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Pixel Daypack
A super-functional backpack, the Osprey flap-style Pixel Daypack offers almost every feature a savvy commuter would need. From a mesh back panel to keep you dry when it's swampy weather, to a padded laptop sleeve as well as a separate tablet sleeve...
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Tiny Atlas Quarterly + Alite Designs' SOLAS Camera Bag
There are days when photographers (both novice and professional) simply do not need all their high-tech gear and a tech-heavy bag. For the casual adventure—whether heading to the beach or a hike—the new Alite Designs + Tiny Atlas Quarterly SOLAS...
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Oliver Cabell Luxury Bags
Nowadays, the standard price tags and labeling on designer bags seem to indicate less and less about how well—or even where—it's made. Thus, newly launched Oliver Cabell regards utmost transparency as a distinguishing factor, joining like-minded...
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Custom House International Bags
At first sight, this new duffle bag (pictured above) looks like it was custom-made for Cool Hunting. A quiet, minimally branded black exterior unzips to reveal a bright, bold green (our signature color); even a semi-concealed side compartment for...
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Eagle Creek's Durable, Lightweight Cargo Hauler
On a recent camping trip for a desert music festival, carrying an overstuffed duffle was a regrettable choice—all weekend long. It was extremely heavy, and the only way to carry it was a rough strap that seemed to leave permanent groove in my shoulder...
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Keeping Dry in ourCaste's Bags
Michael Quinones and Matt Davis met almost a decade ago in Newport Beach; both as new implants. "He and a group of friends had moved from the San Bernardino area out to Orange County just as I had moved up from San Diego. We were 21 or so, and...
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Special Edition Day Tote by QWSTION
Zurich-based QWSTION's function-forward and work-appropriate styles are continuously being tweaked, even if the differences aren't drastic to the eye. "It's—as always at QWSTION—an evolution, based on raising questions constantly," co-founder Hannes...
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Interview: KARA Founder and Designer Sarah Law
KARA bags appeared from nowhere and suddenly were everywhere, from the shoulders of design-lovers to actors and the Insta-famous. The now-signature leather backpacks are instantly recognizable, despite bearing no branding aside from a discreetly embossed...
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Gym/Work Pack
The Gym/Work Pack—made in collaboration between DSPTCH and Equinox—boasts plenty of features that make it ideal for going from the office to the gym and back again. With a padded laptop sleeve and a ventilated shoe compartment (that can fit shoes up...
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PAIX Commuter Backpack
New SF-based company PAIX believes they've designed what many have tried to achieve: the ultimate commuter backpack. Made from water-resistant CyclePET® fabric (which in turn, is made from recycled PET bottles), BackPAIX has the staples: 30 liters...
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Felix Twill + Ponyhair Backpack
For any occasion that calls for a chic backpack, and rest assured there are more than a few, NYC-based designer Timo Weiland offers the brand new Felix. Crafted from twill and ponyhair, the unisex backpack keeps minimal—with the material flourishes...
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Y-3 Launches Y-3 Sport
Though Y-3 is a beautiful collaboration between avant-garde Japanese designer Yohji Yamamoto and global sportswear brand adidas, surprisingly, it's always been a fashion-first line. After 15 years, Yamamoto has thought it the proper time to go deep...
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Microsuede Navy Satchel
Independent designer Danielle Ribner makes (with all production staying in NYC and the Garment District) romantic womenswear under her label Loup, especially jumpsuits and pants that make bottoms both tasteful and fun. Debuting accessories for the...
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Db Equipment Ski and Snowboard Bags
Despite all the advancements in ski and snowboard technology over the years, there’s been little progress in how we travel with this often cumbersome gear. The experience of lugging ski and snowboard gear around the world will never be easy, but...
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MRKT's Sleek Vegan Backpacks and Bags
The name Mad Rabbit Kicking Tiger (MRKT for short) certainly stirs curiosity, but it's the brand's streamlined backpack, briefcase, weekender and bum-bag (or fanny-packs) silhouettes—and their use of unconventional materials—that distance it...
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Ultrahigh Backpack
For all that one throws into a backpack, the bag itself shouldn't be adding additional weight to the load. Outlier's Ultrahigh Backpack keeps things super-light—utilizing a very strong, cutting-edge non-woven Dyneema composite fabric (and a Ultrahigh...
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Settlement Backpack
Honey-colored (just the way the character depicted would like it) and practical, Herschel's new Settlement Backpack is subtly screenprinted with Winnie the Pooh and his pals. Along with Tigger, Eeyore and Piglet, the naive yet pensive bear from our...
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DSPTCH Camera Ruckpack
Traveling with a camera often means employing a bag that keeps it at the ready. From SF's DSPTCH comes the Camera Ruckpack, the brand's first backpack designed specifically for the organization and accessibility of all your photographic tools...
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Black Leather Baxter Backpack
When Australian label Du Zen! launched, their Baxter backpack quickly became one of our staple accessories. The bag can be worn in various different ways and goes from the office to a night out seamlessly, so we were extra happy to see the brand release...
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Future Glory Co Bags
Founded by Theresa Lee (whose resume includes a decade of working in design, from being Design Director at DODOcase to Art Director at Sephora/LVMH), SF-based Future Glory Co takes the art of bag design with sincerity. With four different collections...
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Jet Pack 2.0
Sporting a tessellated, triangular upper paneling, the Jet Pack 2.0 is the successor to Tessel Supply's original Kickstarter offering. The sleek backpack features composite faceted panels and a faux fur laptop pocket and is made from PU-coated ripstop...
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Ear Tote Backpack
Centered around the simple concept of "make happy," Buddy crafts effortless products for everyday use—and their Ear Tote Backpack is a prime example. It’s as basic as a backpack can get, yet there’s something about the Ear Tote's design that elevates...
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Holiday Gift Guide 2015: CH Team's Wish List
While the team at Cool Hunting shares plenty of interests, individually we offer different know-how and embody distinct tastes. Through our research and curiosity, we cross the paths of many products and experiences—and oftentimes some really stick...
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Yalta 2.0 Rolltop Backpack
Celebrating two decades of making purposeful bags this year, Chrome hasn't lost its touch. The Yalta 2.0, an updated version of one of their most minimalist rolltop designs, is for those who prefer function over flashy. It carries a startling amount...
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Luzon Daypack
Cotopaxi's highly functional Luzon daypack might be forward-thinking and functional in its design, but the retro colorways counter with playfulness. Each Luzon Del Día is made in the Philippines by a Cotopaxi employee who personally picks the bright...
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