Not long before our father died, my brother and I invited him to join us for a hike in Yosemite valley. He showed up carrying an old vintage leather bag from God knows when. Come to find out, it belonged to Frank, our father’s college roommate who went off to Vietnam and never came home. That bag, those two men, and their epic road trips are the inspiration for our Dakota Collection.
Dad and Frank had a job in the evenings at the local Piggly Wiggly, saving money for a trip to Big Bend. The manager sent them back to the dorm after each shift with a brown paper sack full of apples, and the message That’s just because. Frank and Dad made it to the Chihauhaun Desert one autumn. As they stood along the Rio Grande for the first time, Dad wondered aloud why God created such a place. Frank said Just because.
The Dakota Commuter Backpack comes in khaki, tan, or navy. Its about the size of a sturdy brown grocery sack crafted of a beautiful combination of canvas and leather. You can fill pack with your laptop or iPad (padded compartments), plus pens, chargers, water bottles, whatever you need for your next adventure. And if you’ve never seen the Rio Grande, go. Why? Just because.
Outfitted like the original with copper rivets, black buckles, and a safe place for your laptop to land. Put together with classis and trusted vegetable tanned leather trim and leather base and that waxed canvas that helps protect you from all the elements.
- Waxed Coated 15oz. Canvas
- Full Grain Leather - Vegetable Tan, Distressed
- Hammered Copper Rivets in all the right places
- Durable Long Lasting Nylon Thread
- Black Distressed Vintage Metal Hardware
- Exterior Nylon and Leather Adjustable Water Bottle Pockets
- Exterior Quick Access Opening, With Pen Holder, Accessories
- Exterior Hidden Zipper Pocket for Notes, Cards, Papers, Cords
- Leather / Padded Shoulder Straps / Padded / Adjustable
- Adjustable Backpack Carry Straps with Padding
- Padded Interior Laptop Sleeve (14-1/2” x 10.5”) Up to 15" Laptop
- Padded Ipad Sleeve for Mini, Regular, and Pro
- 2 Interior Pockets for Pens, Phone, Accessories
- Interior Zip Pocket
- Imported Mexico
Dimensions: 12.5” L x 17” H x 6.5” W
Weight: 4 lbs 3 oz