Made with the brand’s signature veg-tanned leather from Tuscany, and enriched with cow fat for anti-scratching, the backpack has a soft but durable finish. The leather will personalize with age and patina based on your usage, and we assume you’ll use it a lot. Why? Aside from the top and side pocket and front pod, the middle interior is made for your books or clothes—whatever the occasion—and the back interior keeps your laptop or tablet safe in a separate sleeve lined in microfiber, which actually cleans your device when you slide it out. In fact, you won’t even need to pull it out at security anymore, since there’s also a full-zippered back that folds open as a TSA-approved “tray.” This Is Ground additionally partnered with Tile and integrated their Bluetooth tracker to be stowed in a hidden pocket so you can track the bag’s location based on your phone’s GPS signal. And, of course, there’s optional Wi-Fi through This Is Ground’s partnership with Karma.
Venture is now available for pre-order online in its regular size ($750) or mini version ($725) in Toffee, Whiskey, Black, French Grey and Bomber, and will begin shipping on April 1st. Karma costs an additional $175. But think: You just can’t put a price on traveling like a gentleman.