Tough Traveler bags are famous for longevity & useful design. For over 50 years we've been proudly manufactured in USA, in Upstate New York. We use high quality domestic materials like genuine 1000 d. Cordura and YKK zippers.

Our bags are made with attention to detail and high-quality construction, such as triple-stitching in stress points - resulting in a product that will last many years (even decades!).

If you have any questions, we welcome phone calls (1-800-468-6844) and live chats! Our staff is always happy to give you assistance. Need something a little different? We do custom work and can do alterations to suit you!

Tough Traveler Represents NY at White House Showcase

In 2019, Tough Traveler was honored to be chosen to represent NY manufacturing at the annual White House Made in America Product Showcase.

Joining one manufacturer from each state, we displayed the unique and high-quality bags designed & made by our talented New York artisans & craftspeople.

That same year, we were also the recipient of a NYS Senate Empire Award for our long-term commitment to supporting our community with good jobs & sustainable products.


Fox & Friends: Back-to-school supplies: 9 'Made in the USA' products for the return to the classroom

“….I recently realized that I need a fun little nylon cross-body bag but struggled to find something that wasn’t overexposed, wildly expensive, or flimsy. I found my solution...when associate editor Louis Cheslaw brought up Tough Traveler as one of several great brands with bare-bones websites. I hadn’t heard of it but immediately fell for their collection of “funky bags,” which use leftovers from other designs to make offbeat little sacks.”

New York Magazine, 10/3/22