Sure … a nice quiet walk in the woods or up a mountainside would be nice. But you spend your time trekking through the urban wilderness. Navigating the concrete jungle on foot or dodging crosstown traffic by bike, you need a pack that’s got your back. One that can stand the test of time and city grime. It must be black. This is the one. American made.
If you’ve got some seriously valuable cargo, like your video & photo gear, and you’re headed into sketchy territory – this is the bag you’ll want to tote. Made of vintage military surplus canvas, this thing looks like it got pulled out of a foxhole. Nobody would suspect you have anything of value stashed in here. Proceed into the sketch-zone undetected.
If you travel much, Clooney’s movie Up In The Air probably made you gag, too. This bombproof traveler’s duffle should make you feel better. It’s roomy enough for a 5-day trip and built for serious abuse. With double-stitched seams, locking zippers, compression straps & crafted of burly 1000-denier Cordura, it will endure all the beatings those baggage handlers dole out.
If you’re going into the wild or just lugging the weekly haul from the farmer’s market, bring this classic canoe portage pack to carry your hefty cargo. It even fits a 20-inch ash basket for crushproof stowage. The spacious, waxed canvas pack features flap cover side pockets, padded leather shoulder straps & brass buckle closures.
Australian custom cycle garage, Deus, continues to turn out products as stylishy understated as the bikes they build. This canvas & leather courier-style bag can be thrown over your back for a Sunday backroad cruise, then fit right in at the office on Monday.
If you depend on various wireless devices, then you obviously have a lot of wires, cords, cables, chargers, etc., to deal with. Well, get it under control. Strap this crap down properly with the Grid It Organizer from Cocoon. A grid of elastic straps holds all the stuff – normally floating in the bottom of your bag – neatly accessible in a soft-sided case. Various sizes & colors are available to tame your tangled junk show.
It looks like it’s from the age of steamships and railroads, but style will never go out of style. With no breakable parts like zippers or snaps, this beautifully handcrafted suitcase is made to last forever. Maybe that’s why it comes with a 100-year warranty. Made of fully waterproof, full-grain boot leather and built bombproof with classic lines, hardware & finish – Saddleback Leather Co. comes correct with this case, available in three sizes.
Scandinavia is clean. We’re not just talking about their drinking water & air quality. Think of Swedish style: furniture, fashions, design. There is something brilliant about simplicity of form – like the Kånken backpack from Swedish outdoor brand, Fjällräven. Introduced in 1977, the pack retains its simple, vintage style, but now features a hidden padded laptop sleeve.
NYC’s Quality Mending Co. specializes in retro-vintage props and clothing. That’s why this duffle bag looks so rugged & classic. Heavy cotton canvas with leather trim and Talon zippers makes this sturdy, old school carryall perfect for the gym or a daytrip back to 1975.
Not to be used a flotation device – but this bombproof dry bag will hold all of your lifesaving toiletries. Made of durable & water resistant tarpaulin, Jack Spade’s Dry Dopp Kit is about as manly a bag as you can find to hold your moisturizer, cologne & dental floss. Zip closure and clip down sides.