DIRECTORY OF PRODUCTS:
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• Computer Bags
• Small Bags
• Shoulder Bags
• Tote Bags
• Waist Packs
Tough Traveler: An American Designer & Manufacturer
We've been making durable bags in our Schenectady factory since 1970. We were "sustainable" before it was popular! All of our bags are designed and hand-sewn in our own factory in the USA. We use high quality, USA-made 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 - the process is slower, but results in a product that will last many years!
If you have any questions, we welcome phone calls (1-800-468-6844) and visits to our factory store! Our staff is always happy to give you assistance. Need something a little different? We do custom work and can alter any of our products 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.
RECENT MEDIA APPEARANCES:
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