Just by existing in the world, you’ve probably ended up with more totes than you can count. Whether you hastily purchased them in the checkout line, acquired them during a pledge drive, inherited them from an old roommate, or some combination of the three, your cloth tote bag collection is probably at or at least nearing horder-level status. If you’re using these cheap totes at all, they’re likely frayed and stained. What if I told you [full Morpheus voice] that the solution to your cheap tote addiction was, in fact, the addition of just one more tote to your collection? A perfect tote. A tote that gets better with age. Feast your eyes on the Filson tote.
Filson’s extremely hearty bags, especially its briefcases and satchels, were a staple of the #menswear era, when we were all wearing our jeans into the ocean and thinking a little bit too hard about whether our pocket squares matched our socks. But their rugged indestructibility has made them a forever staple. The pants have gotten wilder, the better-with-age, bomb-proof tote remains the same.
Filson’s tote bag is plenty big enough to hold your average park hang accoutrements, but also has a ton of interior and exterior pockets, a water-repellent exterior, and leather straps. The pockets give you places to organize all your smaller items, the fabric means your groceries won’t get ruined if you’re caught in a rainstorm, and the leather handles will get super comfortable to hold as they soften with time.
Of course, to get a truly excellent tote like this, you usually have to pay $195. But right now, thanks to a sale at Sierra (an online subsidiary of TJ Maxx), it’s almost half off.
In the mood to scoop up some more good deals? Here are 9 more worth checking out in addition to the Filson deal.