It’s time for you to figure out what high-mileage global travelers have known for years. When it comes to luggage, nothing beats aluminum. The new Geo collection from aluminum luggage innovators Zero Halliburton includes a whole array of 4-wheeled rolling carry-ons and suitcases that all feature an updated silhouette.
For over a hundred years, professional tradesmen have been toting their Klein Tools in the brand’s iconic canvas tool bag. Constructed of heavy-duty No. 8 canvas with stitched & riveted leather handles and trim, these bags are built to last.
Most dry bags should really be called damp bags because when they fully drop into the drink, the stuff inside gets wet. Fact. Texas-based Korongo Dry Goods have the fix: their fully submersible dry bags are made in America using only the highest-quality materials. Their first offering is a tactical pocket (8.5 x 8.5 in.) It attaches to any tactical backpack, kayak, motorcycle, or bike, & can also be carried on its own.
This pack is so slim it makes Miley Cyrus look like the lost Kardashian sister. And even though it’s only 3.5-inches deep when fully packed, it holds more than just your 15” MacBook Pro. Made of water-resistant Ballistic nylon, the interior of the faux-suede lined Slim also features pockets for your iPad, documents, and a built-in GRID-IT pocket for properly organizing all your gadgetry.
Even though there are about 17 total bike messengers employed on planet earth, there’s a never-ending stream of messenger bags for you to shop for. Mission Workshop makes their AP Edition bag with waxed canvas, a weatherproof material that through normal use will look like you actually messenge with it. No, messenge is not a word. Made in the USA. Lifetime warranty.
You’d never guess that the one-of-a-kind, American-made bags by Sword & Plough are constructed using 80% recycled materials. But they are. Fabrics repurposed from Gore-Tex sleeping bag bivies and laundry bags are accented with local Colorado leather and they come in a variety of styles.
Not a man purse. At all. Just a small bag from Chrome modeled after WWII style utility belts. It’s waterproof and features the brand’s iconic seatbelt buckle plus a U-Lock holster & wet/dry compartments. Wear it as a sling or around your waist.
Made in Maine by Hyperlite Mountain Gear, this new waterproof pack from Outlier brand is super light. It’s made of Dyneema, a nonwoven fabric with fibers that are 10X stronger than steel yet light as a feather. It’s a simple but spacious top-loader with a removable waistband and large mesh outer pockets.
You won’t need a luggage tag or a red ribbon to identify your bag on the carousel if you’re toting a one-of-a-kind hardcase from London-based furniture reproductionist Timothy Oulton. His F-14 inspired, aluminum-clad cases come in four different sizes.
Remember the 1940s? Neither does anyone else, except for the guys at Satchel & Page. (and possibly grandpa) They’re not octogenarians but they’re keeping the memory of the 40s alive by creating handmade leather bags & cases styled after WWII-era designs. Guaranteed for life.