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By Tom Randall - 2013-12-16T19:41:38Z

Courtesy Black Scout Survival

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Army Surplus Gore-Tex Bivy

Favorited by Peter Buchanan-Smith
Founder & CEO, Best Made Company 

Buchanan-Smith had a best-made design career even before he elevated the axe to a collector’s item. He redesigned Paper magazine and, with illustrator Maira Kalman, “The Elements of Style.” He counts among his clients designer Isaac Mizrahi, musician Philip Glass, and the New York Times. The album cover he designed for Wilco won him a Grammy.

Buchanan-Smith, who teaches at The School of Visual Art in New York, says sometimes everyone needs to get out of the city. “With a bivy bag like this you can make your camp/home just about anywhere.”

The $50 sleep sack is breathable, lightweight, and will keep you dry when your camp becomes a puddle. A perfect design, he says, for those who “aspire to a vagabond lifestyle.”