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The Somerset Backpack
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The Somerset Backpack
The Somerset Backpack
The Somerset Backpack
Product Details
Fun fact: The top-quality Italian leather used to make this backpack is washed, lightly waxed and then massaged by hand in order to soften it up. Take that, add an easy drawstring closure and a handy interior zip pocket and you've got a new hands-free favorite in the making.
  • Made of vegetable-tanned leather that burnishes with wear into a beautiful patina.
  • Please note: As it is made of a natural material, each bag varies slightly in texture and color.
  • Drawstring closure.
  • Interior pocket.
  • 12 1/2"H x 15"W x 6 1/4"D.
  • Import.
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The Somerset Backpack

The Somerset Backpack is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 16.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The backpack you’ve been looking for The perfect backpack. Great for festival season, and can easily transition into fall and winter. Excellent quality as expected from Madewell. You won’t be disappointed!
Date published: 2018-04-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect Perfect size; perfect weight; perfect elegance. I wanted a leather, drawstring backpack that was not overwhelming in size or weight but large enough to transport a reasonable amount of items. In addition, I was looking for a “clean” design that did not make me a walking advertisement. I also prefer no fabric lining, which might wear poorly over time. This backpack provided for all my needs.
Date published: 2018-04-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to Wear I've been eyeing this bag for a while and finally decided to give it a whirl - NO R E G R E T S! It's a great size and compliments a casual or professional style. This bag has adjustable straps and an inner zip pocket. The only closure is the cinched closer shown in the picture, but I've not had any problems with the bag staying closed. Have received hecka compliments from the young and the old.
Date published: 2018-04-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Weekend causal bag I use this on the weekends while I’m running around town doing errands or shopping. It’s so easy to carry and the size is just right. Not too big or small. I echo previous reviewer’s request to madewell; please make this in the saddle color!
Date published: 2018-04-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love! Great bag. I got this for an upcoming trip and am so glad I did. I’m normally not one to carry a handbag but this bag is so simple and classic, plus it pairs well with almost everything. I’ve already received several compliments. The bag is a great size, I can easily fit a water bottle, wallet, book, and other accessories with plenty of room for more. The zipper pouch inside provides a good spot for valuables that I want to be more secure. At first I was concerned that the drawstring closure wouldn’t be secure enough but it holds well and so far doesn’t come undone on its own. Overall, a great purchase that I’m sure will age beautifully.
Date published: 2018-04-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The practically perfect backpack I have got to say that this bag is as advertised. For starters, the nautural leather is beautiful. It is as soft as they say and it is still perfectly suited to hold up well. I had my initials burnished onto this bag which makes this perfectly simple backpack specifically unique to me. I like that. I also really appreciate Madewell keeping their label on the inside pocket. It’s lack of bulky hardware makes this backpack an instant classic and was one of the main reasons I was attracted to it. The easy shape and superb craftsmanship of this bag is above and beyond. I’m sure it will be favorite for years to come.
Date published: 2018-03-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Essential pack I've been eyeing backpacks like this for awhile now and I finally pulled the trigger. I'm so happy with it! It doesn't feel like I'm schlepping things around, but is still large enough to get away with a lot in there. Really soft leather and the straps are long enough even for a tall lady like me. Looking forward to rocking this for spring/summer.
Date published: 2018-03-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The perfect backpack! This backpack is perfect! I love that it is unlined and actually smells like leather. The leather is beautifull and buttery and should wear well. As others have said I would really like to have this in English Saddle. How about it Madewell?!
Date published: 2018-06-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good pack pack For the price this is a good piece that’s great quality as most Madewell pieces are. Goes with everything. It’s comfortbake and simple. You can’t go wrong
Date published: 2018-05-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful Bag Beautiful backpack. It fits my DSLR camera, a water bottle, and my wallet/phone/keys. I love the minimal look of this bag. It is sleek so I don't look like a middle schooler when I wear it. I love it for days out and about, but I've worn it (sans some of the bulkier objects) out for nights as well. The drawstring closure stays put and I love how easy it is to adjust the shoulder straps. Beautiful, simple, sleek.
Date published: 2018-05-07
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