Best Leather Goods of 2014

This is something new for us here at BestLeather and we hope you will enjoy it as much as we have enjoyed reminiscing over the past year’s worth of reviews and choosing our favorites. Of all the goods we have reviewed thus far in 2013 and 2014, these are what we consider the standouts.

best briefcase

Basader‘s Gusseted Messenger Bag represents class leading quality, sophisticated design, and extremely competitive pricing. $430

Honorable mentions go to Saddleback Leather for their durably constructed Classic Briefcase and to the venerable Swiss leather workers making the interesting and unique bags a long time ago that we are still enjoying.

best backpack

Saddleback Leather Squared Backpack Followup Review111Saddleback Leather‘s Squared Backpack easily rates as one of the most comfortable everyday ways to carry your goods. $582

We did not review many leather backpacks in 2014 and would like to see more competition in this category. So, yes, be on the lookout for more backpack reviews in 2015.

best boot

thorogood-Portage-Roofer-Boots-4Weinbrenner‘s Thorogood 1892 Wisconsin Collection Portage CXL Roofer Boot offers ridiculous levels of durability, easy on and off functionality, and stunning good looks.

Honorable mention goes to the Wolverine 1000 Mile Boots for their exemplary comfort and sharp heritage design. Just make sure you get the rubber soled version for practicality.

best belt

a-simple-leather-belt-giveaway5Hands down this is the Original or Cinch belt from A Simple Leather Belt Co. We don’t know anywhere else you can buy a hefty vegetable tanned customer sized leather belt for $60 (with free shipping). It’s a good deal.

Honorable mention goes to Thrux Lawrence‘s Bulwark Belt for milling the coolest belt buckle we have seen from a solid piece of steel or brass.

best wallet

story-splitAvund Goods Forsta – this wallet offers a clever one piece design, zero leather waste, fantastic looks, and easy everyday functionality. $120

The honorable mention goes to Kenton Sorenson for the Modern Man Front Pocket Wallet for its inspired minimal design and precise craftsmanship. $90

best duffel

Coronado Leather‘s Americana Large Duffel represents an excellent mixture of bombproof construction, fantastic materials, and a timelessly classic design. This was one of our favorites. $799

Honorable mention goes to Love 41 for their lightweight and eye catching Weekender Bag with its unique, useful sidebags. An extra bonus for doing business with Love41 is that 100% of the profits go to Africa New Life Ministries. $578

most innovative design

Pact Leather threadless minimal wallet1Pact Leather – for innovating a glue-less and thread-less construction method that provides long term durability.

The honorable mention goes to Gordy’s Camera Straps for the Zoe Combination Strap for its excellent functionality and uniqueness in the market.

editor’s choice

The Thrux Lawrence All Leather Thrux Pack is our editors choice for its ridiculous quality, long break-in, large capacity, and overall robustness. $480 for the canvas/leather version, which is available in nine color combinations.

We have been tremendously impressed with the fanatical obsession with durability at Thrux Lawrence.

Email us if you have a suggestion for the “Best Leather of 2015.” Leather companies…would you like to see one of your products listed here? Let’s get together and produce some reviews. Learn more about our review process here.

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    • Indeed! Next year we will have a much larger list of categories. Stay tuned.

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