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Leather Messenger Bag

The leather messenger bag made for the wild

Made in salvaged, vegetable tanned leather, the Leather Messenger Bag was made for the Bay Area naturalist and artist Obi Kaufmann, the award-winning author of The California Field Atlas.


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Artist Collaboration:
Obi Kaufmann

Obi Kaufmann is a wildlife painter and writer committed to conservation. Designed with Obi, our Coyote Thunder Field Bag was Kámen Road’s first artist collaboration.


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Gift with Purchase

A signed copy of The California Field Atlas is offered as a gift with purchase.


Kámen Road x Coyote Thunder

With the new release of the Coyote Thunder Field Bag, Kámen Road achieved a major goal by completing our first artist collaboration with author Obi Kaufmann, who is also known by his online presence Coyote Thunder. Obi Kaufmann’s award winning California Field Atlas (Heyday Books, 2017) takes readers through a new envisioning of the golden state’s natural world through hundred of exquisitely rendered maps, essays and wildlife paintings. In this interview, Kámen Road not only asks Obi about the lifestyle that informed the bag, but also the creative life that produced his bestselling book.

Photo Gallery

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kamen road branding on bag
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francis mendoza with bag

Photos by Juan Pablo Ramirez, Thomas J. Story, and Ron Fernandez Photography

Product Care

Natural materials have a beautiful mind of their own, aging in ways that are never expected and beautifully unique.


We use full grain leather with a natural wax and oil finish. If you want to clean or condition it, please use a neutral product on a small area of the leather on the bottom of the bag to prevent color changes or staining. Please contact us if you have any questions or consult a local leather restoration specialist. 


We provide a breathable soy/bamboo packing bag with every purchase, which is great for storage and using as a reusable packing bag for each trip. We do not recommend storage in plastic bags or plastic bins. We also recommend storage in a place that does not receive lots of direct sunlight. 


We recommend a leather conditioning check at least once a year. You can visit a leather specialist in your area who can determine when and if a conditioning is needed at that time.

Kámen Road Values

We are committed to the principles and practices of sustainable business and slow fashion as an American travel and work bag collection. We source natural materials with fair trade partners. Each piece is inspected for quality.

Slow Travel

One-bag travel

Slow Fashion

Natural and long-lasting materials

Mission Driven

Small scale, American made

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