Classic Swedish outdoor brand Fjällräven builds their stuff to last. The 50-liter Duffel No. 6 is a little brute. Built of their weatherproof & waxable G-1000 canvas fabric, it features durable metal zippers, leather handles, & backpack straps that stow-away when not in use. Also available in 70 & 110-liter sizes.
There are nine unique bags to choose from in this new Limited Release collection from Filson. They all feature the brand’s heavy-duty, weather-resistant canvas construction in dual colorways with leather handles, trims, and reinforcements in high wear areas. Choose from duffels, totes, a backpack, and the Original Briefcase.
Braasi Industries is a Prague-based brand focused on urban cycling gear. The Webbing Pack is a roomy, roll-top pack made of burly 1100D Cordura and features a net of webbing straps for attaching bulky cargo. Attach your lock, helmet, and with a carabiner or 3, pretty much anything else you may need for your ride.
Modern Industry’s first batch of the simple, sophisticated Bob Briefcase sold out immediately & it’s obvious why. Designed & built by hand in San Francisco, this handmade bag is made of Martexin Waxed Canvas and fits laptops up to 15″. The clamshell design makes it easier to organize & access all your stuff. It’s also got waterproof zippers, plenty of internal pockets, and a removable shoulder strap. Good thing they made more.
Inspired by origami, this compact, triangular organizer provides portable, flat storage with a variety of pockets for your toiletries & other stuff. It appears to be geared to women but organized luggage should be equal opportunity.
VOCIER’s C38 carry-on won a 2015 IF Design award. Here’s why: it unzips & unfolds to an upright position, making it ideal for traveling with suits. The patented Zero-Crease system eliminates wrinkles. It is made of Italian leather, ultralight aluminum, & black canvas.
Heavy-duty construction and a depth of 34-inches makes the Land + Sea Duffle Pack a great choice if you’re an over-packer. The bag loads from the top & also offers front access to its cavernous interior with dual zippers plus leather trims, nylon webbing straps & a tough, reinforced bottom.
North St. Bags is based in Portland, Oregon, one of America’s friendliest cities for bike commuting. Their Route Nine Convertible is a versatile, top-loading 17.5 liter pack that does double duty, converting from a sturdy pannier to comfortable sling-style backpack & features a waterproof liner, internal pockets, and reflective trims for safety.
Utah-based Cotopaxi makes premium outdoor apparel & packs featuring both classic & cutting edge designs. What sets them apart is their charitable outreach. Each product they make is linked to a specific charity that receives a portion of proceeds from sales. The 16L minimalist Inca pack is a small, technical daypack fit for a variety of activities & each one sold benefits the María Imaculada Orphanage near Tupiza, Bolivia.