Anthony Christos Contakos

Christos Contakos  at the helm of “Starry Night” on the coast of Maine

Sailsmith Bags, LLC is a one man operation ran by myself, Anthony Christos Contakos. I am located in Southern Vermont.  I construct each and every bag in my home shop using a mixture of new and old machinery.

My Business:

I strive to produce the finest quality bag of its type and welcome all comments or suggestions aimed at improving it’s functionality.  I also conduct product testing to assure rock-solid construction.  I stand behind my products with a 100 year warranty to give you piece of mind regarding your purchase.

Who I am:

I am a self employed stay at home dad of two boys ages 13 and 9.  I live in Whitingham, Vermont with my wife and children and enjoy sailing and bicycling.  I have always been interested in the out-of-doors and have had jobs ranging from Outward Bound to white water kayaking instructor.  While earning my Bachelor’s degree from Marlboro College I actively worked for the Outdoor program running weekend and school break trips.  Sewing has always been a part of my life as well, being taught to me by my mother at a early age.  Much of my first outdoor gear was self made.  I made my wife’s wedding dress when we were married in 2000.  After many years as a carpenter and furniture maker, and after constructing our family home, I have turned back to the sewing machine to form Sailsmith Bags, LLC.


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Where it all began:

the hurricane ditty bag by Anthony Christos Contakos

Back in 1990 I built this bag that was the inspiration for Sailsmith Bags.  Constructed out of a retired Outward Bound duffel, this ditty has seen several expeditions, and has served me well for many years.  Now you can own a improved version of this gem to work on your own, equally distinctive “patina” of use.

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