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Meet the Day Bag

January 14, 2016

As we continue to expand our collection of quality products, we are always looking to improve upon our classic designs and to satisfy the diverse needs of our customers. This is how the Day Bag came about: we wanted to make a bag that could conveniently carry daily work and travel necessities, but that also closed securely with a zipper.


Our starting point was the general size, volume and design details of our classic carry-all, the Garrison Bag. We also found ourselves inspired by the boxy, yet streamlined shape of vintage airline bags from the 60’s. As the name implies, the Day Bag is designed to hold a full day’s gear (or more if you’re a strategic packer -- one of our team members recently traveled around Columbia for 10 days with only the Day Bag as her luggage!). Sizewise, it is just slightly more compact than the Garrison, but with similar pockets and features.


The Day Bag secures your belongings with a YKK double-slider zipper closure, making it especially well-suited for work and travel while allowing for easy access. We’ve constructed the bag body from heavyweight 20 oz waxed cotton canvas and detailed it with solid brass hardware, including rivet-enforced pockets to ensure that the bag can handle vigorous use. Our signature carry handles are made from 8oz vegetable-tanned Hermann Oak leather and stitched with heavy gauge nylon thread. Similar to the Garrison Bag, we’ve outfitted the bag with four D-ring tabs, so you can choose where to attach the adjustable shoulder strap for optimized carrying comfort. And for maximal ease in organization, there’s an exterior document pocket with a brass snap closure, an additional accessory slip pocket and two end pockets for stowing smaller items like keys, phone or sunglasses.


The compact simplicity and interior features make this bag a great companion for a day at work, a quick business trip, or a weekend urban adventure. Several photographer friends of ours also use the Day Bag for transporting camera gear in a low-profile manner. Inside, you will find a laptop/tablet sleeve and small accessory pocket to safely stow the creative tools you need for any line of work. An additional divided accessory pocket fits a phone, pens and any other small daily-use items. 


Our philosophy behind the Day Bag is simple: It’s a bag that’s both sturdy and versatile -- just big enough for the demands of each day, and that’s it. Whatever your day might entail, its compact utilitarian design will tote the essentials.