Have your years of schooling left you with an aversion to backpacks? For me, a subconscious connection between backpacks and my formative childhood experiences makes me feel somewhat infantilized when strapping a pack on my back. The solution? Grown-up materials and time-honored design.
Loyal Stricklin brings the heat with its Horween Leather Rucksack, which will make you feel more like a confident explorer and less like a gawky teenager. The timeless design is complemented by modern touches, like interior pen pockets and an all-important laptop pocket. The body of the pack is made from 5 0z. tan leather from Chicago’s revered Horween tannery and the straps are made from a heavier, bridle-weight leather.
All in all, this is an American-made no-nonsense pack that will only improve as you put some miles into it.
Available for $750 at Loyal Stricklin