The Most Durable Luggage of 2016

by Patrick Hyde •

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The most durable luggage of 2016 is the Delsey Helium Shadow Lightweight. It has a Makrolon Polycarbonate finish, which protects the luggage from impacts and extreme temperatures.

Buy It For Life: The Letter Carrier Bag By Moop

by Justin Thomas •

The Letter Bag By Moop

Moop is a small company that handcrafts bags in their studio in Pittsburg. Their Letter Carrier bag, featured here, is built from durable waxed canvas and lined in cordura. Waxed canvas is naturally water repellent and ages like leather.

Buy It For Life: Bedford Overnight Bag By Ernest Alexander

by Justin Thomas •

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Ernest Alexander, based in New York City, specializes in handcrafted luggage and accessories for men. His luggage designs include details like signature wax cottons, contrasting linings, double stitching and zipper pulls. They are committed to ethical manufacturing practices, and produce all of their products in the U.S.

Buy It For Life: Leather Goods by Makr

by Justin Thomas •

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Makr is a leather goods company based in Florida. Most of Makr’s small goods are handsewn in their studio, and all their other goods are made locally in Florida. Makr also sources all of their materials from American suppliers — most of their leather is supplied by Harween in Chicago. Wood is sourced locally, from fallen trees whenever possible.

Buy It For Life: Artifact Bags

by Justin Thomas •

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Artifact Bags are made in Omaha, Nebraska by one man, Chris Brown. He uses a combination of hand tools and vintage industrial equipment to craft his creation. For materials, me Brown makes use of American sourced waxed canvas and leather, and offers a lifetime guarantee for all his products

Buy It For Life: Pelican Cases

by Justin Thomas •

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Pelican Cases are perhaps the most durable cases available — they are certainly constructed to last a lifetime. The Pelican Products company was started in Torrance, California in 1975 by Dave Parker, a scuba diver, and Pelican Cases are still manufactured in Torrance.

Buy It For Life: Safari-Beans PR5 Bag by RedOxx

by Justin Thomas •

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RedOxx, a company based in Billings, Montana, specializes in constructing very practical and durable luggage. The company was founded by two former military parachute riggers. Their bags are built with tough canvas (1,000-denier Cordura), huge zippers and strong handles.