Posts Tagged ‘packs’

Get a Grip With Formentor Bags

You might expect superior traction and stability when you’re wearing Timberland’s Formentor boat shoes made with Gripstick technology … but did you know we use the same Gripstick technology in our Formentor bag collection?  It’s our way of making sure your gear stays as safe and dry as you do.

Our Formentor bags are made with lightweight, durable synthetics and feature waterproof zippers and polyurethane-coated plastic hardware for superior grip in wet or dry conditions.  These bags get their own treatment of Gripstick technology in the form of non-marking rubber feet, which protect the bags (and their contents) from the ground and reduce tipping and slipping.

Our Formentor Waterproof Tote Bag is ready to go to the beach or boat, and its water-resistant detachable pouch is perfect for carrying small essentials:

Formentor Waterproof Tote

For not-so-small essentials, our Formentor Waterproof Duffle Bag offers protection from the elements in streamlined style:

Formentor Waterproof Duffle

Need a bag that’s as changeable as the summer weather?  Check out our Formentor Waterproof 4-in-1. Depending on how you configure the straps, it can be used as a pack, duffle, tote or sling, making it the perfect go-to bag for any warm-weather adventure:

Formentor Waterproof Convertible Drawstring Pack

If you’re looking for sea-worthy style from head to toe, pair these bags with our Formentor apparel and footwear.

The Art of Perfect Packing

Packing might seem like a silly thing to try to master (or maybe that’s just me), but when you’re trying — unsuccessfully — to squeeze that one last bag into your trunk or the overhead bin on an airplane,  it’s important enough.

We asked Todd Calitri, an Alaskan fly fishing guide, to share some of his packing tips with us.  When you travel as much as Todd does (he averages 250 days a year) and in the places he frequents (not a lot of baggage carts or bellhops in the Alaskan wilderness), you become a bit of an expert on how to pack right and travel right.

Just another day in the office for Todd Calitri

  • Choose the smallest bag you can. When you choose a huge bag, you’ll end up taking things you don’t need, and all that extra stuff weighs you down.
  • Take things that have more than one purpose. If a jacket looks good enough to wear in the evening and can also serve as a raincoat in a storm, I’ll pack it.
  • When in doubt, leave it out. If there’s something you’re not sure about taking, don’t take it!

Are you a perfect packer already, or could you use more of Todd’s expert tips?  Take our packing personality quiz to find out.  If you’re ready to put your packing skills to work, be sure to check out our collection of packs and luggage.