Founded by OG backpack innovators Dana Gleason and Renee Sippel-Baker formerly of Kletterworks & Dana Design, Mystery Ranch has been making bags & packs for serious adventurers since 2000. The latest is their line of Mission duffels. Available in 3 sizes: 40, 55, & 90 liters, these durable duffels are made of 1000D lined nylon, feature YKK zippers and have hidden straps that convert them to backpack carry in a snap.
Like all of Heimplanet’s products, the Motion series packs are thoughtfully designed for maximum versatility, durability, and intuitive function. The 20-liter Arc & larger 25-liter Ellipse both feature a streamlined wedge shape, 3D molded back padding, loads of stretch, padded & fleece-lined pockets plus hidden gear loops, and removable waist & sternum straps. They are equally adept at day-hikes & urban commutes.
The Ruckbug external frame backpack is like 2 packs in one. The design is based around a rigid wooden frame that features feet so it stands on its own and a stretch-over closure system for the main compartment that functions like a kayak spray deck. This pack pulls double duty when you remove a few straps & detach the main frame and bag, revealing the carrying system that’s fully functional for hauling firewood, gerry cans & other bulky cargo.
California passed the plastic bag ban & soon your state will, too. Then you’ll need one or three of these Carry-All Tote Bags from Prometheus Design Werx. Made of rugged 1000D Cordura nylon, and constructed with full wrap webbing for extra strength, they feature 2 sets of Mil-spec webbing handles for carrying options as well as pockets for a magazine, water bottle, & tablet. Available in Coyote Brown, Black, OD Green, and Wolf Gray. Made in California.
The weatherproof Tracto collection from Incase is a range of rugged bags built for the rigors of travel. Constructed from durable materials like 1680D Ballistic Nylon and 1000D Tarpaulin, they are designed to keep your gear dry & protected, as well as organized with features like: zippered mesh compartments, padded pockets for tech gear, and quick-release UX buckles. The collection includes several duffels of various sizes & styles.
This limited edition travel duffel from SDR Traveler is made of Dyneema, a weather-proof material about two times stronger than Kevlar at almost half its weight. It features waterproof zippers, 2 stow pockets & converts to a backpack. And at just 1.2 pounds, it packs down to the size of a sweater when not in use.
With multiple stash pockets and its internal 13” laptop sleeve, the 14-liter, USA-made Fraction pack is designed for function and hassle-free everyday use. Constructed of Mil-Spec materials, it’s also built to last, featuring waterproof fabrication, urethane-coated zippers & a lifetime guarantee.
Sun Country’s smooth-rolling travel bags make it easier to get your ski &/or snowboard gear through baggage claim and it’ll be safer in transit. The integrated retractable leg system carries 100% of the weight of the bag. The ballistic nylon bags hold 2 boards or 2 pairs of skis as well as boots, poles & other cold-weather gear.
The Italian-made Holdall from Hardgraft is the ideal size for carry-on or an overnight trip. It’s constructed of durable, yet supple brushed suede and features a floating Riri zipper, 2 external zippered flap pockets, herringbone webbing for the handles & a shoulder strap. The interior is lined with soft cotton twill and has a large zippered pocket.
To create the Canoe Pack, Sanborn Canoe Company partnered up with Duluth Pack, a company that’s been making bags & backpacks since 1882. This water-worthy pack is constructed of 15-ounce waxed canvas & features hand-riveted leather flap straps, cotton webbing shoulder straps and high quality buckles.