Before hitting the road this season, stock up on all the travel essentials at these local shops.
Filson’s medium duffel collection
Founded in 1897 during the Yukon Gold Rush, Filson focuses on creating tough yet comfortable apparel, accessories and more for those who explore the world—from cities to the hinterlands. The shop offers an impressive lineup of outerwear, hats, bags, luggage, field gear and more, making it a one-stop shop for all travel needs. 722 Montgomery St., 415.658.9231
Topdrawer is a unique spot with two San Francisco locations and one in Berkeley. The brand focuses on the nomadic lifestyle and believes that the possessions people carry with them can affect their everyday lives. In support of this ideology, Topdrawer offers cozy yet chic shoes, notebooks and scrapbooks to commemorate a journey, as well as backpacks, totes and a selection of weatherproof bags. Multiple locations, 800.833.5979
For more than 30 years, Timbuk2 has provided San Franciscans travel gear—from backpacks to slings to bike travel bags. After working as a bike messenger in San Francisco, founder Rob Honeycutt wanted to create a messenger bag that was accessible to everyone, so he founded a brand that’s both fashionable and utilitarian. Two standout pieces are the Especial stash messenger bag and Authority laptop backpack deluxe. 506 Hayes St., 415.252.9860
Inside Mission Workshop
For more than 20 years, Mission Workshop has designed, developed and created clothing in San Francisco. The shop features selects that smartly mix a streetwear and sportswear aesthetic—perfect for a getaway. Be sure to check out the Speedwell, a 20-liter, waterproof laptop backpack to keep tech gear safe on the go. 40 Rondel Place, 415.864.7225
San Francisco-crafted offerings, sold exclusively online, from Waterfield include bags and cases for laptops, tablets, phones and gaming devices, so travelers never have to leave tech necessities at home. Simple yet extremely useful in carrying just about anything for a trip, Waterfield’s goods keep content safe while looking good doing it.