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Urban Explore custom leather bag
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Urban Explorer Bag Bundle

$385.00

Product Description

The Urban Explorer is a mid sized, highly versatile, modular and scalable bag for the explorer.  It is modular and expandable.
This bundled offer includes a Vintage Tool Rollup, an additional snap in pouch and an Essential Innovative Journal.
It's an additional  $227.95 of accessories for just a few dollars more than if you purchased just the bag alone.

It's versatility lies in the 2 snap in pouches, the 4 leather lashing straps in the rear, the 3 straps on the top front and the 2 on the side.

This bundle includes the Basic bag and thru Friday Sept 7, it includes for FREE the Vintage tool Rollup ($85), and additional snap in pouch ($45) and your choice of either our Essential Pathfinder ($67.95) or Essential SOUL ($97.95) journals.

Whether you just want a lightweight bag to pack a book or two and some pens or...  expand it to carry 
those same books plus all your art supplies, a tea set (that's what I do), audio gear, tripod, water bottle or thermos, cigar tubes and, btw... if you don't already have a journal, you will because that is one of the free things you will get with this short term deal.

More info below about the basic bag and the extras with dimensions and all.

The Vintage Tool Rollup, additional Snap In pouch and Journal are all FREE thru Friday September 7th.

 

The Basic Urban Explorer Bag

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The Urban Explorer comes with the top snap in pouch and 2 sets (4 straps in total) of leather straps to lash on other items like the Vintage Tool Rollup , a water bottle, coat, etc.

Thru Friday the 7th we are offering it with up to $227.95 of extras for FREE.
The extras are:
Bottom Rear Snap In pouch
Vintage Tool Rollup
Either the Pathfinder or SOUL size Essential Innovative Journal

Outer dimensions:
Overall Bag: 9.5w x 12h.
Main Compartment:  9.5w x 12h x 2.75d depending on how you load it.
Outside Front pocket:  7w x 7.75h x 2.5d and has an interior flat pocket also.
Shoulder Strap: 1.5 inches wide, infinitely adjustable with a drop of 15-28 inches.

The Pockets:
- Small Rear Pocket between the shoulder strap attachment, 4w x 4.5h, great for a cell phone.
- Adjacent Flat Pocket inside main compartment against the rear wall, same size as above..
- Outside front pocket with an flat pocket inside for pens and papers
- Secret pocket behind the outside front pocket
- 2 snap in pockets on the rear.  Top pocket is include with the bag. The additional bottom snap in rear pocket is free thru Sunday Nov 20.

OUR LEATHER

leather.jpg

The leather is 2.2mm thick and will be your lifelong companion.  It's tough, but soft, and built for that purpose.. not just a few years of memories... but your life's memories will be reflected in the leather in this bag as it adventures with you over time..

It's soft from the start and gets softer as you use it enabling you to put even more into your bag. There is nothing you need to do to care for it except using it vigorously.  It likes that.
It's soft & luscious full grain Italian leather with that classic leather scent, soft hand feel and deepening patina your use of it will create over time.

Our exclusive leather is tanned in the Italian Alps by a 6th generation tannery. There is simply nothing better in the world than Italian tanned leather using English cow. We worked with this tannery for 2 years to develop it and it is unavailable anywhere else except at Frye Boots. They loved our leather so much that they started using it to make their boots.

VINTAGE TOOL ROLLUP (included in this Bundled offer) normally $85

davinci-description-images-rollup.jpg

The Vintage Tool Rollup is a X10w x 14h leather pouch that rolls up and fastens with a piece of leather lace made from the same leather hide as your bag.  The lace give you the flexibility to close it up tight and safely no matter how much or how little you put in it, like a custom fit for whatever you are carrying in it.

It will hold your pens and pencils, art supplies and a host of other things.

Personally, I put my audio gear in it as you can see in the images above.
The Rollup is the perfect companion for this bag.

As you can see in some of the images on top it can be attached to the closure straps for quick access.

Bottom Snap in Pouch (included in this Bundled offer) normally $45

bags-ue-side-bottom-pouch.jpg

This is the pouch which will snap into the bottom rear of the bag.  It is in addition to the snap in pouch right above it which comes with the Basic bag.

This pouch measures 7w x 4h x 1.25d.
It snaps in and out, acting as a quick take away.

 

JOURNALS OVERVIEW (included with this offer) normally $68 (Pathfinder) or $98 (Soul)

davinci-description-images-4journals.jpg

In this Bundled Offer are 2 different Groups, each Group Name represents a different journal size.

The Pathfinder Group includes the Essential Pathfinder Journal.  This is a refillable journal with a sheet size of 4-3/4 x 6-5/8 and takes advantage of our Innovative modular binding system which allows you to remove and replace each refill individually.  It is pictured as the second one from the top in this picture.

The SOUL Group includes the Essential SOUL Journal.  This is a refillable journal with a sheet size of 5.5 x 8.5 and takes advantage of our Innovative modular binding system which allows you to remove and replace each refill individually.  It is pictured as the third one from the top in this picture.

The journals offered in this Special are from our Essential Innovative Journal line.  They have 2 individually removable refills and each refill is 80 pages where 1 side of 1 sheet = 1 page.

A video at the bottom of this page shows you how to remove and replace the refills.  Unlike other modular style journals, these do not use elastic, velcro or machined metal clips that can wear out or break.

Each journal has 2 inside pockets, one front and one in the rear, for storing other things and the heavier 2.2mm cover will protect what's inside for many generations.

From small to large here are the sheet sizes of each Essential Journal shown in the picture:
Primer: 3-1/2 x 4-7/8
Pathfinder:  4-3/4 x 6-5/8
SOUL:  5-1/2 x 8*1/2
daVinci:  9x11

PATHFINDER GROUP

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WHAT'S INCLUDED IN THE PATHFINDER GROUP:

  1. Basic Urban Explorer Bag as described above.
  2. Vintage Tool Rollup
  3. Essential Pathfinder Journal
  4. Top Snap in Pouch
  5. Bottom Snap In Pouch

 

SOUL GROUP

bags-ue-rear-group.jpg

WHAT'S INCLUDED IN THE SOUL GROUP:

  1. Basic Urban Explorer Bag as described above.
  2. Vintage Tool Rollup
  3. Essential SOUL Journal
  4. Top Snap in Pouch
  5. Bottom Snap In Pouch

 

 

PAPER - OVERVIEW

old-paper.jpg

We have 3 European, hand-torn papers.  Yours will come with our Standard, Arches Text Wove paper.

Whether you write, draw or do both... using anything from a fountain pen to watercolor brushes, you will have the perfect paper.
Pick one paper for your entire journal OR pick a different paper for each refill.

Our Standard paper is Arches Text Wove.  The Frankfurt papers are our premium papers and while made more for fountain pens, work very well for water coloring too.

Our papers are all 120gsm in weight which give them the body you will love.
They will not feather or bleed with a fountain pen and are acid free.

And because you can write on both sides with any pen or pencil, it's like having twice the amount of usable pages you would have in a book with thinner paper.

We also hand tear all of our papers from larger parent sheets to give you the rough, authentic and artisanal look and feel.

PAPER - ARCHES TEXT WOVE (our standard)

arches.jpg

Arches, from France, is the world's longest lasting paper (at least NASA thought so when it printed 250 artist proofs and launched them into outer space on the Shuttle Discovery in 1990). It is moderately sized, has a slight tooth and is one of the finest multi use artist papers and perfect for your ballpoint, rollerball, pencil or broad nib/stubbed fountain pen. It will not feather or bleed and you can write on both sides too. It will handle watercolor and gouache washes, copic markers, colored pencils, graphite and... you can scrub it some too. This paper is not only beautiful but it is the workhorse of papers for professional artists.

PAPER - FRANKFURT CREME AND WHITE (premium)

ffwandffc.jpg

Frankfurt White and Creme, from Germany, have a harder finish with a beautiful wavy laid pattern and are recommended for a smooth write with your fountain pen, good opacity and will not feather or bleed.

 

How to remove and replace your refills

This video shows you how to take the refills in and out of your journal.

It is demonstrated with the Essential Companion Journal.

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Product Description

The Urban Explorer is a mid sized, highly versatile, modular and scalable bag for the explorer.  It is modular and expandable.
This bundled offer includes a Vintage Tool Rollup, an additional snap in pouch and an Essential Innovative Journal.
It's an additional  $227.95 of accessories for just a few dollars more than if you purchased just the bag alone.

It's versatility lies in the 2 snap in pouches, the 4 leather lashing straps in the rear, the 3 straps on the top front and the 2 on the side.

This bundle includes the Basic bag and thru Friday Sept 7, it includes for FREE the Vintage tool Rollup ($85), and additional snap in pouch ($45) and your choice of either our Essential Pathfinder ($67.95) or Essential SOUL ($97.95) journals.

Whether you just want a lightweight bag to pack a book or two and some pens or...  expand it to carry 
those same books plus all your art supplies, a tea set (that's what I do), audio gear, tripod, water bottle or thermos, cigar tubes and, btw... if you don't already have a journal, you will because that is one of the free things you will get with this short term deal.

More info below about the basic bag and the extras with dimensions and all.

The Vintage Tool Rollup, additional Snap In pouch and Journal are all FREE thru Friday September 7th.

 

The Basic Urban Explorer Bag

bags-ue-side-basic.jpg

The Urban Explorer comes with the top snap in pouch and 2 sets (4 straps in total) of leather straps to lash on other items like the Vintage Tool Rollup , a water bottle, coat, etc.

Thru Friday the 7th we are offering it with up to $227.95 of extras for FREE.
The extras are:
Bottom Rear Snap In pouch
Vintage Tool Rollup
Either the Pathfinder or SOUL size Essential Innovative Journal

Outer dimensions:
Overall Bag: 9.5w x 12h.
Main Compartment:  9.5w x 12h x 2.75d depending on how you load it.
Outside Front pocket:  7w x 7.75h x 2.5d and has an interior flat pocket also.
Shoulder Strap: 1.5 inches wide, infinitely adjustable with a drop of 15-28 inches.

The Pockets:
- Small Rear Pocket between the shoulder strap attachment, 4w x 4.5h, great for a cell phone.
- Adjacent Flat Pocket inside main compartment against the rear wall, same size as above..
- Outside front pocket with an flat pocket inside for pens and papers
- Secret pocket behind the outside front pocket
- 2 snap in pockets on the rear.  Top pocket is include with the bag. The additional bottom snap in rear pocket is free thru Sunday Nov 20.

OUR LEATHER

leather.jpg

The leather is 2.2mm thick and will be your lifelong companion.  It's tough, but soft, and built for that purpose.. not just a few years of memories... but your life's memories will be reflected in the leather in this bag as it adventures with you over time..

It's soft from the start and gets softer as you use it enabling you to put even more into your bag. There is nothing you need to do to care for it except using it vigorously.  It likes that.
It's soft & luscious full grain Italian leather with that classic leather scent, soft hand feel and deepening patina your use of it will create over time.

Our exclusive leather is tanned in the Italian Alps by a 6th generation tannery. There is simply nothing better in the world than Italian tanned leather using English cow. We worked with this tannery for 2 years to develop it and it is unavailable anywhere else except at Frye Boots. They loved our leather so much that they started using it to make their boots.

VINTAGE TOOL ROLLUP (included in this Bundled offer) normally $85

davinci-description-images-rollup.jpg

The Vintage Tool Rollup is a X10w x 14h leather pouch that rolls up and fastens with a piece of leather lace made from the same leather hide as your bag.  The lace give you the flexibility to close it up tight and safely no matter how much or how little you put in it, like a custom fit for whatever you are carrying in it.

It will hold your pens and pencils, art supplies and a host of other things.

Personally, I put my audio gear in it as you can see in the images above.
The Rollup is the perfect companion for this bag.

As you can see in some of the images on top it can be attached to the closure straps for quick access.

Bottom Snap in Pouch (included in this Bundled offer) normally $45

bags-ue-side-bottom-pouch.jpg

This is the pouch which will snap into the bottom rear of the bag.  It is in addition to the snap in pouch right above it which comes with the Basic bag.

This pouch measures 7w x 4h x 1.25d.
It snaps in and out, acting as a quick take away.

 

JOURNALS OVERVIEW (included with this offer) normally $68 (Pathfinder) or $98 (Soul)

davinci-description-images-4journals.jpg

In this Bundled Offer are 2 different Groups, each Group Name represents a different journal size.

The Pathfinder Group includes the Essential Pathfinder Journal.  This is a refillable journal with a sheet size of 4-3/4 x 6-5/8 and takes advantage of our Innovative modular binding system which allows you to remove and replace each refill individually.  It is pictured as the second one from the top in this picture.

The SOUL Group includes the Essential SOUL Journal.  This is a refillable journal with a sheet size of 5.5 x 8.5 and takes advantage of our Innovative modular binding system which allows you to remove and replace each refill individually.  It is pictured as the third one from the top in this picture.

The journals offered in this Special are from our Essential Innovative Journal line.  They have 2 individually removable refills and each refill is 80 pages where 1 side of 1 sheet = 1 page.

A video at the bottom of this page shows you how to remove and replace the refills.  Unlike other modular style journals, these do not use elastic, velcro or machined metal clips that can wear out or break.

Each journal has 2 inside pockets, one front and one in the rear, for storing other things and the heavier 2.2mm cover will protect what's inside for many generations.

From small to large here are the sheet sizes of each Essential Journal shown in the picture:
Primer: 3-1/2 x 4-7/8
Pathfinder:  4-3/4 x 6-5/8
SOUL:  5-1/2 x 8*1/2
daVinci:  9x11

PATHFINDER GROUP

bags-ue-rear-group.jpg

WHAT'S INCLUDED IN THE PATHFINDER GROUP:

  1. Basic Urban Explorer Bag as described above.
  2. Vintage Tool Rollup
  3. Essential Pathfinder Journal
  4. Top Snap in Pouch
  5. Bottom Snap In Pouch

 

SOUL GROUP

bags-ue-rear-group.jpg

WHAT'S INCLUDED IN THE SOUL GROUP:

  1. Basic Urban Explorer Bag as described above.
  2. Vintage Tool Rollup
  3. Essential SOUL Journal
  4. Top Snap in Pouch
  5. Bottom Snap In Pouch

 

 

PAPER - OVERVIEW

old-paper.jpg

We have 3 European, hand-torn papers.  Yours will come with our Standard, Arches Text Wove paper.

Whether you write, draw or do both... using anything from a fountain pen to watercolor brushes, you will have the perfect paper.
Pick one paper for your entire journal OR pick a different paper for each refill.

Our Standard paper is Arches Text Wove.  The Frankfurt papers are our premium papers and while made more for fountain pens, work very well for water coloring too.

Our papers are all 120gsm in weight which give them the body you will love.
They will not feather or bleed with a fountain pen and are acid free.

And because you can write on both sides with any pen or pencil, it's like having twice the amount of usable pages you would have in a book with thinner paper.

We also hand tear all of our papers from larger parent sheets to give you the rough, authentic and artisanal look and feel.

PAPER - ARCHES TEXT WOVE (our standard)

arches.jpg

Arches, from France, is the world's longest lasting paper (at least NASA thought so when it printed 250 artist proofs and launched them into outer space on the Shuttle Discovery in 1990). It is moderately sized, has a slight tooth and is one of the finest multi use artist papers and perfect for your ballpoint, rollerball, pencil or broad nib/stubbed fountain pen. It will not feather or bleed and you can write on both sides too. It will handle watercolor and gouache washes, copic markers, colored pencils, graphite and... you can scrub it some too. This paper is not only beautiful but it is the workhorse of papers for professional artists.

PAPER - FRANKFURT CREME AND WHITE (premium)

ffwandffc.jpg

Frankfurt White and Creme, from Germany, have a harder finish with a beautiful wavy laid pattern and are recommended for a smooth write with your fountain pen, good opacity and will not feather or bleed.

 

How to remove and replace your refills

This video shows you how to take the refills in and out of your journal.

It is demonstrated with the Essential Companion Journal.

Materials

Our Paper

This is an older video we are using as a placeholder until I can upload a new video.  We use the same papers, though, and have been for almost 20 years.

Arches Text Wove: 120gsm, 100% cotton rag with a slight tooth and light creme color.
Frankfurt Creme:  120gsm, cotton rag and purified pulp with a wavy laid smooth hard finish and antique yellowish creme color.
Frankfurt White:  same as the Creme except this is a white white paper.





Our Leather

Shipping

Our Ship Times:

We are a group of craftspeople who make your order for you when it is ordered. Things can take 1 day to several weeks to make, depending on what you ordered. If you have a specific timing need please tell us by putting it in the comments with your order.

Our Carrier:

We ship USPS for domestic and international shipping. Most items ship Priority Mail unless you select Express. Priority is 2-3 business days to USA locations and Express is 1-2 business days.

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