- Buyer's Guide
Black Ember Kompak Collection
Sometimes you aren’t carrying a lot of gear. But smaller setups still require organization for easy access on the go. Not to mention protection against bumps, scuffs and the elements. Whether you’re carrying your keys and wallet or a little more, a grab-and-go system simply makes things easier. And that’s where the Black Ember Kompak Collection comes in.
Compact carry for a compact kit
The primary star of the show is the Black Ember Kompak Crossbody Bag. A smaller-format crossbody bag that’s versatile for a range of uses, from minimalist commutes with just the essentials, to sightseeing day trips and weekend explorations about town.
The bag’s magnetic front pocket provides quick-access storage for a phone, with a pass-through for charging. The clamshell main compartment offers easy access to the contents, with a choice of interior pockets to organize items and a magnetic keychain. It’s large enough for a camera or headphones, with a cushioned lining for some added protection on the go. Need to carry a tablet? The padded rear pocket is large enough to hold an iPad Mini or similarly sized items.
The Kompak Crossbody Bag comes with a padded and adjustable shoulder strap featuring Black Ember’s new aluminum gated spring-hook hardware, which secures the strap to Hypalon wings that help the bag sit flat against the body.
Magnets: Key to easy EDC
Speaking of magnetic key carry, Black Ember’s Magnetic Keychain provides slick and adaptable carry options to keep your keys close at hand. A Fidlock magnetic buckle and anodized aluminum spring-gated hook let you securely clip keys to your belt loop. And there’s also a leash option for storing keys in your pocket if you prefer. Both keychain options are compatible with the Kompak crossbody bag and feature titanium keyrings.
While keys are an EDC essential, your wallet is likely tagging along on daily journeys too. And Black Ember offer up a slim and durable pocket companion courtesy of the Mag-Fold. This minimalist wallet features a nifty magnetic bifold opening for easy access and closure. Made with multiple layers of Cordura® nylon, it fits in a front pocket and offers enough space for ID, cash, and some cards, while keeping carry bulk down.
Rugged, recycled and ready for action
Black Ember have proven themselves adept at creating bags that are ruggedly weatherproof yet understated for urban environments. The Kompak collection carries on this tradition in sleek style. The Kompak Crossbody Bag is crafted using new Cordura® ECO recycled nylon fabric, the first recycled 100% nylon fabric from Cordura®. The bag and the wallet feature Black Ember’s proprietary BOND-STITCH laser-cut construction, while YKK AquaGuard zippers help thwart the elements and protect the contents of the Kompak bag.
Black Ember excel at creating carry for active urban lifestyles. Pieces that straddle the work/play divide, looking suitably slick for daily urban use and bringing dependable functionality to the daily grind. The Kompak Collection is no different, offering all of this in scaled-down pieces that are ideal when you want to carry light.