It’s strictly business boxy design offers sleek lines and a surprising amount of the capacity. Use the external heavy-duty bridle leather pockets at either side as stashes for quick-access items like a phone and wallet. The substantial leather handles won’t let you down and form to your grip overtime. Along with our thickest leather, we’ve added our strongest hand-pounded rivets, 12 of them to be exact. On the inside, you’ve got an organizer panel complete with a leather business card holder and slip pockets for writing utensils. A solid brass swivel hook will help keep keys or key fobs from making their way un-conveniently to the bottom of your tote. The Ranger Hodges Handbag also offers a padded sleeve for your laptop. This handbag is part tote, part handbag, part briefcase all crafted into one. It’s backed by a lifetime guarantee and made in the USA by Frost River. History of the pack name, meet Ranger Claire Marie Hodges: Claire Marie Hodges was the first female Park Ranger hired by the National Park Service Ranger Hodges was the first ever female Park Ranger for the National Park Service. Due to the World War I draft, the Park Service was having a hard time finding able-bodied men to fill hard-working ranger positions. Hodges grew up on horseback and was no stranger from working on the land. She approached the superintendent of Yosemite National Park and applied to become a Park Ranger. Hodges said, “Probably you’ll laugh at me, but I want to be a Ranger.” Superintendent Lewis replied, “I beat you to it, young lady. It’s been on my mind for some time to put a woman on one of these patrols— only I couldn’t find the right one before.” Ranger Hodges duties involved taking the entrance tickets from the main gate in the evening and then riding horseback through the night to drop the tickets off at headquarters in the morning. She also patrolled the valley and remote areas of the park and had the same responsibilities as her male counterparts.