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This Luxury Brand Just Released Four Backpack Styles Less Than $250

by , April 17, 2019

Peruse the world of carry and you’ll find several options straddling the urban/outdoor divide. But a luxury brand delivering the same? And all for less than $250? Now that’s a hard beast to track down.

But Troubadour are boldly traversing new trails doing just that. The London-based brand have garnered fans across the globe through their luxurious offerings. Elegantly minimalist in style, exceptionally refined in quality, and practical for everyday and travel use, their offerings are the benchmark of functional luxury. So at first glance, their new Explorer Collection may seem like an unexpected direction for the brand to take.

Troubadour Explorer Quickdraw Rucksack

But on closer inspection, you’ll discover the range actually makes perfect sense. Troubadour have always incorporated refined performance in their design philosophy, and that’s exactly what the Explorer range embodies. Four backpacks that combine technical fabrics, super sleek silhouettes and adaptable functionality. Chic enough for the office and durable enough for a weekend of urban or outdoor adventure. All backed by Troubadour’s luxury pedigree. But without the luxury price tag. Really, what’s not to like? But let’s delve into the details to see just what’s on offer…

Troubadour Explorer Off Piste Rucksack

Technical luxe for trail to tarmac

The Explorer range exhibits Troubadour’s signature attention to detail at every level. Starting with solid foundations. The range is crafted with a premium lightweight, waterproof matte nylon. Durable, attractive and ready to handle the elements, this technical fabric looks suitably understated in urban settings but isn’t afraid to tough it out in the outdoors. The bags also feature water-resistant zippers and waterproof antimicrobial linings. So rest assured, your gear is well protected whatever the weather has in store. Leather detailing enhances the luxurious look and feel of the range, while carry comfort has also been carefully considered with breathable back panels and padded straps engineered to prevent pressure points. And because Troubadour stand behind their quality offerings, the bags also come with a five-year guarantee.

Troubadour Explorer Quickdraw Rucksack

Explorer Apex Rucksack

The Explorer Apex Rucksack is the ultimate work to weekend companion. Clean lines keep things stylish in work settings, with thoughtful features to enhance your everyday use. A padded pocket for a 15″ laptop. A detachable pouch that’s useful for items such as a tablet, cables and chargers and that doubles as standalone storage. Plus exterior retractable water bottle holders and a zippered pocket for quick-access items. There’s even a trolley sleeve to secure the 23L bag to wheeled luggage handles. And all for just US$245.

This Luxury Brand Just Released Four Backpack Styles Less Than $250

Explorer Off Piste Rucksack

Want something slightly smaller and even more pared-back in style? Look to the Explorer Off Piste Rucksack. This 19L backpack is another appealing choice for work and play, also offering a padded 15″ laptop pocket and detachable organization pouch. All with convenient access to the main compartment thanks to the angled opening. Externally you’ll find a zippered quick-access pocket and a trolley sleeve. And yours for $225.

Troubadour Explorer Off Piste Rucksack

Explorer Quickdraw Rucksack

Need flexible capacity? The Explorer Quickdraw Rucksack has your back. This rolltop backpack expands from 22L to 26L, so it’s easy to accommodate larger loads as required or cinch it down for compact sleekness when carrying less. The magnetic closure lets you easily access and secure the main compartment, where you’ll find a padded 15″ laptop pocket and, like the offerings above, a handy detachable pouch for neatly storing smaller items. And like its companions, you also benefit from a trolley sleeve with this backpack. A zippered pocket and retractable bottle holders provide ready access to frequently used items too. And you can snap it up for $225.

Troubadour Explorer Quickdraw Rucksack

Explorer Bivy Tote Rucksack

Tote bags are great for grab-and-go portability. And backpack straps offer welcome carry comfort for heavier loads and longer distances. The Explorer Bivy Tote Rucksack gives you both options, incorporating top carry handles and stowable backpack straps so you can easily alternate between carry modes. The 16L bag features a zippered main compartment to keep contents secure on the go, with interior pockets to keep small items handily accessible. And for exterior storage you have a choice of zippered pockets and retractable bottle pockets. And at just $175, you’re getting great value for money.

Troubadour Explorer Bivy Tote Rucksack

A bold step forward

The Explorer range is designed to help you get more out of the gear you own. Lightweight, waterproof bags that go further and do more, transitioning from the urban commute to a weekend getaway, a business meeting to an outdoor trail. And while many such bags focus on functional utility, Troubadour demonstrates you don’t have to exclude luxury style. In fact, you can actively embrace it. And even better, at an attainable price point. It’s a bold approach to the urban/outdoor niche. And we’re digging it.

Troubadour Explorer Apex Rucksack

Psst, giveaway and review of the Apex to come!


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