Christoph Hack is the man behind Hack Lederware, a Cologne-based company that makes distinctive bags and other goods. The heavy duty material used in the bags was originally a surplus fabric from the Swiss army with a distinctive red thread running along the edge. When the supply was used up, Hack worked with a fabric mill to replicate the sturdy cotton/linen blend. Produced in a small workshop in Cologne's hip Belgian Quarter and finished with bridle leather handles and deerskin accents, the totes are both rugged and elegant. The leather handles are adjustable and suitable for shoulder carrying. A Canoe exclusive.