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The APPALACHIAN leather messenger bag

Bordeaux

$575

“When I use my APPALACHIAN I have this weird feeling - I’m excited to go to work”

Our friend Lina got a new job at a law firm in D.C. and needed a new bag to take to the office. She chose the APPALACHIAN knowing it would stand out in the office and she could also take it to the coffee shop. But it was there was something she hadn’t counted on. “When I pack up my bag I’m actually excited to walk out the door and go to work. It feels and smells so good!”. We agree with Lina, because you can’t fake good leather. Our rugged leather is made for everyday use - yup it’s gorgeous, but it also gets better with scratches and scuffs, that’s what real leather does.

The APPALACHIAN leather messenger bag

Bordeaux

$575

“When I use my APPALACHIAN I have this weird feeling - I’m excited to go to work”

Our friend Lina got a new job at a law firm in D.C. and needed a new bag to take to the office. She chose the APPALACHIAN knowing it would stand out in the office and she could also take it to the coffee shop. But it was there was something she hadn’t counted on. “When I pack up my bag I’m actually excited to walk out the door and go to work. It feels and smells so good!”. We agree with Lina, because you can’t fake good leather. Our rugged leather is made for everyday use - yup it’s gorgeous, but it also gets better with scratches and scuffs, that’s what real leather does.

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Description

When it’s time to make the choice, ignore any mass-produced ‘leather’ messenger bags - they’re not leather and time will tell. We believe your messenger bag should work as hard as you do. The internal computer pocket of our 13” and 15” APPALACHIAN fits the corresponding macbook pro - contact us at hello@uphilldesigns.com for other custom sizing options.

Details

Leather: full-grain, luxury Kodiak cowhide leather

Immediate soft, luxurious feel

Beautiful push-up color-change quality

Solid cast-brass hardware with antiqued finish

Insanely perfect RiRi zippers

Fits a 13" laptop, or 15” laptop


Measurements

Weight: 2 lb, 15 oz

Size: 15” wide x 10.5” high x 2.5” deep

Carrying capacity: 5 liters

Suggested max weight: 10 lb

Shoulder strap: 54”

At some point, a company put "genuine leather" on a product to trick you into buying it. Don't be fooled again. Let us send you a sample of the leather we use so you can see the difference in quality and color options for yourself (e-mail : leather@uphilldesigns.com)

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handcrafted

There is no mass-manufactured answer to human experience. We are two humans designing and crafting pieces that we are obsessed with - they begin as one of a kind concepts and small details change piece to piece. Our LEATHER is characterized by small differences in dye, aberrations, range markings and varying grain patterns. We ask that you rejoice in the differences found in your specific piece. Learn more about our leather manufacturing processes here.

guarantee

We built it - we'll fix it. We’re the humans behind your product and we are dedicated to making sure you’re over the moon about your new heritage piece. Your product is intended for a lifetime of use - so please contact us if anything needs repairing or replacing. The best way is to send images and any explanation of the issue to repairs@uphilldesigns.com and we’ll respond with next steps.

leather care

Leather is an amazing material and with proper care our products will last a lifetime. Here’s what we ask. Keep it away from salt water. Buff out scratches with either your hand, or leather oil (here’s one from Otterwax) - this will aid in the rich ‘patina’ that is only possible in full-grain leather. Leather conditioner can treat leather that, after time, has begun to feel dry or brittle. Please test any oil or conditioner on a small, non-visible portion of your product. Oils and conditioners will darken the appearance of your product.

canvas care

We used a waxed cotton canvas for our adventure bags. This material is natural, beautiful, and will accumulate a marbled patina over time. Any scratches can be buffed out with your finger, dirt and spills can be wiped off with a damp cloth. Do not machine wash or dry. While our canvas begins as a waterproof material, normal wear and tear will reduce the waxed layer. Reapply fabric wax (such as Otterwax) as needed to these areas, testing on a non-visible portion of your product first.

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The APPALACHIAN leather messenger bag

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Our friend Lina got a new job at a law firm in D.C. and needed a new bag to take to the office. She chose the APPALACHIAN knowing it would stand out in the office and she could also take it to the coffee shop. But it was there was something she hadn’t counted on. “When I pack up my bag I’m actually excited to walk out the door and go to work. It feels and smells so good!”. We agree with Lina, because you can’t fake good leather. Our rugged leather is made for everyday use - yup it’s gorgeous, but it also gets better with scratches and scuffs, that’s what real leather does.

Details

Leather: full-grain, luxury Kodiak cowhide leather

Immediate soft, luxurious feel

Beautiful push-up color-change quality

Solid cast-brass hardware with antiqued finish

Insanely perfect RiRi zippers

Fits a 13" laptop, or 15” laptop


Measurements

Weight: 2 lb, 15 oz

Size: 15” wide x 10.5” high x 2.5” deep

Carrying capacity: 5 liters

Suggested max weight: 10 lb

Shoulder strap: 54”

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