Pepper Convertible Backpack and Crossbody Bag

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Color: Black Raw Leather
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Pepper has tons of playful details packed in a sleek shape. This leather convertible backpack is designed to carry you through the day: from work, to the gym, to dinner, to toddler mom life (slim down from that ton of baby gear). Pepper does it all—it even has a back zipper pocket to give you easy access to your phone and keys! Wear this versatile bag as a crossbody or backpack for all your local and faraway travel adventures.


  • Versatility: Wear it as a crossbody bag or backpack, and use it for all areas of life.
  • Portability: This smaller backpack is perfect for snacks, a notebook, water, and your wallet.
  • Secure compartments: Both main compartments are zippered.
  • Metal feet: Keep your leather bag protected.
  • Unique lining: To be more sustainable, all our bags are lined in deadstock fabric, which otherwise would have made its way to the landfill. Every bag is unique and linings may vary due to availability of each fabric.



    9” high x 11” wide x 4.5” deep
    Strap length: 32.5” shortest // 57” longest
    Strap drop length: 15" shortest // 28" longest
    Weight: 1.6 lb.


    • Zippered main pocket
    • Interior zipper pocket
    • Interior double suede pockets
    • Exterior zipper pocket in the back


    • Buttery-soft premium leather. Click for leather care
    • Cotton lining
    • Plated brass Omega hardware
    • Metal feet
    • YKK zippers

    Sapahn offers FREE shipping on orders over $75. This applies to all domestic orders in the continental U.S. (does not include Alaska and Hawaii, read on for details).

    We accept returns within 14 days of purchase date. For our full return policy, click here.

    How soon will I receive my order?

    Orders are shipped via USPS within 2 business days from the time of placement. Upon shipment you will receive a shipment confirmation email, which will include your tracking number so you can track the delivery of your buttery-soft goodness. Please allow 24-48 hours for the tracking information to populate within USPS' system.

    Your purchase will ship from a central U.S. shipping location in the Midwest, meaning you can expect to receive your order in the domestic U.S. within 5-7 business days per the USPS once the item ships.

    When placing an order, it’s important to choose a secure shipping address. Sapahn’s liability for your shipment ends at the point of a successful delivery determined by the tracking number. Sapahn is not responsible for any stolen merchandise, delays occurring due to carrier misstatement of your shipping address, and/or damages that occur during shipment.

    Local Pick Up

    We also offer local pick up at our flagship store in Lincoln, NE. Please note local pick up during checkout. Our store is located at:

    4724 Prescott Avenue, Lincoln, NE 68506
    Pick up is available during normal store hours:
    Tuesday-Saturday, noon to 5:00pm and Sunday, 10:00am to 2:00pm

    Expedited Shipping

    Need your item sooner? Select a faster shipping option at checkout! If you’ve already placed an order for your item and need it sooner, contact our shipping team at to see where your item is in processing and if we can expedite the process (additional fees may apply). 

    International Shipping

    At this time Sapahn does not offer international shipping, however, we are so happy to partner with Wolf & Badger to offer our international customers a way to shop Sapahn. Visit Wolf & Badger online and search for Sapahn to shop all our styles!

    Order Changes

    We try to ship orders out as soon as possible and cannot guarantee any cancellations or changes once your order has been completed, but we can sometimes make changes if the order has not yet shipped. Orders that have been shipped cannot be changed or canceled. If your order has shipped and you would like any order changes, our team is happy to set up a return for you. If you need cancel or make changes to your order, please reach out to

    Locating a Package

    There's nothing worse than when your tracking number states that your package was delivered but you can't find it! Don't worry, we are here to help! Before reaching out to us, there are a few things to do:

    • Confirm the correct shipping address was entered on your order.
    • Check the tracking number to confirm that the package was delivered to your address and not a nearby Access Point.
    • Confirm that there are no activity log updates on the tracking number that state the item was returned to the sender.
    • Check your property thoroughly. Couriers will occasionally leave items in a discreet area to minimize the risk of package theft. It is often also helpful to check with neighbors.
    • If you live in a building with a concierge/mail room, confirm that they do not have it.

    After going through the above list, if you still cannot find the package, please email us at within 14 days of the order showing as delivered. Please include your order number in your email. We will work with you and the USPS to determine next steps. We are happy to assist with loss claims, regardless of when they were filed, but cannot guarantee refunds or replacements for claims filed more than 14 days after the package was marked delivered.

    Shipping Questions

    If you have questions about shipping, or if you have not received your order in the allotted time, please email so we can help troubleshoot the issue.

    Love leather that naturally ages and patinas over time? Our raw leather is made for you. Or do you love leather that maintains the color (especially the lighter colors) and uniformity similar to the day you bought it? Then our oil leather is your pick.

    We have two kinds of leather at Sapahn: raw leather and oil leather, and regardless of which leather type you pick, our bags come with our Sapahn warranty.

    Raw Leather

    This is the classic full grain leather we’ve built Sapahn on. Each piece of leather is perfectly ‘imperfect’, carrying unique grain patterns with no surface alterations or splitting and an attractive matte finish. This type of leather showcases the beauty of the hide itself and could display variegation based on stretch marks, moles, etc. the cow earned throughout its life. 

    Working with this kind of leather can be challenging and requires enormous skill to turn it into our gorgeous supple bags you see (if only we had a penny for every time someone told us the leather felt like butter). This kind of leather is particularly special because over time and use, each raw leather bag develops a distinct patina—a soft sheen—that is the hallmark of high-quality leather. The patina also gives your bag individual character that is 100% unique to you and your adventures.

    Oil Leather

    Our oil leather is our gorgeous full grain leather with a twist. After our classic tanning process, the leather is then coated with a protectant to give a more uniform vibrant color and provide a touch of water resistance. The oiling process gives these bags a striking glossy finish and also prevents them from developing patinas over time. This means YES, you can carry a light-colored leather bag and not be afraid of it getting dirty.


    1. Does the leather easily scratch?
      No. Small scratches easily buff out of raw leather. An exception is if the scratch is deep and penetrates beneath the top layer of the hide. Otherwise, subtle scratches will often work themselves out and become part of the patina glow. The same is true with our oil leather which—unless it is a deep it won’t show any subtle scratches.
    2. Will rain stain my leather?
      Raw Leather: This would be super rare. The water will make a mark on your bag while it’s wet. Avoid touching it and transferring dirt on it. Instead, let it dry.
      Oil Leather: the rain/water will just roll right off your bag. Towel it dry.
    3. What is the best way to clean spills?
      Raw Leather: Take a damp, soft cloth and try to remove the spill as soon as possible. To clean it further, we have had good results with Angelus cleaner and horsehair brush, that you can purchase here. It is key to test a small spot first as discoloration may occur. Again, not the fault of the leather. The discoloration will occur with any moist product touching any porous material. After the spot test, use it all over the bag. For best results, do not use multiple cleaners or products at a time.
      Oil Leather: One major benefit of our oil leather is it is very easy to clean. Use a damp cloth and rub the dirt or stain off the bag.
    4. How do I remove ink or dye from my bag: Unfortunately, ink is difficult and nearly impossible to remove. The same is true with blue jean dye. This is not a reflection of the quality of our leather, but the dye itself. Since leather is a natural, porous product, it will absorb things and inks and dyes are made to be permanent.
    5. Where is your leather sourced from?
      We use premium leather sourced from Thailand. Our leather is a bi-product of the food industry and are raised for meat/dairy not for their hides. It’s a beautiful thing to take what would be a wasted material and craft it into our gorgeous leather bags and give our artisans fair and meaningful work.
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    Robert L.
    United States United States

    Happy wife

    Bought this for my wife and she loves it!

    Traci P.
    United States United States

    My Favorite Sapahn Bag

    This bag is AMAZING! The versatility of being able to change the strap and how you carry it depending on what you are using it for along with the multiple secure pockets have quickly made it my go to bag!

    Susan F.
    United States United States

    Beautifully made but a bit too small for my needs

    Very good and wonderfully made. Just too small

    Marsha I.
    United States United States

    Pepper Bag

    As always never disappointed in Sapahn ! This bag is so soft and a perfect size to carry! I just unhook my Evelyn wristlet wallet from the Ada crossbody (which I also love this combo!) throw it in when I need just a bit bigger bag. Sapahn is wonderful and great customer service!

    Zane M.
    United States United States


    This is a beautiful bag!! It feels luxurious but still fun. Love the company on top of the beauty !


    Ask a Question
    • Will an iPad fit in this bag?

      Yes, an iPad should fit inside the Pepper Backpack which is 11" in height.

    • Does the bag top unzip all the way around to give easy access to what’s inside? How much does the bag weigh when empty?

      Great questions, Audrey! Yes, the bag zips horizontally from end to end. When empty the bag weighs 1 lb. 6 oz. 

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