Perfect Thickness Of A Leather Bag

Perfect Thickness Of A Leather Bag.


This is one of the most frequently asked questions. What is the perfect thickness of a leather bag? It all depends on what you will use your leather bag for. If it is to carry heavy items, then you would need a thicker bag. Otherwise, if you are using it as a fashion accessory, having a thin bag might be enough for you.


Having a leather bag that has the exact right thickness is important to being able to use it the way you want. This type of bag should be a little floppy so that you can fold it over and it stays in place, but also firm enough so that you can stand it up on its own. The ideal thickness should not make the bag too hard or too difficult to rummage through for what you need.

Why does the thickness of a leather bag matter?

Why does the thickness of a leather bag (or any other single material object) matter? For outsiders, it may seem like an interesting but irrelevant thing to look at. What matters is how well it protects your things. The problem with that line of thinking is that it ignores the fact that we often value aesthetic as well as practical quality in our goods. It also ignores the fact that certain materials allow for more versatility than others, and this versatility is part of why we buy them in the first place.


I believe that the thickness of a leather bag/backpack matters for a few reasons: 

  1. It allows you to get a “thicker” and more luxurious feel when wearing it. The thick leather will give the appearance that the bag/backpack is of higher quality. 



  1. If you wanted to create it yourself, it would be easier to cut and shape. Though I hope you buy your products from High On Leather! This article will help you find: – A place to purchase good quality leather – The benefits of different stitching styles – The importance of having multiple pockets in your bags as well.

Perfect thickness for different leather items.

Allow me to provide you with an overview of the optimum thickness of leather products. It seems taxing, but it’s a lot of fun and inquisitive.


The millimetre is the most often used leather thickness standard (mm). In the metric system, a millimetre is a unit of length equal to one-thousandth of a metre. Because it relates directly to the thickness of the leather, this is a widely common unit of measurement.


For example, a leather hide that is.2 mm thick is.2 mm thick. It does not need conversion and is a very simple and convenient method of measuring leather thickness. Furthermore, because the metric system is the most extensively used norm for units of measurement in the world, it is generally recognized and appreciated.


Choosing the right thickness for your leather items is very important as it makes a huge difference to the overall look and feel of your product. There are many factors to consider such as: Your preference – if you like a thick bag it will be more durable but bulge out more, whereas a thinner leather bag will be more luxurious and sleek but probably less durable and more prone to wear and tear. Your design – If you like the look of a thicker handle on your bag, choose leather that is 1.0mm thickness or greater. But if you don’t like the look of thick handles, go for leather that is under 1mm thickness.

What tool measures leather thickness?

Measuring leather has never been so easy or accurate. With our handy leather thickness gauge, determining the perfect thickness of your leather bags and wallets is easy! Many people ask how thin they should make their leather products. The answer to that is not that simple because there are a lot of factors involved.


Sharing with you some common types of leather based on their thickness.


  • Thin Leather
  • Thickness: 0.9 to 1.2 mm.
  • Type: Goat Leather


Goatskin is a sort of leather that many people are familiar with by name but not in depth. Goatskin, known as among the most durable leathers due to its suppleness, durability, and lightest properties, is used in the manufacture of gloves, shoes, bags, clothing, and outerwear, as well as wallets, accessories, and carpets, to mention a few. 


Goatskin has a tight granular texture that resembles the ridges that distinguish this type of leather. Goatskin’s inherent qualities make it not only smooth and supple, but also water-resistant.


  • Pros:


  • They are less expensive.
  • Looks vintage.
  • Weight of the Lightest Leather Bag
  • Supple and soft.
  • Resistant to water.




  • Cons: 


  • Lasts less than Cowhide Bags.
  • Age range: 3-6 years (Depends on usage)
  • With age, it expands a little.
  • Durability is low.
  • It has a few scuffs and marks on it. (due to goat skin markings/cuts)




  • Medium Thick Leather
  • Thickness: 2.0 to 3.0 mm.
  • Type: Cowhide Leather


This is a material that is used to make shoes, purses, belts, and other related items. Cow leather is created through a lengthy process using raw skins. It keeps all of the original characteristics of the hide and provides items with a beautiful appearance.


Cowhide, like other genuine leathers, lasts a long time, however this relies a lot on the tanning technique and the surface treatment. A veg tanned leather hide will survive longer than a chrome tanned one; nevertheless, a more covered finishing layer, such as a coloured or printed one, will be less fragile than an aniline finish, despite being more unnatural to the look and touch.


  • Pros:


  • All the pros of Goat Leather Bags
  • Rugged Look 
  • Longevity Average Age: 10-15 Years (Depends on Usage)
  • There is no leather odour.
  • Inside is a leather lining.
  • There are no scuffs.


  • Cons:


  • A little heavier than goat leather bags
  • Priced more than goat leather.

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  • Thickest Leather
  • Thickness: 3.0- 4.0 mm
  • Type: Saddle Leather


Saddle Leather is a one-of-a-kind product that may be used for a number of purposes like bags, wallets, belts. When compared to other leathers, it is thicker and stronger. Although its thickness may frighten some individuals, it does not limit its usage. On the contrary, it is extremely adaptable. So, set your concerns aside and try out saddle leather bags.


Saddle leather is a naturally tanned vegetable leather. The first thing you’ll notice is that it has a softer feel to it. Saddle leather, owing to its suppleness, develops a unique patina more quickly than any other leather.


  • Pros:


  • Durable and beautiful materials
  • Great, heavy straps
  • Life-long Warranty (at least a century)
  • Perfect to carry tools or pointy items.




  • Cons:


  • Very heavy
  • Pricey



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