Our iconic Explorer holdall has a new member to its family. We’ve developed a super-light, luxurious Nylon Twill fabric with a specialise Italian maker which lets us create bags that are around 25% lighter than their canvas counterparts. In a gorgeously rich Merlot wine colour with smooth and glossy Black Atlantic leather trim and toning Merlot stitching, these new lightweight weekend bags have a contemporary feel that is perfect for both men and women to carry. The design and features are exactly the same as our recently upgraded Canvas Explorers and wherever they may take you, our Explorers are tough, spacious and versatile, and come in three sizes.
Alongside the zipped security pocket on the inside, there’s 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: 0.6kg
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: 1kg
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: 1.2kg
The leather bands that follow the main zip on either size include a flare in the leather – branded on one side with our logo, the other is left free for discreet monogramming should you wish it. The handles have padded ‘chapes’, the attachment to the bag, these are 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 recycled leatherboard base reinforcement gives structure whilst keeping these holdalls lighter to carry.
We have worked with a specialist Italian manufacturer to develop the superlight nylon twill which we are delighted to bring to our luggage range. Adding a sophisticated and slightly more formal vibe to the Explorer range, the Superlight is a two-layer bonded fabric that is washable and wipeable, significantly lighter than traditional cotton canvas and yet still extremely hardwearing (and therefore sustainably long-lasting). It has a luxurious, matt-satin natural twill feel and gentle lustre that is a thousand miles away from ‘shiny nylon’. The bags are fully lined in tough polycotton and trimmed in our smooth and glossy Atlantic leather. Flexible yet strong, it’s our tried-and-tested lightweight leather that lasts and lasts, getting batter with age.
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. Finally, a fully redesigned baseboard provides all the same strength but carries a little lighter.
Read more about the improvements 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.