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Able Archer is a new line of purpose-driven bags that goes everywhere and does it well. Inspired by the daring work of international photojournalists, news writers and guerilla filmmakers, Able Archer caters to the unique requirements of today’s globally active individuals - protecting their tools, and their ambitions. 


Able Archer News

The Blog of Able Archer Bags. Able Archer is a line of discrete everyday carry bags ideal for global professionals. 

July 2014 Update


Able Archer's first sold-out production run have shipped to all pre-orderers.

We've accelerated our next production run and will start accepting online orders for shipment this month July 2014.

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Thanks again for your patience and support.

Able Archer colors



Able Archer bags come in 3 primary colors representing 3 environments, Leaf (tropical), Cement (urban) and Sand (arid).

Evoking the three classic vintage military colors, Olive Drab, Field Grey and Khaki, the Able Archer colors are also reminiscent of the three shades currently in use by the U.S. Army's Universal Camouflage Pattern (UCP).

These 3 shades compose our Able Archer Flag, the only external branding on our bags. Small and subtle, the flag expresses the expeditionary nature of our go-anywhere, do-anything bags, while also serving as the color swatch book for our entire product line.

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More to come.

A Look Inside Able Archer



As promised, here's an inside look at Able Archer bags.

Underneath water resistant canvas and vintage era metal hardware, every Able Archer bag is lined with lightly padded waterproof nylon and multiple rows of military grade elastic webbing.

The back rows of webbing are compatible with military standard pouches and accessories available at Army/Navy Surplus stores worldwide. The front rows of webbing are sewn at different lengths measured to hold notebooks, pens, markers, flashlights, cables, hard drives and power adapters. They are repeated vertically to also hold tall items like umbrellas, bottles, spray cans or in a pinch, photo lenses.


Our bags don't use velcro or boxy padding that overly commit or give away the purpose of the bag. Instead of noisy and bulky dividers common to camera bags today, Able Archer relies on detachable pouches for camera equipment. These pouches can also be attached to the exterior of the bags when more space is needed; you can even attach pouches to the shoulder strap.

While compatible with standard pouches for a variety of items, Able Archer will be releasing specialized padded pouches for lenses, flashes and camera bodies this summer.

Able Archer recognizes that storage needs change on a daily basis, sometimes multiple times. Our system allows as much on-the-spot specialization as the user requires, while always remaining a nimble, go-to-bag for any circumstance.

There's still a lot more inside Able Archer bags. To stay up on our updates, follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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More to come.

Next Step.



Pop Up Flea is over and we were humbled by the response. People who pre-ordered an Able Archer bag this past weekend in NYC will be getting their bags before anybody besides our testers. In the coming days, we'll be revealing more about our bags as we ramp up our production. More to come.

Able Archer debuts at Pop Up Flea NYC May 9th-11th


5 years in development, ABLE ARCHER is debuting the ARCHER SERIES BAG LINE at POP UP FLEA 2014 in New York City. Located this year at the Metropolitan Pavilion 123 West 18th Street running May 9th 3pm - May 11th 6pm.

The full line will be on display and we'll be taking pre-orders for delivery June 2014. Customers who pre-order at the show will get complementary name personalization on their bag handles, as a gesture for their early support. 

MAY 9TH - 11TH @ Metropolitan Pavilion 123 W.18th Street NYC

POP UP FLEA is a roving, short-term store for long-term goods. It only opens one weekend at a time, showcasing a roster of elite participating brands to the public. 

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