The Arkiv Field Pack isn’t a nerdy little knapsack for loping into the office with your laptop and lunch. It’s a burly, American-made roll-top pack with a modular design, allowing you to customize it with accessories like external pockets and internal organizers. It is also completely waterproof and comes in two sizes: 1200 cu. in. & the larger 2200.
If you’ve been hunting for a motorcycle-inspired backpack made of waxed cotton, leather, and parachute hardware, you’re in luck. We found one. It’s got pockets for a 15″ laptop, an iPad, and a Kindle. Custom bike builders turned “lifestyle brand,” Hammarhead Industries makes every pack to order, so if you like it, order it now because it’ll take 6 weeks to ship.
Filson gear is rugged, tough, & built to last. With bridle leather handles and trim, brass hardware and heavy duty 22oz. oiled canvas twill construction, this Utility Bag will carry enough tools and equipment for a serious job. You do those, don’t you?
We found a slick, little backpack. Not only is made by the one of freshest brands in the “outdoor consumer” marketplace, it’s also totally waterproof. This simple, minimalist pack features a removable strap system that lets you convert it into a stand-alone dry bag. Inside it’s got a mesh hydration pocket, a padded gear case, and it’s also compatible with Patagonia’s Minimalist Vest for you fishermen.
Tumi is offering a new luggage collection created with award-winning artist and designer Dror Benshetrit, a guy whose work can be seen in both museums and boutique showrooms around the world. The Dror for Tumi collection includes an expandable carry-on, brief, backpack, messenger bag, and more, all featuring premium materials and refined details. Source
War is super popular these days. Its global appeal is likely the inspiration for this new line of bags from InCase. Even though they’re all designed to carry your very pedestrian electronic gadgets like laptops, smartphones, and tablets, the military styling is clearly apparent. The subdued Moss green coloring and molle-style black webbing gives them that classic soldier vibe we commuters and cubicle commandos are all secretly fiending for.
If you’re serious about shooting photos or video or both, you know how important a good bag is for carrying your expensive gear. But even the best camera bags are not as adjustable as they should be. Enter TrekPak. This padded insert for camera bags and hard cases uses a pin system that allows you almost infinite adjustment for securing and organizing your gear.
Surprisingly there are alternatives to carrying a Man Purse, a fanny pack or wearing a belt clip for your phone. Skinth Storage does a pretty good job of combining these types of questionable accessories into something you might actually strap on. They makes little cases for your Leatherman, pocket knife, and micro gadgetry that look like Smurf-sized Swat Team accessories and carry the stuff you’d rather not keep in your pockets.
If you’re the type that always has to weigh your luggage on the home scale before heading to the airport, you’ll like the Tegra-Lite series from Italian luggage wizards Tumi. Made of a space age composite used in body armor and Nascar parts, this luggage is virtually indestructible & super-duper light, like featherweight, allowing you to cram even more stuff in no matter how short your next trip is.
Kelly Slater, arguably the greatest surfer of all time, just launched a new brand with his longtime sponsor, surfwear mega-corp Quiksilver. Slater’s new imprint is a small batch deal called VSTR (visitor). Out of the gate they teamed up with designers at NYC’s Partners & Spade to create this travel pack. It’s big and burly and built to go long miles without the “Everest-wannabe” vibe. Made of waxed canvas, it features a stowaway mini hammock and detachable laptop/messenger bag. Source