Using upcycled materials from de-commissioned airline seats Plane creates luxury luggage and accessories with a unique backstory. They offer travel bags, rucksacks, laptop & phone cases and each piece is stamped to indicate the number of miles it traveled before reaching you. A funded Kickstarter.
The Bone Collection from Los Angeles-based bag maker Killspencer is an assortment of minimalist bags & accessories all constructed with taupe Nubuck leather & Nubuck suede. It includes a pair of duffle bags, 2 tech-friendly daypacks, a tote, a convertible dopp/folio, a zippered pouch, & football.
This is a sports-specific pack built of tough, weather resistant 840 dobby nylon and featuring an isolated outer ball pocket as well as breathable Ariaprene padding in the shoulders and back. A padded laptop sleeve & TSA-approved locking main compartment make it a solid choice for travel & commuting, too.
Alabama-based apparel maker Taylor Stitch teamed up San Francisco’s renowned Mission Workshop to create this rugged, 31-liter weekender-size duffle. It’s constructed of 10–ounce waxed cotton canvas and features 4 outside cargo pockets plus four more inside as well as a laptop sleeve. Snaps on the rear of the pack allow it to mount porteur-style on your bike rack & they offer a separate harness if you prefer to carry it as a backpack.
Renowned Bushcraft specialist Joe Robinet—from History Channel’s Alone series & his eponymous YouTube channel—teamed up with YNOT to create a versatile rucksack for all sorts of adventures. The Wildland Scout is a 30-liter top loader made of 1000D Cordura. It features MOLLE webbing side panels for attaching modular pockets & other accessories; allowing for easy customization to suit every outing. A funded Kickstarter.
The packs & bags from Colorado’s Mountain Standard offer high-quality features like Fidlock hardware, bonded YKK zippers, and triple-layer fabrication using 500D nylon. And they do it at an affordable price. The collection includes a 38-liter mountain utility pack, a 28-liter daypack, a padded laptop sleeve, and a small MOLLE-equipped accessory pouch.
Made of 300D waterproof cordura and featuring breathable mesh straps, this 24-liter roll-top knapsack from Matador is also packable. It packs down into a stuff sack that fits in the palm of your hand and weighs just 5.5 ounces.
San Francisco-based DSPTCH built the Gym/Work pack to take you straight from work to workout. It features a padded laptop compartment and an exterior pocket with a secure Fidlock closure. And for your after-work athletics, the 25-liter pack features a moisture-resistant lining to carry sweaty clothes & a ventilated shoe pocket that fits sizes up to 13.
Handmade in Washington State from supple, dry milled chap leather and featuring classic materials like hand-peened copper rivets & solid brass hardware, the Wild Bill duffle is a bag built for the long haul.
San Francisco-based bag and accessory maker Aer is currently successfully crowdfunding their versatile Travel Pack on Kickstarter. The design quickly converts from spacious carry-on to daypack & features an easy-pack clamshell design with dedicated compartments to keep all your technology & travel essentials organized.