Recently there has been a resurgence of an appreciation for pure aesthetics, especially in the bag market, with the likes of Filson and Extex. Manufactum’s Folding Travel Bag is a perfect example why some things will always be great. It’s a travel bag that folds down to a height of only 7 cm and will fit into any case, yet expand into a really big bag. It is made from tough linen; the opening is reinforced with leather and the leather shoulder straps can be adjusted by means of brass buckles to a length of 73 cm. When in use, the bag is 67 cm wide and 48 cm high, big enough for all the souvenirs you can collect on a long journey, yet small enough to classify as hand luggage on a flight. And at home you can use it for shopping. And it’s made in Italy to boot.

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