Interview: Dana Gleason of Mystery Ranch

"When what you do actually matters for a large group of people you respect, it's so addictive."

Dana Gleason, the designer behind self-titled backpack label Dana Design—a brand that ruled the outdoor pack market during the ’90s—has always found solid ground in individuality. Mystery Ranch, founded in 2000, is his second label alongside long-time business partner Renee Sippel-Baker. Though the brand was founded nearly two decades ago, its more recently-acquired popularity in the mainstream market seemed to unfurl quite suddenly. Mystery Ranch began …

CH Edition: T-Tech by Tumi Backpack

Our second collaboration with the trusted travel brand results in our ideal day to day travel bag

As avid travelers, finding a single bag for all situations almost always ends in compromise, leaving us with an arsenal of luggage clogging up our closets. So when our friends at Tumi approached us to create our ideal, all-purpose bag we jumped at the chance. Having collaborated with Tumi before on a similar project—the Cool Hunting Safari Edition Alpha Duffel—our very own founder and editor …

Dubbel Duffel Spring/Summer 2013

Fresh looks for China Young's mercurial bag line

Following an exclusive launch with Opening Ceremony last year, Dubbel Duffel is back for spring with an array of new styles, materials and colorways, all currently available at OC and beyond. China Young, a friend of CH and Dubbel Duffel’s creative director extraordinaire, continues to inject new life into the resurrected label, which he has centered around highly functional, dual-purpose bags. From day to night, …