Beckel Canvas War Bag
Credit: Photograph by Michael Pirrocco

This small Portland manufacturer has become known for its luxurious canvas tents, built to stand out in the elements for seasons at a time – but that doesn't mean you should disregard its line of canvas luggage, which exudes the same classic look and durability. We're fans of the War Bag, a maximum carry-on sized weekender with fat, leather-trimmed cotton straps. Like the tents, this is a back-to-basics product: don't expect a hidden pocket for your iPad mini (or any pockets whatsoever). But if you're on a budget but looking for American-made gear, Beckel's bags are a steal.