Keep your goods on lock down in the Bank Bag ($325). This authentic bank bag features a relatively unassuming exterior of tan waxed cotton twill, brown harness leather details around the top, bottom, and handles, Riri zippers sourced from Switzerland, and a reinforced bottom. You'll also find a more lively interior of bright blaze orange waterproof lining, and a functioning lock as the finishing touch. [via]
We know they're cheap, collapsible, and roomy, but it's really time to stop using gym bags to transport your goods when travelling. Something like the J.Fold Trooper Bag ($215), while not Target-cheap, is much more suitable. Available in blue with brown leather or gray with black leather, the Trooper offers vegetable-tanned leather and coated cotton canvas construction, snazzy striped inner lining, a zippered pocket and brass key hook on the interior, and a removable shoulder strap. Thankfully missing: the ability to make you look like the questionably aged member of a high school gymnastics team.
Like the company's Dopp Kit before it, we get the feeling the Kenton Sorenson Laptop Portfolio ($225) is going to please a lot of well-heeled Uncrate readers. made from 5 oz vegetable tanned leather that will develop its own patina and character over time, this handmade sleeve is tailored to fit 15-inch laptops, along with some extra goodies like newspapers, magazines, and headphones, and, of course, boasts Kenton's signature strap closure.
It might not be cheap, but at least the extra money you'll spend on the Apolis Activism Philanthropist Tote ($300) goes to something other than lining the pockets of a wealthy designer. Handcrafted in California, this upscale tote offers a front pocket with pen holders and a key clip, a brass zipper with leather pull, leather handles, a reinforced base, canvas lining, and outer construction of 17.5 oz army canvas from Uganda, meaning that your purchase helps to create and sustain economic opportunities for developing economies, which is surely better than helping to sustain some rich bastard's gambling addiction.
Handmade in the U.S. by Amish leather workers, the Billykirk Laptop Flight Bag ($300) might cost as much as a cheap laptop, but it's surely more stylish. The bag is made from waxed canvas and leather, and offers padding for the laptop inside, a single interior pocket for stashing chargers, cords, and other goodies, adjustable shoulder straps, and a striking navy and black color scheme. Just don't go expecting this "flight" bag to keep you from having to pull out your laptop for airport security — we're pretty sure you could have a clear laptop inside a clear case and they'd still want a full cavity search.