How long will it last? That depends!
Your leather bag lifespan is heavily dependent on how often you use it and how well you look after it. Leather in itself will can for 100 years before it begins to disintegrate, and most people won't be keeping their bag for that long. However you can expect a good quality bag, made from full grain leather, that is oiled regularly and stored carefully to last upwards of 30 years.
How to Extend the Life of Your Leather Bag
To extend the lifespan of your leather bag, you should do the following:
- Store properly - your bag should be stuffed to retain its shape, kept inside a dust bag, and be laid on the base or the site (not hung up).
- Oil your bag - you should rub oil into the leather of your bag once a month during heavy use, and once every 3 months during light use. This also helps to keep it waterproof.
The Types of Bag That Last The Longest
If you want a bag that will last longer than all the rest, you need to pay attention to the type of leather. You need your bag to be made from full grain buffalo leather, because it is thicker and proven to last longer. You can shop our range of full grain leather bags online at vonbaer.com.