There was a simple philosophy that Manhattan Portage set out to achieve back in 1983, "New York Tough." We sought to take the functionality of outdoor gear/packs and bring them to an urban audience. We took materials like CORDURA brand nylon and high quality plastic Delrin buckles and incorporated them into a new urban aesthetic that is chic, innovative, and confident.
Our bags and backpacks have since earned their street creed; they are reliable and tough companions on the streets of New York City, the epicenter of culture. What was originally designed for bike messengers in NYC and DJ'S in the East Village has become mainstream. Despite our lasting success, we remain committed to the fundamental guidelines that we set years ago for great innovative designs, the use of the highest materials, and excellent craftsmanship.
We've used the experience, skills, technical innovations and the successes of the past three decades to expand and diversify your portfolio to meet the challenges and changes of the new century. Our versatility, durability, and adaptability have allowed us to survive the ebb and flow of mercurial fashion tides, that's why we own "New York Tough." It's become part of our history and it's in our DNA