The Tanner Bates Rucksack is based on a traditional Spanish design. I discovered them in rural farm supplies shop in Andalucia and was enchanted by their simplicity. You find them made from dark green canvas with leather trim.
Dimensions H 44 x W 37 cms
“No stress” shoulder strap
The weak point on back packs is always the place where the shoulder straps fasten on to the bag itself.
To remove this problem I made the bag in leather and re-designed the location of the shoulder strap onto the rope that ties up the top of the bag. The stress now is on the rope not the bag. This in time can be easily replaced and the bag can go on becoming more and more beautiful with age as only good leather can!
Our Naturally tanned leather is tough and can take a battering. We stitch it with a durable rot resistant thread which will give years of service. Occasionally a dose of Tanner Bates Liquid wax will make it look good as new.
Naturally tanned leather benefits from and will look its very best if given an occasional dose of natural waxes and oils. Our Leather care information card is included with every purchase.
We designed our Devon Messenger to carry a 15" laptop, tablet, A4 files and papers, power cables and pens. We make it entirely by hand from Oak Bark Tanned Leather.
Designed and made by hand in Dartington, South Devon
The Baja Travel Bag’s little brother, possibly sister? Big enough for an A6 notebook, keys, mobile and wallet. Dimensions 13.5 x 18.5 x 5 cms
Made from Oak Bark Tanned Bridle leather or Russia Kip leather