Troubadour and Sunspel Teamed Up for a Line of Lightweight, Waterproof Travel Bags

With space for your laptop and a tough outer fabric, these things can handle whatever you throw at them.

Troubadour x Sunspel Rucksack Troubadour

With spring well and truly right around the corner, no one would blame you for daydreaming about escaping the chill of winter with a much-needed vacation to a warmer climate. And luckily, the Troubadour and Sunspel have just released a limited-edition line of bags to get you and your things to wherever you end up traveling next.

Troubadour x Sunspel Rucksack


The collaboration, a first between these two British brands, fuses Troubadour’s technical bag-making expertise with Sunspel’s superlative fabric development. Together, the companies developed a canvas fabric that’s tough and waterproof, yet still boasts a lightweight feel. Then, once they’d rendered it in a rich, wear-with-anything shade of navy blue, they applied the material to three of Troubadour’s existing shapes: the Pathfinder Briefcase, the Troubadour Tote and the Slipstream Rucksack. Each is engineered to stand up to daily use and designed to look good well into the future.

Troubadour x Sunspel Tote


“Troubadour’s clean designs, functionality and exceptional build quality speak volumes to me and I’ve personally been a customer for over five years, long before I first met Samuel [Bail] and Abel [Samet],” said Sunspel’s CEO Nicholas Brooke, referring to Troubadour’s co-founders, in a statement. “The Sunspel customer loves to travel and the Troubadour customer loves timeless style—and this collection brings those elements together perfectly.”

Troubadour x Sunspel Briefcase



Each of the three bags is available in a limited edition of 30 pieces, and they’re as well-suited to hopping on a jet as they are for a trip to the office (which will make them extra useful when you return from your travels). Though they’re all shaped differently, all three feature a padded compartment that can fit up to a 16-inch laptop, smooth stainless steel zippers and black vegetable-tanned leather handles and pulls. The briefcase and rucksack go for $495, and the tote is priced at $325. And when you consider that they were made to withstand a lifetime of use, they’re worth every penny.

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