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Directing a TV documentary on National Geographic saw me working on both sides of the Atlantic. One of the most amazing locations was Inis Oirr, a tiny island off the west coast of Ireland. A rogue wave sent us crashing into the ocean. My trusty TH5 floated off towards America and I thought that was the end of our 5-year adventure. Two days later I was shooting on the beach when, you guessed it, my Tilley floated ashore and was found by the sound man. But as it had now been ‘salvaged’ the only way I could get it back was to buy everyone a pint of Guinness. After 48 hours in the Atlantic, my Tilley had gained a little more character, but was still in perfect condition.


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The Tilley Carry-On in Waxed Nylon

Item #AD11
Price: $338.00 USD
This attractive Tilley Carry-On in waxed nylon is conveniently designed with both leather handles and adjustable and detachable leather shoulder strap. Featuring four pockets; two interior and two exterior. Nine brass feet studs keep this carry-on tidily off the ground. Each sturdy bag carries an exterior brass plate with a unique registration number that can be registered with Tilley. In case the bag is ever lost, we'll try and connect the owner with the finder.
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    • Adjustable/detachable leather shoulder strap with shoulder pad for comfort. Shoulder strap 1” long adjusts in length from 36” to 43”
    • Two-way exterior antique brass 22” zipper with leather pulls for easy access
    • Leather handles with leather handle grip
    • One exterior pocket with double Velcro® closures for security – 17” long and 6” high
    • One exterior pocket with antique brass zippered closure – 15 _” long and 6” high
    • Leather “Hat” logo patch on one exterior pocket
    • Unique antique brass registration plate on leather patch on other exterior pocket
    • Fully lined with nylon
    • Interior zippered pocket – 13 _” long and 7” high
    • Two open interior pockets on other side of bag – 9” long and 9” high
    • Bottom of bag has nine brass feet (studs) with leather strips to keep bag off the ground
    • Reinforced leather patches on all 4 corners of bag
    • Contrast stitching detailing
    • Size: 8.5” long, 12" high and 22" long


    • The Carry-On is made from 100% waxed nylon.

    • Inside lining is water repellent 420 dernier nylon.

    • The 100% leather trim is vegetable tanned, finished and ‘aged’ in Italy to give it that old-world, well-worn feeling.


    • Spot wash but do not use soap on the leather. The leather is prepared so it will not become brittle or cracked. Any type of oil or wax on the leather is not recommended.

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