1. WINTER SESSION IN THE WILD: THE DAY PACK

    A series sharing both everyday and epic adventures — from city streets to mountain peaks (with Winter Session tagging along for the ride).

    Clockwise, from the top left and ending in the center:

    1. On the banks of the Khosta River, Russia

    2. Up and over Phantom Terrace, Sangre de Cristo Wilderness, CO

    3. Crevice wandering, Needles District, Canyonlands National Park, UT

    4. Up close and personal with a frozen Zapata Falls, Alamosa County, CO

    5. Taking in the scenery from Partition Arch, Arches National Park, UT

    6. Strong winds on Venable Pass, Sangre de Cristos, CO

    7. View of the Collegiate Peaks, Buena Vista, CO

    8. Exploring the RiNo Art District, Denver, CO

    9. Trekking across the Great Sand Dunes, Mosca, CO

    Photos taken by WS team member Julia Seyferth; Day Pack in Natural / Rust patiently modeled by Willie Adicoff.

  2. MEET THE DAY PACK

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    All of our bags are designed with flexible functionality in mind, but our Day Pack is arguably the most adventure-friendly. Inspired by the sleek style of streetwear rather than the bells-and-whistles of a trail rucksack, we’ve found it to be equally adaptable for a Saturday in the city or stashing a day’s supply of snacks on the trail.

    Let’s take a tour of the Day Pack!

    Our minimalist taste and our love affair with leather inspired us to outfit the Day Pack with carefully placed vegetable-tanned leather accents. Securely fastened with a constellation of solid brass rivets, the shoulder straps are adjustable thanks to antiqued brass buckles at the waist. A strong but supple natural material, the leather will conform to your body with use, and won’t chafe at the skin in the way that synthetic materials sometimes do. In addition to the shoulder straps, a short leather carry handle makes for easy lifting and toting between uses.

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    The quilted back panel is one of our favorite features of the Day Pack. A lightweight foam core cushions your back (whether you’re riding a bike or strolling downtown), and also helps to protect fragile technology — it doubles as the support for the interior laptop sleeve.

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    Inside, you’ll find a tall canvas sleeve that keeps your laptop or important documents upright and unwrinkled. This pocket strategically ends in a twill-taped seam just below the bottom of the pack, so your computer or iPad doesn’t ever hit the ground. Our signature interior accessory pocket also helps to organize small items like your phone, writing utensils, and wallet.  

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    Objects stored inside the Day Pack will stay put thanks to a YKK double-zipper: the twin zipper pulls will hold in a locked position, so your yoga mat, bow and arrow or farmers market bounty can securely peek out the top without the risk of the sides unzipping.

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    Speaking of sides… the Day Pack features easy-access pockets on both the left and right sides, which fit a small water bottle or can of your favorite craft brew. The side pockets are also great for keeping smaller items like keys and phone secure but within reach (when you need to unlock your bike on the fly or snap a photo of that epic sunset).

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    For additional convenient stash space, the roomy front pocket fits a bike lock, a set of notebooks, a windbreaker, or whatever else you like to grab without the hassle of opening your bag. The pocket is secured by another of our favorite details: a simple leather tab closure with an antiqued brass snap. If you peek inside the front pocket, you’ll also find that we snuck in an additional small accessory pocket!

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    In an effort to ensure longevity, we’ve constructed all of the weight-bearing parts of the bag with two layers of fabric. Each pocket and sleeve is reinforced at the top edge with a double-stitched folded hem. Our heavyweight waxed canvas (used on the lower part of our two-tone packs, and throughout in our solid-color packs) is infused with a natural wax blend, helping it to withstand rugged use and providing extra protection from the elements. The waxed fabric will develop a beautiful patina with age, lending unique character to each pack we send out into the world.

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  3. FALL FLING!

    This Friday, we’re celebrating the start of a new season — and a new space. Teaming up with 3126 | An Urban Event Space, we’ll be hosting an evening of good cheer, good eats and handcrafted goods. Join us from 5-9pm at 3126 Larimer St. Whether you’re in the mood to shop or just looking to enjoy the high spirits of First Friday along Larimer, we hope to see you there!  

  4. A peek at last week’s CAMPOUT PARTY

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    THANK YOU to our Campout Party collaborators 

    Vaux Vintage

    The Long I Pie

    RedCamper

    Cedar & Sage

    Rucksack

    Fireside Supply

    Picture Me Camping

    Craftsman & Apprentice

    …and to everyone who came out and joined the party. We had loads of fun!!

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    - The Winter Session Team   ​

  5. Our Dopp Kits and Zip Bags are headed to the Northern Grade Pharmacy, a temporary store at the Dossier Outpost in Manhattan. Opens this Thursday and runs for two weeks! Pop in if you’re in the area. #nyc #popup @northerngrade @dossieroutpost

  6. CAMPOUT PARTY - SAT. JULY 26th

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    > > - - - COME CELEBRATE SUMMERTIME AT WINTER SESSION - - - > 

    This Saturday, we’re hosting an evening of camping-themed food, drink, and activities in the urban wilds of our side lot on Welton Street, featuring:

    Savory nosh, killer drinks and Camp Journals by RedCamper

    S’mores Pie by The Long I Pie

    Vintage adventure gear curated by Vaux Vintage, Rucksack and Fireside Supply

    Nifty nature patches and pennants by Cedar & Sage

    Fun photo ops with Picture Me Camping, a vintage camper-turned-photo booth

    Live bow & arrow shooting* and obsidian flint carving courtesy of Craftsman & Apprentice

    * with kid-friendly safety arrows!

    < - - - - Saturday, July 26th / 5 pm till dark / Winter Session Outpost / 2952 Welton St. Denver, CO 80205 - - - < <

    Hope to see you there!! Kids are welcome. 

    Note: we will not actually be camping out overnight, but we encourage you to bring along your camp chair, blankets, and warm clothing.

  7. A quiet moment at the workshop, captured by @rickyboooby (at Winter Session Outpost)

  8. Thank you to the folks at Well Spent for featuring our new collab Log Tote, a special project with CampWell. Happy adventuring! 

  9. You’ll find our Jacob Bromwell + WS Covered Flask in an exclusive Navy color, only at Fox & Hardy

  10. A Review of Winter Session’s Snap Wallet

    The expert team at Best Leather took our newly redesigned Snap Wallet for a thorough field test and shared their thoughts in a comprehensive review. 

  11. Today on the oiling table: custom work for an iconic Denver hotel + bar that’s getting a fresh look #workinprogress #sneakpeek (at Winter Session Outpost)

  12. Guess what? Our Snap Wallet now has an additional inside slot to help organize cards ‘n cash. And we streamlined the profile a bit too. #summermakeover

  13. WS + CAMPWELL LOG TOTE

    We look to simplicity and universal functionality in all of our designs. So when the team at CampWell reached out to us about collaborating on a Log Tote, we jumped on the idea of an all-purpose hauler that adds to the ease of casual adventuring, whatever the season.

    Though inspired by a classic Log Carrier (think bonfire on the beach or a cozy night around the wood stove), it is equally adept at transporting picnic blankets, ice skates, bulky BBQ gear, a secret stash of snowballs, particularly complacent cats… you name it! 

    The WS + CampWell Log Tote is constructed with heavy-duty 18oz canvas and double-stitched seams for strength. We intentionally chose neutral fabrics to celebrate the smudges and wear that are classic narratives in everyone’s camping stories. Solid brass rivets secure the veg-tanned leather handles and closure tab. You’ll also find a handy interior pocket for keeping your matches, flashlight, car keys, or wine key easily accessible. 

    Available in Natural unwaxed or Grey waxed canvas.

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  14. We’re kinda into this whole black-on-black thing. Whaddya think? (at Winter Session Outpost)

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    Colorado Public Radio reflects on the flourishing menswear scene in Denver. We’re flattered to be included in the conversation.

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