Northwest outfitter Filson released a limited-edition suede backpack that’s worth the cash. Made with North American hides, thickened in the cold and tanned in Chicago by Horween, the Rugged Suede Backpack will stand up to decades of hard use. Unlike flimsy split-hide suede used by many brands, this 5-ounce rough-out boot leather is waterproofed and durable.
The style features a drawcord closure with a brass-snap storm flap, an oversized flap pocket and a slew of interior pockets. What’s more, the vegetable-tanned English Bridle Leather trim from Wickett and Craig is also waterproof. Sized to fit a standard laptop, this bag is designed to be your go-to, whether in the city or in the field. Priced at $750, it is certainly an investment, but it is also backed with Filson’s lifetime guarantee. There are limited quantities available, so act fast if you can’t live without it.
Gear Patrol also recommends:
Filson Journeyman Backpack ($395)
KikaNY Postal No.1 Backpack ($785)
Lotuff Leather Zipper Backpack ($1,100)
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