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.