Bison Hide Custom - Backpack 2
The Backpack is the perfect way to stay organized throughout a busy day. This backpack is ideal for those who need a hands-free everyday bag. The zippered outer pocket will hold a cell phone plus more. Our straps are adjustable to help give you the most comfortable fit.
- 14" x 14" x 4.5"
- Zipper Closure
- Adjustable Straps
- 7" long, 6.5" deep inside pocket
- 9" long, 8" deep outside pocket (including zipper area)
Handcrafted in our workshop in Chariton, Iowa – USA
Due to the resolution of your mobile and computer screens, actual color may vary. Our leather is premium full grain and may have occasional range markings.
*These bags are made to order based on options chosen in the listing.
A little bit about the hide:
Bison hides are not the same as cowhide. Bison technically have wool, not hair like cattle do. It is very thick yet remains very soft and fluffy. We feature winter hides which means the wool is long and full, creating a very beautiful and luxurious feel. The colors are consistently dark chocolate to a more high-lighted golden color with occasional rust or mustard undertones and in the darkest places, some black.
Curating these hides has been a labor of love at JH. We sought out a local Iowan who raises Bison and were very excited to be able to have the hides tanned right here in Iowa and were able to work with the herd manager as well as the tannery to create a softer tempered hide, meaning the suede side is more supple and not stiff like you would want in a rug. We have also begun sourcing through a small business in South Dakota, where we have been able to expand our collection of hide options. All of our Bison hides are ethically sourced.
It takes several months from the time a hide is sent to the tannery for us to receive it as a finished hide. Then begins the process of selecting the perfect spot for a one-of-a-kind JH hide bag.
It takes several people just to scout the perfect spot, to cut it, press and sew the bag together.
Our Bison hide bag collection is very exclusive and very limited. Therefore, we are only taking custom orders for these specialty items.
Our current Leather options to accompany your bison hide are as follows:
Black: The perfect, matte jet-black, with some pebbling, mid-range structure
Latigo: Smooth chocolate brown
Hot Honey: Golden honey tone that will patina over time to a great caramel color.
Our Strap Color options are Black, Dark Brown, or Cognac, and hardware options are Bronze or Silver finish. Please note your selections below.
*No changes, additions, or otherwise deviations from our bag design will be granted.
*Having any listing in your cart does not save the item, it is only secured upon checkout completion.
*We will answer questions via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
*We will not make phone calls to discuss options, we communicate via email only regarding customs in order to reference the conversation.
Bison hide bags are non-refundable once paid. Your bag will go into production once the invoice is paid, and changes may not be made. By accepting the terms and conditions, you accept you have read and understand the above as well as our general terms and conditions page and agree.
Please see FAQ page for other questions.
Handcrafted in Rural Iowa, USA
premium 100% us sourced leather
Frequently Asked Questions
We ship Mon-Thursday, and you should expect to recieve an email with shipping confirmation within 2-4 business days. Custom items may take an additional 1-2 days. We ship via UPS and USPS within the United States.
We are located in Chariton, Iowa. We are open once per month for open house style shopping - see this page for more details.
We are open once per month at our Chariton, Iowa workshop. Please see this page for dates and details.
At this time, we can only accept website purchases for returns (excluding all custom orders, straps, nest boxes and marked down items) for store credit only, no refunds. Read More Here.
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