Other than belts and shoes, I have owned anything leather in a while. I know some still love leather bags, such as this Saddleback Tablet Bag….
But, the added weight of leather (the above bag weighs 2.8 lbs empty) is a show stopper for me. If I bag weighs me down and isn’t comfortable to carry then it usually stays at home.
With that said, my time spent at Defy Bags sparked my interest in Horween Leather. For instance, I’m biting at the bit to add a Mr. Groper handle to my Recon Waxed Canvas Edition Messenger. It’s not that the standard 2″ seatbelt strap handle isn’t comfortable. It is. The Groper would just add a little something extra to the overall experience of using the bag.
My research into Horween led me to the world of Biker Wallets. Don’t ask me how. That was two or three adult beverages and more than a few Google searches ago. Through my Google Fu, I found Tanner Goods out of Portland, Oregon. Their Workman Wallet looks amazing and doesn’t break the bank compared to other brands like Red Moon, Obbi Good, and Flat Head.
I’m not sure whether I’d want a Biker Wallet that long or something shorter that wouldn’t stick out of my back pocket so far. But, it would be a worthwhile project to find out.
I also love the Tanner Goods Double Wristband, which is part of their Everyday Carry Collection.
So, I guess where I’m going with this is expect more leather reviews in the future here on Loadedpocketz. Drop a comment and let me know if that’s something you’d like to see. Also feel free to educate me on some of your favorite brands (no manufacturer spam please). Mass produced or custom – either one is fair game.