We're big fans of pocket-sized multitools, flashlights, and other handy gear, but sometimes your stash of tools outgrows your pockets. For those times, it's a good thing they make Skinth Sheaths ($20-$65). Crafted from rugged 1000 PU coated Cordura nylon, these handsome storage solutions are stitched together using industrial coated polyester thread, and feature Velcro closures, high density nylon webbing, and various pockets sized perfectly for phones, tools, pens, and other pocket-friendly items.
Backpacks make it easy to commute by bike, but they also tend to make you look like you just got done riding a bike. The Crumpler Nhill Heist Backpack ($175) aims to fix this by offering a sleek, minimal-angular design that still offers plenty of room inside for a padded laptop compartment, four side pockets, and a space for A3-sized papers, plus two zippered external pockets — one of which can be accessed without taking the bag off your shoulder, making it perfect for phones, wallets, or cans of PBR.
It won't help you in a crash, but you should still strap on one of these Airbag Backpacks ($300). Made of exploded airbags along with truck tarps and old seat belts, the waterproof bag features compression straps to shrink or expand the main compartment, and has a buckle to keep rippling down to a minimum. It's also made from 99 percent recycled material, so you can feel a little better burning up those dinosaur bones. [via]
Nothing says "Thanks for inviting me" like showing up with two bottles of whiskey — and with the Bushmills x ACL Whiskey Tote ($20), you can do exactly that without looking like a double-fisting bum. Produced in a limited number, each black and white canvas bag features dual interior slots designed to carry 750ml bottles of Bushmills, as well as a healthy inner compartment between them for snacks and the like, a zippered closure, and brass rivets to help reinforce the handles. Oh, and all proceeds benefit The Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund.
When a product describes itself as "minimal", it tends to mean a lack of superfluous buttons, or just a very straightforward design — but in the case of the Outlier Minimal Backpack ($130), it really takes the meaning of the word to heart. The secret to this waterproof, featherweight pack is its nonwoven Dyneema construction, which makes it ten times stronger than steel, yet light enough to float on water, and versatile enough to stuff into a pocket. Try that with your average Jansport. [Scouted by Katherine]
Named after — we're guessing — Sesame Street's lovable, oversized fur monster, the Poler Duffaluffagus Bag ($80) is similarly large, making it risky as a carry-on but perfect for lugging around a lot of stuff. Tuck-away straps let you wear it like a backpack, separate straps on the bottom let you hook it to a skateboard and pull it behind you when you're feeling lazy, and high-quality construction using synthetic fabric, leather, and metal ensures it's up for any journey you need to take.
It's not every day you come across a real innovation in backpacks, but then again, it's not every day you come across a Solid Gray Backpack ($165). These unique bags feature a folding hardshell design, EPDM foam lining and straps for keeping your tablet or laptop safe and secure, two interior compartments for keeping small items handy, a built-in document clip — so your papers don't end up smashed at the bottom of the bag — and a flexible fit, which means your back will like it just as much as your eyes do. [via]
Since its founding in 1976 in Tokyo, Japan, Beams has been known for its hip wares — and the new Incase Beams Pack ($180). Made exclusively for the high-end shops, this limited edition pack offers a natural cotton canvas or blue denim upper, a leather bottom, and multiple interior pockets for accessories. You can order the classy gray canvas and leather version online, but you'd best be booking a flight to Tokyo if you're looking to score some denim.
Sure, it's gorgeous, but the Tanner Krolle Enigma Satchel (£975, roughly $1,570) is more than just a pretty face. Thanks to its unique lock — based on a traditional safe lock, with clockwise and counter-clockwise coding — it can keep your laptop and important files safely inside the two A4-sized internal compartments, while less critical item can be stored in the two smaller front pockets. Perfect for "I'm carrying top-secret plans and have my bag attached to my person with a chain" types.
Carry your laptops and other assorted goods in style this fall with these Incase Terra Bags ($50). The new collection — built using natural materials and sporting oversized zippers — includes three laptop sleeves in 11-, 13-, and 15-inch sizes, a tote bag, and the Campus Pack backpack that adds a padded mesh back panel for enhanced comfort, a padded notebook compartment, multiple interior organizer pockets, and two exterior zipper pockets, as well as a surprisingly bold red interior.
Complement you casual work attire with the equally casual Jack Spade Industrial Canvas Dipped York Brief ($245). Made using 22 oz. tarp cloth canvas that's been dipped in rubber latex for added durability, the York sports a unique two-tone look, and features custom Jack Spade rivets, wax wear handles and inner collar, a double-reinforced bottom, a zip-shut interior pocket, and a finish that will gain character over time.
Yup, it's the same Converse that's made All-Stars for years, but if you're expecting to find the Converse x Sak Doctor's Bag ($1,400) at your local Journeys, you're in for some disappointment. Limited to just 14 examples worldwide, this traditional doctor's bag is handmade from supple brown Italian leather, with handles, a detachable shoulder strap, and a center fastening in black leather, and, just in case you forgot where it came from, a Converse sole footprint on the inner bottom panel. [via]