Japan’s Shupatto Bags Easily Collapse for Simple Stowing

From totes to backpacks, foldable ripstop polyester products that roll up to save space

In many ways, the Shupatto bags, produced by Marna, act as an easy-to-decipher optical illusion. The Japanese company designs and manufactures a range of ripstop nylon products—totes of varying sizes, a backpack and more—that collapse and roll into surprisingly small bundles for stowing. This concept isn’t new, but the way Marna has engineered all of them is—thanks to an intuitive structure drawn from the world …

Three Tech-Forward Backpacks

Currently crowdfunding, these bags are utilitarian and future-forward

Utilitarian and tech-forward backpacks for the daily commuter—or the adventurous, conscious traveler—are a dime a dozen. In order to stand out, brands must design thoughtfully, listen carefully, and work quickly. The ever-changing balance of life, work and travel makes meeting the needs of a contemporary consumer more difficult, but when a brand does it, instant demand is unsurprising. On Kickstarter, there are plenty of backpacks …

Luxury Backpack Brand ISM’s Premier Product

Full-grain leather and water-resistant nylon unite for a sleek, durable accessory

It begins with the eyes. Even before touching ISM‘s classic backpack—the SF brand’s launch product—you can see various materials in action: the leather, nylon and metal hardware. Together, they form a mixture of elegant curves and swooping lines. It’s an undeniably refined silhouetted that reveals just how considered the product actually is. Grabbing hold of it, slinging it over your shoulders, even clinging to the …

Ten Summer Outdoor Essentials for All Types of Adventure

Whether enjoying the wilderness or visiting a city beach, some of our favorite products to make the most of the warm weather

Summer has officially arrived in the Northern Hemisphere—and not a moment too soon. For most city dwellers, the warmer weather means either getting out of town as much as possible or enjoying the outdoors whenever possible—be that floating down a river on an inflatable tube, camping in the mountains, sun-bathing at the beach, or grilling by a lake. In celebration of summer, we have selected …

G-RO’s New Companion Bags: Backpacks, Office and Check-In Bags

The most successful crowdfunded luggage campaign ever returns to Kickstarter with four new products

With four new companion bags, G-RO hopes to tackle additional traveler needs—this time addressing the backpack and day-to-day office trips. For the first time since their (bag-related) record breaking Kickstarter campaign in 2015, the brand returns with a new G-RO campaign to fund it all. Through countless generations of designs they’ve developed these products, but the materials compel just as much. Three of the four …