- Buyer's Guide
Week In Review ~ 12 February
Suave Dopp kits for your grooming essentials, hands-free camera carry, and simple Swedish functionality are just some of the things that have caught our attention in our Week In Review…
A bullseye for sharp urban style
Looking for a sleek, durable and versatile shoulder bag? The bagjack Sniper Bag hits the mark with its striking silhouette and range of handy features. The bag is crafted by hand in Berlin using 560 dtex Cordura, an AustriAlpin Cobra buckle, and waterproof YKK zippers. Suitable for everyday and travel needs, the bag’s features include a removable soft shell muff, a removable shoulder strap, a padded tech pocket, a quick-access front pocket, and MOLLE webbing for attaching additional items.
Embracing the outdoors made easy
Alite Designs are all about creating simple and functional gear to encourage users to get outside more. With that guiding principle in mind, the San Francisco brand have two new backpacks and a new duffle set for a SS17 release. The Arcata Pack is designed for day-long trips and hikes and includes a removable sternum strap and built-in hydration features. The Big Basin Duffle can alternate between overnight and extended trips and features exterior gear attachment loops, compression clips, and integrated shoulder straps to carry the bag as a backpack if desired. In addition, the duffle can be easily stored inside its own zippered pocket. The Reyes Pack is ready for a day on the trails with a comfy suspension system, zippered top access, as well as double zip pockets which are handy spots for storing quick-access items, or alternatively they can be unzipped to form a single storage space for large and bulky items.
Dapper style for your Dopp kit
Dopp kits carry the essentials you need to look good on the go. So why shouldn’t they look good themselves? Stash Co get behind this idea fully with their new range of Dopp kits. Simple, hard-wearing and full of rugged charm, their Dopp kits come in a choice of leathers including American Bison and feature an easy grab-and-go side handle. Each piece is unique and made by hand in the brand’s Texas-based factory space. Handsome and durable, these are great-looking pieces for adding character to your travel carry.
Cameras at the ready
Often photographers need to be able to react quickly, and fumbling in a bag for a camera can mean missing a great shot. But Spider Holster have a convenient and effective solution on hand with their SpiderLight line designed for mirrorless and lightweight cameras. The line includes the SpiderLight Camera Holster which allows a camera to be attached securely to your belt while remaining easily and quickly accessible. Alternatively you can opt for a holster system that also includes a belt with the SpiderLight Single Camera System and Dual Camera System. In addition the line includes the SpiderLight Hand Strap, as well as the SpiderLight Backpacker Kit which enables camera attachment to either a belt or backpack strap.
Eco-friendly Swedish minimalism
Sandqvist keeps it clean in more ways than one with their new Lucid series. The Swedish brand is doing their bit for the environment with their first collection featuring recycled materials. The series includes four pared-back designs each available in three colorways. The Ivan and rolltop Lova backpacks feature buckle closures, while the Mio backpack secures with Velcro and snap buttons, and the Oliver backpack features a zipper closure. Each bag includes an interior 13″ laptop and iPad sleeve and pockets for storing smaller items within easy reach.