Stuffing your gym clothes in your computer bag can make for a bulky presentation. Consider adding an extra bag to your daily commute with the Mackinac Commuter Duffel ($95) by Hudson Sutler. This commuter bag comes equipped with internal and external zippered pockets, silver nickel hardware, a red and white gingham liner, contrast stitching, and a rust-proof zipper to prevent it from getting stuck. Proudly made right here in the US of A.
iPad sleeves come in all varieties, but we haven’t seen one yet that combines materials like the Grove Bamboo + Wool iPad Sleeve ($99). The stylish sheath is handmade in Portland, Oregon from natural bamboo veneer and thick premium wool felt imported from Germany. The magnetic closure keeps your iPad safe and the sleeve is compatible with the first, second, and third generation iPads.
Unsatisfied with using your measly 5-person tent on your camping trips? The Moby1 XTR Series Expedition Trailer ($15,500+) might be more your style. This fully self-contained trailer is built to tackle any terrain you encounter in your travels. Options include a roof top tent with capacity of up to 4, bringing total capacity of up to seven, a sink with running hot and cold water, a hot water heater, a cabin heater, an outdoor shower, a free-standing awning, cabin air conditioning, solar panels (!), a portable toilet, and a generator to name a few. Camping away from home never felt so much like home.
Apparently the people at Threadless have found the “i” in “team”, so they made a duffel bag to commemorate their discovery. The i in Team Duffel ($49) is made from durable ripstop Codura fabric and YKK zippers keep water out. It’s big enough to fit two soccer balls and a pair of cleats, and it has an internal pocket to keep your smelly socks separated. Just make sure your teammates see it when you get to your next pickup soccer game, Ronaldo.
There is a certain, unspoken sophistication level that goes along with protecting your iPad with a leather sleeve. The Tourniquet iPad Sleeve ($110) from the guys at Autum is no exception. Made from a single thick cut of wax finish, brown Horween Leather, this iPad sleeve fits any generation of iPad, with the “new” iPad in mind. It is a simple, snug-fitting leather sleeve that will step up your sophistication level without having learn an appreciation for fine cheeses or Seventeenth Century Art.
There are too many good options out there for you to still be lugging around a boring black laptop bag. Luck for you, TravelTeq and Tenue de Nimes have teamed up to give you the Trash Chambray Laptop Bag (~$496). This Florentine Vachetta leather bag has
high quality, coated Japanese chambray denim lining and enough compartments (including one for your cigar) to fit all your daily essentials. Oh yeah, and it’s waterproof.
Baggage claim can be a nightmare when you can’t identify your luggage, which is why the classic notebook makers at Moleskine have created the Moleskine Luggage Tag ($9.99). At 3.75″ x 2.25″, these luggage tags are just like the Moleskine Classic Hard Cover Journals. We can’t promise that your luggage won’t get lost, but our guess is that you will at least have the most stylish luggage tag at the baggage claim. Comes in four colors.
When your “computer bag” is your old backpack from college, it’s time to upgrade to a more professional look. The Cambridge ($175) from Lo & Sons is a casual, but professional choice for daily carry. Made from high-quality water-resistant nylon, The Cambridge is big enough to use as an overnight bag, but small enough to use on your daily commute. It features a padded pocket for laptops up to 15 inches, plenty of interior pockets for your cords and electronics, and a detachable messenger strap if you are the “over the shoulder” type.
Have you ever tried to start a fire the old-fashioned way? Grab a stick a rub it on another stick like Link from Encino Man until you make sparks. Well, it’s damn near impossible, which is why there’s the Campfire Dragon ($8.99) from Duluth Pack. Aside from its incredible name, this hose is designed to help you get the fire going and keep the fire going. Just direct the air to the spot that needs a little air, and watch the fire roar.
Say hello to the Walton Duffel ($100), Herschel Supply’s newest addition to its outstanding line of carryology. It’s a larger duffel with exposed metal zippers, leather detailing, external pockets, and a shoe compartment so your sneakers won’t stink up your weekend wardrobe.