Just looking at this UES Drum Bag in Beige makes us want to go wandering. It’s a rugged duffle bag, not the kind that you want to carry your gym clothes to work in, more like the stuff-everything-into (snacks included) and get to the campsite as fast as you can kind. It looks like it was pulled out of my Dad’s storage from the late ’70s and it’s still completely functional. UES is definitely channeling the past with this one.
The Drum Bag is cut out of paraffin-waxed beige No.8 canvas fabric, with contrasting brown canvas for the strapping, a truly classic and beautiful combination for a hard-wearing bag like this. This canvas is bound to age and lighten up nicely with time and wear as that wax is stripped away and re-applied every few years or so. The bag features supportive canvas handles, Japanese brass hardware throughout, a removable shoulder strap, canvas piped seams, copper rivet reinforcements, canvas zipper pulls, and plenty of space for your camp wares, books, and toiletries.
Compare this to a Filson or other heritage bagmaker and you’re getting a lot of bang for your buck, with this thing coming in at under $200.