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Our classic Explorer holdall: the perfect companion for your next adventure. Often copied, never bettered. It’s easy to see why the elegant and remarkably hard-wearing Explorer is one of our most popular bags. A spacious and versatile travel holdall, the Explorer comes in three sizes. Available as standard in our favourite canvas and leather configurations, like all our bags, it can also be ordered in bespoke colours or all-leather finishes (just get in touch to enquire about the possibilities). The Explorer is built to travel and made to last.

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Key Features

Small Explorer

Our smallest Explorer bag is a small holdall or large handbag; 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 1.2kg in Canvas, 1.8kg in Leather

Medium Explorer

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 1.6kg in Canvas, 2.4kg in leather

Large Explorer

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: 1.9kg in canvas, 2.7kg in Leather


The Materials

The traditional English look is exemplified by our canvas and leather combination pieces. Our robust sail canvas is a 24oz cotton fabric that’s custom woven and dyed for TUSTING.

Explorer’s Story

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! We’ve expanded the range to encompass a number of all-leather versions, in addition to our original canvas-leather configurations.

Our canvas is no less robust than our leather though, we even once heard from a customer who’s canvas Explorer fell from a helicopter (whilst it was airborne) and suffered no damage at all from its fall to earth.


Read more background on the Explorer in this blog post.


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.

Learn more about our bespoke services.

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