If you lift the front flap, secured by two tuck-tites hidden under the brass finished buckles, you will find two generous compartments divided by a secured zipped pocket which is great to keep thin documents safe. The main compartments will gladly take a 13" laptop or Ipad, however, these pockets are not padded so you will need to put your computer in a protective case prior to carrying it in this cool Ruitertassen backpack satchel.
The shoulder strap has a maximum drop of 60cm but will go up to 70cm if you punch in an extra hole. The back straps are padded for extra comfort. All straps anchor points are stitched and double riveted (with back washers) for extra strength.
We are very proud of our vintage leather. The process we use to obtain the pull up effect on these full grain hides combines vegetable tanning and pressed oils. Firstly, our leather is left to soak in oak barrels with vegetable extracts for three weeks, no nasty chemicals are used and we are anti-chrome, so our leather comes out "clean" of its barrel. The hides are then left to dry and once they have dried we press oils into the leather which darken the final brown patina. It is good to know that your satchel in vintage leather will lighten with time, that is because of the oils drying up. If you like the lighter tint good, if you prefer a darker brown then simply nourish your satchel with a clear leather wax. The hides we use are thick, 2,3mm thick. Bare this in mind as it does make for heavier, stiffer but longer lasting satchels.
The Graduate vintage satchel will sit comfortably on your back with all your belongings safely held as you cycle through the urban jungle. This is a unisex satchel and great if you don't want anything too bulky or heavy.