Got a thirst for adventure and taste for timeless style? Bradley Mountain is for you. This team of seven guys is located in San Diego, where they handcraft each and every one of their flagship bags, outdoor gear and home goods – timeless pieces of leather and canvas inspired by adventure and a time gone by. They say that their namesake is fictional place (don’t tell them about the mountain in Connecticut) that serves as the embodiment of adventure, and inspires to create great stuff and get out there to explore.
Their latest and greatest is the Wilder Backpack, which they call their proudest creation. Handcrafted just like all their bags, this particular pack has been put through the ringer when it comes to design and durability and has already traveled to some far-flung corners of the world. Or Europe, whichever you prefer to call it.
It’s sewn from 19.8-ounce waxed canvas, complemented by 9-ounce oiled leather on the backpack-style straps and hardware. The look is 100% authentic and ageless; the shine on the leather looks fantastic, and the waxed canvas gets that great lived-in, aged look from scratches and wear. The hardware is all solid brass and copper, with an antique brass zipper. The main compartment has a capacity of roughly 28 liters, for about 29 liters total.
Like we said before, every single Bradley Mountain bag is handmade, which means they don’t just look cool – but they totally stack up in quality, too. We always prefer buying locally and Made-in-the-USA whenever possible, so Bradley Mountain is definitely a brand we think is worth checking out. They will also repair any of their bags for free, in accordance with their quality-guarantee.
So give them a look and see what you like. It’ll last you some time.
Other Bradley Mountain products we like:
Bradley Mountain Biographer Backpack
Bradley Mountain Day Pack Backpack