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A Bag Built Like a Military Truck? It’s Made in Chicago

When you’re reading about men’s style and you see a promo that says “built like a military truck,” you just have to check it out.

Disclosure: We’ll get a small commission if you buy through the links in this post: Please do!The product was a super-rugged, Made-in-America backpack that’s part of the Military Tarp Collection by Defy Designs of Chicago.  This backpack, along with a duffel shown above, and a weekender bag shown below, are made from the same, ultra-tough 22 oz water-repellent M35 vinyl/canvas used on military vehicles.

Yet, despite their brawn,  these bags still appear sleek and you can go about your day without looking like you’re headed out on a Secret Op.

Straps are padded and made from the same heavy duty webbing material that makes up military seatbelt. The zippers are even water repellent. All of the bags in this collection are designed to meet carry- on requirements and are made in Chicago.



Goruck Gear: Special Forces-Approved Rucksacks

Every time I come across the name Goruck, I envision slogging my way through a tough wooded area or climbing challenging hills. There is a reason for that: Goruck sponsors many outdoor challenge events based on special forces training. In fact, the products we’re showcasing today were developed by an ex-Special Forces soldier who knows a thing or two about being in the wilderness and needing gear that is tough and can hold up to the rigors of the elements.

Disclosure: We’ll get a small commission if you buy through the links in this post: Please do!Goruck produces bags that are useable in Baghdad or NYC. The company offers a variety of sizes, most of which are TSA-compliant for overhead storage. The bags have enough storage for a solid weekend away, plenty of compartments for your valuables and a durable outer shell made from 1000 denier CORDURA.Let’s just say that these are some really great heavy duty bags built to carry your stuff and last a lifetime (Puppy is optional).Happy Rucking!


Three New American-Made Duffel Bags to Add to Our Mega-List.

We’ve just updated our post “22 Terrific Duffel Bags Made in the USA” with three beautiful new additions. woven-duffel 9-df_dufflebagOrvis Tartan DuffelHead on over to the full post to see all the USA-made choices.

Labor Day Sales: Made in USA

It’s hard to dig out the Made in USA items from the thousands of products on-sale for Labor Day, so we did it for you:

BrooksBrothersBrooks Brothers classic Oxford shirts. 25%  off when you buy 3.
2011 $20 off Your Purchase of $100 or more with code SAVE20 at Orvis. Search “Made in USA” and check out their wide selection of accessories, coats, bags and more. Valid 9/1-9/6
MadeinUSAwomensWomen’s tops at Nordstrom.
Apt2B15% off site wide at Apt2B.TiesRobert Talbott, JZ Richards and Gitman ties on sale at Nordstrom.CitizensJeansMenCitizens of Humanity men’s jeans from 5-40% off.ThreeDots40% Off Sitewide at Three Dots with code LABORDDAY3DVIP at checkout! All clothing is Made in America.DannerBootsMen’s and women’s Danner boots on sale. For some reason accessories like shoelaces, etc. come up in this search. They are not necessarily Made-in-USA.FleuretteFleurette women’s coats and p-coats.LodgeCastIronLodge cast iron.UncommonGoodsUnusual gifts on sale at Uncommon Goods.RefrigWear20% off puffer jackets from RefrigWear through 9/30.
LazboyDeep discounts on chairs, sofas, sectionals & more at La-Z-Boy. Labor Day Sale! Special financing offers available. Offer valid through 9/5.ShuronShuron sunglasses on sale.
CarharttSocks25% off on Carhartt socks, including steel-toe and compression styles.


Hey, Orvis! What’s New? (and Made in America)

The current Labor Day Sale at Orvis gives you $20 off a $100 purchase with code SAVE20. Happy Shopping!

We checked out the Orvis site this week and they have some new merchandise that’s not only really fine-looking, but Made in the USA.PattinsonIIJacket

The Pattinson II JacketBootleggerDuffel

The Bootlegger Small Duffel.DirtySuedeBoot

Dirty Suede Boots.CaptoeOxford

Made in USA Cap-Toe Oxford.OrvisGokeyToteGokey Montana Morning Leather Totes.WisconsinJacketWisconsin Jacket.SantaRosaBootSanta Rosa Western Boots.OrvisCafeHatWestern Cafe Hat.SuedeOutBootsGokey Suede-Out Chukka BootGokeyWedgeBootGokey Bison Leather Wedge OxfordGokeyMocassinGokey® Lug-Sole Camp Moccasin.

Regards, Kathy