This travel duffel bag is made of hand-cracked Italian leather and lined with bright Chinese silk brocade. It’s got classic written all over it but it’s not a vintage reproduction. It’s brand new. It came from the drawing board of designer Marc Marmel, winner of the 2011 Rising Star Award from Fashion Group International, who found his inspiration for the design on a trip to the French Riviera.
One common problem with your go-to bag is that normally you need about three or four different bags to carry your cargo depending on the day. The 3 Way Brief by Porter, however, goes a long way to solve this irritating fact of life. By converting from a brief to a backpack to a shoulder bag in seconds flat and built everyday tough, this versatile Japanese-made carry-all will really be the one. Yes, the actual go to.
The Hero, a handmade Italian leather duffel from Atto Bags is just right for a minimalist weekend escape or the daily commute-work-gym circuit. With its heavy-duty hardware and deconstructed finish in leather or recycled tire rubber, it’s tough enough to take just about anywhere.
Los Angeles isn’t exactly the epicenter of the “handmade” movement but there are exceptions to every rule. Leatherman Matt Shallenberger is the guy behind Field Theories brand and he creates handmade leather goods in L.A. His minimalist, one-piece leather folios are looking pretty sweet and they come in a variety of sizes to hold whatever you carry.
When you’re battling the bad breath, stinky pits, and heavy-duty stubble that only a man such as yourself can produce, you need a dopp kit that’s tough as nails. This one could be it. It’s made of Teflon-coated ballistic nylon and features burly YKK zippers. Fully equipped for your bathroom battles.
Tumi makes gear for pro travelers. The Alpha satchel has a framed opening like an old doctor’s bag that opens wide for easy access to the big main compartment. It’s loaded with pockets and rides easily atop your roller for the perfect carry-on companion.
This time of year a waterproof, weatherproof bag for your gear seems like a damn good idea. Your phone, tablet and laptop won’t survive a swim in the puddle or a splash in the slush. The Fitzroy, built with military spec & waterproof materials will carry a big and varied load, keeping your valuables high and dry.
If it looks like a bomb went off in your bag, backpack, luggage, or life in general, these burly little American-made zippered field pockets from GoRuck will get your junk show in order. Fill ’em, zip ’em, done. Instantly organized.
The camera + laptop bag is a great idea. And quite frankly, it’s one that’s taken a bit too long to catch on. The vintage styling of this backpack from ONA hides your camera, 7 lenses, a 17” laptop and more. Wrapped in waxed canvas and leather, your valuable, high-tech gear will travel incognito.