Traditionally, travel bags have tended to fall into one of two categories: luxurious high end luggage (think sleek leather weekenders and stylish suit carriers) or sturdy, adventure-ready backpacks and duffle bags that prioritise function over aesthetics. It's rare for the two camps to coalesce, but that's exactly what Bennett Winch has managed to do with its new Cargo Range – a collection of three hard-wearing holdalls that fuse elegantly understated style with military grade durability.
Choose from three sizes: large (125L) and medium (85L) for carrying the most cumbersome of loads on long-haul trips, and small (50L) for shorter yet equally as adventurous day trips. Road-tested by Bennett Winch's three founders – fathers who know all too well the challenges of transporting their herds and their accompanying cargo – each of the bags are designed for maximum capacity, capable of carrying anything from wetsuits to waterproofs; towels to toys. The bags are imbued with fuss-free functionality: handcrafted in England from high-performance waterproof nylon, they feature practical details like military-grade cotton webbing handles, a removable waterproof pouch and an external storm pocket, to ensure all your essentials are kept safe and dry at all times.
Of course, in typical Bennett Winch fashion, there is an inherent elegance to the Cargo Range. Tuscan leather trim and solid brass hardware balance the rugged nature of the bags with a sense of refinement, so you'll look the part, wherever you go.
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