded
  • One large inner compartment
  • Two inner side pockets
  • Inner lining very smooth
  • False bottom to hide papers

Only issues: side pockets are not lined with the beautiful pig skin that the main interior is – this is to reduce weight

Also: Check with airline for carry on sizes before your flight!

What the manufacturers say about their duffel bag:

  • The best carry on/ Travel duffel bag – Made to the original Saddleback leather duffle design
  • Small enough for carry on
  • Large enough for weekends or a few days away
  • Also great as sports bag or for everyday
  • 100% Full grain boot leather
  • Full grain is the top layer of cow skin – most expensive and durable
  • Thick leather, will become soft and supple with age
  • Stitched with marine-grade polyester thread (also used on ship sails and parachutes)
  • Sturdy copper rivets
  • Surgical grade 316 Stainless steel hardware
  • Main compartment lined with soft pigskin
  • 100 Year Warranty
  • 30 Day Return Policy – while bag is in new condition

Everyone will be complementing you on this bag.

You will be able to pass this bag on to your children after you’re gone. It’ll last a very long time.

How Is Leather Made?

The previous video might’ve thrown up some questions about the actual process of how leather is made.

Watch the following educational video on how leather is made, including the tanning process and the chemicals used as well as the attempts to make it all a bit more environmentally friendly.

I hope you enjoyed this review of leather bags and the videos of how leather is made from hide and the making of the Saddleback carry on suitcase!

Let me know your thoughts and comments in the comment section below. I’ll be sure to get back to you soon.

Happy travels!

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11 Replies to “Leather Bag – Genuine And High Quality Travel Bags”

  1. I’m glad I found your article because I have been looking to buy me a set of travelling luggage and you have an amazing set of rundown here. From all your suggestions I really like the AmeriLeather Leather Three Piece Set Traveler.  I see how it has quality wheels and also it has an amazing quality leather. 

    I’m definitely going to order this. I love how it comes in the set.

    Thank you so much for sharing this article.

  2. My daughter’s boyfriend often has to travel for work, and his luggage has taken a beating.
    I would love to replace his polyester set with the 3 piece one you talk about here. I think he would love it.
    It blows my mind that there is a 100-year warranty on a bag! Looking at the video, I can see why. It is amazing how attentive they are to all the little things. The hand-stitching looks fantastic.
    I may start dropping hints to hubby about a new bag for our next vacation. He knows I love bags.

    Thank you so much for this information!

  3. As an Overseas Filipino Worker (OFW) traveling from one country to another via plane, my personal preference is the AmeriLeather travel bag. It’s elegant in design, looks like a luxury bag, and yet excellent for use as a utility bag. You can put in clothes, gadgets, toiletries, etc. And since I am a male who wants a design with masculine injection as compared to Leathario which looks more of a feminine in design, it is the one for me.

  4. My daughter’s boyfriend often has to travel for work, and his luggage has taken a beating.
    I would love to replace his polyester set with the 3 piece one you talk about here. I think he would love it. 

    It blows my mind that there is a 100-year warranty on a bag! Looking at the video, I can see why. It is amazing how attentive they are to all the little things. The hand-stitching looks fantastic. 

    I may start dropping hints to hubby about a new bag for our next vacation. He knows I love bags.

    Thank you so much for this information!

    1. I was very impressed by the 100-year warranty too! They are indeed very confident in their products, which is a very good sign. And according to other reviews they have a really great customer service too.

      That would make a really good gift!!

  5. I love leather made bags. They are so durable and good looking. You present the information very elegantly, and with great detail, which is what I like. I love the Saddleback Leather Co. Duffle Bag  with a 100 Year Warranty. Great for short trips. I was also drawn to the other sections of your website as well, very informative and interesting.


    1. Thank you for your compliments, I’m trying to make it all interesting and informative. 

      I love the Saddleback products too! 

  6. Great list, certainly attractive for us wanderlusts! I’m so in love with the AmeriLeather Leather Three Piece Set Traveler, they look so very Indiana Jones! That’s like the perfect travel bag set to bring on a long flight, plus all of them are matching pieces not to mention luxurious looking- Imagine the look on my friends’ faces! 

    People usually bring Samsonite luggage, and then there’s me bringing leather luggage PLUS a medium and smaller one, just wow! I could easily bring the large luggage through check-in, but out of curiosity, can I bring both the medium bag and the smaller one for hand carry?

    1. You are so right, they do look like they belong to Indiana Jones! 

      As for your question, the small bag is definitely fine for carry-on, but the medium you’ll need to check with your airline first, as it’s 22″ and that might be okay for some, but not for others. 

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