Swag bagmakers Lexdray are reissuing updated versions of their Tokyo and Boulder backpacks, along with their Shanghai Tote, for this summer’s collection. Manufactured from high-grade ballistic nylon, lined in a marbled grey-green camo print, and finished with striped webbing and navy accents, each one’s packing a few surprises up its sleeve when it comes to clever storage space. All three bags will be available in limited quantities soon.
When you’re traveling — whether it be in the wilderness or the far more dangerous airport concourse — it’s nice to have several ways to get to your stuff. The Filson Duffle Backpack gives you exactly that. Built from rugged Cordura nylon for resistance to both water and abrasions, this versatile bag offers a drawstring top and a zippered front to give you ways to get to the main compartment, an integrated rain cover to keep things dry, dependable RIRI zippers, and removable shoulder straps that let you transition from backpack to regular bag.
One of Britain’s best when it comes to luggage, Globe-Trotter, comes together with Maison Martin Margiela to create a unique, special edition 30″ Travel Suitcase. Coming with an already weathered and worn look fitting of a piece that has seen more miles than even Tom Stuker (look this man up!), the suitcase features a light grey leather exterior with abrasions and black skuff marks. Looking in quite pristine shape, however, are the tan leather straps, handles, and corners, which not only stand out from their quality, but for their contrast against the distressed aesthetic. Look for this case to hit MMM stores beginning this March.
Moncler and RIMOWA are back with a new luggage collection for Winter 2013. Again sticking with the RIMOWA Topas Stealth, this season’s collaboration offers the iconic piece of luggage in two sizes. Each suitcase features the same riffled aluminum shell with polished and reinforced corners and comes complete TSA-approved locks set into the case, a telescopic handle, four independent wheels, and a unique serial number. The interior compartment is classic Moncler, with padded nylon lining each piece and a set of matching padded nylon pieces for your toiletries, dirty laundry, and shoes. Both sizes are available now at select Moncler boutiques.
Some people celebrate anniversaries with jewelry, others celebrate with luggage. One such brand isPorsche, who teamed up with German luggage maker Rimowa for a limited-edition trolley case. The collaborative rolling case is delivered in light of the Porsche 911, which is celebrating the 50th anniversary of its introduction in 1963. The exterior of the luggage is made of aluminum and features leather garnish, while the inside is adorned with houndstooth and the same premium leather as found on the interior of the Porsche “50 Years of 911” anniversary model.
I do a lot of traveling with my work and the biggest drag is the amount of time I spend in airports and all the shit that goes with it, including passport out passport back away boarding pass out boarding pass away (repeat this task unnecessary about 5-6 times per flight) so I’m always seeking out small solutions to make this experience more bearable. When Bellroy sent some samples to my office the first thing I picked up was the Passport Sleeve. This minimalist travel companion classily holds your most important documents in a case of premium leather and includes a handy pen along with storage for your passport, as well as multiple cards, tickets and boarding passes, but its forte is its size perfect to fit in a back or jacket pocket which makes it accessible with the greatest of ease.
No longer a traveling solution just for DJs, Carhartt WIP and UDG recently expanded their collaborative luggage collection to include Travel Trolley in Small and Medium, in addition to the Slingbag, and all-time DJ’s favorite, the Slingbag Trolly Deluxe. Now in Carhartt‘s original “Island Camouflage”, each comes sizable compartments as well as copious amount of storage, both inside and out. Made to last in either famously durable duck canvas or polyester cloth, each is resistant to water, dust, dirt, and occasional spilled drinks. Along with the new camo pattern, the collection is still available in black or the traditional Carhartt Brown. Available soon here