March 1909. I’d had enough of Washington. Taft would be fine, probably better off without me around. So Kermit and I set off for the opposite of Washington, a place unworn of man, where we could wake beneath the splendor of new stars: Mombasa, Kenya. The morning after making camp, we came upon four water buffalo, the largest standing just outside the others. I fired a shot through his tough hide, going through the lungs. That bull ran for a quarter of a mile before finally falling. It was clear he was tough of hide and tough of heart. That toughness was what we encountered in that vast silence, a silence that was the opposite of Washington, a silence I needed. Of the water buffalo, Teddy wrote: “and his hide so thick that a bullet must be very well placed to stop one.”
Our Roosevelt Travel Duffle Bag is constructed from this same thick water buffalo hide but crafted to be pleasing to the eye and hand. It is designed with room for adventures to Africa or Alabama, actually coming in a little larger than our regular duffle so you can stay a few days longer. And the presence of top flaps for additional security make this bag and its carrier damn near unstoppable. So get one, and go farther.
|Dimensions||24" L x 11" W x 11" H|
|Weight||6 Ibs., 9oz.
|Origin||Made in India