Those with great longevity often find novel ways to maintain that durability, like Jerry Rice with his off-season mountain trail running, and Ken Griffey Jr. with his in-season, in-game napping. For long-lasting gear you shouldn't sleep on, hit Ragged Edge.
Ruggedly assembled using techniques familiar in maritime-happy Seattle (sailmaker-style layering, triple-step zig zag stitching), these sailcloth-based bags (and Macbook/iPad/iPhone coverings) were conceived by a mother/daughter team outta VA who needed a durable, water- and- smell-proof place to stow their sailing gear, and are reinforced with hi-tech (and even bullet-proof) materials like Kevlar, carbon fiber, and PET-X, also the name Malcolm's cockapoo took after it, too, joined the Nation. RE's abundant range of indestructibles includes duffels (the 26" long, three gusseted-pocket Airstream in red or black carbon fiber, Kevlar, or sailcloth), messengers (the sleek all-black Carbon Fiber w/ an internal document sleeve), and totes like the adjustable-shoulder-strapped Pentex or carbon fiber Sidekick, but not Sidekicks, since nothing's tougher than Chuck Norris, except acting. Other gear ranges from a black/neon orange carbon fiber Macbook sleeve, to the high density ShockTec gel-padded iPad shoulder bag, to wallets like the olive Kevlar Megafold, which is a smart move unless you actually like driving Knish's truck.
Because everything should be Bruce-Willis-style unbreakable, they've also got briefcases, portfolios, and even spinnaker/Laser sail-based bags for yoga mats, which, when rolled out make for an excellent place to take a...yaaaaaaawwwn, sorry, what inning is it?
Published: September 30, 2010 at 4:00am EDT
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