Just when I think I know every old school bag maker out there, up pops another that’s been around for almost longer than I’ve been alive (this humble pie is delicious, thank you). Minnesota’s Battle Lake Outdoors offers an array of heavy-duty nylon bags, all of which are handcrafted from American materials in the company’s own family-run workshop. Designed, “for cross-over functionality,” the bags come with double sewn and taped seams, beefy zippers, and reinforced stress points throughout, so they’ll be able to stand up to pretty much anything. Despite all the care that goes into their construction, the pieces are still very economically priced, with the majority of models costing well under $100 (most are under $50). Countless styles in dozens of colors are available, and every one comes backed by a lifetime guarantee.
For price and purchase info, visit Battle Lake Outdoors.