The Superior Labor Backpacker is an utilitarian carrier that opens from the side like their Engineer Shoulder Bag yet can be conveniently carried as a backpack. It holds just about anything you might need for an extended weekend vacation or as a carry-on for your next air travel without compromising the easy access to the valuable contents inside the bag.
We totally absolutely fell in love with The Superior Labor and their canvas/leather bags when we first saw them on the street of Harajyuku in Tokyo. The bag is versatile, durable and ready for small and big adventures... The more you use it, the softer the canvas and leather become. You can watch the quality and craftsmanship that goes into making these bags in the video The Superior Labor created for their Engineer Shoulder Bag.
The bag comes with an external leather pocket with a snap-on enclosure for organizing small essentials like your phone, wallet and keys. The side closes with a sturdy brass zipper as well as three leather straps so that your belongings in the bag are safe and secure as you carry your bag horizontal or vertical. The flap for the zipper can be completely opened and out of your way for an easy access to the items inside. The shoulder straps have felted cushions to make sure that you are comfortable carrying the backpack all day wondering around the metropolitan city, getting through the security of a crowded airport or through the serene forest. (and let's not forget that they look good wherever the adventure takes you!)
The natural canvas looks great with a pop of painted colors (which not only look amazing visually but also keeps dirt off from the canvas significantly!). We have an option of different color paint that can compliment your unique style. All materials are carefully sourced in Japan and bags are made in The Superior Labor maker's studio in Okayama prefecture where they turned an old elementary school into a unique workshop space. You can check out more photos of how their Engineer Shoulder Bag looks over time on our blog post: [Metamorphosis] The Superior Labor Shoulder Bag / new vs. + 2yrs.
If you are interested in placing a custom order for colors that are not currently available, please select "Custom Order" and specify the paint color as well as stencil design.
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Materials: Canvas and leather
Dimension: L68cm x H38cm x W17cm (27" x 15" x 6.5").
Designed and Made By: Superior Labor in Japan
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