The fall is slowly creeping in across the country and soon enough weekend trips to visit the family will be at our doorstep. This fall its time to update that luggage you have lugged around the past few years and get some great alternatives in different sizes to keep your belongings safe and look great carrying them. These next three picks have become my favorites in mixing function and size while using quality materials, making them truly the best in their league.
J Crew Abingdon Backpack Rucksack $138
J Crew has created a backpack that truly steps away from looking like a college student on his way to a study session. The Abingdon Backpack is made in a waxed cotton finish, inspired by the 1850s waxed canvas which was used to water-proof bags and clothing for seamen. The weather resistant material is mixed with leather trims, which gives it its more grown up look as well as a made-to-last construction. With fastening buckles and a collar stud closure, access to the interior pockets makes it great for daily use.
Goruck CIVVY Kit Bag $195
This aviator inspired kit bag, by American brand Goruck, has become one of my favorite picks this fall in terms of a bag that can put up with the wear and tear of holiday travel. The size is perfect in terms of being able to use it as a carry-on but still give ample space to use as a weekend bag, if its good enough for a Special Forces team member to fit all their necessities, it's great for me. The bag provides over 2 cubic feet of space. Goruck modernizes the military bag with its CIVVY Kit bag by adding multiple pockets on the inside for organization all while using military grade, highly water-resistant materials. Available in black and sand, this bag is sure to peak every guys interest.
Coach Legacy Bleecker Colorblock Utility Tote $598
Coach has taken a new look at their old favorites this season, creating a line inspired by old designs. The Bleecker Colorblock Utility Tote is a great bag to use to take your laptop/iPad etc to the office or evening coffee spot, all while looking stylish everyday. Coach brings to the table its quality leather goods craftsmanship which they have perfected over 70 years. Inspired by their heritage, the name Legacy for this line says it all. With contrasting glove tanned leather, this tote manages to fit all of your gadgets and still have plenty of multi-functioning pockets to spare. The fawn and black color contrast leather on this tote gives it a handsomely rugged look. Use a cross body strap to convert this tote into a light weekender bag.