GEAR | Mark McNairy X Kletterwerks


My Instagram photo on left, Mark McNairy on right via the Kletterwerks Facebook page.

This is a collaboration I was instantly on board with. First, I'm a huge fan of Kletterwerks backpacks out of Bozeman, Montana. Last month I took a quick trip to Jackson Hole, packing just the Kletterwerks Flip bag and that thing holds up! It held my laptop, camera, winter clothes and left me room for a few Christmas gifts—and it fit easily in small overhead bins. It's comfortable and easy to navigate too. I'm also a huge fan of the (mostly) men's shoe designer Mark McNairy and his many collaborations (especially his collaboration Bass Weejuns). Long story short, this is a partnership I am really into and if I didn't already have a Kletter Flip Bag ($197), this would be a tough one to resist.

The McNairy X Kletterwerks Flip bag ($375) is made from bonded Woolrich wool, is made in the USA (as all Klettlewerks bags are), and will be available to ship on January 30th.

Hat tip: Alyssa Larson!

15 comments:

Kim@Snug Harbor said...

Awesome looking! I can never have enough bags.

Nomadic D. said...

Wow. Kletter Flip... how have I never heard of this? Such a great idea, the flip-top backpack. And the Mark McNairy version (though a wee bit pricey) is gorgeous! I'd actually love to hear more about yours, why you like it, how it's different (I mean, obviously, it opens up top, but how that actually affects its functionality) and why you love it so much...

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criscrascrus said...

amazing bags!

Lizzie said...

@Nomadic D, good question. I like mine because it's simple and not too techy looking, but still smartly designed. For example, there's a lap top slot inside and functional straps on the outside if you need to add cargo. It also holds a ton of stuff, way more than I thought it would, even the top lid pocket holds more than I thought. It's comfortable even when it's heavy, although I did wish a few times that there was a waist strap while I was lugging this thing packed for 24 straight hours. I also really like the look and feel of it. Hope that helps!

Alicia Conway said...

A perfect bag. Was just looking something similar for my husband. Now I know for sure what exctly I want. I've found some interesting fasion tips here:
Upcoming trends.

Nomadic D. said...

Thanks for getting back to me! Sometimes these things look so intriguing just from a photo and a small blurb, but even so it's always nice to here your actual experience!

www.nomadicd.com

Lizzie said...

I just heard from Kletterwerks that there were only 7 of these packs made, so if you're too going to get on it...do it now!

Anonymous said...

Who makes the boots in your instagram pic??

Lizzie said...

A.P.C.

Meg said...

Wow, these are incredible. Love the grey wool.

Have you seen TOPO Designs Klettersacks?

http://northwestwards.com/the-klettersack/

Lizzie said...

@Meg hadn't seen that! Soooo cool! Thanks!

Nothingman said...

@Lizzie, is it true there were only 7 made?

I just received mine yesterday and it's every bit as beautiful as it looks online. The coolest part is the dark navy wool back panel. It just screams over-the-top quality.

I didn't think I could appreciate it more, but if I own 1/7th of them then it just got impossibly more cool...

Nothingman said...

Just heard from the horse's mouth; 7 total were produced. Awesome.

Anonymous said...

What kind of Patagonia is pictured? The blue zipper is nice!

Lizzie said...

@Anon it was a men's version of a limited run jacket from a few years ago. I'm pretty sure it's no longer.