STRAP: MIL-SPEC webbing with Charles F Stead Leather Details and MIL-SPEC Matte Black Swivel Clips
DIMENSIONS: 19" long x 12" tall x 12" deep
WEIGHT: 3.65 lb
VOLUME: 45 Liters
A company calling their product ‘The Ultimate’ anything is just arrogant. Or is it? Why are we calling this bag the Ultimate Overnighter? Simply put: It’s the bag we designed for us. Ultimate to us. When you design a bag you’ve always dreamed of carrying you get excited. It’s the Ultimate in simplicity. With few moving parts. The right amount of form & function. No artifice. It’s the Ultimate in that way. There’s another reason we call it ‘The Ultimate Overnighter’...and that all starts with the number zero. You see, Defy has zero advertising budget. Zero. Nada. Zilch. How does this translate into us believing this bag is the Ultimate? Simple: Most high end leather bags produced by well established global brands build the cost of their massive advertising budgets directly into the cost of the bag. Often times this prompts corner cutting and the use of lower quality, more cost efficient materials to keep production costs down. Not Defy. Bootstrapping has it’s privileges! What do we do? This time around we imported the damn coolest leather we've found in years: Sourced directly from Leeds England's Charles F Stead Tannery, this 'Waxy Commander' leather feels like it's the love child of Horween Leather and a waxed canvas vintage jacket from the Barbour Company.
It's just that unique feeling, and looking. Dare we say ultimate again? This leather truly looks and feels as if it already has a story to tell, and is a real head turner. Somehow, someway the Charles F Stead leather masters have mastered the leather already looking and feeling like it has a patina from the get go! Simply Ultimate.
For our zippers we’ve tried more expensive, imported zippers only to find that USA made YKK Antique Brass zippers have them beat. Defy is hand-crafting the Ultimate Overnighters in Chicago in small batches. This enables us to maintain the highest leather-crafting standards possible and continue to provide jobs in our community. Our leather crafts people have a combined 60 years experience in making high end leather products. Complies with TSA carry-on guidelines.