Meet the Felix

November 1, 2014

The Felix was an early Winter Session design that had drifted to the archives as we focused on developing other styles. But thanks to popular request, in 2014 we decided to reintroduce it into our collection. After improving and refining design details, we’re pleased to share the new Felix Bag with you.

The Felix shares a similar length and height to our classic Garrison tote, but offers a slimmer side profile (3” as opposed to 7” deep) and versatile carry options, making it an especially commuter-friendly choice. With its streamlined shape and clean detailing, it’s also one of our more stylish pieces (if we do say so ourselves) -- so we’d recommend it equally for a night on the town.

We’ve used two layers of our robust waxed 100% cotton canvas to construct the Felix. The waxed coating on the fabric helps to repel dirt and water while adding unique character and patina as your bag ages and adventures with you.

At the top edge of the bag, a YKK zipper with hand-cut leather zipper pull keeps your belongings safe and secure, whether you’re biking across town, standing in a crowded subway car, or sliding your tote under the seat on a flight. Short leather handles, constructed from smooth cowhide and secured with solid brass rivets, make for a quick grab-and-go if you prefer to keep your bag in hand.

An adjustable, removable leather shoulder strap with a sliding shoulder pad allows for cross-body or over-the-shoulder carry. Fitted with sturdy brass snap hooks, the shoulder strap easily clips onto D-rings integrated onto the back side of the bag.

On both the front and back sides of the Felix, you’ll find large slip pockets for keeping essentials handy. Each and every pocket is reinforced with solid brass rivets at stress points for strength and longevity. Stow a small book or a plane ticket in the rear accessory pocket, and keep bulkier items in the snap-closure pocket on the front side. 

Inside this larger pocket -- which is perfect for a bike lock, extra gloves, or a magazine -- we’ve also included a divided pocket with four spaces sized for pens, pencils, phone and wallet. A hidden leather tab makes the snap a breeze to fasten while maintaining a minimalist look from the outside.

Inside the Felix, we’ve kept the main compartment open in order to adapt to your dynamic needs and whims. Stash a couple of wine bottles on Saturday, stuff in an extra sweater for a Sunday stroll, and keep a laptop and documents upright on Monday. We’ve included our signature interior accessory pocket with our leather logo patch, which accommodates keys, tech or whatever else you want to keep well-hidden in your travels.

Depending on how much you need to bring with you on your day’s adventure, you can opt to fill the Felix to the top, or, if you’re traveling light, the top portion of the tote effortlessly folds over to transform the Felix into a more compact companion. Whether you're toting your computer for a morning session at the coffee shop or exploring a new city, the Felix will help carry your necessities with ease and style.

Visit the Felix in our web shop.