Tilley Intrepid Bag: A Timeless Vintage Carry All


Inspired by a Canadian officer’s World War II utility bag, Tilley's Intrepid Bag has a timeless vintage look that's hard to peg down. It has a certain safari feel to it, a messenger bag aesthetic, albeit one made from leather and waxed canvas. It's pared down functionality and class make the Intrepid a bag you will use every day for years and that, with the passing of time, will just gain more character.

Equipped with four secured compartments, the waxed cotton Intrepid is wide and deep enough to hold a 13" laptop, your wallet, keys, glasses, and a cell phone in an easy-access outside pocket, as well as just about anything else you want to keep nearby as you go about your average day, work your way through a TSA line at the airport, or commute.

Each bag sports a brass plate with a registration number that identifies it as yours and yours alone. Lose or misplace the bag, and Tilley will help you to track it down. It's rugged and designed to carry a load, with a vegetable-tanned leather handle, and a shoulder strap that's on rotating joints so it never gets twisted or tangled.

The Intrepid closes with two leather buckle straps, or, when you're on the run, a band of Velcro hidden under the flap. Made by hand in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, in extremely limited quantity. 2.5 pounds, 13" wide, 12" high, and 5" deep; available now, $268; tilley.com.

—Berne Broudy

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