Sling Leather Backpack

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Product Overview


Manufactured to the highest quality standards

The Love 41 Sling Leather Backpack is made from full-grain (i.e. super tough!) leather. This leather backpack is our first sling backpack. It is handfree and so functional.


Unlike our hair, cows are waterproof, right? That’s because the top part of their hide has tightly woven fibers. Our leather is produced keeping all of the natural grain intact (the reason it is called full-grain leather). No scars are shaven or sanded off because that process leaves only a small portion of the grain intact (which is known as top-grain leather). Because full-grain leather is the strongest cow leather on the planet (and the most beautiful in our opinion) that is why we choose to use it. The Sling Leather backpack is unlined and finished with antique brass hardware and durable zipper from Spain.


This Sling Leather Backpack has one strap that is designed to be worn across chest or back comfortably. It also has a detachable snap off shoulder pad for even more comfort. It has an outer pocket to keep your stuff organized. 

Product Details

41 year warranty

Dimensions (W x H x D)

Exterior: 11" x 13" x 3.5"

Outer Front Pocket: 7" x 8"

Inner Cell Phone Pocket: 5" x 7" x 1.5"

Key Fob Clip: 3" L

Detachable shoulder pad with 2 snaps 2.5"  x 6.75"

Crossbody adjustable sling strap: 29" to 48" L

Weight: 2.20 pounds

Changing Lives Together with Leather 

Did you know that with every purchase, you are making a difference around the world by loving others in need through education, food, shelter & job training? Love 41 gives 100% of its profit away!

The story behind this leather bag

I know many of you ladies out there are a lot like me and you’re usually in a hurry! At those times it’s great to have a bag that you can just grab and throw over your shoulder without much effort. For times like this (and many others!), the Love 41 Sling Leather Backpack is your perfect companion. Many of you have asked for a sling style bag and we’re really excited about this one. Besides being easy to grab and go I really love that it never falls off my shoulders when I’m carrying it. This is the first sling bag that we’ve designed and I think you’ll love it not just when you’re in a rush, but all the time!


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  • 5
    Love this bag!!!

    I was skeptical if I would like a backpack as an edc honestly. After carrying for one day I absolutely love it! It’s so comfortable and holds a lot! They key clip is super convenient as are the additional pockets. I don’t think I’ll move out of this bag any time soon and I must also mention that the tobacco color is gorgeous and velvety :blush:

  • 4
    What a great backpack! Just needs 2 things added...

    I would have rated 5 stars, it only needs to have a top grab handle added like the mini backpack has, and the sling strap needs to be removable at the top so you can add a tube strap if you want. I have added a small clip on handle at the top and put a chicago screw on the top of the sling handle so I could add on the tube to the strap. It makes it a more comfortable carry. One of my FB friends did this and suggested it to me. Otherwise, it is a perfect backpack. I love the size, and the front pocket. I only use 1 strap on my backpacks, so this is perfect with the sling strap. I love that it is pigskin lined all inside also. It makes it more sturdy and durable. I got this in the black because I love dusty carbon.

  • 5
    Every new Love41 bag I get is the "best one"...but this one really is

    I adore this bag! I have it in DCB and use it far more than my wanderers, universal, and mini. It’s the perfect size, not too big, not too small, and so comfortable hands free. It's not as cumbersome as a full backpack (messing with both straps) and when I need to access it I just slide it around. I'm 5'6 and it fits right long the mid-back and is more comfortable than one strap shoulder purses. Fits a 13'' MacBook Pro inside.

    Suzette, you're killing me with these new designs. Just amazing. Every time I think "there, that's the main one for me" you create new designs that I didn't even know I needed. This bag is so practical, comfortable, and beautiful. Thank you!

  • 5
    A perfect EDC for one-shoulder backpack wearers

    I have quite a few backpacks as they are my preferred bag configuration. But very often, I only throw them over my right shoulder, and this bag is ideal for anyone who wants a bag that is neither too small or too large, and is made for the one shoulder wearer. It is comfortable, I normally prefer my backpacks to sit somewhat high and tight on my back, but I am wearing the sling a little longer and it tucks in nicely under my right elbow that way and stays put. It also works great on the left shoulder as a front carry, if you happened to be traveling and wanted some extra security, or were on crowded public transportation. It's not particularly suited for the left shoulder back carry as it will tend to swing to the front.

    I like that the sling backpack is fully lined, that gives it a nice structure and makes the interior easy to clean. The back pocket is perfect for a laptop or an iPad, or papers you need to reach easily. The outer front pocket is quite large and can hold all the odds and ends you might have, and the key strap and cell phone pocket on the back interior are well placed and nice to have. I waited for this bag to come out in the black and it was well worth the wait, it has that lovely velvet feel. It's a very streamlined bag with no outer pockets for a water bottle, something I normally prefer, but in the case of this bag I like the minimalist silhouette and put mine in the main compartment. Since it will fit my Surface Book 2 I plan to use this bag to return to the office as well, and it will be nice to only need to carry one bag for everything.

    I didn't really need a new favorite, but here it is! If you give this bag a try it might just become your new favorite, too.

  • 5
    Love this sling backpack

    I've always preferred to wear backpacks slung over one shoulder, and this sling style backpack really suits my preference. When I wear it over my right shoulder, accessing the main compartment is really easy with the two way zipper. I chose Dark Coffee leather because it looks vintage and nondescript. I like the fact that this backpack is not bulky yet it has PLENTY of room for all my stuff. The back pocket and the front zipper compartment are extremely convenient, providing room for those items that are the "immediate access" type. I can hardly wait for the leather to mold to the way I carry it and become really soft, comfy, and cozy.

  • 5

    This is the most stylish Backpack in Life!!! It is the perfect size, I absolutely adore it. I bought in tobacco, but I have to have 1 more color at least. Don't hesitate just hurry up and Buy it.

  • 5
    Holds so much!

    My preferred way to carry the Sling Backpack is to tighten the strap quite a bit, and then sling it over one shoulder. It can be worn crossbody, but I couldn't find the best position to be comfortable. The front pocket is the size of a small/medium crossbody, holding all the essentials. I really appreciate the double zippers to get in the bag fast. The main part of the backpack can hold a surface pro making this a great option for a computer bag without the traditional look of a computer bag. It wasn't able to fit the surface book as easy, but the zipper did close with a little work. Just an FYI. Not sure about apple products ;) I would use pouches to organize the big pocket area if you fill up the front pocket because there's only one convenient smartphone pocket (for large smartphones). The tobacco is the color we all love with a slight velvet knap... so gooood! I could see this bag getting patina fasts because of its soft structure. It's not a floppy bag, but it's not as rigid as some other bags from Love41. This is a positive in my opinion. Overall, this is a fresh take on a crossbody/sling backpack. I haven't seen anything like it!