Where To? The Weekender

December 2, 2016

Our new Where To? video series is a collaboration with Sam Pike, a Denver-based filmmaker and storyteller, former Winter Session wallet-stitcher, and studio mate in our new warehouse space.

Each video offers a snapshot of our bags in action (from their production in our workshop on the north side of Denver to their adventures out in the world) and features different members of the creative community in Denver doing their thing. Our first video follows our new Weekender Bag -- from the sewing table out into the city -- as well as the making of the Waves Japan issue.

ABOUT THE WEEKENDER: The versatile Weekender Bag is designed to carry several days' worth of clothing and accessories while keeping everything organized and accessible. Constructed from start to finish in our workshop from heavyweight waxed canvas and vegetable tanned leather (and reinforced with a full grain leather bottom panel), the Weekender offers a generous carrying capacity while still being compact enough to pass as a carry-on. The Weekender is available in four colorways on our site HERE

ABOUT WAVES: Waves is a Denver-based travel zine created by husband and wife/dynamic duo Jon Hartman and Liz Henderson. Each zine is part travel log, part guide, and a window into the weird, inspiring, and stirring otherworldliness that is our planet. Current issues include Japan and Iceland with Northern Europe and Cuba coming soon. Get more info on the project HERE.

VIDEO: Sam Pike 

MUSIC: 'Speakeasier' by Mountaineer! 

Watch the video on Vimeo HERE.

Attend the launch party for the Waves Iceland issue HERE.

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WS in the Wild: The Mountains are Calling

July 21, 2015
Roy stitching at 9,000 feet at our favorite spot: the top of Independence Pass in the Sawatch Range.WS co-owner Roy Katz hand stitching at 9,000 feet at our favorite spot: the top of Independence Pass in the Sawatch Range.
One of many breathtaking views in the Eagles Nest Wilderness, where we recently spent the weekend hiking and camping.
As the long light of summer lingers late into the evening, we can't help but soak up every moment outside of the workshop exploring the mountains right in our back yard (well, kind of). For this edition of WS in The Wild, we thought it would be fitting to gather a collection of our favorite wilderness 'grams taken by our friends and customers near and far.
We have particularly enjoyed following young British blogger @rebecca_kathryn as she travels across the U.S. with her partner @mags_travels. They took the time to stop by our workshop while passing through Denver, and now she's painting and photographing her way through the National Parks along with her other trusty companion, the Grey Roll-Up
The duo never seems to miss an opportunity to beautifully document their adventures on the road. 
We like that @mags_travels decided to rep our t-shirt for a surely epic bouldering session of Rocky Mountain National Park.
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Seattle-based designer, photographer and explorer @erickimberlin always seems to be exploring the most magical places, and his Garrison seems right at home here. Check out more of his adventures around Seattle with his bag and adorable pups. 
The Garrison Bag enjoying some R&R at a mountain lake with Eric Kimberlin
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Texas-based couple Jonathan and Sarah document their adventures and unique dining experiences all over the world on their feed @travelfoodlove.
Headed into the Pine Cove Woods, fully equipped with the two-tone Day Pack.
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Lest we forget "all of the wood Wednesday" with Ricky Foster (a.k.a. @rickyboooby) and the timeless Log Tote. Ricky is a former WS team member and is currently wreaking havoc in Nashville with his partner in crime @jzmnfyl.
Fueling up for a bonfire and s'mores somewhere in the wilds of Colorado. 
Finally, what good is a trip into the wild without a swig of whiskey from this classy Jacob Bromwell Collaboration flask
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We'd like to leave you with the wise words of Thoreau:

 “We need the tonic of wildness… At the same time that we are earnest to explore and learn all things, we require that all things be mysterious and unexplorable, that land and sea be indefinitely wild… We can never have enough of nature.”

Now, get outside -- and share your adventures with us!

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WS in the Wild: Garrison goes to Seattle

May 19, 2015

In our home of grassy plains and sandy desert and Rocky Mountains, we don't often get to see our designs surrounded by truly lush nature. Luckily, the incredibly talented photographer (and our new friend) Eric Bowley took his Garrison bag, Roll-up and Zip Bag on a little Pacific Northwest adventure and shared his day with us -- the best part? He took his dachshunds along! Follow their explorations on Eric's site.  

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WS in the Wild: The Day Pack

October 15, 2014

A series sharing both everyday and epic adventures — from city streets to mountain peaks (with Winter Session tagging along for the ride).

Clockwise, from the top left and ending in the center:

1. On the banks of the Khosta River, Russia

2. Up and over Phantom Terrace, Sangre de Cristo Wilderness, CO

3. Crevice wandering, Needles District, Canyonlands National Park, UT

4. Up close and personal with a frozen Zapata Falls, Alamosa County, CO

5. Taking in the scenery from Partition Arch, Arches National Park, UT

6. Strong winds on Venable Pass, Sangre de Cristos, CO

7. View of the Collegiate Peaks, Buena Vista, CO

8. Exploring the RiNo Art District, Denver, CO

9. Trekking across the Great Sand Dunes, Mosca, CO

Photos taken by WS team member Julia Seyferth; Day Pack in Natural / Rust patiently modeled by Willie Adicoff.
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