Filson doesn’t make a Duffle-pack but Wheelmen & Co. does. Constructed with tough 10 oz. cotton canvas and featuring a 600 denier lining, this convertible bag goes from duffle bag to backpack with the pop of 2 snaps that turn the handles into shoulder straps.
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.
The convenient, dual-access design of this carry on from Victorinox earned it the prestigious 2014 Red Dot Award. A panel on the front allows easy access to your travel essentials without the need to open the bag’s main compartment. An internal electronics organizer can also be easily removed when you need more room for other stuff. via