In our article on buying a leather bag, we present you with the essentials when buying a leather bag. Suitcases can seem impractical for short trips or long weekends.
Leather bags are a perfect travel partner for short trips, as they are more robust than a sports bag and easier to store in tight compartments than a hard case. They are always much more fashionable than a bulky backpack.
However, there are a few factors to keep in mind when looking for the right leather bag. So before you spend your money, here’s what to look for when selecting the right leather bag for you.
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LEATHER BAG sport
The origins of the leather bag The origins of the sports bag can be traced back to the Belgian town of Duffel, where weavers produced a durable canvas fabric that became popular with the standard cylindrical bags carried by soldiers. The cylindrical shape of the leather bag, together with the carrying belts, distinguishes it.
The leather weekend bag is more rectangular in shape and generally smaller in size, large enough to hold a day’s worth of clothing and toiletries – hence the label – but light enough to store comfortably.
The difference between a leather sports bag and a weekend bag is mainly determined by the amount of luggage you want to carry, although the two words are usually interchangeable.
With the wide range of leather bag items on the market today, finding the right leather bag can be a difficult task. With too many considerations to take into account, such as scale, design and functionality, as well as price, colour and finish, the choices can be daunting.
Firstly, a bag exists to provide the wearer with a convenient storage option when on the move. A duffel bag can be used primarily for travel purposes or as a sports bag, but this depends on your convenience and choice. The overall size of the bag is as important as the extra features such as removable shoulder straps, handy side pockets, hidden inner compartments or customisable buckles for extra protection.
These features are particularly important when selecting a bag for a specific purpose, for example, the Winchester bag is ideal for overnight and multi-night holidays, as it has a shoe compartment and a dedicated luggage tag. So you can fly in style.
The size of a leather bag is entirely determined by its intended use and personal choice. The leather bag is ideal for weekend getaways and multi-night stays. Leather bags, on the other hand, are ideal for day trips and overnight stays.
The measurements of each leather tote are explicitly described to facilitate the selection process, so that buyers can get a better idea of the scale of their desired design before purchasing. For example, Winchester Holdall – Large has a capacity of 60L and is perfect for 15″ Macs while Winchester Holdall – Medium is 40L and is designed for 13″ Macs.
Leather has always enjoyed high premiums as one of the most sought-after textiles in the world. The price of any leather product is influenced by factors such as quality, finish and scale.
Without a doubt, the carefully made bags are entirely due to the high quality of the leather. Customers need to be sure that their bag can last with heavy use, as I can testify. Naturally, the natural suppleness of the leather can take on an aged look over time, giving the leather an inimitable antique look that will never go out of fashion.
Of course, the style of a given bag is a very personal preference. The vintage loving consumer may choose the Classic Style, while the fashion forward customer may be attracted to the Modern to complement their everyday look. Customers can be sure that all bags are made with an emphasis on elegant design and robust sophistication.
The consistency and texture of the leather should always be the primary consideration when choosing a tote bag. As no two cuts of leather are ever the same, the simple, minimalist design behind each sports bag ensures that each customer receives a unique product.
However, customers are advised to maintain their leather tote daily using a dry cloth to extract dust or, alternatively, invest in a professional cleaning agent for extra protection, as leather is an organic material.
Each bag is designed to withstand repeated use and daily wear and tear. But you should check the strength of the leather handles and removable shoulder straps which will ensure that the sports bags are durable and long lasting.
Any flight has only cabin-sized passengers up to a certain weight. You can’t just turn up with a big leather bag and wish for the best. The weight requirement per passenger is limited. Most airlines limit you to 18 kg of cabin baggage per flight. You don’t need to pack your bag any heavier than that.
Your travel bag should fit in the overhead compartment of the plane or under your seat. The airline allows a certain amount of space for each passenger. Just make sure you don’t have any heavy bags with you.