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Christmas Gift Guide 2022 | The Minimalist
While there are countless options in the carry world (for each and every product), sometimes less is more. Perhaps Marie Kondo strikes a chord with a loved one or sharp lines and understated style is their forte? These options are sure to delight anyone on that scale. Here is our Christmas Gift Guide 2022 – The Minimalist.
If the minimalist life is all about having less that can do more, look no further than the Arc’teryx Veilance Field Jacket. This classy jacket is a modern interpretation of the famous field jacket, but revamped in a way only the wizards at Arc One could. Fully storm ready with a waterproof, windproof, and breathable 3L Goretex membrane, this jacket can take on any climate any time. Pockets galore can carry your EDC, while the intelligent patterning makes this jacket move with you while maintaining a streamlined silhouette. The Arc’Teryx Veilance Field Jacket could be the one to rule them all.
Composed of a Duffel, a Sling, and a Daypack, this series from Bellroy has been a revelation. Made from 100% recycled plastic bottles, this lightweight series is full of function ready for life on the go. The muted chalk and black colour ways are subtle and the ripstop construction provides peace of mind on adventures. Each piece can be folded or rolled, meaning one could theoretically take all three items with a weight under three pounds! As always with Bellroy, this collection pulls triple duty for EDC, travel, and active adventure!
The number one spot to simplify for any Carryologist is in the pocket. Streamlining a wallet makes life simpler, transactions smoother, and pockets less bulgy. The Apex Slim Sleeve is a wallet that has come back from the future. Precision molding and seamless lamination are just a couple of manufacturing details that will impress the recipient. RFID lining keeps your cards safe, while the magnetic closure is not only secure but incredibly satisfying. Don’t be fooled by the slim aesthetic, the Apex can hold up to 8 cards and folded notes! This is a Carryology Staff favourite for a reason.
150 years ago, people lived the minimalist lifestyle, and not by choice. One pair of shoes would be relied on for all tasks and occassions. Blundstone was born on the island of Tasmania, just south of Australia. A remote and unforgiving place to call home, the boots were created to handle it all. While traditionally Blundstones are work boots, the easy on, easy off boots are truly the definition of an all rounder. Equally at home going to dinner, rocking on the trails, or while sipping a pint with friends, the #1320 is a Huckberry Special edition with gorgeous aesthetics, an upgraded sole, but all of that heritage goodness Blundstone are known for. If there’s one pair of boots to buy for a minimalist, it’s these.
It’s easy to carry too much, and sometimes keeping it slim is the way to go. Alpaka Gear have created the Tech Brief, a streamlined carry solution that can either work as a standalone bag (with the included shoulder strap) or as an organiser in a larger bag on your travels. Crafted from X-Pac (VX42 for Black, VX21 for Dark Green) the tech brief will keep your electronics safe from the elements, as well as organised. Waterproof lockable zippers add another layer of protection, while internally there is a slot for every harddrive, charger, cable, headphone and other tech accoutrement possible. The tech brief will hold up to a 14″ laptop. This 5.5L streamlined solution to tech carry is perfect for those travelling fast and light.