TSL Ltd Edition Group Bag Pre-order (GREY: CLOSED, BLUE: OPEN)

The Superior Labor


This pre-order is now closed for the grey version, the blue one is still available (limited quantities).

This custom made The Superior Labor Bag is exclusively available to members of the Facebook-based The Superior Labor Fan Group managed by Carla Conroy. 

The bags will be numbered on the TSL brass badge (see picture) from Nr 001-.. since this is a limited edition bag, i.e. it will only be produced once.

Note: the sample bag shown in the pictures was made in natural canvas rather than one of the selected colours to make it easier to see the details of the bag.

Design :

Designer Makoto Kawai kept the bag visually similar to the classic Engineer Bag style but built in all of the refinements that the group members asked for, including:

- inner bottle holder

- inner key holder (brass clip)

- large inner pocket (almost full length) with smaller outer compartments and 1 large zipped one

- larger outside leather pocket separated into 1 large and 1 smaller compartment

- exclusive leather patch on the rear with "TSL Fans Project 001" & TSL + Nomado Store logos. This patch is unique to this project.

- lighter weight Japanese "paraffin" canvas (very high quality)

- leather bottom - increases durability

- adjustable shoulder strap with pad for comfort

- handles

- brass badge with individual serial number (Ltd. Edition)

Note: these refinements really make this bag unique.



- canvas: paraffin canvas by TSL's usual Okayama-based supplier Takeyari Canvas. A thinner gauge canvas than the one used for the standard Engineer Bags, the cotton is lightly paraffin-treated (no weird smell or other issues). TSL paraffin cotton is a big favourite of ours, it is strong but lighter than the usual one.

- leather : leather bottom, patch, strap, outer pocket, handles, key holder. TSL use an extremely high quality Japanese vegetable – tanned leather (slowly and carefully tanned with mimosa extract) from the prestigious Tochigi tannery, which is tough but supple, keeping the bag lightweight but very durable.

- brass :  all metallic fixtures including the metal badge are solid brass produced by a small workshop that has been working with TSL for years and producing all of their brass accessories.



- 8 (steel grey) and 10 (blue) were selected by the group. See picture below.

Important Note: TSL have a mandatory minimum order quantity of 10 bags per colour. If we end up having too few orders for one of the two colours, we will order all bags in one colour. You will be informed of this if applicable.


Dimensions :

  • Strap length : min. 66cm – max. 86cm
  • Bag dimensions : L 31 x H 27 x W 17 cm
  • Weight: approx. 900 gr., strap included


- Pre-orders may be placed until Sunday 17th March 2019 Midnight (Brussels Time)

- Orders will be fulfilled at the latest 3 months after March 16th, we will keep customers updated on schedule changes and will do our best to speed up the process and deliver sooner.

Warranty, Cancellations & Returns

Bags will include a 1 year warranty covering manufacturing defects (an unlikely occurrence). We are unable to accept order cancellations or returns for any other reason, since these bags are custom made to order for each client. We are available to answer any questions customers may have before ordering to help them make the right decision in advance.

Handmade in Japan by The Superior Labor

All quoted prices include 21% VAT. Please use the discount code we posted in the FB group for VAT deduction if you are based outside the European Union, contact us if you can't find the code.

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