Update: One of my favorite bags from last year just got a $100 price cut.
The Swiss Army Blanket has been considered a classic since its inception in the 1940s for being as rugged as it is soft. The blanket is crafted from pure wool and is revered for its red band and white cross. I know us men have too many options for duffels, weekend bags, etc… but this bag is too awesome to overlook. Each one of these handmade bags is constructed of a 100% wool blanket issued to a member of the Swiss Army at least 40 years ago. The bag is then lined with tarpaulin from old trucks for waterproofing and shape and is then affixed with an interior divider.
A vintage blanket crafted into a duffel bag that is perfect for weekend jaunts and that will last you a lifetime. Unfortunately, all that provenance, antiquity, style and durability comes at a price the bag can be yours for
This is the duffel bag made from a blanket issued to a member of the Swiss army. Handmade in the tiny village of Engi nestled within the Glarus Alps of Switzerland, each duffel uses a 100% wool blanket at least 40 years old, so each duffel is unique. The top unzips to a gusseted 24″ L x 12″ W opening that makes packing and unpacking easy, revealing an interior smartly lined with tarpaulin recovered from old trucks that imparts both shape and waterproofing to the duffel. With a plastic insert for a rigid bottom, the interior is organized with a tarpaulin pouch that keeps papers, notebooks, or shoes to the side. Stitched to the pouch are six wool pouches for a smartphone, pens, passport, or camera. Twin carrying straps made from modern safety belt canvas use reinforced stitching for durability; integrated adjustable shoulder strap. With a 7″ L x 7″ H zippered exterior pocket. 8 1/4″ H x 22 3/4″ W x 9 3/4″ D. (3 lbs.)