Warm-Weather Options

3 American-Made Bags Ready for the Summer


May 24, 2017 Style By Photo by Alexander Stein
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Road trips, tropical vacations, camping in the mountains — summer is the season of travel. Before you hit the road, make sure you have bags fit for the journey. Invest in quality pieces made from sturdy canvas and leather that will age well through this season and countless seasons to come. And make sure to cover your bases in terms of size and function. A good tote, backpack and weekender are all you need.

Filson Ranger Backpack


This rugged backpack has a body made from 22-ounce twill and a water-resistant flap made from 10-ounce tin cloth. Bridle leather straps cinch the flap down, while the interior compartment is secured with a drawcord closure. Though it was inspired by a vintage forestry pack, modern comforts like a padded back, padded shoulder straps and a compartment sized for a 17-inch laptop make this backpack functional and relevant today. It’ll store everything you need for a day at the beach or a short road trip.

Joshu + Vela Boat Tote


Made in San Francisco, Joshu + Vela’s Boat Tote is the perfect mix of timeless design and rugged durability. It’s constructed from 24-ounce canvas and features Mil Spec steel hardware, copper rivets and thick leather straps and handles. Sized to carry everything you need for a day of adventure, this tote is your fair-weather go-to bag. After seasons of wear this tote will develop a nice patina — an aesthetic badge of honor protected by Joshu + Vela’s lifetime warranty.

Korchmar Twain Weekender


Korchmar has been making bags for the military and some of the best brands in the business for a century. The Twain bag is everything you’d want from a classic weekender. It’s made from full-grain, waxed American leather, it features clamp down ends for easy expansion and it has solid brass hardware and a fully lined interior. This bag will last a lifetime and look better as the decades pass.

About the Location

The Loren Hotel at Pink Beach is a brand-new, top-notch hotel perched picturesquely on the hills above Bermuda’s pink, sandy shores. It’s a fantastic respite for city-goers and a great backdrop for flaunting fresh summer wares. Learn More: Here

John Zientek

John Zientek is Gear Patrol's style editor and in-house guitar authority. He grew up on the West Coast.

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