Athletic apparel has been steadily moving in a futuristic tech-ninja direction. In fact, it has for a long time. Designers are using synthetic fabrics like nylons, mesh, and new fancy proprietary technologies to keep wearers both feeling and looking cool while working out – and we definitely dig it. But it has been really refreshing to see a brand confident enough buck that trend. Tracksmith embraces the heritage of running in a serious way by using old school materials and designs in a modern context. Their new Mission Top Loader is the prefect example of this approach.
Made from canvas, this bag is built to last through years of use. It can be overstuffed and stretched without tearing, meaning that you can pack all of your running gear along with your regular clothes – and your shoes – for that weekend trip you’ve been planning for. The bottom section of the bag is covered in a tough leather and zips open revealing a dedicated compartment for your kicks, while the top unfolds when the clasp is released revealing a thick metal zipper. The bag retails for $168. [Purchase]