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Accessories March, 14 2012

Buyers Guide: 10 Cool Bags Available Now That Aren’t Backpacks

Though backpacks remain our go to bag for the day-to-day it’s always good to have carry options. Whether you’re looking to look a little more grown up, or simply want to avoid a sweaty back, totes and duffles are a casual, functional and often good-looking way to move your belongings from place to place. Read through this Buyers Guide for some of our favorites.

After the jump you’ll find 10 cool bags you can buy online right now.

MASTER-PIECE No. 9 Master-Tex Canvas

This high quality canvas tote is produced from combed cotton canvas and treated with paraffin for water resistance. The canvas is edged with a selvedge line for a added strength and creatures 100% leather and suede. An amazing city tote.

Carhartt Kit Bag

A simple and functional Kit Bag in Carhartt Brown.

Incase Nylon Messenger

Durable weather resistant nylon construction with dual Velcro and buckle closure, plush faux-fur lined notebook compartment with breathable side panels.

A.P.C. Weekend Bag

An ideal choice for short trips or every day use, this premium striped cotton holdall is a great example of A.P.C.’s appreciation of classic styling. The Weekend Bag features one large main compartment with several smaller internal pockets and is finished with contrasting leather detailing throughout.

YVES SAINT-LAURENT Blue Leather Trimmed Duffle Bag

Textile duffle bag in navy. Black textured leather trimmings throughout. Press-stud welt pocket at side. Removable adjustable leather and canvas shoulder strap. Double carry handles with press-stud joiner. Leather base with stud detail. Zip closure at main compartment. Lined. Interior zip pocket. Tone on tone stitching. Made in Italy.

Eastpak x Kris Van Assche Travel Bag

The second season of collaboration between Kris Van Assche and Eastpak continues to realise the designer’s vision for urban mobility, with bold designs, clean lines and utilitarian principles. This weekend bag is essentially a large hold-all, perfectly sized – as the name suggests – for a weekend away.

Woolrich Woolen Mills Cargo Bag

Jack of all trades and master of all, the Woolrich Woolen Mills Cargo Bag can be used as a rucksack for hands free haulage, or as a carrier bag for the days when your backs giving you gyp.

Herschel Supply Co. Ravine In Cobalt

Classic duffle style shaped weekender from Herschel Supply Co. Fully lined with Herschel’s custom fabric, removable shoulder strap. Thirty five liter capacity. Waterproof zipper detail.

The Good Flock Weekend Bag

Weekend Bag by The Good Flock. Handcrafted in the USA using domestic waxed canvas, domestic organic canvas and hand burnished veg tanned leather. The Weekend Bag has four large internal pockets and one extra large chamber.

A Kind Of Guise Kilim Bag 28/100

This one is almost a backpack, but it’s so great we couldn’t leave it out. “The Kilim Bag from A Kind Of Guise is a handcrafted good made of used hand knitted carpets and the finest leather. This vintage collection is limited to 100 bags!”

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