Natural Irma Bag

Natural Irma Bag

Wonderfully simplistic bag (their motto: Simplicity is king in everything we do. Fashion isn’t.) from Thisispaper Shop’s recently launched series of bags and rucksacks. The Natural Irma Bag is incredibly basic with a light linen material. Measuring 25 x 42cm, the bottom is made of nubuck leather. Other leather elements are made of vegetable-tanned natural leather. The lining is 100% cotton and features two small interior pockets and a thick cotton string. Should be loved by all fans of picnics and weekend getaways.



Kelty x Beams zip bags

Kelty x Beams zip bags

Kelty x Beams zip bags. Via A Continuous Lean: “I use the big one as my “International Economy” bag (which I only bring when I am flying a redeye to Europe or to Asia in steerage). It holds a travel pillow, Nalgene bottle and a pair of Muji travel slippers (because you don’t want to hit the highly trafficked economy bathroom in socks).” A nicer alternative to what I have been using.


Seventy Eight Percent Denim Messenger Bag

Hong Kong brand Seventy Eight Percent crafted this beautiful denim version of their popular messenger bag Gustav. It is made from Raw Japanese Denim and Italian vegetable-tanned leather.

Crafted with Raw Japanese Denim and Italian vegetable-tanned leather, Hong Kong based Seventy Eight Percent have produced this beautiful denim version of their popular messenger bag Gustav. Designed to carry your belongings in comfort and style, Gustav is spacious and well organized with pockets to stash your urban essentials. Love it.



Alexander Wang Olive And Black Flat Pocket Leather Backpack

Supple leather backpack in olive green and matte black. Foldover flap at main compartment with lobster claw clasp. Drawstring closure at main compartment. Leather carry handle and adjustable shoulder straps. Flap pockets at front. Reinforced base panel. Card slot and zippered welt pocket at back panel. Patch pockets at interior. Fully lined. Tonal stitching.

Supple leather backpack in olive green and matte black. Foldover flap at main compartment with lobster claw clasp. Drawstring closure at main compartment. Leather carry handle and adjustable shoulder straps. Flap pockets at front. Reinforced base panel. Card slot and zippered welt pocket at back panel. Patch pockets at interior. Fully lined. Tonal stitching. Find here.



The Kevlar Gear Bag

The kevlar high-viz grab handle of this workhorse has a tensile strength of 10,000 lbs. Another unparalleled feature of this bag lies in its three layer construction: a heavy navy waxed canvas outer-body, a rigid impermeable waterproof core, and a smart gray canvas interior.

The Kevlar Gear Bag is a beauty. The kevlar high-viz grab handle of this workhorse has a tensile strength of 10,000 lbs. Another unparalleled feature of this bag lies in its three layer construction: a heavy navy waxed canvas outer-body, a rigid impermeable waterproof core, and a smart gray canvas interior.



Campus Tote Bag

Rugged canvas combines with chestnut toned trim on this darling tote. Fold over design that can be carried folded or unfolded. Carrying handles and long carrying strap. Four inner pockets and one outer pocket.

Rugged canvas tote bag combines with chestnut toned trim on this darling tote. Fold over design that can be carried folded or unfolded. Carrying handles and long carrying strap. Four inner pockets and one outer pocket. Sold out at time of posting but worthy of inspiration.



Settlement 2 Tone Backpack

Like this simple Herschel pack design with exposed zippers, leather zipper pulls, single front pocket with key clip, and fully lined with internal media pocket.

Like this simple Herschel pack design with exposed zippers, leather zipper pulls, single front pocket with key clip, and fully lined with internal media pocket.



Tom Bihn Ristretto splash-proof zipper

splash-proof zipper
Please excuse the poor photograph (I didn’t follow any of this advice) but I’m incredibly pleased with the splash-proof zipper (#8 YKK Uretek) which closes the front pouch of Tom Bihn’s Ristretto. Fantastic decision – it’s details like this that make all the difference and make having products like this a joy. Tom Bihn has a better photograph on his site.
I just received the Ristretto and plan to later write some thoughts, including putting it though the rigours elementary school! The Osprey messenger we received a couple months ago hasn’t faired too well, while my old Crumpler has passed the test on a number of occasions.
My initial thoughts, beyond the joy of that new bag smell, is just how small both our devices and the bags we carry them have become. The Ristretto is a far cry from the Brain Bag I used to have to carry my laptop in.