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Y-3 Launches Y-3 Sport
Though Y-3 is a beautiful collaboration between avant-garde Japanese designer Yohji Yamamoto and global sportswear brand adidas, surprisingly, it's always been a fashion-first line. After 15 years, Yamamoto has thought it the proper time to go deep...
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Microsuede Navy Satchel
Independent designer Danielle Ribner makes (with all production staying in NYC and the Garment District) romantic womenswear under her label Loup, especially jumpsuits and pants that make bottoms both tasteful and fun. Debuting accessories for the...
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Db Equipment Ski and Snowboard Bags
Despite all the advancements in ski and snowboard technology over the years, there’s been little progress in how we travel with this often cumbersome gear. The experience of lugging ski and snowboard gear around the world will never be easy, but...
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MRKT's Sleek Vegan Backpacks and Bags
The name Mad Rabbit Kicking Tiger (MRKT for short) certainly stirs curiosity, but it's the brand's streamlined backpack, briefcase, weekender and bum-bag (or fanny-packs) silhouettes—and their use of unconventional materials—that distance it...
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Ultrahigh Backpack
For all that one throws into a backpack, the bag itself shouldn't be adding additional weight to the load. Outlier's Ultrahigh Backpack keeps things super-light—utilizing a very strong, cutting-edge non-woven Dyneema composite fabric (and a Ultrahigh...
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Settlement Backpack
Honey-colored (just the way the character depicted would like it) and practical, Herschel's new Settlement Backpack is subtly screenprinted with Winnie the Pooh and his pals. Along with Tigger, Eeyore and Piglet, the naive yet pensive bear from our...
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DSPTCH Camera Ruckpack
Traveling with a camera often means employing a bag that keeps it at the ready. From SF's DSPTCH comes the Camera Ruckpack, the brand's first backpack designed specifically for the organization and accessibility of all your photographic tools...
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Black Leather Baxter Backpack
When Australian label Du Zen! launched, their Baxter backpack quickly became one of our staple accessories. The bag can be worn in various different ways and goes from the office to a night out seamlessly, so we were extra happy to see the brand release...
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Future Glory Co Bags
Founded by Theresa Lee (whose resume includes a decade of working in design, from being Design Director at DODOcase to Art Director at Sephora/LVMH), SF-based Future Glory Co takes the art of bag design with sincerity. With four different collections...
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Jet Pack 2.0
Sporting a tessellated, triangular upper paneling, the Jet Pack 2.0 is the successor to Tessel Supply's original Kickstarter offering. The sleek backpack features composite faceted panels and a faux fur laptop pocket and is made from PU-coated ripstop...
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Ear Tote Backpack
Centered around the simple concept of "make happy," Buddy crafts effortless products for everyday use—and their Ear Tote Backpack is a prime example. It’s as basic as a backpack can get, yet there’s something about the Ear Tote's design that elevates...
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Holiday Gift Guide 2015: CH Team's Wish List
While the team at Cool Hunting shares plenty of interests, individually we offer different know-how and embody distinct tastes. Through our research and curiosity, we cross the paths of many products and experiences—and oftentimes some really stick...
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Yalta 2.0 Rolltop Backpack
Celebrating two decades of making purposeful bags this year, Chrome hasn't lost its touch. The Yalta 2.0, an updated version of one of their most minimalist rolltop designs, is for those who prefer function over flashy. It carries a startling amount...
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Luzon Daypack
Cotopaxi's highly functional Luzon daypack might be forward-thinking and functional in its design, but the retro colorways counter with playfulness. Each Luzon Del Día is made in the Philippines by a Cotopaxi employee who personally picks the bright...
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Stone & Cloth's Summit Collection
Inspired by vintage mountaineering and travel bags with the modern day customer in mind, Stone & Cloth has re-imagined their their line of bags for their new Summit Collection—which launches on Kickstarter today. Now—in addition to the backpacks...
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QWSTION's Bags for the Urban Traveler
Founded in 2008 in Zurich, QWSTION was the brainchild of five guys with varied international backgrounds—Swiss, Dutch, Austrian, American and French—which explained why they were traveling so much. "The reason for starting the company was the fact...
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Bowndling Hiking Apparel and Backpacks
"We believe hiking deserves better clothing," says the all-women team from young, UK-based label Bowndling, which launched November of 2014. The outdoors industry seems reluctant to merge function with fashion for fear of detracting from tech specs...
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YNOT Magnetica Everyday Backpack
YNOT was conceived as a locally made line of urban cycling gear by founder Tony Mammoliti, who was unsatisfied by what was available for riders. Since its launch in 2009, the Tortonto-based company has evolved into a dependable producer of durable...
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Two-Way Backpack
NYC-based design studio Mansi Shah has taken their unique scarf prints and applied them to light, 100% cotton canvas bags, making for a smooth transition from bike to beach to block party this summer. Functioning in two ways—backpack or tote—the bag...
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No. 3 Cinch Bag Baja
Young Brooklyn-based brand Proper Assembly has a small collection of beautifully designed evergreen bags that champion functionality, quality and affordability. They're able to accomplish this by partnering directly with a manufacturing facility in...
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Topo Designs + Salomon Collection
For most outdoor brands, the chief objective of their products is to heighten the outdoor experience—whether that means keeping you dry in a sudden downpour or making a piece of gear that's so faithful it becomes an adventure companion. Colorado...
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Functional, Sophisticated Proper Assembly Bags
In the boundless sea of bag options out there, one unisex drawstring option—made from durable Italian wool and with shoulder-pads made from American vegetable tanned leather (and clocking in at less than a pound)—caught our eye. It first garnered...
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Timbuk2 Red Hook Crit Travel Backpack
Every year the streets of Red Hook, Brooklyn are blocked off and track bikes take over. But this isn't just a ride where the weekend warrior can show up, it's the Red Hook Crit and it's arguably the most prestigious event of its kind. Combining urban...
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Six Geometric Bags for Spring
The warmer months certainly have people peeling off their many layers of black, grey and brown layers. There's a way to temporarily retire your trusty winter handbag for the new season—without resorting to the overused spring colors and feminine florals...
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Wearable Water: Active Hydration
Whether you are in a boat, a board, hiking a trail or pounding the pavement, staying hydrated while on the move—especially in the heat—is critical. Lugging around clunky bottles can be cumbersome and heavy, so we've searched for some of the best wearable...
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