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Insights

5 minutes w/Alex Drayer

by , September 7, 2012
Welcome back for another quick bite of industry insight courtesy of our ‘5 Minutes With…’ series. Lexdray founder Alex Dray shares his thoughts…

1 – What key insights drive your products?

Clean, understated and simple on the exterior.  Detailed, organized, and sophisticated on the interior.

2 – Who else is doing rad things in the world of carry and why do you think they’re important?

One company who is deeply entrenched in the world of carry is Duraflex.  They’re always coming up with unique hardware designs for bags which really make a difference when it comes to functionality and usability.  Like other large companies with their global reach, they also seem to try their best to limit their environmental footprint.

3 – Are there any things other brands do that you think are great or could be improved?

I can’t really tell other brands how to run their business.  Personally I like products that are well-made with quality materials and built to stand the test of time.

4 – What’s next for you guys?

We have four new styles coming in September including a unique camera sling and a one-of-a-kind garment bag.  We also have some dope colab projects in the pipeline including a sling bag I designed and produced with Jeff Staple as part of the Kidrobot Black Collection.

5 – What do you carry daily and how?

My daily go-to bag of late has been our new Sao Paulo Sling which comes out next month.  It holds an SLR with space for two lenses, an iPad and a ton of cool pockets to stash your gear.

  • Stefan

    Nice bags indeed, but the price tag is ridiculous imho…

  • BAGMAN

    I’m sure it’s quality stuff, but I wouldn’t class the exteriors on any of the above bags as ‘clean, understated, and simple’ ?

  • Richard

    Well, I’m not so sure about it. The craftsmanship on that camera bag don’t look so good to me. Maybe because it’s a proto sample…

    • Ando

      Richard,
      we’ve put a couple through their paces, and never had an issue with build quality. Lexdray are using a quality maker, so you’d be unlucky to have any issues.

  • Valter

    Absolutely love the very high priced Tokyo pack, but why not use better quality american made 1050D ballistic nylon instead of the 1680D? Also, will the neoprene be the best solution for long term durability?

    Tom Bihn on the 1050D ballistic nylon vs 1680D ballistic nylon:
    http://www.tombihn.com/forums/tom-bihn-news-everything-else/904-whats-difference-between-cordura-ballistic-nylon.html

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