One man’s trash is another man’s … courier bag. Made of upcycled, battle deployed M35 military canvas, vinyl truck tarps, seatbelt straps, and trimmed with used bike tire tubes, this American-built, handcrafted bag from Defy will carry your 17” MacBook and all the other stuff you carry on your commute.
Even though Tumi’s limited-edition bulletproof briefcase is constructed with 65 layers of a polypropylene thermoplastic composite it’s not actually designed to protect you from gunfire but rather to protect the contents of the briefcase. We imagine that would be something like divorce papers or maybe potentially damaging video footage.
Carrying around a rugged, battle-ready backpack can do wonders to offset the soft, squishy feelings brought about by your online shopping addiction. The American-made, 20-liter R2 Field Pack is weatherproof, featuring a VX interior and waxed canvas exterior with a modular design for attaching a whole array of add-on accessories.
This little bag from Poler does double duty, functioning as both a camera bag and a cooler. Since few of us use real cameras, just stick your phone in the front pocket then stuff in as many beers as you can fit, which looks like about 4 or 5.
This backpack from The Real Deal Brazil looks like it’s seen some hard miles because it has. Before being transformed into a pack it lived a full life as tarp covering truck payloads on the sketchy freeways of Brazil. Fully upcycled and made in Brazil, the Belem pack is TRDB’s latest offering. Their original recycled tarp product is a wide brimmed sun hat, seen on Woody Harrelson’s head in the movie Zombieland.
High-quality handmade leather goods constructed by skilled craftsmen will make a black nylon bag look even lamer than it really is. But you can’t fault the globetrotting dudes at Antigua Leather, they just set out to make better bags & cases for their tech devices. They linked up with craftsmen in Guatemala to make their custom cases in timeless, long-lasting leathers.
You obviously enjoy shopping more than the average dude but even still, equipping yourself for an overnight trip requires shopping for lots of stuff to carry your stuff. Unit Portables makes it easier by offering a complete overnight luggage kit that includes a sturdy duffle, a 13” or 15’ laptop sleeve, a mesh toiletry bag, and a small organizer pouch. One-stop shopping. Yes, practical.
If you’re a fan of classic materials like vegetable-tanned leather and 100% wool felt, this Italian-made carry on from Hard Graft might cause a lump in your lederhosen. It is completely handcrafted and features an adjustable shoulder strap with a felt-lined interior.
At just 3 oz., the incredibly packable PackBack is a great back-up bag for travel. Just throw it in your luggage. It’s also big enough to carry everything you need for a day hike or a quick run to the market.
Packing light is packing smart. It means you can cover more ground with less effort. And with a well-designed pack like this one from Hill People Gear, you can bring the essentials without any unnecessary bulk. The Tarahumara Pack features an internal loop for your hydration bladder, external pockets, compression straps for locking down your load, plus enough space inside for all your day hike necessities. Source