South 2 West 8 has a deep collection which includes several items I would like to get my hands on. While most of the soft goods are made in Japan where the collection is retailed, some of the accessories are made in the USA. The great navy blue oxfords being one, and their set of travel bags being the other example. I know that Nepenthes has had an on-going long relationship with Duluth Pack and due to a couple signature details, I have reason to be believe this great looking pack might be made in the same factory as our Utility Bags. What I really like on this backpack is the pull string cinch top. With a simple flap and one leather strap/buckle to close it up, the cinch is a great way to keep things secure while keeping the bag looking nice and neat. The yellow colour is really nice as well, but of course even though it's made in the USA, it's only available overseas.