Known for making clean and simple canvas bags but with a construction that wont deteriorate within a few uses, Japanese bag makers BAG ‘n’ NOUN in my opinion is a more than welcome addition to Goodhood’s already impressive shelves.
So far the selection at Goodhood is quite small with only two of their styles to choose from; the ‘Tool bag’ coming in three colours (Gold duck, Sage and Chocolate) and the ‘Napsack’, but as we all know it’s quality over quantity and there is more than enough of that to make up for it.
The ‘Tool Bag’ has two side compartments, a rear zip compartment and an internal patch pocket within the main interior with all bar the patch pocket being a press stud closure. Both the ‘Gold Duck’ and ‘Chocolate’ models come with a leather strap and handles and the ‘Sage’ with a nice tonal green nylon strap. The Napsack however has one main compartment with a draw string closure and a smaller handy zip compartment both being concealed under a flap with a leather strap, finished off with brass hardwear.
As I’ve already stated, clean and simple is the key to any bag like this, but the branding labels provide just the right amount of ‘pop’ and the reinforced stitching will make sure that they see you through year after year.
All are priced at £100 with the exception of the ‘Sage’ Tool bag which is £66 (I can only think the nylon instead of leather straps is the reason for this) and can be found over at Goodhood now.