It makes sense that brands known for their durable/functional backpacks---are also producing sized up, multi-functional luggage now ---
After all, not all that performance gear is gonna fit into even the large, expedition sized haulers.
Kelty® is an American label based out of Boulder- that introduces a very fab Fall 2013 (August 2013 delivery date) "...Bag That Carries You..."
|Ascender Duffle-water resistant. Pictured here attached to chassis. 65 liter-w/ wide U opening, padded bottom/sides and shoulder straps for ez transport. Bag weighs 3lb. 1oz-in colors Lichen or Raven|
There is also a separate Ascender Trunk and an Ascender WR Duffle also sold separately---that are both insanely roomy, weather tough---and easily fit onto the chassis...swap in/swap out.
|Ascender Trunk-interior with multiple access compartments +attachments points -Bag weighs 4lb.14oz. Colors-Chestnut, Raven|
|inline skate wheels---|
|Ascender bag-expanded out|
DEUTER's backpacks are a common sight in NYC---as this German brand is a numero uno seller in its native country...and get hauled around the Big Apple -by visitors from across the Pond.
|Stable telescoping handle protected by an ergonomically shaped handle body|
|Helion 60/27" $269 or 80/29" $289 -converts into a backpack-w/ shoulder straps and hip wings that can be folded out separately.|
|XENO-70/32" $239 and 90/34" $259-lockable main compartment-zip with padlock anchor-|
At the OR Fall 2013 show---the Lightweight Travel Wheel System debuted---featuring two types of bags-the XENO and the HELION...that shared details like lockable main compartment 3 padded grab handles, stable telescoping handle, rugged, replaceable wheels, 2 zipped inner mesh pockets (lid/side), metal ring for address label, and sturdy construction with full sized base plate so bag doesn't tip over.
|easily replaceable low profile wheels-Xeno|
|press for handle up/down---easy shape to grip|
|easy access...protected back|
|roomy interior with compression straps|
|puncture proof zippers|
Day Packs without laptop sleeves---lightweight, around town backpacks.
|NOMI-$49-with AIRSTRIPES Back System, anatomically formed mesh shoulder straps, side mesh pockets, zippered front compartment, 3M™ reflective pops, small zip front pocket. 1lb 2oz-16L- in fun color waves,|
|ZEA-$59 1lb 2 oz 22L-AIRSTRIPES Back System, anatomically formed mesh shoulder straps, side mesh pockets, two way u-shaped zip-easy access-stuff doesn't tumble out, main compartment +front pocket|
|Spider-Bottom compartment with zip-out divider, compression straps, removable waist strap, adjustable chest strap, zip internal pocket, side Spandex pockets, 3M™ reflective loop, key clip, front pocket w/ 2 internal mesh pockets,|
|Deuter's AIRSTRIPES back system---does what it implies...designed to cover no more than 5-1% wearer's back to increase air circulation...|
|Graduate- daypacks with padded laptop sleeve (15"), big organizer front pocket, anatomically formed mesh shoulder straps, side compression straps, detachable hip belt, padded grab handle, chest strap, 3M™ reflective pops,|
|Graduate-$89- weighs 2lb 1 oz, 28L size can haul 20lbs,|
|City Light ---$49---weigh 14oz. Cute urban daypacks with easy access main compartment via 2 way u shaped zip, internal document pocket, zipped front pocket, 3M™reflective pops, side mesh pockets,|
Filson is one of those heritage 'authentic' Made In The USA brands that has grown in market size considerably---with collaborations with the likes of Burton, Levis, and Sebago shoes--- introducing this company and its acclaimed fabrics-like the weather tough Tin Cloth---to a whole new bunch of consumers who don't hunt or fish for fish.
|removable leather shoulder strap with brass plated roller buckle-2 way brass zippers with leather pulls and storm flap , plenty interior compartments (front Briefcase Computer bag)|
|Harris Tweed Wool and Navy Rugged Twill=nice combo|
|solid brass zippers-detail...|
|Shoulder/tote bags-made of Rugged Twill, Bridle leather straps, 2 way brass zippers with leather pulls-|
|Leather Filed Satchel $798-classic turn of the century briefcase-made from whole pieces of vegetable tanned Bridle Leather, durable attached with heavy bonded nylon thread, limited numbers (obviously), inner compartments for 21st century electronics. Leather straps and buckles, brass latch and lock. Gorgeous.|
|large capacity duffels, pullman, rucksack, messenger bags...all made solid brass 2 way zips, Bridle leather straps...handsome pieces all|