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Best Fall/Winter Totes

"IT' bags for Fall-no longer seem relevant ...because what most people really end up carrying-most of the time-are either spacious tote bags-or smaller back packs -the size that don't scale Mt. Everest.


For cooler temps-swap out the white/beige canvas classics for more weather tough textiles and darker tones...

L.L. Beans Hunter canvas open tote and iconic boat haulers are seen all over the world, where ever we go!
.Adding to the sturdy last forever bags-darker tones-like this Maine Warden's Tote bag currently available in Olive drab...$59 (can be monogramed too). The details=made of tough 1200 denier shell w/ thermoplastic and - ez clean lining keeps contents dry, an extra layer on the bottom,  adjustable shoulder straps and zipped top...and that IF&W shield is same one Maine Game Warden's have on their uniform.

Fjällräven's Kanken backpacks are super popular in the USA-but in a lot of Western Europe we visited this past summer-they are not...interestingly enough where iconic coated canvas LV haulers still have cachet. Regardless The totes are standouts too-we think as they are made of the brand's HeavyDuty ECO waxed G-1000 material + organic cotton that protect the contents from the wetter weather elements. In loads of colorsand five sizes ($100-$175)-w/ details like leather trim, zippered inside pockets, external zipped pocket with key hold-and even padded foam bottom protects contents and keeps the bag's shape.

MK's (Mountain Khakis)-OUTDOORIST ROPE TOTE climbing roped-handles and sturdy heavy canvas material means we can pack in the pounds and it still will haul up! Zipped top, 2 external zipped pockets, pass through external pocket for storage and easy access-handy when traveling with passports/tickets, -lined with MK camo liner=very cool.  $89.95

5:11 (Tactical)-deftly deploys its smarts-in a tote bag made for wearers of its clothing line-including off duty law enforcement/FBL agents/security teams. Several options- including totes that feature 520D Melange ripstop water resistant exterior YKK® self repairing zippers, dedicated pockets/compartments for badges, TacTec® system compatible pistol compartment, and bar tack reinforcements for durability.
Prada-esque without the price---NICE!!! Victorinox Swiss Army chic totes are available now including Victoria Charisma ($169( navy-ish or black colors. Big enough for laptops-with a padded compartment, another one for smartphone inside-and for travel warriors-the convertible sleeve in the bag- slides over wheeled luggage handles.