Based in sub-Saharan Africa, Oliberté works with African craftsman for the creation of their original, handmade, & Fair-Trade leather footwear. They’re also making gear bags and packs. The Tan Pullup pack is made entirely of Ethiopian leather & features a top-load design with internal pockets, a reinforced bottom, & a 15” laptop sleeve.
Surfing über-icon Kelly Slater has spent his entire life in the water & in front of the camera. Hence: the new KS Action Cam Pro Pack from Incase. The full-size pack features water-resistant 160D ballistic nylon construction, coated zippers & a weatherized exterior with a shoulder strap GoPro mount.
Made of full-grain saddle leather, this heavy-duty duffle from J.W. Hulme & Co. is large enough for a very long weekend and features a U-shaped zippered main compartment as well as rolled leather handles & a removable shoulder strap. The bag is fully lined and all the hardware is brass. Made in the U.S.A.
Keep your mud-covered Danners from soiling the clean clothes in your luggage. Keep them separated with their Stowaway Boot Bag; it’s made of tough canvas & features a leather carrying handle.
Minnesota-made Arrowhead Trail rolltop packs are certified classic. Constructed with heavy-duty waxed canvas, they’re available in 12” & 15” widths with leather straps & brass hardware, and come in a variety of sizes and styles for biking, hiking, commuting and so on.
Paxis Packs let you get into your gear—camera, fishing tackle, snacks—without having to take your pack off. The lower portion of the pack is a pod that swings around on an articulated arm giving you hands-free access. Available in 2 sizes.
With styling taken directly from classic WWII Swiss Army rucksacks, Tanner Goods’ Nomad Duffle is made of a salt-n-pepper fabric comprised of flax & nettle instead of cotton & features Cambara English bridle leather straps & trims. Dimensions are 22″ x9.5″ x 10.5″; roughly weekender size.
Scholar is a Los Angeles-based brand specializing in bags that combine luxury & utility. Seems like a good formula. Clean, classic packs, duffels, and totes handmade in America with premium leathers.
This is the most successful bag in the history of Kickstarter. $1.3 million raised & that’s because Peak Designs has a knack for improving on existing products. Designed by internet photo guru Trey Ratcliff, the Everyday Messenger Camera Bag converts easily from camera bag to messenger bag & back and features only premium materials from top to bottom.
This weekend-size travel bag from Russia’s Ural Motorcycles is built to handle the rigors of the road: rain, dust, dirt, and bug spatter. Made of 20 oz. M35 military tarpaulin, it is waterproof & tear resistant, featuring all metal hardware, YKK zippers & a 4-point anchor system for lashing it to your bike. Made in the USA.