Kingsbridge Leather Travel Bag

* Please allow slightly longer than usual lead time - Please email for more accurate dispatch date.


Formerly known as the Baja Leather Travel Bag.

Designed and made by hand in Dartington, South Devon

  • Oak Bark Leather tanned in East Devon
  • Stitched by hand with tough braided thread
  • Copper rivets
  • Solid brass UK sourced fittings
  • Internal pocket suitable for ipad, pens and cell phone
  • External rear pocket ideal for travel tickets and papers
  • Choose from 2" wide canvas or 1" lined matching leather strap
  • Free UK Royal Mail Special Delivery
  • Dimensions W28 x H22 x D10cms  
  • Made to order, may take up to four weeks to dispatch. Please contact us for a more accurate lead time. 
  • Click here to learn more about bespoke personalisation 

The hides are known as “full-grain” which means that the skin surface is as it came off the cow, just without the hair. The surface of the skin has not been buffed. This leaves all the character that were naturally on the cow’s skin; scars, blemishes etc. The hides are dyed by hand, therefore there is some variation in colour hide to hide. As a result, each product is unique to the owner. Tanner Bates - No two the same

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Practical and Stylish

Our Kingsbridge Travel Bag is a practical, stylish shoulder bag.

The Kingsbridge Travel Bag is made entirely by hand from our stock of Oak Bark Tanned Leather.

The main body of the bag is hand-stitched with tough braided thread. The fittings are solid brass, UK sourced from a Midlands foundry.

The lining is made from suede.

".... bag safely received this morning - it is beautiful and I am so glad that I saw you on Countryfile last Sunday otherwise I would never have known about Tanner Bates. It is so nice to have a bag that is unique and traditionally crafted - you may even convert me from my usual Mulberry handbags! " V. R. 

Baja Travel Bag by Tanner Bates

From John Hagger, designer:

'The design came to me during a 5 week trip to Hawaii and Baja Mexico. I was carrying an iPad, writing journal, pens and pencils, passport, tickets, keys and mobile phone. I wanted a stylish, not too big bag to hold all these things and to be able to easily access them.'

Baja Travel bag by Tanner Bates

New bag, old leather!

We make our oak bark leather bags from leather that was originally made for bridles or stirrup leathers but because of the exacting standards of the equestrian trade these hides were put to the side, rejected, because of surface scratching, superficial scarring or uneven dyeing.

This pile of rejects has been building up over more than 30 years. We are now re-visiting these old hides and selecting those with loads of character so that each of our bags can be unique, bursting with character and individuality. No two are the same.

This isn't pretend vintage this leather is the real thing.

Each bag is carefully made by hand in the Tanner Bates workshop by skilled leather craftsmen. Our patterns are selectively positioned on the hides and the leather is cut by hand using specialist semi-circular knives.

Made to last

Tanner Bates bags are made to last. All edges and stitching are exposed so that should the stitching ever break repair is simple. All stress points are reinforced and double stitched. The D ring attaching shoulder strap to the bag is reinforced with a metal strip so that the copper rivet secures 6 layers, 2 of which are metal. Heirloom quality!

Love your Leather

Our Naturally tanned leather is tough and can take a battering. We stitch it with a durable rot resistant thread which will give years of service. Occasionally a dose of Tanner Bates Liquid wax will make it look good as new.

Naturally tanned leather benefits from and will look its very best if given an occasional dose of natural waxes and oils. 

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