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Week In Review ~ 1 June
We’re halfway through the year and there’s a bit of a travel theme to this Week In Review, so if anyone’s in need of a mid-year break then read on for some handy travel tips and a versatile backpack for single and multi-day trips. We’re also checking out a new collaboration, an awesome luggage design concept and some EDC gear aimed at guitarists (to mix things up a bit 😉 ). Hope you enjoy the read…
Ventilated versatility from Fjällräven
Keeping things sleek and streamlined, the Friluft 55 backpack from Fjällräven works well for single day as well as multi-day trips. The ventilation system is designed to maximise user comfort, while external storage options include front and side stretch pockets and smaller pockets on the hip belt for items such as phones and keys. Additional features include the likes of compression straps and a reinforced bottom and sides. You can check out the video above (the 35L version but relevant across all the sizes) for further details.
Creative carry concept
You’ve packed super-efficiently and have everything you need in your suitcase when you set off on your trip, whether it’s a holiday with friends or family or business travel. The problem is when you reach your destination and you’re plied with presents from your loved ones or business samples and gifts – or you see that amazing souvenir that up until now you had no use for but you know you’ll never rest easy ever again unless it comes home with you. So you try to cram as much as possible into your existing luggage but it just won’t fit, leaving you with the option of wearing multiple layers of clothing on the journey home and/or trying to shove as much stuff as possible into your pockets without looking suspicious. The suitcase above is designed to eliminate such predicaments thanks to the eye-catching expandable design that has the potential to offer some pretty handy and flexible carry options. The Folding Suitcase is a design concept by Wang Pan and Libiao Tong so you won’t be able to get your hands on one just yet, but perhaps somewhere down the line one of these suitcases may be the thing that saves you from looking like a marshmallow on the plane.
Knitwear meets backpacks. Not necessarily the first two things you would associate together but the new collaboration between CASH CA and immun. shows good-looking results with their Light Weight Backpack. CASH CA originated as a brand supplying luxury knitwear and immun. is a sub line of the brand. The ripstop pack, which is constructed in Japan, has a range of pockets including a front mesh pocket and side pockets, as well as waterproof zips. There is also a dedicated laptop section and a padded back, with color options of gray or navy. So what’s the drawback? It’s pretty pricey.
Music to guitarists’ ears
We tend to focus on carry such as bags and wallets here at Carryology but sometimes it’s nice to take a peak at some carry outside of the bag/wallet world. One such piece is the Deluxe Pick Pocket, a handmade leather plectrum holder that attaches to your guitar to keep picks readily accessible (it can serve as a keyring too). There’s also a Super Deluxe Pick Pocket that can also be used as a keyring or attached to zips or belt loops and so forth. Fun, useful and reasonably priced, which always helps.
Making travel easier one tip at a time
Whether you are the master of packing or a bit clueless when it comes to getting organized for your travels, these Snapguide travel tips are well worth a read. Ranging from tips on how to fold clothing in order to save space in your luggage to how to make your own washable toothbrush travel pouch, you’ll hopefully be inspired with ideas that will make the travel process less hassle and more pleasure.