We only use the strongest full-grain leather you can find. It’s called “full-grain” because we don’t shave any layers off like a lot of other leather bag designers do. We leave the top layer on, which is the strongest of all the layers. Sometimes we get some very unique hides by doing this. They may contain beautiful scars and markings, which really can add extra character.
Our sewing process is special as well. A sewing machine is essentially a perforator, in a sense. The more holes you put into the leather the more potential you have of creating a tearing point. So we space our holes out to 5 stitches per inch. We use robust polyester thread to hold everything together. It is a marine-grade and UV-resistant thread, which is why all the best ship sailmakers use it when they sew their sails together. Nylon thread is cheap and much thinner so it’s sure to start breaking and deteriorating over time.
As if this leather duffle bag wasn’t already over-engineered, the hardware we use is no weak link. All rings, clasps, and buckles are made from 316 Stainless Steel which has a load rating many times more than what you’d even be able to fit in the bag. The clasps have been tested to hold up to 750 lb bags of cats without breaking. When we put the 751st cat in there, it broke.
- Large pockets on each inside end.
- 13”H x 27”W x 13”D
- Weight: 11 lbs.