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Hand-Made with Superior Workmanship

In our factory in Schenectady, NY

Made in the USA to Travel the World...

Tough Traveler has been known for making great bags since 1970.  We are located in Schenectady, NY, and all of our products are made right here.  From dog carrier backpacks to small pouches, our products are shipped worldwide.  We are proud of our quality and designs!

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National Manufacturing Day Tours, Sat. Oct. 6, 2018

Tough Traveler celebrates National Manufacturing Day!

Join us anytime from 10 am – 4 pm, every half hour (on the hour, and on the half hour) we will be giving tours of our factory – no charge, free! All ages welcome!

We’ve done this for many years, and our guests have been amazed at how much work and caring goes into making a Tough Traveler® product, and we’ve even had people taking a second tour!

From ideas to pattern-making to lay-outs to cutting to sewing, to final touches, we try to give our visitors an understanding of what Tough Traveler has been doing here in the USA in upstate NY for many years – and with selling our products locally as well as throughout the USA, Canada, Japan, and further, we are an ‘international’ company opening up our factory to share with customers as well as non-customers.

Looking forward to seeing you at our factory at 1012 State St., Schenectady, NY 12307 to celebrate National Manufacturing Day!