'Almost Perfect' Tote Backpack

$340 $118

'Almost Perfect' Tote Backpack

$118

Retail: $340 | Save: $222 i

Choose My Color:Honey

No coupon needed! The maximum discount has already been applied to all items in the Almost Perfect Sale section.

We have re-engineered our best-selling, Medium Classic Tote into the perfect backpack! The Tote Backpack is an excellent hands-free carryall for any outing. Includes a large front zipper pocket, small interior pocket and buckle strap-adjustment system.

No two PLG bags are alike! Please note: it is normal for all of our products, including Premium items, to have unique variations and character markings that are inherent to natural leather. Color may also vary slightly from batch-to-batch. 

No coupon needed! The maximum discount has already been applied to all items in the Almost Perfect Sale section.

We have re-engineered our best-selling, Medium Classic Tote into the perfect backpack! The Tote Backpack is an excellent hands-free carryall for any outing. Includes a large front zipper pocket, small interior pocket and buckle strap-adjustment system.

No two PLG bags are alike! Please note: it is normal for all of our products, including Premium items, to have unique variations and character markings that are inherent to natural leather. Color may also vary slightly from batch-to-batch. 

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What is “Almost Perfect”? 

It’s the lowest price on all of our best selling leather goods! Our artisans have very high standards. Sometimes we come across hides with more natural character marks. Other times we notice a small imperfection on a finished product such as a slight color variation or a messy stitch or two. 

When this happens, you save big!

No coupon needed & cannot be used on "Almost Perfect" items as our largest discount has already been applied just for you!

Even on “Almost Perfect” items our quality is guaranteed! If you're not happy with your deal, send it right back according to our standard return policy.


The Leather

Our U.S.-sourced oil tanned leather is incredibly easy to care for. With time and use, the natural oils in the leather will rise to the surface, developing a beautiful patina and smoothing any scuffs or scratches that may have accumulated. Learn more about caring for your new leather product.

Our full-grain leather is the strongest and most durable available, and the unique texture and natural imperfections from the cow’s life have not been sanded, cut or shaved off. Full-grain is SIX times stronger than Buffed, Upholstery or Genuine leather. 

Please note that our pebbled leather, like all of our leather, is a natural product. You may notice changes in grain or texture throughout your bag. Other companies artificially press a pebble texture into their leather, but the pebbling of our leather is achieved naturally through an extra tumbling process which leaves some areas of the hide smoother than others.

Top Width: 10.5"
Bottom Width: 11.5"
Depth: 5.25" 
Height: 12" 

Adjustable Strap Length: 26"-34"

Please allow 3-8 business days for order preparation.

Orders are shipped using Flat Rate shipping and usually arrive within 1-5 business days.

Please note, most carriers continue to experience transit delays and your order may take slightly longer to arrive.

Customer Reviews

Based on 402 reviews
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Jana
Absolutely love it

I could not find anything wrong with my "almost perfect" backpack in the dune color. The color is gorgeous! It is a rich tan - very similar in color to my madewell mini lorimer backpack. I wanted a larger bag for everyday use that would hold all my essentials. It is just the right size and holds so much. I definitely want more colors.

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Aimee C.
Very nice backpack

I haven’t used this bag yet but it’s comfortable on my back, holds more than my Madewell small Lorimer and the zipper is super smooth. It’s surprising it’s called “almost perfect” because I don’t think it can be more perfect. Can’t promise myself I won’t buy another one in a different color

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Paige S.
I love Portland Leather, but this one was a miss.

I love everything I have purchased from Portland Leather (which is quite a few things, too many things according to my partner) but this one was a bit of a miss. The leather is great, the bag in general is great, but all of the fasteners and non leather fixtures are poor quality. About a week into using this bag one of the buckles snapped off and the cloth around the supper started to wear through- rendering my new expensive bag unusable.
My partner was insistent that I send it back for a new one, but I fear that the same will happen to that one and I don’t have another bag to use in the meantime. So I think I’m going to buy some Chicago screws for leather work and get rid of both of the buckles and fasten the straps into place and reinforce the zipper myself. I really don’t want to leave a less than perfect review for a company that I truly love, but I also shouldn’t have to reinforce a product that I spent a good chunk of change on. That being said, this is the first product that I have bought from them with anything even remotely wrong with it; and all of my other products are 5⭐️‘s across the board.

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Melanie B.
Love love love 🥰

I bought the “ almost perfect “ back pack. Perfect size. Beautiful color. And I have NO IDEA where the flaw is at ….! Good for meeeeeee!

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Joseph B.
Defect in leather too visible

Not sure if the leather with the defect could have been used on a less visible spot, but it would have been ok on the inside of the backpack. Instead, it’s on the very front. 3 long 6” lines in the leather.

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Elodie
Actually Just Perfect

Sold in the “Almost Perfect” section, I have yet to find any flaws. I got the pebbled black leather and the bag holds it’s structure and is also a little slouchy. The loop on the top is really useful if you want to hold it like a purse for a while. Sits close to the body, so I don’t need to worry about taking anyone out when turning quickly in a crowd (always keep an eye on your six). I do wear the backpack high, so the adjustable straps hang pretty far down past the buckles, kinda just floppin around… trying to figure out a cute way to reign those in. Would also LOVE if this bag came with a snap button loop for holding keys.

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Customer Reviews

Based on 402 reviews
95%
(383)
3%
(12)
1%
(5)
0%
(1)
0%
(1)
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Jana
Absolutely love it

I could not find anything wrong with my "almost perfect" backpack in the dune color. The color is gorgeous! It is a rich tan - very similar in color to my madewell mini lorimer backpack. I wanted a larger bag for everyday use that would hold all my essentials. It is just the right size and holds so much. I definitely want more colors.

A
Aimee C.
Very nice backpack

I haven’t used this bag yet but it’s comfortable on my back, holds more than my Madewell small Lorimer and the zipper is super smooth. It’s surprising it’s called “almost perfect” because I don’t think it can be more perfect. Can’t promise myself I won’t buy another one in a different color

P
Paige S.
I love Portland Leather, but this one was a miss.

I love everything I have purchased from Portland Leather (which is quite a few things, too many things according to my partner) but this one was a bit of a miss. The leather is great, the bag in general is great, but all of the fasteners and non leather fixtures are poor quality. About a week into using this bag one of the buckles snapped off and the cloth around the supper started to wear through- rendering my new expensive bag unusable.
My partner was insistent that I send it back for a new one, but I fear that the same will happen to that one and I don’t have another bag to use in the meantime. So I think I’m going to buy some Chicago screws for leather work and get rid of both of the buckles and fasten the straps into place and reinforce the zipper myself. I really don’t want to leave a less than perfect review for a company that I truly love, but I also shouldn’t have to reinforce a product that I spent a good chunk of change on. That being said, this is the first product that I have bought from them with anything even remotely wrong with it; and all of my other products are 5⭐️‘s across the board.

M
Melanie B.
Love love love 🥰

I bought the “ almost perfect “ back pack. Perfect size. Beautiful color. And I have NO IDEA where the flaw is at ….! Good for meeeeeee!

J
Joseph B.
Defect in leather too visible

Not sure if the leather with the defect could have been used on a less visible spot, but it would have been ok on the inside of the backpack. Instead, it’s on the very front. 3 long 6” lines in the leather.

E
Elodie
Actually Just Perfect

Sold in the “Almost Perfect” section, I have yet to find any flaws. I got the pebbled black leather and the bag holds it’s structure and is also a little slouchy. The loop on the top is really useful if you want to hold it like a purse for a while. Sits close to the body, so I don’t need to worry about taking anyone out when turning quickly in a crowd (always keep an eye on your six). I do wear the backpack high, so the adjustable straps hang pretty far down past the buckles, kinda just floppin around… trying to figure out a cute way to reign those in. Would also LOVE if this bag came with a snap button loop for holding keys.