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The GABLE backpack • purse

Caramel

$395

From purse to backpack and back in 3.5 seconds flat (we think)

Dan and I were walking down NW Market Street in Seattle when an attractive woman walked by, Dan did a double take then looked back at me, “DID YOU SEE HER BACKPACK?!” And I know he wasn’t lying because I do it too - I check out people’s bags incessantly. And here’s the thing - adult woman wanting a backpack have options that are either reminiscent of childhood — a la Jansport — or child size - WHAT CAN YOU EVEN FIT IN THAT TINY THING? And voila, the GABLE was born. The first time I slid the strap on the prototype from an over the shoulder purse into a sturdy backpack, my exact words were “YEEE!”. The GABLE is that freeing, and depending on my outfit and what I’m doing, it’s so important to have the options.

Bonus it’s also a purse made with rugged, luxurious leather that you don’t have to handle like fine porcelain.

The GABLE backpack • purse

Caramel

$395

From purse to backpack and back in 3.5 seconds flat (we think)

Dan and I were walking down NW Market Street in Seattle when an attractive woman walked by, Dan did a double take then looked back at me, “DID YOU SEE HER BACKPACK?!” And I know he wasn’t lying because I do it too - I check out people’s bags incessantly. And here’s the thing - adult woman wanting a backpack have options that are either reminiscent of childhood — a la Jansport — or child size - WHAT CAN YOU EVEN FIT IN THAT TINY THING? And voila, the GABLE was born. The first time I slid the strap on the prototype from an over the shoulder purse into a sturdy backpack, my exact words were “YEEE!”. The GABLE is that freeing, and depending on my outfit and what I’m doing, it’s so important to have the options.

Bonus it’s also a purse made with rugged, luxurious leather that you don’t have to handle like fine porcelain.

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Description

Dan and I were traveling to Mexico and I wanted a bag that I’d feel stylish traveling with as my ultimate carry on item (my packing list: ipad, a hefty book or two, a slim water bottle a snack and toiletries bag). In the airport, I use the GABLE as a backpack, and at the same time need immediate access to my passport and phone - and so the zippered pocket in the back was born. We designed this bag with the slouchy, yet sturdy look we refer to as ‘melting snowman’ and all you gotta do is pull the strap to transition from purse to backpack.  The luxurious Kodiak leather smells like a bear’s hug (and the full-grain leather only gets better with use, seriously, try tossing it down a flight of stairs). Of course, it oozes buttery RiRi zippers that you just want to open and close for hours. We’ve kept the interior soft, simple, and elegant, including a 6” by 6” slip pocket in the back.


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


Measurements

Weight:  1lb 14 oz

Carrying capacity:  9 liters

Suggest max weight: 15 lbs

Body: 13” tall at highest point, 12” wide at top, 10” wide at bottom. 4.5” deep at base, 2” deep at top.

Top Zipper - 13”

Back external pocket : 8” x 8” to secure easy access to phone, wallet, and keys

Internal slip pocket: 6” x 6”

Length of shoulder strap: ” 39”→46 ” away from body(please contact us for different sizing)


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.

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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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Dan and I were walking down NW Market Street in Seattle when an attractive woman walked by, Dan did a double take then looked back at me, “DID YOU SEE HER BACKPACK?!” And I know he wasn’t lying because I do it too - I check out people’s bags incessantly. And here’s the thing - adult woman wanting a backpack have options that are either reminiscent of childhood — a la Jansport — or child size - WHAT CAN YOU EVEN FIT IN THAT TINY THING? And voila, the GABLE was born. The first time I slid the strap on the prototype from an over the shoulder purse into a sturdy backpack, my exact words were “YEEE!”. The GABLE is that freeing, and depending on my outfit and what I’m doing, it’s so important to have the options.

Bonus it’s also a purse made with rugged, luxurious leather that you don’t have to handle like fine porcelain.

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


Measurements

Weight:  1lb 14 oz

Carrying capacity:  9 liters

Suggest max weight: 15 lbs

Body: 13” tall at highest point, 12” wide at top, 10” wide at bottom. 4.5” deep at base, 2” deep at top.

Top Zipper - 13”

Back external pocket : 8” x 8” to secure easy access to phone, wallet, and keys

Internal slip pocket: 6” x 6”

Length of shoulder strap: ” 39”→46 ” away from body(please contact us for different sizing)


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