With staycations now officially back on the ‘allowed to do list’, we all have a great excuse to upgrade our weekend getaway luggage.
In timely fashion, Tusting, the 5th generation luxury leather goods company, a Great British Brand and one of our country’s best kept manufacturing secrets, has released an upgrade on its beloved Explorer holdall.
The perfect companion for countryside jaunts, major adventures or simply a trip to the gym, the Explorer may appear oddly familiar, as it is often imitated. For those in the know, however, this is the one to covet. Even the Duchess of Cambridge has been spotted carrying a Tusting Explorer on various occasions over the years.
Aesthetic refinements are subtle with small changes to the finishing and the addition of new signature motifs. However, the real benefits of the upgrade lie under the ‘hood’. Despite adding additional reinforcement, Tusting has completely re-engineered the construction to deliver a lighter carry weight.
The original baseboards that give the Explorer its structure have been swapped out for an equally robust yet lighter-weight version that is still made from reformed recycled leather off-cuts. On the bag’s base is a new, thoughtfully designed solid footer of leather and a set of studs in a “T” formation, which keeps the body from the ground, sparing it from dirt and damp while reducing wear on the corners. The British, stain-resistant cotton canvas remains unchanged – it is already the best there is for the job.
As with the original design, the upgrade comes in three sizes: small, medium and large. For even more carrying capacity, the Explorer family has expanded with the introduction of the over-sized and updated Grand Tourer, featuring the same new design details. At the other end of the scale is the new mini-Explorer, the new Horizon toiletry bag. Styled with the same pared back aesthetic and equipped with a handy hanging loop, this little one serves more purposes than just carrying your wash kit – think cables, chargers, pens and pencils, or even a travelling selection of art equipment for creatives on the move.
For more information, visit tusting.co.uk. Competition ends at midnight on 31 May 2021.
Country and Town House has one of these beauties to give away – the medium size, 2021 edition of the Tusting Explorer in the colour of the winner’s choice, worth £450. Bag yourself an entry now…
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