Leather Travel Bag

"A Chic High Quality Travel Bag That Oozes Class"


Purchasing a leather travel bag is certainly one of your smartest closet investments - especially if you travel around a lot, or if you simply appreciate the class and stylishness leather bags project! It gives a much more impressive look than canvas, nylon and other cheap materials.

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Even though faux leather is less expensive, a genuine leather bag will stand the test of time because of its thick and heavy material. Most quality leather travel bags are constructed properly and can last a lifetime.

What to Look for in a Leather Travel Bag

What construction features to look for

If you're looking for a sturdy and durable leather luggage for carrying a lot of stuff,, then look for heavy zippers. Also, the straps and handles should be double stitched and even have rivets in them for extra strength.

On top of that, the seams should be reinforced with extra material especially on the bottom where abrasion damage can occur when you're constantly moving the bag around.

What type of leather should you select?

If you're looking for a leather travel bag with high durability, then consider purchasing one of these high quality leather types:

Top types of leather travel bag

    1. Full-grain: retains all of the original texture and markings of the original hide, simply, because it has not been altered beyond hair removal. This is the 'truest' form for leather. It's desirable because of its minimal treatments which makes it robust against frequent wear.

    2. Top grain leather: This is the finest type and considered to be of second-highest quality, taken from the top of the leather (which is the hair side). It has been sanded and coated on the surface, which makes the texture feel slightly plastic-like. It is smooth on one side and feels fuzzy on the other side. The finish is interesting. And it's less expensive than full-grain.

    3. Suede: Made of calfskin; it has been buffed and napped to create a fuzzy finish.

    4. Patent: This one is perfect for looking a bit dressed up and adding a bit of glam. This type of leather has been through a process using lacquer coating to achieve a glossy surface. Completely waterproof.


What size and shape to select?

Whatever feels comfortable to you. Satchels are easiest to carry, but duffle travel leather bags accommodate more of your belongings.

Whatever you shape you decide to go for, have in mind that most airlines allow a maximum 21 inches of space for your carry-on luggage.


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How to Care for Your Leather Luggage

Here a couple of tips to keep your leather luggage in tip-top shape for the rest of your life:
  • Keep in mind that if you want to maintain the quality of a leather bag with conditioner, not soap or water.
  • You should also know that leather can resist water to a huge extent but when it has been exposed to it past that threshold, your money will flush down the drain. So avoid placing it down on wet surfaces for several hours.
  • To maintain the original finish and color of the bag, store it in a protective cloth container instead of plastic when you're not using it. You'll be amazed by how nice the leather looks by storing it in this way compared to letting it dust in a corner.

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A leather travel bag is a nice fashion luggage that will give you the professional and sleek-chic edge that will set you a part from the rest of the fashionistas. Leather has always been equated to wealth and elegance, so there's no doubt that it gives you a 'rich' look.


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