The Welsh Rucksack
Whether you’re on campus or on the trail, our Welsh Rucksack has the quality and versatility you need. Featuring exterior and interior pockets, secure buckle closures, and our thick, full-grain leather, the Welsh Rucksack is utility, comfort, and style, all in one.
The thick, full-grain leather used for your Welsh Mtn bag may come with its own unique marks not pictured here. Please see item details for additional information.
- Handcrafted in the U.S.A.
- Full-grain leather, brass buckles, copper rivets
- 1 interior laptop sleeve (fits laptops up to 15”), 1 interior phone sleeve (fits phones up to 5”), 1 exterior pocket
- Measurements: 17″ Tall, 13″ Wide, 4” Deep
Full-grain leather means the surface (or grain) of the leather has never been sanded down or corrected. This gives full-grain leather more strength and durability than lesser grades, as well as a natural luster that only gets better with time. It also means full-grain leather may contain marks accrued over the lifetime of the hide. Most of the time, we think these marks lend character and authenticity to a Welsh Mtn piece. We think you’ll agree but, if not, reach out to us and we will see what we can do to fix the issue.
Each Welsh Mtn Co. product is designed to stand up to rigorous use but full-grain leather needs proper care in order to last a lifetime. The following instructions will ensure your leather is ready for anything you throw at it.
If your leather feels too stiff when it arrives, massage and roll it between your hands to soften it. No need to be gentle! The best thing to do with a brand new leather piece is use it. It will become softer and more pliable the more you do. Over time, full grain leather darkens and develops a natural sheen or patina.
We recommend conditioning your Welsh Mtn items every 4-6 months with regular use and spot cleaning as needed.
To spot clean your leather: Gently dab with a soft, damp cloth, using an all natural leather cleaner. Allow the leather to air dry completely (8-24 hours) before you condition it. Do not immerse your bag in water or use heat like a hair dryer to speed up the drying process.
To condition it: Apply very small amounts of an all-natural leather conditioner, like Smith’s Leather Balm, evenly on your entire leather bag. You may also apply regular olive oil very sparingly as an alternative leather conditioner. The ideal time to condition leather to keep it healthy, supple and soft is about every 4-6 months.