The weekend bag brands its toter like no other piece of luggage. North Face pack? Student heading to Vermont, weed in stow. Oversized Adidas gym bag? Recent grad returning from Vegas, empty-handed. Frequent trips to exceptional places demand an equally unparalleled carry-on like the Gräf & Lantz Duffel ($950). Gräf & Lantz, a Los Angeles-based design studio constructs their gear (here in the USA including a Quiver) from 100% merino wool felt imported from Germany. The merino wool is naturally stain and water-resistant, which yields functionality on par with more technical equivalents. Here, the fabric is constituted into a sharp, rugged alpine look that swings ambidextrous for either a camping trip or upscale getaway. The duffel measures 7.5” x 18″ x 14″ with 15” of hand-turned-leather strap that hangs over the shoulder or hand-carries over ground. Need more proof? Look no further than the bible for evidence that sheep fleece was the good wares of antiquity.
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By Jeremy Berger