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Parachuter Bag // XL Size // Leather Backpack //  Cabin bag // Handmade in Ireland

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This contemporary backpack achieves vintage class through its use of natural bridle leather and robust hand-stitched construction.

The 'Parachuter Bag' is WWII styled with the natural aesthetic of the leather and bindings reminiscent of the RAF fighter pilot jackets.

At 54m x 40cm x 20cm, the dimensions meet the requirements for carry-on aircraft luggage. This bag will fit easily in overhead compartments on commuter airplanes and trains.

The bag is placed flat on the ground to open. There is a generous opening, with the inside of the bag designed around one large compartment. When worn, the opening face is positioned against your back, ensuring good security for your contents when travelling.

The opening face takes a concave shape against your back, making the backpack very comfortable to wear. The length of shoulder straps can be adjusted using the solid brass buckles to achieve a perfect fit.

A small binding strap allows the shoulder straps to be fixed in front of your chest. This pulls the bag tightly against your back and chest allowing for a comfortable fit and reducing any movement (bouncing) of the rucksack when walking.

The quality of the hand-cut leather and robust stitching provides a long lasting travelling companion for the future that will outlive even you. Not only will the leather age beautifully with age, but the bag will naturally shape to your body with use.


54cm x 40cm x 20cm

*Weekend bag and maximum carry-on size*

This bag is also available in the following sizes. You can purchase alternative sizes from our other listings.

X-Large : 54cm x 40cm x20cm (Weekend Bag & Maximum Carry-on size)
Large: 50cm x 38cm x 18cm (Weekend and overnight-bag size & good Carry-on size)
Medium: 45cm x 34cm x 16cm (Best size for Daily use - suits gym and commuting)
Small: 43cm x 33cm x 13cm (Great for Ladies)

This bag is handmade by Garvan de Bruir at his studio in Kildare, Ireland.
Garvan is a member of the Crafts Council of Ireland and the Institute of Design in Ireland.

Parachuter Bag // XL Size // Leather Backpack // Cabin bag // Handmade in Ireland


  • Handmade item
  • Materials: leather, Bridle leather, Saddle Leather, Rawhide
  • Made to order
  • Ships worldwide from Ireland
  • Feedback: 88 reviews
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