Elements and Activities – The Sandstorm Pioneer Safari Bag:
Quick Facts: ⊙ Size: 28 x 12 x 12 inches, 70 x 30 x 30 cm; ⊙ Weight: 2.65 kg; ⊙ Made from 100% safari-grade cotton canvas and cowhide
Activities: ⊙ Safari ✓ ⊙ Travel✓ ⊙ Multi-day adventures and expeditions✓ ⊙ Weekend trips✓ ⊙ Everyday use (such as going to the gym)✓ ⊙ Business trips✓ ⊙ Short-haul and hand luggage-only flights✓ ⊙ Charter flights and overlanding✓ ⊙ Perfect to put in your car for daily use ✓
Features: ⊙ Made in Kenya; ⊙ Made from 100% safari-grade cotton canvas and cowhide; ⊙ Horseshoe-shaped zip for ease of packing; ⊙ Detachable, adjustable leather shoulder strap; ⊙ Zipped end pockets with large open sleeves; ⊙ Leather tabs make zipping and unzipping easy on the hands
A soft-sided suitcase is a safari essential. This canvas and leather duffel is African-made and made for Africa – durable enough for rough handling with hardy good looks for your adventures.
In strong cotton canvas, the cowhide leather detail on this hold-all not only adds to its rugged, classy safari styling, but also adds to its overall strength. This is especially useful for African travel, where you will discover the unique demands on your luggage when boarding short charter flights and overlanding to the lodge.
The leather handles and detachable shoulder strap are designed for comfort. They are strong enough to withstand weight when the bag is fully packed and the combination of textures complement the overall styling of the bag.
The right kind of soft suitcase also makes packing a breeze - with a little bit of give for those extra, last-minute items. With a horseshoe-shaped zip, accessing the large interior of this bag is easy for streamlined packing and unpacking. The large zipped side pockets allow you to compartmentalise your packing for your convenience and the open leather sleeves on either end provide quick access to smaller documents and personal items when you are on the go.
About Sandstorm luggage:
Only the finest materials are used to make Sandstorm travel bags: from specially tanned camel and cowhides to safari-grade 100% cotton canvas and solid brass fittings. The range brings these materials together to deliver a striking combination of luxury, style, and durability. Furthermore, the Sandstorm range of travel luggage is handmade by Kenyan craftsmen and women who are highly skilled at stitching and finishing. Their skill is learned from years of experience working with their hands - weaving baskets and mats or making and maintaining fishing nets. This attention to detail will ensure that your luggage is unique. Sandstorm also offer a 12 month limited liability warranty for their bags.
A note about luggage handlers & ground staff in Africa: We stand by the quality of the construction of Sandstorm's canvas and leather range and the quality of the canvas and leather used to make their bags. Canvas and leather are, however, fabrics and, as with all fabrics, they have their limitations. While cases are few and far between and we have not experienced puncturing on our own safaris and expeditions, fabric, by its very nature, is able to puncture or tear if subjected to force, sharp objects, if thrown along an abrasive surface, or other forms of harsh handling. We urge any clients who have their luggage damaged by luggage handlers & ground staff to contact us for a quote to submit to their travel insurance to make a claim.
Fabulous bag. My husband bought me this some years ago for Christmas. It's been everywhere, done everything and still looks as good as new. I know it's pricey, but it has survived some arduous trips and I can't think of any other bag I've seen I'd swap it for - one of those once in a lifetime purchases.