Filson Dryden Ballistic Nylon Backpack

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As fun as it is to collect gear, sometimes the better play is to buy something once that’ll last you for the long haul. Filson is a brand that’s been making classic, durable goods to last since 1897. Their new Dryden backpack brings that same heritage styling and “buy it for life” quality you might find on a traditional waxed canvas bag to modern day with its ballistic nylon construction. It’s packed with pockets on the inside and out, making it a versatile pack for everyday carry, travel, and outdoor adventures alike.

Upon first glance, the Dryden resembles your usual heritage waxed canvas and leather backpack. But instead of waxed canvas, it’s made of a highly durable and weather-resistant CORDURA brand ballistic nylon. At 1000D it’s heavy duty without weighing too much and resistant to abrasion to handle everyday wear and tear. The Dryden pack features bridle leather touchpoints throughout, including the zipper pulls, top pull handle, and shoulder strap reinforcements. A lightweight nylon lines the interior for durability inside and out, too.

The Dryden’s thoughtful layout provides 25.5L of storage space inside and out for anything you might need on your day-to-day. The rear panel features a 270-degree zipper for full, easy access to its main compartment that fits most 15“ laptops. Three different exterior zippered compartments at the top, middle, and bottom of the bag stash frequently used essentials, bulkier gear, and smaller items, respectively. Last but not least, two side drop pockets are perfect for slotting in a water bottle, small tripod or umbrella, and more.

If you’ve been meaning to upgrade your bag to the new material standard but didn’t want to compromise on that timeless aesthetic, the Filson Dryden just might be what you’re looking for. You can grab one in your choice of dark navy, otter green, or whiskey tan at the link below.

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