Now that the holidays are long over and Apple products are filling pockets and bags by the tree-full, it’s time to worry about protecting them. We particularly like the Rickshaw Bagworks Performance Tweed laptop sleeve ($50). As always, Rickshaw manufactures to-order and their products are customizable, but we are sold on the classic Performance Tweed. The idea began with a custom satchel designed for San Francisco’s annual “Tweed Run” (an organized excuse for people to bike in their favorite herringbone attire). Mark Dwight and his team fell in love with the look, but spotted problems with the wool’s durability.
In accordance with their three F’s – form, function and footprint – the San Francisco-based company spent over a year developing a unique modern-meets-traditional fabric. It has classic looks, but its functionality is a far cry from the Her Majesty’s woolen textiles that inspired it. Performance Tweed is 100% recycled, stain-resistant, woven in the USA, and is backed with a luxurious plush lining. We also like the Moleskine Folio ($50) in the same Performance Tweed, which bridges protection for a journal, pens, notebook, smartphone, business cards, cash, or whatever else you need on the go.
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Photos by Matthew Claudel