Everything has its place.
A maxim with questionable lineage that certainly holds true when it comes to packing.
If you’re not a “throw everything in a big bag and figure it out later” type, trust in The Port Series.
New from leather gurus Satchel + Page, the Port is the best-looking, most organized way to get from one place to the next. Everything from your tablet to your pen has its own spot.
We’re already big fans of S&P, NYC-based crafters of heirloom-quality bags inspired by the past. The Port Series continues their use of Italian, full-grain, veg-tanned leather, along with Japanese YKK Excella zippers and brass hardware. Smooth as butter, it’s a looker.
But the bag now adds an extra level of functionality. Well, actually, multiple levels.
“We’ve redesigned the classic leather portfolio from the ground up,” says S&P’s Daniel Ralsky. “Our Portfolios are geared toward business travelers and mobile professionals. They carry all your daily tech and essentials, while keeping you more organized and productive.”
He adds: “They also look damn good in a meeting.”
So with the Port Series, you know have interchangeable, multi-pocketed leather inserts, secured by magnets, that’ll hold all your cords, chargers, pens, passports and miscellania in place. There’s an extra modular pocket for bulky battery packs so you can charge on the go, as well as a multitude of tech add-ons (like lightning cables and USB chargers).
Plus: five different sizes of bag to choose from, from tablet-sized to a 15” laptop folio.
Preorders start at $245 (retail will be $350 and up), with shipping in December. Most of the inserts and tech add-ons come priced separately. And as always, backed with a lifetime warranty.
Need even more order in your packing? Here are five other organizational wonders that are brand new or on the way:
For shorter travels: Grayers + Baxter of California Tech Travel Kit
Compact storage pockets, utility holders and zip compartments for all your tech and personal needs, all covered in plaid wool flannel.
For organizing within bags: Vasco Smart Packing Cubes
Compression bags that keep your clothes less wrinkled, odor-free and reduce space in your luggage by 60%.
For your grooming: Aer Dopp Kit
Already makers of our favorite gym bag, the S.F. company also has a toiletries kits with multiple pockets, interior mesh organizers, a quick-access front pocket, carry handle and an external toothbrush holder.
For organized outdoor adventures: Lander Carry System
A durable roll-top backpack with tons of internal mesh storage, several exterior pockets, a separate shoe compartment, cargo straps and multiple handles. And it unzips all the way. But it’s the add-ons — a hanging tech/Dopp kit, plus two collapsible packing cube — that make this ideal of systemized hikers.
For just bringing your damn wardrobe with you: RueBel Carry-On
It’s essentially a bulky garment bag that opens up into a portable closet. Not the best-looking bag on the list, but you could conceivably unpack in about five seconds.