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Shopping from Japan/UK: Quality Gunslips

Quality Gunslips is a UK bag brand that I know best via Japanese web shops. Per company literature, all Quality Gunslips bags are “hand-made using the highest quality British materials at our workshop in the small rural hamlet of Sarnau, Mid Wales.” Their main line of fishing and game bags are made from our favorite …

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Shopping from the UK: Chapman Bags

It’s great to see all these new Chapman special collaborations and Japan special make ups. I’ve always viewed Chapman as something of a Carhartt to Brady’s Filson. Chapman makes terrific, UK-made field bags out of what the testers at the Montgomery Ward Bureau of Standards might designate as good or “economy” quality materials. For example, …

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Archival Camouflage

Brady Arial Traut Fishing Bag (Japan only) Large Ariel Trout Fishing Bag (UK/US availability) I’m not much of a camouflage bag fan. In my mind, camouflage is too closely associated with my father’s decoy gear bags , Cabela’s novelty product offerings or Manhattan portage messenger bags. As a pattern, camouflage (cryptic coloration, a mimetic cloth), …

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Archival News: Brady Norfolk bag on sale

For interested parties seeking a wee sized British fishing-type bag (sized for wallet, camera and a deck of playing cards), UK based Brady bags is offering their Norfolk style bag at a discount (close-out)? I first saw this style Brady bag being sported by the founder of Rivendell Bicycle Works when I visited the bicycle …

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