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Week In Review ~ 10 August
This Week In Review has more carry than you can shake a rather large stick at, from upcycled firehoses to military packs that are going undercover. Hope you’re having an awesome weekend and enjoy the read…
Ready for action…in the office
When you think of military packs, Goruck’s name is likely to be one of the first to pop up. However, what if you want a pack that has tactical toughness without the tactical look? Enter Goruck’s line of Slick rucksacks. Think GR1 in stealth mode. There’s no MOLLE webbing on the pack’s exterior and no Velcro for attaching a patch. Available in three office-friendly colours (black, sand and coyote), the minimal look could have you ready for action in your work environment or up for urban adventures as a city-slick daypack.
Chrome embraces the combat look
If you are after a military look for your carry, Chrome’s Barrage rolltop backpack is keen to pack a punch. The external cargo net is suitable for bulky or wet items and two compartments keep wet and dry items separate. The 22-liter main compartment can be expanded to 34 liters if extra space is required and compression straps help to keep contents in place.
DSPTCH sends out new carry
DSPTCH has a new collection out which includes some pretty interesting-looking bag carry. Both offering a selection of pockets and space for a 13-inch laptop, the Ruckpack offers front-loading access for carrying daily essentials or packing for a short trip, while the Slingpack provides a more minimal carry option for day to day use.
Getting fired up about upcycling
Realizing the potential of firehoses which had reached their standard time of use, HoseWear decided to offer these hardworking hoses a new lease of life in the form of carry items. Encompassing a range of items such as messenger bags, phone sleeves, iPad sleeves and tote bags, HoseWear’s collection offers unique and eye-catching pieces with handy rain protection built in.
Reporting from the front lines: OR Summer Market 2013
The Outdoor Retailer Summer Market has enough carry items to make you hyper for the rest of the year (just in time for the next summer market). This amount of awesome carry was a magnet for Carryology and we decided that it was our duty to scope it out and highlight what’s new and on the horizon in the world of carry (it’s a hard job but somebody’s gotta do it…). Switch off your phone, prop your feet up and check out the first part of our OR Summer Market 2013 report.