Herschel Supply Co’s timeless backpacks and more
Lovers of Herschel Supply Co. products and those who prefer versatility and durability for their rucksacks, bags and wallets, need not go to Manila or Amazon.com in order to shop because the world’s favorite provider of these timeless products has opened in SM City Iloilo.
The Hershel Supply store in SM City Iloilo
But first of all, here’s a bit of history. It was in the early 1900’s when Peter Alexander Cormack, a barrel maker by trade, and his wife Annie made the journey from Wick, Scotland to a town called Herschel in the province of Saskatchewan in Canada. In 2009 or three generations later, Herschel Supply Co. was founded by Jamie and Lyndon Cormack.
Herschel backpacks from the Gradient collection, Offset collection and Sun Up collection modeled by Iloilo bloggers Jorry Palada of Iloilo Travel Guide, Raymart Escopel of Randomly Candid and Greg Flores of Cafe Ilonggo.
When a Herschel product is created, the needs of its users are being considered. That is why they have standard details including liners, key clips and pocket sleeves that remain useful for today’s users, may they be for adventure or simply for daily use.
The key feature of every Herschel product – engineered stripes in either red, blue or black - was inspired by the overalls that Peter Alexander Cormack wore. The other features are the air mesh (for airflow and comfort), padded and fleece lined sleeve (for tablets and laptops) and signature shoe compartment that can accommodate a shoe size of up to size 3.
This Hershel backpack held by Rosmar's Symphony is water resistant.
Herschel Supply Co. Collections
Here are some descriptions of popular Herschel Supply Co. collections that cater to different ages, gender and lifestyle.
Knapsacks with Mickey Mouse designs
This Disney icon is Hershel's way of reminding the world to "never stop dreaming".
Coca-Cola inspired designs
Like the fact that this beverage brand is found all over the world, Herschel is an apt partner for travellers who also wish to explore the world.
A water resistant Herschel backpack modeled by Iloilo Today's Nonoy Taclino
The collection includes lines colored green, red, yellow and dark blue. "A perfect accompaniment for a movie in the park under a canopy of stars, we have partnered with America's longest standing merchant to symbolize comfort and quality," stated Herschel's brand presentation.
Iza Santillan shows the signature stripes of a Hershel backpack during a meeting with Iloilo bloggers.
Sun Up Collection
Inspired by the palm fringed white sands of an exotic island, the bags are colored cream with dark green colored silhouettes of palms and islands, evoking daydreams of leisure and adventure.
Carries nature colors ranging from the sky blue and orange colors (during sunrise and sunset) to the blue color of the ocean.
The Sun Up Collection
The Cordura fabric is lightweight and densely woven. Light and durable, with details of tanned leather and custom metal hardware, this backpack will stand the test of time.
Stripes with premium leather detailing.
As a dayback, tote or duffle, they are ultra lightweight and made from resilient nylon ripstop and features silhouettes that collapse into internal pockets for convenience storage.
Faded Denim and Defense Class caps
This would certainly appeal to women. They are lightweight and rendered with lustrous lightweight nylon fabric and finished with premium details. Dawson works as a backpack while Kingsgate can be a shoulder or sling bag.
Created to compliment the female figure, these backpacks are made of lightweight fabric.
Every traveller needs a cap for protection from the sun and Hershel offers many for both men and women. The Faded Denim collection uses washed denim with vintage inspired copper hardware while the Defense Class collection was inspired by American, Japanese and British military colors with tonal flag patches.
They also have the Polycoat collection and Tarpaulin collection whose backpacks and bags are water resistant.