We like to fancy ourselves world adventurers. But then we go and use phrases like “fancy ourselves” and blow all credibility. Plus, with our penchant for bitchiness and full-length kaftans, we end up looking more like Endora the Explorer than anything else.
Well, now we’ve found a bag that conveys the ruggedness we crave and fashion sense we need all at once. It’s the Kontiki Messenger bag from TravelPro in collaboration with National Geographic.
We loooove this bag.
Filled with four spacious compartments and a padded laptop/tablet sleeve, it has all our modern travel needs hidden beneath its classic exterior, making it perfect as a simple overnight bag or as part of anyone’s concentrated efforts to avoid checked baggage fees.
Best of all, rather than traditional canvas and leather that can be heavy and expensive, this inspired version features recycled polyester fabric and faux leather accents.
So even if you’re headed to the savannah to shoot elephants, you can rest easier knowing that at least you saved a cow.
National Geographic Kontiki Messenger Bag from TravelPro
(Additional sizes and styles available, too)