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Tinder Pack
If you're tired of the standard black backpack, Burton's latest collaborative offering might provide a solution. From the vintage rucksack design to the statement-making pattern by artist Phil Frost, it's an uncommon bag with some superb functionality...
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Sword & Plough's Adventure-Friendly, Rugged Duffle Bag
While there's no shortage of military-inspired apparel and accessories available, not many brands are owned by people with real-life army experience. Denver, CO-based Sword & Plough, however, was co-founded by sisters Betsy Núñez and US Army Captain...
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The Otis Backpack by Cool Hunting + Tumi
Collaborating with Tumi is always an iterative process of refinement. For this, our second backpack, we began by looking back at the first one—a military-inspired black canvas rucksack—and chose a few key elements to carry over. But from there we reset...
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Carry-On Suitcase
Arlo Skye's Carry-On suitcase is much more than just lightweight. Sophisticated and elegant with no detail ignored, the suitcase comes with a super-useful built-­in 10,050 mAh portable charger, which is hidden away under the handle so it doesn't disrupt...
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Lexdray's Portland Sneaker Duffel
You don't have to be a full-blown sneaker-freak to carry Lexdray's Portland Sneaker Duffel, but if you are, this bag could change your life—or at least your weekends away. The carry-on size bag fits three pairs of sneakers in the inner section...
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Pixel Daypack
A super-functional backpack, the Osprey flap-style Pixel Daypack offers almost every feature a savvy commuter would need. From a mesh back panel to keep you dry when it's swampy weather, to a padded laptop sleeve as well as a separate tablet sleeve...
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Cinch Tote
Whether using it for a picnic, weekend away or to lug your groceries around town, Topo Designs and Woolrich's collaboration Cinch Tote is super-functional and its USA woolen fabrics means it's great for transitional seasons. Made in Colorado, the bag...
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A Modular Luggage System, Bugaboo Boxer
We've seen small footsteps toward better luggage (currently an industry drowning in designer labels and cookie-cutter design), like Raden's lightweight case with integrated tech and G-Ro's axle-less two-wheeler. But the latest offering comes from...
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Benton Duffle Bag
Gender-neutral and entirely sophisticated, LA-based Graf Lantz's Benton bag is made from merino wool felt and soft leather, and doesn't diverge far from the classic duffle shape. While it's a roomy piece, it's sill a carry-on (measuring 22"2 by 12...
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Oliver Cabell Luxury Bags
Nowadays, the standard price tags and labeling on designer bags seem to indicate less and less about how well—or even where—it's made. Thus, newly launched Oliver Cabell regards utmost transparency as a distinguishing factor, joining like-minded...
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Angie Round Weekender Bag
Pack for your next weekend trip with this deceptively spacious bag. Available in subtle blue or gray, the circular bag expands to fit everything you need for a couple days away. With two interior mesh pockets and extras on the outside, the bag features...
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Eagle Creek's Durable, Lightweight Cargo Hauler
On a recent camping trip for a desert music festival, carrying an overstuffed duffle was a regrettable choice—all weekend long. It was extremely heavy, and the only way to carry it was a rough strap that seemed to leave permanent groove in my shoulder...
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Arlo Skye's Debut Carry-On Luggage
Denielle Wolfe designed for many brands that were "small" at her time of employment. Coach, Kate Spade, and Tumi were likely doing around $100M in revenue when she joined their growing businesses. Arlo Skye, the year long project that comes to fruition...
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Qliplet Carabiner
A new, more functional take on the traditional carabiner, Qliplet features a rotating, folding hook that can hang onto just about anything—leaving your hands free for climbing and carrying. Made from super-strong but lightweight aircraft grade aluminum...
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Troubadour Weekender Bag
Troubadour isn't the first brand to dedicate years toward perfecting the travel bag (in this case: day bags, rucksacks, weekenders and briefcases). The London-based brand, however, does tap into something distinct. From high-quality Italian leather...
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Bluesmart's New Smart Suitcase, the Black Edition
Indiegogo success story Bluesmart has updated their debut smart carry-on suitcase (with built-in battery, GPS tracking, Bluetooth-enabled remote locking, etc) with a new Black Edition. The double PU layered polycarbonate case—even more scratch...
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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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RADEN Smart Luggage
The plot might be familiar: a young start-up disrupts big, sleepy industry that nobody young wants to touch—but the ending is sweet and actually, available to purchase on the day of its launch. Raden is more than a container to hold your clothes...
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Smooth Travels: Away's Carry-On Suitcase
Planning a trip is fun, but hell breaks loose the night before departure when you try to jam a week's worth of clothing into your decade-old suitcase, kicking yourself for spending hours online looking at new bars instead of realizing one of your...
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Transit Laptop Bag
New to Mission Workshop’s line-up of sleek, travel-ready bags is the Transit Series Laptop Bag: a versatile, weatherproof briefcase meant to take you from work to the weekend. Designed with a series of straps, pockets and handles to keep gear securely...
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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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The Black Collection by Travelteq
Since its inception in 2009, Amsterdam-based brand Travelteq has continued its quest to design the perfect line of travel bags and accessories, mixing high-quality materials with minimal design, reliable function and practicality. With their latest...
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Six Bags for Easy Holiday Travel
There's generally nothing easy about holiday travel, which, in the States, commences with Thanksgiving. Packing can be a hassle, especially when toting gifts around. A lot of things need to fit into a little space, oftentimes with a short amount of...
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Public School + Tumi Pre-Fall Backpack and Tote
Following up their successful Fall 2015 collaboration, fashion innovator Public School and design-forward travel and lifestyle accessory brand TUMI have released their Pre-Fall 2016 capsule collection. Designed as part of Public School's first...
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G-RO’s Revolutionary Companion Bag
by Adrienne So The two-wheeled carry-on is an indispensable piece of luggage for the frequent traveler. But for all its ubiquity, and despite how sleek and modern many of them look, they all have the same weaknesses in functionality. Tiny wheels...
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