The Tote Bag Spectrum


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Summertime calls for impromptu trips to the beach, or at least, someone's pool. And an easygoing day trip calls for similarly relaxed baggage—so ditch the messenger and oversized duffle for a simple tote. Like any piece of men's luggage, some serious hardware and the right fabric can instantly give your tote a rugged, masculine vibe. That means you're gonna want dark colors like olive or navy. Here are some of the best on the market, in a range of prices.

L.L. Bean, $29

The classic boat-and-tote goes to boot camp in this waterproof fatigue-inspired interpretation.

Topo Designs, $89

Crafted from a durable Cordura exterior, this combines the ease of a tote with a practical cinch top.

Jack Spade, $195

This neo-summertime staple balances design and tech (the latex dip makes it resistant to sand).


J.Crew, $68

Made out of 20 oz. high-density canvas with a reinforced bottom, and cotton webbing handles.

Filson, $180

This roomy twill zip-top is reinforced with sturdy brass zippers and leather handles and trim.

Stanley & Sons, $265

A durable blanket lined bag with large exterior pockets, leather handles and kick-pressed rivets.


Published on

June 19, 2012

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