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Freitag's R517 Hermitz

is the perfect shoulder bag for a 13″ MacBook or all your every day carry.


The Reference line was a limited run of bags made from vintage uni-coloured tarps — usually white, grey, or black. All featured clean lines that brought to mind the every day carry of journalists, sailors, or a war correspondent’s attaché.
The hardware (clasps & buckles) were metal rather than plastic and the bags were lined with cotton.
The R517 Hermitz is modelled after a 50s/60s journalist’s bag and was produced by Freitag from 2013 until mid-2017. Its rear pocket perfectly fits a 13″ MacBook, MacBook Air, or iPad Pro.
This particular Hermitz is used but in sterling shape with a wonderful patina. No holes, tears, or other nonsense. When in production, a new Hermitz was about $470. SOLD


  1. Metal hardware
  2. External zippered pockets, front and back
  3. Adjustable shoulder strap
  4. Front and back main compartments under the flap


  • Used truck tarps (polyester fabric with PVC coating)
  • Cotton lining
  • Metal hardware and logo plate
Text 416 556 6278 to schedule a pickup.
More photos are below or watch this official Freitag video to see all the bag’s features:

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