Though founded just three short years ago, Herschel Supply Co. has already built a solid reputation for offering high-quality, cool-looking backpacks and travel accessories.
And, although inspired by the rolling hills and dirt roads of a 30-person town in rural Canada (‘Herschel,’ of course—where founders Jamie and Lyndon Cormack’s great-grandparents settled over 100 years ago), these sturdy bags are as comfortable exploring the city as they are trekking through remote backwoods.
Our current favorite (and by far the best-seller at our flagship Seattle store, according to a sales associate named Jenny), is the Little America model. Like the Herschel brand itself, this backpack is vintage-inspired but thoroughly modernized.
The strap details lend a subtle mountain-man vibe, whether you’re wearing it with boots and flannel or brogues and a blazer. One of Herschel’s largest designs, it has tons of room to accommodate clothes, groceries, even a laptop.
Don’t let those buckles turn you off. They’re just decorative, concealing magnetic snap closures—effortless to pull open and snap shut.
Besides the cool paisley lining, other unique features include a drawstring to secure your stuff and a port for headphone cords to pass through.
The fully padded, fleece-lined compartment is large enough to house most 17-inch laptops.
If you want something more streamlined, we carry plenty more Herschel Supply Co. bags, including the three above. (The bag on the right also has a laptop sleeve—perfect for your morning commute.) Shop the full selection here.
Herschel also makes tough, spacious, stylish duffel bags, ideal for long weekends. (The camo model above converts to be worn as a backpack, too.) Shop Herschel duffel bags here.
[Black-and-white images courtesy of Herschel Supply Co. website.]