You're ready for the wilderness. This rucksack is anything but ordinary - it's a conversation starter. Crafted out of recycled military gear, this bag is as much a piece of recent American history as it is a fashion statement. Rugged and trimmed with genuine leather, it is the perfect way to stow your essentials during an upcoming camping trip or a lengthy hike - it is even lined with a bold camouflage print.
A prominent "Sword & Plough" plaque dominates the center front of this finely-made bag.Color Choices
What makes Sword & Plough different?
This unique brand recycles thousands of pounds of military surplus material that would otherwise be thrown away and turns it into something beautiful that both men and women can appreciate - quality bags. They combine durable fabrics with leather accents and incorporate them into fashionable designs that will perfectly fit your needs, whether you're going away for the weekend or going out for the night. They work with U.S. manufacturers that are owned or partially staffed by veterans, to promote a civil-military bond. Sword & Plough products are made in USA with an incredible amount of pride, proving that this company has a sustainable and social impact on fashion. Now these are bags worth investing in!
Having the correct luggage and understanding the general TSA traveling requirements can make or break your trip. Check out below for some tips and requirements that will help you decide the appropriate luggage for your travels:
Frame & Construction
Luggage frames are most commonly made of aluminum, wood and/or durable molded plastic compounds. You want a lightweight inner frame that will ensure strength. When it comes to zippers, look for ones that are reinforced with taped seams to help prevent fraying. Also, double stitching ensures a smooth closure every time. A common misconception is that thick leather is the only material that prevents belongings from getting ruined during travel. However, this can make the suitcase very heavy and hard to move. Nylon is a nice alternative, as it costs less to manufacture and is sturdy enough to effectively protect your possessions.
Most wheeled suitcases contain a telescopic pull handle, allowing you to adjust the height and conceal the handle when not in use. The handle should be sturdy and able to withstand pulling. Finding a suitcase with a locking handle will help keep it from bending due to weight pressure. Non-wheeled bags will most likely have hand and shoulder straps. Take note of the overall construction, as handles are typically connected with screws or rivets. Screws are much easier to replace if broken. You’ll also want to be comfortable with the bag, so make sure its handle has a soft/padded, sturdy grip.
If you don't want to carry your baggage, then rolling luggage is right for you. A common type is known as "spinner" luggage, which has four wheels instead of two. Having four wheels makes your suitcase more stable and easier to move through crowded areas. When looking for spinner luggage, wheels should be placed far apart and should attach deep into the bag's frame.
TSA Allowances for Carry-on Baggage:
About the Collection
Empower veteran employment, reduce landfill waste and strengthen our shared military understanding with Sword & Plough – unique, veteran-made accessories crafted in the United States from military surplus supplies. Repurposed for a purpose, each rugged and refined piece is made out of elements including tents, sleeping bag covers, uniform fabrics and more.
As a veteran-owned company, a portion of all Sword & Plough profits is donated to organizations supporting our courageous men and women in uniform.
About the Guest
Co-Founder and COO Betsy Núñez is a business pro and strategist with years of experience in sales and education-based marketing. She and her sister, Emily Núñez, proudly support our troops and bring their passion for veteran affairs in everything they do.