…He could do worse than choose from these 2 new offerings. Bags seem to be splitting into a couple of camps, those with an emphasis on technical features and those that offer the timeless hertiage look. That split is pretty evident on these two bags.

First up is the Babylon Back pack from Wheelmen Co.

Its is available in Brown and Black. Keeping our tradition of classic styling that is functional for the modern man. It is our handsomest backpack yet. The Babylon backpack is a bag made for commuting and everyday people alike. The outer shell is 100% waxed cotton and 1000 denior nylon lined. Sealed zippers in front and a patch pocket with leather pull-tab. Only the best materials go into making this original “Wheelmen” designed piece. Top grain leather accents and interior laptop pocket. Adjustable chest strap and pivot hardware on bottom of the shoulder straps. 1/4″ closed foam padding ensures comfort. With a lifetime limited warranty and our tag that says Made In The USA, quality is a understatement. Dimensions : Height 21″ / Depth 6″ / Width 13″
Next up is the Mona Cocoon from Ignoble. The guys at Ignoble seem to becoming from a great ethos and are pouring this into their products. Well worth a look!

is a men’s brand focused on style-conscious, thoughtfully designed black backpacks. Operating from the belief that a well conceived bag is the essential tool of urban survival, and that the sense of identity imparted by a backpack’s shape and materials is as important as the usefulness of the bag’s features, IGNOBLE produces high utility, fashion conscious backpacks equally at home on the road and in the workplace.

The Mona Cocoon Backpack is constructed from ultra-durable, ultra-sleek materials, with a 230t nylon exterior, YKK branded nylon zipper closures and nylon herringbone trim. The bag is lined and features padded straps, a padded airmesh back, a front vertical stash-pocket, a small hood stash-pocket, and a large main compartment with internal hanging-pocket and book-sleeve.