Koroha Messenger Leather Backpack

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Product Overview


Manufactured to the highest quality standards

The Love 41 Koroha Messenger Leather Backpack is made from full-grain (i.e. super tough!) leather. This leather backpack is both beautiful and durable because it has been crafted to the highest quality standards in Old Mexico.


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’s why we choose to use it. This Koroha Messenger Leather Backpack is finished with antique brass hardware and is unlined.  


This uncomplicated, yet stylish design is great for everyday use due to its multiple uses. It’s very lightweight and perfect to convert to backpack mode or crossbody.  

Product Details

41-year warranty

Dimensions (W x H x D)

Exterior: 12 ½” x 10 ¼” x 2 ¼”

Exterior Back Pocket:  12 ½” x 7 ½”

Strap Length: Adjustable from 38”-50 ¼”

Flap closure: 8”

Handle- 2”

Weight: 2.75

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 backpack

Koroha Messenger Leather Backpack is an uncomplicated yet stylish and versatile bag or backpack. It’s flat back pocket is great for a cell phone or tickets and the inside compartment easily fits a 13” laptop. We named this bag "Koroha" because in Kinyarwandan (one of the many African languages), "koroha" means light-weight, soft and simple. It's made from full-grain leather and has an adjustable strap and back pocket to hold your cell phone, documents or ticket.  So, step towards simplifying your life and get the Love 41 Koroha Messenger Leather Backpack today!


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  • 5
    Another Koroha winner

    Gorgeous! The DCB is so rich and soft-and complements this line perfectly. Speaking of which, the entire Koroha has such a cool design- it is unique enough to be versatile and to be bags that you want to keep for life. While many people try wearing it as a backpack or as a crossbody, I actually wear it as a purse. I exchanged the strap for a shorter "purse style" strap/handle and then I wear it more like a purse. The koroha line (the whole line) is just a very lovely line and should be in everyone's Love 41 collection. The lines are just stunning and allow you to wear it casual and dressy business, it is lightweight and the way the bags are designed---there are so many options. Try it, you will like it!

  • 4
    NIce Starter Bag

    This bag is a great price point. The leather is thick and rich in color. The unfinished and unlined edges do give it a casual appeal, yet you can still dress it up. It is a good size and shape to carry a laptop or a portfolio. It likely won’t fit much more than that. Perfect for a interview or meeting.

  • 5
    Love this Koroha messenger backpack as a crossbody

    I got this in Tobacco, and the size is perfect. I wear it crossbody, and it really suits my needs. I look forward to the patina, which will make this bag look very vintage. The Dark Coffee in this bag already looks vintage, and I did think about getting it in DC. Maybe I should have, but then Tobacco is really intriguing because the leather develops that delish patina the more you use it. This Koroha bag will be looked on as a classic must-have for any woman's leather bag collection because of the size, the easy closure, and its classic simplicity. I'm glad I have added this bag to my Love 41 collection. :hearts:️

  • 5
    My first Purchase - The perfect entrypoint

    This bag was my first leather purchase. I keep the backpack straps on, and carry it around by the top handle, when its not on my back. I can tell it's starting to soften, which is a fun process. The interior is roomy enough for the extra straps, a large wallet and the small Koroha (which is filled with other things, I don't want loose.) I jumped at this purchase because the of price point.

  • 2
    Love the bag, straps not so much

    The bag is beautiful! Rich, classic, and wonderful. However, the backpack straps did not work for me. Returned.

  • 5
    Perfect messenger for me

    I received this for Christmas and really enjoy using it. The chestnut looks great, and matches my medium bucket bag. Holds a large portfolio and external keyboard on the inside, and I put my iPad Pro 11 in the outside back pocket. I don’t think I’ll ever use the backpack option, but it’s nice that I can if I want to, and that the straps are removable.

  • 3
    It was nice but the

    It was nice but the backpack straps were uneven and a little short for me I sent it back design is great was just unhappy with the straps.

  • 5
    Classic and Timeless!

    I rarely write reviews, but seriously — I've been waiting for someone to do a bag this size and style forever. I'm very petite — not quite 5' 1" and size 2, and while I've loved the leather messenger style for years they always look huge on me. This one is the perfect size! The chestnut leather is beautiful, and the lines on this bag are just stunning and very chic. I keep my bag collection intentionally small, and only keep pieces that I feel will stand the test of time regardless of how styles change. I love bags that somehow both say, "Why yes, I did just come from a faculty meeting at Oxford" and "This bag held up really well on my last Safari". Anyway, this piece absolutely makes the cut!

    If I could offer some constructive criticism — the crossbody strap needs some work. It's WAY too long for me at it's shortest length, with no way to adjust it further. Luckily, I have a Chestnut strap from another bag that I was able to use instead, but otherwise that might have been a dealbreaker. Overall though: this is a fantastic piece, and in my opinion, looks like it could be worth three times the price! Thanks Love41!

  • 5
    The Koroha Messenger backpack is

    The Koroha Messenger backpack is awesome! I love that it fits everything I need but isn't too big or bulky.