Design

Why the Holdall is LAT_56’s Dark Horse

LAT_56 HD_01 Holdall Duffel Bag

The Holdall might just be our best bag. Its versatility is second to none so that you can take it anywhere, from the gym to the office to a weekend getaway. Here’s LAT_56 Designer & Founder Kevin Fox with his take on the HD_01 Holdall.

With the HD_01 Holdall Duffel Bag I took this classic all-rounder and embedded it with LAT_56 DNA. This kind of bag has many names such as kit bag, weekend bag, gym bag, duffel bag and holdall. It’s by far our most versatile go-to bag for all sorts of travel.

When I was designing the Holdall, I wanted to create a duffel bag that you could take with you anywhere, be it on a long weekend city break or in transit from the gym to work while at the same time not compromising your professional appearance. You could wear it with a suit or walk into a board meeting and still look the part.

You can squeeze the HD_01 under the seat of the smallest regional jet, throw it in the trunk of a car, squeeze into a locker at the gym and best of all – pack it without giving much thought for a quick getaway.

There’s no point dressing smart in business attire only to finish it off with a cheap polyester sports bag. What was missing was a duffle that could seamlessly transition between our daily environments.

The HD_01 has the same honeycomb textured military-spec moulded EVA foam exterior and durable waterproof nylon fabric that is common among all LAT_56 products. It’s tough, resilient and very stealthy looking.

The HD_01 Holdall Duffel has a detachable shoe/laundry bag so that you can separate your dirty belongings from your clean gear. It’s detachable too so you don’t have to use it if your particular trip doesn’t need it.

LAT_56 HD_01 Holdall

Some of the other design features are its wide D-shaped water resistant zipper that opens to allow easy access to the inside, including internal elasticated mesh organiser pockets on the side walls for small items. There is also a mesh pocket on the lid.

It meets hand luggage carry-on standards so you can take it on the plane with you.

This bag will last a very long time indeed. Many of our customers who own this often tell us how many flights they have been on with it yet it still looks like it did on the day it came out the box. Our 5-year guarantee backs you up either way to give you peace of mind.

When compared to our other bags, it’s our dark horse – now ready to emerge from the shadows!

View the HD_01 Holdall here.

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