It must be the season for exceptional bags because Brogue has come across another superb example, the Hardgraft Double Take holdall. The theory is simple yet effective: this is a holdall with one small pack attached. The main bag will carry your clothes, while the “One Pack” (which can be bought separately) attached via heavy-duty cobra buckles holds your wallet, passport, keys, phone – in short, anything that you might need to hand. Cleverly, the One Pack can be removed completely, carried across body on the strap or securely wrapped around the holdall itself. In other words, this is the perfect duffle for the well-organised traveller. It is even superbly made in Italy, constructed as it is from vegetable-tanned leather with grey canvas webbing and grey cotton lining. Happily, the 50 x 27 x 20cm bag meets standard overhead compartment specs, too.

€1,320 hardgraft.com