The smart bag. It was only a matter of time. Bluesmart’s overhead-size travel bag pairs with Android & iOS apps to give you proximity notifications and a location tracker to keep tabs on your bag, even when you have to check it. For that occasion it also features a built-in scale allowing you to weigh it before you get to the check-in line. When your phone dies, you can charge it using outlets built into the bag’s exterior pockets. Plus, you can use your phone or smartwatch to lock and unlock the bag.
This roll-top dry bag from Ultraolive features taped seams to add another level of wetness protection for carrying your moisture-sensitive items safely and securely in wet weather. It is made of cotton canvas with a Durable Water-Resistant (DWR) coating and metal hardware. It will fit items as large as a pair of size 13 shoes.
The Tombag is based on the classic top-loading American military duffle with the snap hook closure. But this English brand does more than just olive drab canvas. The bag is offered in 3 sizes and an assortment of colors, fabrications, and special editions.
Teranishi is a new bag and accessories brand based out of wet and cloudy Vashon Island, Washington. Waxed canvas and leather trims is what they do and all their bags are made to order.
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.