Troubadour has come up with a solution in the form of the world’s first 100% waterproof leather backpack: the brand claims you could scuba dive with it and experience no leakage.

Waterproofing material ordinarily involves the use of Scotchgard – a spray-applied formula that eventually wears off. But for its “DryLine” leather, Troubadour added Scotchgard to the barrels during tanning. “This permeates the depth of the hide, resulting in resistance that lasts for the life of the leather,” says the label’s co-founder Abel Samet.

For added protection, the zips feature a double-sided waterproof coating, while the seams are joined by fusing the leather with heat, which reacts with an adhesive. “This creates a durable bond. It’s impervious to air and water,” says Samet.

What’s crucial is the combination of precision engineering and clean design. It keeps your tech safe without making you look like a rambler.