Buy It For Life: Classic Backpacks By Duluth Pack

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In our “Buy It For Life” posts we feature products that are built to last a lifetime. We also give preference to products that are very durable, are warrantied for life, and are made in the U.S. Based in Minnesota, Duluth Pack makes high durable work clothes (for both men and women), and classic bags. This is their Paul Bunyan Canoe Pack, made with 18 oz canvas in the U.S. It sells for $230. This is their classic Child's Backpack, constructed with 15-ounce canvas. It sells for … [Read more...]

Buy It For Life: The Letter Carrier Bag By Moop

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In our “Buy It For Life” posts we feature products that are built to last a lifetime. We also give preference to products that are very durable, are warrantied for life, and are made in the U.S. 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. In regards to ordering, Moop says: We are just a few … [Read more...]

Buy It For Life: Bedford Overnight Bag By Ernest Alexander

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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. His company is committed to ethical manufacturing practices, and produce all of their products in the U.S. Alexander offers a 30 day warranty on his goods (they pay for return shipping), and they will repair their products for free. The Bedford Overnight Bag, featured … [Read more...]

Buy It For Life: Leather Goods by Makr

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In our “Buy It For Life” posts we feature products that are built to last a lifetime. We also give preference to products that are very durable, are warrantied for life, and are made in the U.S. 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 … [Read more...]

Buy It For Life: Artifact Bags

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In our “Buy It For Life” posts we feature products that are built to last a lifetime. We also give preference to products that are very durable, are warrantied for life, and are made in the U.S. 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. See his … [Read more...]

Buy It For Life: Pelican Cases

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In our “Buy It For Life” posts we feature products that are built to last a lifetime. We also give preference to products that are very durable, are warrantied for life, and are made in the U.S. 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. The cases are made with a … [Read more...]

Buy It For Life: Slim Portfolio Briefcase by J. W. Hulme

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In our “Buy It For Life” posts we feature products that are built to last a lifetime. We also give preference to products that are very durable, are warrantied for life, and are made in the U.S This Slim Portfolio Briefcase from J. W. Hulme is handmade in St Paul, Minnesota. It is constructed with "analine finished deep burgundy" leather and brass hardware. The company has been producing leather goods since 1905. All their products come with a lifetime repair policy. Available directly … [Read more...]

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

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In our “Buy It For Life” posts we feature products that are built to last a lifetime. We also give preference to products that are very durable, are warrantied for life, and are made in the U.S. Safari-Beans PR5 Bag by RedOxx Pros: Very durable construction Lifetime warranty Designed and made in the U.S. Cons: Utilitarian design might limit business use Clunky zippers and fasteners may not please some RedOxx, a company based in Billings, Montana, specializes in constructing … [Read more...]