With five wildly successful Kickstarter campaigns under their belt, Kendal & Hyde Co. is at it again. This time around they have designed a classic leather duffel, modeled after arch top duffels from the 1940s. Their motto for designing this duffel: “Our leather travel duffel is authentically vintage looking enough to have been your grandfather’s, but with modern features you need.”
The duffel is made of full-grain, vegetable tanned leather sourced from the U.S. and Canada. Stitched with marine-grade polyester and held together with solid cast brass hardware and rivets, this bag won’t be falling apart any time this century. Even the handles are reinforced with 1/4″ steel bars. With a detachable shoulder strap, canvas lining, locking zippers and an integrated laptop sleeve, each part of this bag has been thought through with the traveller in mind. There are even pockets for your travel documents and an optional travel tag and water bottle holder.
This duffel will retail at $500, but if you snag it now, you can get it for $400. Kendall & Hyde are also running Kickstarter deals on passport covers, ID tags, and waterbottle holders. Check it out on Kickstarter!
Paid for mine months ago with no delivery in sight. Was originally told it was in stock, then February, then March, now April. Not going to be surprised when that slips. People need to watch out for this. I’m sure the bag is beautiful if you can actually get your hands on it, but communication has been spotty and downright wrong at some points.
See my reply to you here: http://bestleather.org/first-impressions-the-kendal-hyde-classic-attache/
Thanks for replying. I’ll note that the duffel has slid again, but only kickstarter backers have been made aware (I’m tracking that page, as it seems to be the only way of getting information more quickly). I preordered through the website, and this is the fourth time I’ve been provided a “delivery date”. Website preorders who aren’t hunting down info on the internet are still expecting an April ship date, when it’s looking more like June.
We just received word from the company it is now probably going to be July or August.
I ordered and paid in full in August. Was given delivery of 10-12 weeks. Mid-Nov I sent request to cancel order as we could not wait longer for the bag. I have received no response to email to cancel the order, nor I have I received a refund of the payment made in August. Anyone know how to get in touch with Kendal and Hyde?
This guy is a thief. I paid for mine on kickstarter 15 months ago and he has fed me and $250,000 worth of others a string of lies along the way. Doesn’t reply to email or comments on kickstarter. Avoid at all costs!