Pelican is the foremost name in waterproof camera and equipment cases. Now they’ve created a collection of hard-sided luggage that is also watertight, crushproof, and lightweight. The ProGear Elite Luggage Collection includes the 22” Carry On, 27” Weekender, and the 30” Vacationer, all backed by Pelican’s lifetime guarantee.
Rubber rain boot experts Hunter have created some waterproof backpacks. One model is made of supple, coated calf skin leather, the other is made of bonded rubber. Both feature external zip pockets and an internal laptop sleeve. Available Fall 2014.
The leather crafters at hard graft are known for blending the classic with the modern and their 1st Edition Travel Bag does just that. A vegetable-tanned leather exterior featuring a buckle closure and shoulder straps surrounds a zippered wool felt duffle interior.
The key component of this 20-liter commuter pack from Canada’s Arc’Teryx is the easy-access laptop/tablet pocket accessible through a zippered back panel. It also features a watertight zipper & weatherproof construction. Fits up to a 15” laptop.
It may look like a classic canvas log tote for carrying actual firewood & it is, except it’s also designed for carrying other stuff, too. Like maybe a beach blanket and a couple growlers or some extra camping gear. There’s a little interior pocket for stashing keys or small contraband items and it’s made of 18 oz. canvas and features vegetable-tanned leather handles.
Topo Designs is a little company out of Colorado that makes simple, durable, vintage-inspired packs. Howler Bros. is another little brand out of Austin, Texas that makes clothing in a similar vein. Their collaboration on this 15L pack seems like a perfect fit for the two. The Topo x Howler Klettersack features a top-load design and Horween leather accents. Available in brown or orange. via
A hybrid of a duffel bag and a backpack, the aptly named Duffel Pack is made of ballistic nylon & designed for both the gym and the office, featuring on one end, a ventilated shoe pocket while on the other there’s a sleeve for your laptop, tablet & other office essentials. A funded Kickstarter project.
The roll-top design and vinyl-coated polyester construction of this medium-sized Filson duffle make it perfect for wet weekends; boating, beaching or even a rainy ride home in the back of the pickup.