If you’re looking for gear based purely on looks, shop whatever men’s designer happens to pop up most frequently on Google. If you’re looking for gear that looks good and lasts a lifetime, start that search with Filson. Some of Filson’s clothing is way past overkill because it’s been manufactured since 1850 with a focus on survival and not style. If you’re in the market for a bag though, durability is something that should be near the top of your list. The Tin Cloth Small Duffle (tinning cloth means it’s been covered with a water resistant oil finish) will keep all your goods dry and protected, but it also happens to look good. Do you need a waterproof weekend bag? Probably not not, but you don’t need emergency socks or underwear either. Need is a pretty big gray area these days, so err on the side of caution.