- Buyer's Guide
Week In Review ~ 10 May
Two different takes on a minimalist wallet, urban-friendly totes and new offerings from Mystery Ranch and MindShift Gear share the spotlight in our Week In Review…
Functional totes with city styling
Looking for a great beach bag, something to carry your work essentials or a handy hauler for groceries? New York carry brand ULTRAOLIVE have welcomed two new versatile releases with their Tote Collection featuring the Neoprene Zip Tote and Mesh Tote. The Neoprene Zip Tote, available in red or black, features a zippered main compartment with an interior sleeve for a 13-inch laptop and a front exterior pocket that accommodates an iPhone 6 Plus or similar sized objects. The Mesh Tote, in bone and blue colorways, combines a durable mesh construction with water-resistant side pockets featuring YKK AquaGuard® water-repellent zippers. Plus there’s storage space behind the pockets for stashing quick-access items.
MindShift gets active with GoPro carry
Using action cameras goes hand in hand with staying on top of managing gear – and that’s exactly what MindShift Gear’s new GP Series is all about. Designed to keep GoPro® cameras as well as their attachments and accessories in order, the series consists of a variety of water-resistant cases for storing everything from cameras and mounts to cables, batteries and memory cards. The cases are available separately and as bundles to suit different carry needs.
Mystery Ranch packs a punch with backcountry pack
From firefighting to camping, Mystery Ranch’s Packout Pack certainly packs plenty of versatility and durability. Available in four sizes to suit different users, the bag sports Mystery Ranch’s NICE Frame which takes the schlep out of hauling heavy loads and offers comfort and stability instead. Other features include multiple compression straps, a drawcord shroud opening for quick and easy access and exterior attachment points for carrying tools or other equipment.
Compact carbon fiber for your cards and cash
Taking inspiration from luxury cars, Seattle-based CARBONBUILT have created the 01W Carbon Fiber Wallet. Constructed from a single piece of forged composite with a gloss finish, the wallet incorporates an elastic band that holds two to seven cards and cash. Minimalist, tough and lightweight, coming in at a total of 15.5 grams, the wallet is available for pre-order now at a discounted price and ships in July.
Minimalist pocket carry
A different take on the minimalist wallet is the ACE Wallet from Goods by Ace. Constructed out of two bonded layers of 420D nylon, the wallet is durable but thin, coming in at only 0.65mm thick. The ACE Wallet holds 8 cards (with one or two extra when worn in) and is available in a range of colorways to suit your personal style. Check out the ACE Kickstarter campaign for more details.