- Buyer's Guide
Carry Wishlist 2014 :: Brian
Every once in a while everyone likes to dream of the bags we’d buy if money wasn’t an issue. Here is mine.
"Everything changes when you build packs directly for serious individuals rather than for wholesale buyers that deal mostly with novices."
I seriously covet the Merkebeiner, and what's not to covet? They've got a rabid cult following, the worst website ever, a rambling origin story, UHMWPE and other high tech materials, etc... It's also ridiculously expensive, and made-to-order for pros - if I own one it'll make me a pro, right? Right!?
Up here in the Pacific Northwest it rains a lot, and when it's not raining it's misty and damp. That's why it's great to finally see a well thought out, well made, waterproof hydration pack for mountain biking.
It looks great in black and comes highly recommended by people who know their stuff. Want.
By all accounts Taris makes the best classic auto luggage around, and if future-me has nice E-Type luggage it means future-me owns an old E-Type. I would like that very much.
I dream of one day being a grown up with a heavily patined leather briefcase. The Foster & Son Flap Over is a traditional two-strap briefcase, hand-stitched from top quality bridle leather.
For the £2,150 asking price, I demand it be made with hand-tools by a frumpy, meticulous Brit in an unflashy workshop full of old books. In Tan please.
This is about as badass as a man-bag can be, and it achieves it without trying too hard with manly things like PALS.
For those of us with younger, active offices it'd fit right in - especially the nylon version - and the organization is top-notch.