- Buyer's Guide
Week In Review ~ 11 May
This week we’ve got a mix of style, durability and functionality as we check out a hardwearing tote, an eye-catching backpack suitable for work or play, cyclist carry focusing on easy access and some sleek mountain packs. Welcome to the Week In Review, hope you enjoy the read…
This Stanley & Sons Denim Market Bag offers up a nice combination of stylish looks and hardwearing construction for your daily, weekly or occasional carrying needs. Made out of black and indigo selvedge denim, the bag has leather handles and reinforced stress points thanks to copper rivets that have been hammered by hand and backed with leather washers. A small degree of organization is offered via an inner slip pocket.
The Postal Backpack from Kika NY is pretty sleek and stylish with sophisticated looks that could work for the office or leisure time. The pack has an interior pocket and a back exterior zip pocket and can hold a 15-inch laptop. This pack is handmade out of a Brooklyn-based studio that utilises high-end leather sourced from Portugal, Italy, and Belgium, along with hand-tooled brass hardware. There’s no denying it’s pricey, but you can take comfort in the thought that it’ll last long enough to pass on to the grandkids.
narifuri is a Japanese fashion brand that targets cyclists and they have a nice selection of carry, including their Hatena pack. Keeping things creative in the opening department, the pack offers easy access to the contents via the curved main zipper, with external storage options courtesy of three pockets. There’s an interior pocket as well as a separate designated laptop section for additional storage options.
Streamlined snow style
If you’re going to be hitting the snow at some point you may be keen to check out Arva Equipment, a brand based in the French Alps that creates snow safety products, from avalanche beacons and shovels to gloves and probes. Of course, since we’re into carry we’re interested in their line of packs. Their range of mountain backpacks offer compact and streamlined design that aims to keep weight minimal while offering easy acces to gear. You can view the pack collection here.
The North Face versus Patagonia
In the market for something to chuck your stuff in that offers grab-and-go portability for your next great adventure? We put two tough duffels to the test as the Patagonia Black Hole and The North Face Base Camp duffel go head to head in a super-tight comparison. Discover which one comes out on top and whether it could be just the thing you’re after for your travel gear needs.