Australian luggage upstart July arrived at their clean, streamlined & functional designs by using consumer reviews & data to determine what travelers wanted most. Highlights of their work results in rugged materials, reinforced corners and bends, and smooth-rolling wheels designed for a lifetime of globe-trotting. They offer wheeled carry-ons, larger suitcases, and travel-focused soft-sided bags.
Purpose-built for hauling a camera safely & securely in extreme environments, Shimoda’s Explore V2 pack is an updated & upgraded version of their original. Sized for carry-on, it features padded & removable internal organization, TSA-friendly locks, padded laptop storage, and a host of pro-grade features for unquestionable function in the field. Another funded Kickstarter.
Designed for run & gun shooting with fully customizable interiors to suit any rig, the PRVKE camera pack from Wandrd is a pro-grade gear hauler with a rugged weatherproof design. Available in 21, 31, & 41 liter capacity, the new, improved pack features better padding, a luggage pass-thru strap, and a hidden passport pocket to name just a few upgrades.
Waxed canvas is a timeless performer. It can withstand wet weather and the rigors of the road and looks better as it ages. Readywares uses this hardworking material to make a nice weekender. The brand’s 26-liter Waxed Canvas Duffel will tote your gear to the gym or lash-on for the long haul wherever the road takes you. An adjustable shoulder strap and webbing handles give you multiple options for carry.
Designed for simple function and years of hardworking use, Split’s American Made tote bags combine heavy-duty Cordura construction with retro climbing-inspired details. Originally created to haul firewood, they feature an open-top design, webbing strap handles, and a zippered exterior pocket.
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Innovative Canadian bag brand Herschel is ready to keep you cool this summer. Their all-new line of soft-sided insulated bags lets you take your pops or picnic wherever you may roam and always arrive chilled. The collection includes coolers, tote bags, and packs, giving you all the options for how you carry your cooler. Available now.
Combining the world’s first Fidlock-enabled, fingerprint-scanning carry-on roller with an expandable briefcase/backpack, KABUTO is a smart luggage system for today’s traveler. In addition to its biometric security, the onboard dual power supply is also TSA-approved, so you’ll stay charged. A detachable snap-on briefcase deploys from the side of the hard case, which then zips-open, expanding to double its size. A funded Kickstarter.
For such a well-equipped and technical alpine pack, Matador’s rolltop Freerain32 packs down to an incredibly small size, making it the perfect companion for travel. With waterproof construction using siliconized 30 Denier Cordura, it’s built for all-weather adventure. It is hydration compatible and features a padded waist belt, sternum strap, and external gear tethers for lashing on extras. Weight: 10.6 ounces!
For the creation of their Heritage Canvas collection, Colorado-based outdoor outfitter Topo Designs combines rugged cotton canvas with premium Horween leather and custom hardware for a timeless range of versatile packs & bags that travel well in all environments. Choose from the Rover pack, Klettersack & Daypack as well as the Commuter briefcase & dopp kit.
The S.C. Holdall from proper British brand Bennett Winch is a sharp, understated travel bag that combines both a holdall and suit carrier in one. The design prevents tight folds & creasing by allowing a jacket and trouser to be wrapped around the central cylindrical bag, which secures with magnets and straps. Each element of the bag can also be used separately. It’s exterior is constructed in 24oz British dyed, waterproof cotton canvas with solid brass hardware & premium veg-tanned Italian leathers.
Designed and hand crafted in Finland, Kasperi packs are made from the highest-quality leathers: vegetable-tanned cowhide and whitetail deer, creating hardworking bags that will last forever while growing soft and supple as they age. Hardware is made of stainless and copper while more modern features include detachable laptop sleeves, bike light clips, and ergonomic shoulder straps.
Built as tough as the boots that bear the Danner name, their new 26-liter Daypack is yet another rugged Northwest classic. Built from durable nylon reinforced with leather panels, this top-loader features one large main gear compartment plus an integrated laptop sleeve, zippered organizer pockets, plus a padded back panel & memory foam shoulder straps for all-day carrying comfort.
It seems every brand wants to be the “YETI” of their category. Meanwhile, YETI is expanding its offerings to make other stuff as cool as its coolers. Today, it’s bags. YETI just unveiled its premium Crossroads Collection—bags and luggage constructed of durable, lightweight Tuffskin nylon. The collection includes 3 rugged & versatile backpacks, two duffels and two larger soft-sided luggage options. The brand will be following this up with a collection of hard-sided luggage later this spring.
The 525 rolling case from Pelican’s new, more affordable Vault collection delivers the dependable protection, portability & versatility of Pelican while being lighter in weight and lighter on the wallet. Sized for airline carry-on, it is a crushproof, dustproof, and weather resistant customizable gear case that rolls silently on stainless-steel ball-bearing wheels with an extension handle for easy transport.
Constructed of tough, American-made 10-oz. waxed canvas, the 28-liter Drift Tote from San Fran’s Mission Workshop is an abuse-proof carryall that performs as a laptop bag, grocery-getter, duffel or mobile office, all while delivering weatherproof protection for your daily essentials. Features a 16-inch padded laptop sleeve, built-in handle straps, an adjustable, removable shoulder strap, and a luggage handle pass-through. Pockets & internal organizers for everything.
Developed out of a decade spent focused on design insights and material craftsmanship, Bellroy’s 26-liter Apex backpack boasts a clean & intentionally uncluttered design. This allows you to access to your daily essentials without much unzipping, unclipping or unpacking. The pack is made with recycled-content fabrics, magnetic closures, & features convenient external stretch pockets for hydration & EDC items.
The Kanken pack from Sweden’s Fjallraven is a certified outdoor classic. And the latest variant of the world’s most popular Scandinavian daypack, the 16-liter Tree-Kanken is 100% bio-based, combining a new, 100% plant-based fabric called Pine Weave with Bluesign-certified dyes & stitching. The square-shaped pack features tote handles and simple pack straps with full clamshell zip access to the main compartment.
Constructed of ultra lightweight & weather-resistant VX21 and VX42 X-PAC composite fabrics, the Charlie 25 backpack from Remote Equipment is a hardworking technical pack perfect for fast & light hikes or quick crosstown commutes. It features a cinch-top closure & dual-access design plus Aquaguard YKK zippers to keep contents dry.
Made with rich, full-grain leather from and constructed by hand in America, the Weekender carryall from Discommon measures 20” long, 12” tall, & 10” wide—perfect for long weekends & short jaunts. Riri composite zippers, an internal laptop sleeve, and cast Discommon hardware complete a very functional and sophisticated design.
The latest iteration of the experimental Flatness bag from New York-based Outlier, is a unique design that opens completely flat, but snaps and cinches into a versatile carryall that resembles a duffle. This new variant is constructed with custom developed high-structure Nexhigh fabric—comparable to Dyneema in both super-light weight & next-level durability. It measures 36 inches square when flat. A simple system of Autica clips, cord locks and Fidlock closures keep your contents secure.