M/S Explorer


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Our largest weekender Perfect for lengthy travels Trusted travel companion Waterproof ballistic nylon
Description & details
M/S Explorer - Skagerrak/Black
Designer's note

Designer's note

The M/S Explorer was introduced in Spring 2012 as our first serious travel bag, and it’s still the most spacious weekender in the collection. The inspiration for the bag came from simply strapping a leather belt around another bag which we had wrapped in a new, intriguing army green canvas. The expression and mix of materials was so pure and raw. We kept the belt buckle feature to be able to close the bag tightly and designed the handles with an extra, wider piece of leather underneath adding durability and vigour. The rest we tried to keep simple – aside from the bottom leather grid obviously. Simple at first hand – complex when you take a closer look.


Length 60 cm
Height 30 cm
Width 30 cm
Volume 54 l

As the name suggests, this bag calls for a serious adventure. The M/S Explorer contains ample interior space to hold all the essentials (whatever they may be) for a couple of weeks in the wilderness. Use the handles to carry the bag by hand, over the shoulder or as a backpack or use the detachable shoulder strap if the bag is filled to the maximum. The bag features two outside pockets, an inside pocket in each gusset closed with a leather strap, and an inside zip pocket.

Ballistic Nylon

Skagerrak is the name of the strait located between northern Jutland in Denmark, southwest Sweden and the southern coasts of Norway. Autumn gives the waters of Skagerrak a distinct, deep and dark greenish hue perfectly represented in this colourway. Skagerrak is a rough and relentless sea that can only be matched by our most durable fabric, ballistic nylon. Designed for heavy-duty wear, it will stand up to nearly any test. Waterproof by nature.

Composition: PA 64% - PL 19% - PU 17% 

Martindale: 50.000 // Weight: 862 gr. per running meter

Solid brass with gunmetal coating

Our hardware is chosen for its durability and therefore made from a base of solid brass material. For our series of ballistic nylons we've given the hardware a sleek gunmetal coating for a clean and modern look. We source all of our hardware from Italy, working with specific articles that we’ve been using and testing for more than 15 years. We only use classic hardware pieces that we know will stand the test of heavy daily wear, like the sailor hooks that appear in many of our designs.

Grey colored

The lining used for our fabric bags is woven from a combination of polyester and viscose. We use this combination as it offers the best durability while still providing a soft and tactile handfeel.

Black, vegetable tanned full grain bridle leather

Full grain is the best quality leather available, maintaining the top layer of the original cowhide intact and unaltered. This ensures that the leather is resistant and ages well, while also highlighting some of the natural characteristics of the grain, such as wrinkles, veins and pores. Bridle leather refers to the way that a piece of leather (cowhide) is treated with wax both on the flesh and grain sides of the leather. With a thickness of approx. 3mm, only the best grades of leather from older cattle can be used, as a certain age is required for the hide to attain the thickness and sturdiness necessary to become bridle leather.

Hand polished YKK Excella zippers

Renowned Japanese company YKK has been producing zippers since 1934. We exclusively use their best zipper available, the Excella zippers. The YKK Excella is the Rolls Royce of zippers, with every element, down to the teeth, perfected and hand-polished. A smooth zipper is indispensable to a well-made bag, after all it should add utility, beauty and longevity to the bag rather than taking away from it.
M/S Explorer - Skagerrak/Black


No dedicated laptop compartment but plenty of space to fit it all!
It’s been while back but I had been commuting between Zurich and Luxembourg on a weekly basis and was tired of bulky and noisy wheeled trolley, and thus decided to change to a Boston bag where you can also carry on the luggage, without the fuss of rolling it over the floor making noise, and moreover having more flexibility in the space you can carry. Very happy with the bag quality and now I own three Mismo bags. Keep up the good work.
- Shunji, Zürich, Switzerland
I have been a Mismo customer for many years… and there’s a reason for that. It’s the quality of the product. From the materials used, the meticulous construction, the attention to detail, the classic understated design to the customer service, all of these points will keep you coming back time and time again.
- Matthew, West PalmBeach, US
I have acquired several Mismo bags over past few years, they have all proven to be timeless and trusted companions through their outstanding quality and design. They are versatile enough for most occasions, making them an indispensable part of my daily wardrobe.
- Pascal, Berchem,Belgium
Just wanted to say that I had an excellent experience with you guys about a year ago. Was trying to order a supercool and lasting tote bag and had problems with voucher. I sent you message in the evening and got immediate response and the problem was solved way much quicker than I expected! I’ve been happy owner of cool tote bag since.
- Alex, Helsinki, Finland

Our story

Rooted in a Copenhagen mindset of freedom and flexibility, MISMO offers passionate travellers and city dwellers a timeless world of Nordic simplicity and everyday luxury. Our luggage collections are made to lift and support you through daily endeavours, city escapes and countryside adventures.
Ballistic Nylon Ballistic Nylon

Ballistic Nylon

Learn more about the three different colorways within the Ballistic Nylon collection. Vigorous, understatedly chic yet ready to perform, each of them celebrates that most valuable good in life; true freedom!


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