We use American manufactured materials selected based on a balance of functionality, durability and their ability to age gracefully.
INDUSTRIAL STRENGTH WAXED CANVAS
Martexin Original Waxed Cotton Canvas is a durable, natural, time-tested, and water-repellent fabric. The American family-owned company has used the same process for over 170 years. Duck Canvas with wax finish was the first choice waterproof clothing for the British armed forces during World War II and the traditional fabric used by the US government for equipage items. As the fabric ages, it develops a well-worn and comfortable patina, unique for every bag. The waxed finish is environmentally friendly, food and pharmaceutical graded, completely non-hazardous.
PREMIUM QUALITY LEATHER
We work exclusively with the legendary Chicago-based Horween Leather Company. Horween has set the standard for the highest quality leathers since 1905. It is the exclusive supplier of leather for National Football League footballs and National Basketball Association basketballs. Our choice of leather is Chromexcel, which was used in engine seals on tanks and other heavy equipment during World War II. Made to this day with old world craftsmanship, it carries on a long history of superior comfort and durability. The process of creating it requires over 89 steps taking 28 working days.
ABRASION AND TEAR RESISTANT LINING
We work exclusively with 400 denier nylon pack cloth, which is abrasion and tear resistant and can be wiped or hosed clean with ease.
HEAVY DUTY YKK ZIPPERS
Metal zippers are the oldest and most durable type of zippers. We work with YKK, the most consistent and most respectable producer in the world.