Timbuk2 a SF based luggage company that started out making goods for Bike Messengers has recently opened up a sweet new store in Soho. Over the years they have expanded their line to day-packs, laptop bags and some great Travel gear. Of note, they do custom work and can turn it around within 24hrs in some cases.
While I was initially looking at their day-packs it was the Navigatior travel bag that caught my eye. It’s available in three sizes, very roomy and has zippered pockets on the outside to stow glasses, phones, books, rechargers, etc. It has not one(handle)not two(shoulder sling) but three(hidden backpack straps) ways to carry them. You can even stuff it into its own side zippered pocket for storage.
I went with the small one to use as both a weekend bag and as my “handheld” carry-on travel bag. I also went with their ultra packable light duffel bag for when I need something for the beach and/or pool during the trip and to hold gifts/duty free goods on my way home.
Timbuk2’s gear is very well made and built to last with guarantees to back their workmanship up. Plus there products have some style to go along with all the functionally that’s built into them. The staff is great, both friendly and knowledgeable.