Style Pick of the Week: Filson Ballistic Nylon Duffel Backpack Hybrid

Get out there and explore with this rugged everyday carry essential in tow.

Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, step right up — one of the best everyday bags is yours for the taking, and it’s coming at you via Pacific Northwest heritage retailer Filson, makers of some of the best gear for guys (period). In fact, you can (and should) head on over to Huckberry to pick up your new favorite adventure bag — ’tis the season for socially distanced strolls and grueling (but not too grueling!) day hikes, right? Note that you can also get this rugged backpack via Filson itself — you can’t go wrong either way.  And if you’re more of a city commuter type versus one to get out and about in the backwoods, then the Filson Ballistic Nylon Duffel Hybrid is still the absolute perfect way to go if you’re in search of one of the best everyday bags around. It’s the kind of two-for-one bag that’s tough to find these days, and it’s even tougher to find one as well-made as this Filson option. If you thought of Filson mainly as a brand to wear outdoors when it’s cold out, think again — although they make rugged winter gear like flannel shirts, the Filson Ballistic Nylon Duffel Hybrid to me screams summer adventures. It all starts with the right construction and the right materials. For one, it helps that this tough backpack (or is it a duffel bag??) is made from tear and abrasion-resistant ballistic nylon fabric, all the better to stand up to dust, dirt and the elements on the trail.

SHOP: The Filson Ballistic Nylon Duffel Hybrid 

One of three excellent color options for this tough hybrid bag.

It really does get better, though — as the name would indicate, this rugged everyday bag can be carried at your side, across your shoulder or as a backpack. Name another rugged outdoor bag that just so happens to be versatile enough for the city? It’s also got enough room for your laptop via a padded interior sleeve, and a water-resistant lined section offers a place to store wet gear (maybe pack one of the best men’s swimsuits if you come across a watering hole out there?). The great thing is, this tough Filson bag doesn’t sacrifice style points, either. The Filson Ballistic Nylon Duffel Hybrid comes in colors like Whiskey (as shown at the top of the page), plus the equally cool-yet-rugged Otter Green shown above.

When you want to get out of town and onto the trail, lace up durable hiking boots and trail shorts, then load up this bag with your everyday carry essentials. When the situation calls for gear a little more refined (hauling extra provisions to a cookout when the time finally comes?). this Filson Ballistic Nylon Duffel Hybrid does the job quite nicely, too — put on your favorite henley and an expertly faded pair of slim blue denim for the occasion, then be prepared to field questions about your perfectly made bag. Sounds like a plan? Sounds like a plan.

SHOP: The Filson Ballistic Nylon Duffel Hybrid 

 

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