Indiana Jones Has a Brand New Bag (Or Several)


If you need help making travel more bearable, try pretending you’re Indiana Jones. Instead of lamenting multiple layovers, simply pull a wide-brimmed fedora over your eyes and imagine your plane is leaving behind a series of red lines.

The good folks at Filson can help your imagination along. These legendary outfitters have two new luggage fabric options to help you look the part of a rugged 1930s adventurer: tempered-finish cotton and rugged twill with Horween leather. Whether you’re going on a business trip or a supernatural archaeological caper, these new bags are ready for adventure.

The twill and Horween leather bags boast the rugged strength of twill, plus leather reinforcement for the pocket flaps and base. These bags are mostly tan-colored, with cognac leather accents and hardware made of rustproof brass. Also, the duffle and sportsman bags come with removable saddle-grade leather straps.

Filson’s tempered-finish cotton bags are lightweight, as well as water- and rip-resistant. They’re decked out in otter green and dark tan, and have removable cotton webbing straps. Filson has six types of cotton bags for you to try out: a tote bag, a messenger bag, a backpack, a duffle bag, and two briefcases. Both the tempered-finish cotton bags and twill and leather bags are only around for a limited time, so get ‘em while you can.

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Filson has been around for over 100 years, which means they very well could have outfitted Indiana Jones himself, had he been, you know, a real person. The company got its start in Seattle in 1897, and initially outfitted brazen prospectors heading up to the Yukon during the Klondike Gold Rush.

Filson’s goods have become a little more posh over the years, but have still maintained their hardiness. Their new bags, for example, are perfect for a man who considers himself a more refined, gentlemanly Indiana Jones (or Dr. Henry Jones, Jr., his on-campus persona).

Filson sells apparel and accessories at their locations in Seattle, Portland, Minneapolis, New York, and London. They also deliver products internationally.