If Hemingway were in the market for a messenger bag, he'd invest in this hauler. Thick slabs of rich-scented boot leather are carefully cut, shaped, and stitched together for a construction free of flimsy parts. At more than four pounds, it's weighty but built to last: Each bag comes with a 100-year warranty. [starts at $410; saddlebackleather.com]
Credit: Photograph by Michael Pirrocco
The 2014 Adventure Issue
From Iceland's Highway 1 to Utah's Canyonlands, an epic itinerary for modern explorers.
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