What's a Portmanteau?

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Some of you may wonder: "What is a portmanteau?"

It's a strange sounding word-- a French word that doesn't roll off the tongue easily-- and it simply means a large travel bag. We think that everybody needs a portmanteau, so here at Utility Canvas we've been perfecting this bag since 1993, constructing it on industrial-grade machinery in Maryland until it became the perfect travel bag that it is today. 

Unlike most of our other bags, the portmanteau features a waterproof vinyl-coated nylon bottom, the same material which is commonly used for truck tarps... This insures that it's extra sturdy by reinforcing the bags interior stress points. So you can sit on it, throw it about (as people in airports tend to do!) and manhandle it as much as necessary and the portmanteau will be fine! We also currently make it in four color variations (navy, olive, black, and tan) so it won't get mixed up with everyone else's luggage.

Nearly indestructible, it makes a perfect weekend get-away bag (or for a light traveller, even a weeks worth of clothing will fit!) and can be stowed easily in any overhead luggage bin that you may face. Featuring a removable adjustable shoulder strap, it's versatile and a great bag for lugging around everything and anything you might need! Unlike dragging a suitcase around, the portmanteau is also great because you can place it on your lap and keep it close on crowded trains or busses. 

Next time you travel, don't forget your portmanteau!

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