J.W. Hulme Co. started making tents and awnings in Minnesota in 1905. After producing awnings for the homes of the Midwestern elite and the U.S. Army during World War I, the company added leather and canvas bags to their repertoire, and the pieces quickly became must-haves for serious outdoorsmen. Eventually, the label shifted their focus to bags, emphasizing American craftsmanship and valuing quality over quantity. Today, J.W. Hulme Co. produces bags that carry on the legacy of this iconic, heritage brand.