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The Carry Awards: Sportique Selects…
Sportique can spot top-notch gear a mile off. After all, they’re well versed in sourcing quality gear from around the world that offers a great blend of fashion and function. So we asked them, who would you pick for Best Camera Bag, Best Carry-On Bag, and Best Travel Luggage in our Carry Awards?
See their top recommendations below…
Lexdray’s San Francisco Camera Pack is a great camera bag, with the added versatility to go beyond photography carry needs. The modular design comes with a Monterey Camera Insert, but can fit up to three. Two clamshell-style compartments provide easy access to gear, while a top-loading laptop compartment keeps your tech secure on the move. The pack’s compression straps can be used to secure a tripod externally, while multiple interior and exterior pockets ensure smaller items remain tidy and quickly accessible. You’ve got carry flexibility too, with comfortable shoulder straps, top and side grab handles, and a removable padded waist strap. The water-repellent pack is easy to tailor to different carry needs. A camera bag one day, you may use it for travel the next, or as a day-to-day bag for larger loads.
Trying to keep clothes wrinkle-free while traveling can be a challenge. But Hook & Albert offer a sophisticated solution with their Leather Garment Weekender Bag. The clever design combines a weekender and garment bag in one. The weekender unzips to form a garment bag that can hold two suits. Once your clothes are stored inside, simply zip the bag up again to form a suave weekender. The main compartment features two zip pockets and two shoe pockets, while quick-access items can be stored inside the two front small exterior pockets and one large back exterior pocket. The bag suits carry-on use, and offers a choice of top handles and a shoulder strap. Crafted with top-grain pebbled leather, this handsome piece looks dapper in any setting. And for added convenience, it can be unzipped and folded flat for compact storage when not in use.
With its rugged good looks and rugged build, Filson’s Extra Large Rolling Duffel is a fine piece to have by your side when travel calls. Made with Filson’s Rugged Twill, Bridle leather detailing, and solid brass hardware, this tough duffel will take a beating and keep on rolling. The bag features stabilizing aluminum rails, along with a wide wheel base and wide ball-bearing wheels that can handle a range of terrains and stop the bag catching on curbs. The 135L capacity offers plenty of space for longer trips, with two interior pockets to store smaller items. The abrasion-resistant and water-resistant bag includes a storm flap over the zipper, as well as a pull handle and carry handles for easy portability.