What do you do when you can’t find the perfect weekend bag to satisfy your needs? Create your own of course. Which is exactly what the people behind Troubadour did when they first dreamt up the brand. 

Troubadour has since expanded to produce a wide range of luggage solutions - from backpacks to tote bags - but the idea has remained consistent. The brand is known for its minimal design, married with functional detailing and waterproof fabrics that are designed to take a beating. 

Every Troubadour product is designed with the brand’s signature pared-back look. Expect clean, sharp lines, hidden pockets and integrated straps as well as a neutral colour palette ranging from dark blues to military greens. 

  1. Reflective Explorer Apex Rucksack
  2. Navy Explorer Off Piste Rucksack
  3. Khaki Canvas Adventure Sidekick Wash Bag
  4. Khaki Canvas Slim Portfolio Case
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  5. Black Nylon Adventure Pathfinder Slim Briefcase
  6. Black Explorer Off Piste Rucksack
  7. Black Nylon Adventure Slipstream Rucksack
  8. Navy Nylon Adventure Troubadour Tote
  9. Grey Canvas Adventure Troubadour Tote
  10. Grey Canvas Nylon Adventure Slipstream Rucksack
  11. Brown Flip Card Wallet
  12. Navy Explorer Apex Rucksack
  13. Grey Canvas Adventure Pathfinder Slim Briefcase
  14. Black Carboodle Tech Case
  15. Black Basecamp Rucksack

It’s the functional side of the brand that excited most though, and this is perhaps most prevalent in the fabrics Troubadour uses as well as its innovative straps.

Every strap is designed to mould to the wearer’s shoulders, with soft memory foam utilised to relieve pressure points, while fabrics used include the world’s first naturally waterproof leather, as well as water-resistant nylons and canvas. 

3 key Troubadour pieces

Adventure Weekender bag

A versatile weekend bag that perfectly borders the worlds of smart and casual, this is one of the brand’s most popular designs and for good reason. Expertly constructed and designed to hold a wrath of essentials, it boasts a zipped exterior pockets as well as a padded interior laptop section, integrated handles and a trolley sleeve, easily allowing it to attach to a suitcase. 

Adventure Slipstream rucksack 

Troubadour’s signature minimal design ethos transfers well to the backpack, as seen with this Slipstream model. Made from waterproof nylon and with a simple design, it’s easy to wear with everything from laid back workwear looks to smarter office attire. With a breathable back panel and specially designed, pressure-relieving shoulder straps, you’ll have no trouble wearing this all day. 

Troubadour Adventure tote bag

Another of the brand’s most popular designs, the tote bag is a great example of the potential of this underrated style. Made from a lightweight waterproof nylon, the bag is ideal for throwing in your essentials, for a day out or for a weekend away. The padded interior laptop pockets and elasticated sections for smaller items such as phones, wallets and pens, ensures everything still has a place. Plus, if you’re travelling with less you can make the bag smaller by snapping shut the side poppers.

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