for Every Traveler
By Patti Sunio
We travel for a great variety of reasons—to relax and chill, for education, for the thrill of it for the sights and sounds, to take a break from the city, to get over a heartbreak, etc. And along with this come a great variety of necessities to bring and needs to be met.
Whether you’re taking a leave for a week, or are just in for an overnight trip, there’s backpack to match your current travel plans. Here are 8 from proudly local brands:
THE PACK ‘N TOTE BY HARPOON
A tote bag disguised as a backpack, this can actually be your best friend. Use it for travel on weekends and semester breaks, as well as to the gym, to the market, and to school! Even the design is versatile—straightforward with hip details.
The bag is constructed from cotton canvas with leather, has water-repellant inner linings, a lot of pocket compartments, and buckles where you can conveniently fasten blankets or even a mini skateboard.
THE 2-WAY FOLDABLE BACKPACK BY PUNCHDRUNK PANDA
Backpacks with personality. It’s more fun traveling with gear that represents you! This locally-made and designed bag is water-resistant and is crafted with ripstop fabric inside and out. It also comes with bag accessories made with plastic
You can use it as your handy-dandy backpack for travel, work, or school, or simply as a small pouch when you fold it!
THE ROLL TOP BACKPACK BY RUBBERTREE
If you’re traveling in style and with just a single bag, this one’s your best bet. This backpack is of genuine leather—which is tougher and more resilient than most people think, being naturally water repellant and can safe keep your products even in rain. Boasting fine precision and aesthetic, this backpack is hand-cut, hand-stitched, and designed locally, and can also be carried with its twin top handles, as per your need.
THE NEW YORK 3-WAY BAG BY ALT MANILA
If you’ve got a lot on your agenda for traveling—shopping, a dinner with friends, a walking tour, et cetera—then this bag is for you. It’s stylish, lightweight, and convenient, not to mention versatile in design. You can use it as a backpack, a crossbody, or a top handle bag. It comes with a special zipper lock as an additional safety feature, and its nylon make is water-repellent.