The Runwell Backpack by Shinola Detroit

I’m not going to deny the backpack its place in the Hypebeast community, nor recognise it as the king of luggage but there are rare occasions (maybe only one – when I’m riding a motorcycle) when I’d love to own a quality one.

It should come as no surprise that Shinola Detroit, a brand known for watches has evolved from strap production to beautiful accessories also made from fine USA Horween leather. Their bags are undeniably beautiful but I felt the need to highlight The Runwell Backpack because I’m so sick of seeing Herschel everywhere.


Designed at the brand’s Detroit leather studio and constructed in the United States the backpack features a canvas lined interior with a double zipper padded laptop compartment, double zipper main compartment, and convenient phone pocket. The exterior is finished with a leather top carry handle, all-leather adjustable padded shoulder straps, and gunmetal finished solid brass hardware ensure long-term durability.

At US$950 it isn’t cheap, but then again nothing beautiful and well made is.

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James is the Founder and Editor of The Versatile Gent.

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