Backpack: Leather vs Nylon?

  1. I need a backpack for school. I ordered the Tumi Voyager Calais Nylon backpack but found out that there is a leather option.

    Is leather a better material for an everyday backpack then nylon? Durability-wise?

  2. I'll use it to carry laptop, notebook, personal stuff.
  3. maybe nylon is better. Backpacks we stuff with books, laptop etc. Nylon you will be less 'precious' with than leather. Also backpacks get dirty on the floor, in the lecture hall, around food/drinks/people, walking around campus, weather etc. Nylon will be easier to clean, you can just wipe and go. You'll have more peace of mind with the comings & goings of student life with know how it is
  4. Tumi nylon is pretty indestructible, so you should be fine! I would think leather would be a lot heavier so for carrying a laptop and books, I’d stick with the lighter option.
  5. Depends what education level for studies & subjects, imo.

    I'd never give a high school kid leather backpack. As mentioned by others, too heavy. Plus, it'll be tossed onto ground & used in rain.

    For university studies, I used cheap backpack. Then tossed & bought new every year.
    Was in science labs. So bag stank & was stained with weird stuff.
    Grad school, same. But could not afford to replace yearly.;) So very grubby fabric bag.
  6. I have a Tumi Voyager Calais backpack in black with gold hardware and I absolutely love, Love, Love it! I carry it everyday for work and store my backpack, ipad, iphones, folders and personal items in it. On any given day I am walking around NYC and in and out of every hospital for work. I put it on the floor and i can wipe it off and it still looks brand new. It is so comfortable and durable. There are tons of pockets and it looks really nice. My leather bags are more delicate and I would worry about making them dirty and scratching the leather. You also can’t really clean leather. I don’t usually carry a purse with it at the same time but if I need to, there is plenty of space for my LV Favorite or my MZW Paige. It is stylish on me with a dress and heels!
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  7. Masters, and it will contain mostly just laptop, paper, pens, food/drink.
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  8. Congrats!
    If not doing field work(as in research outdoors & travel), any comfortable pack should do.
    Even leather, if want. You've earned free choice!:smartass: Though still feel would be harder to carry.

    Best luck!
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