Our oft-copied, always iconic Explorer holdall has had an upgrade that will have you keen to set out on your next trip, whether it be to the gym, overnight or further afield. Spacious and versatile, Explorer comes in three sizes. Classically styled in 24oz, water and stain-resistant cotton canvas with leather trim, our new changes are subtle but lend for a modern twist and a great refresh.
Alongside the zipped security pocket on the inside, we’ve added a padded computer pocket, freeing up a little room in your day bag. Like all our bags, Explorer can also be ordered in bespoke colours or all-leather finishes.
Our smallest Explorer bag is a small holdall or large zipped tote; it sits comfortably on your arm but is capable of stashing loads of stuff.
Approximate size: 40 x 22 x 24cm (16″ x 8.5″ x 9.5″)
Approximate weight: 0.95kg
The Explorer Medium is the perfect size for a weekend or short break and good for airline carry-on if not fully filled which means you can squash it into one of those measuring cages.
Approximate size: 46 x 26 x 28cm (18″ x 10″ x 11″)
Approximate weight: 1.3kg
Big enough for two people’s gear for a weekend away or all you need for a week.
Approximate size 58 x 30 x 33cm (23″ x 12″ x 13″ approx)
Approximate weight: 1.6kg
The leather bands that follow the main zip on either size now include what is known as a ‘flare’. Branded on one side with our logo, the other is left free for discreet monogramming. Handles have padded ‘chapes’ (the attachment to the bag), stitched with our signature T detail, repeated again at the side tabs. Our subtle T motif continues through to the studs on the bottom too, added to keep the bag off the ground. A new base-board makes these holdalls just as strong, but lighter to carry.
Explorer’s Story – The New chapter
We first developed the Explorer holdall as a lightweight fabric travel bag with sturdy leather handles and accents. Little did we know it would become a runaway favourite with our customers! Many competitors have since tried to copy its successful formula, but only we know the secret strengths which lie within.
And now we’ve given this faithful servant a full design overhaul and uplift, built on its strengths and made it even better – with refined visuals and improved construction, its sleeker, lighter and yet even stronger. The leather bands that follow the main zip on either size now include what is known as a “flare.” Branded on one side with our logo, the other is left free for discreet monogramming. Handles have padded ‘chapes’, stitched with our signature T detail, repeated again at the side tabs. Our subtle T motif continues through to the studs on the bottom too, added to keep the bag off the ground. A new baseboard makes these holdalls lighter to carry.
Read more about the improvements in this blog post.
The traditional English look is exemplified by our canvas and leather combination pieces. Our robust cotton canvas is a 24oz fabric that’s custom woven and dyed for TUSTING in Scotland. Protected by a stain-repellent finish, these bags stay looking great however many miles they travel.
Bespoke & Personalisation
Every TUSTING bag is hand-crafted by experts in our Lavendon workshop, which gives us a lot of flexibility in the final results. To find out how we can customise the Explorer holdall to suit your individual requirements, please contact us.