- Buyer's Guide
Week In Review ~ 12 June
A pared-down pocket knife, versatile Samsonite bags for work and play, and a sling bag for small essentials and camera gear. Discover more in our Week In Review…
Classic style, the Cravar way
Not a brand to sit back after success, Cravar keep striving for better with new designs as well as updates across the board. Enhancing the functionality of previous releases, the brand have added updates to their Alpha series, C.O. series and F.C. series. Cravar also offer slimmer and lighter carry with their Slim F.C. series, and easy access with their vegetable-tanned full grain leather Tote. A range of new materials come to the fore with the introduction of the Denim F.C. series featuring handwoven denim exteriors, and the Fabric F.C. series with its Sunbrella fabric exterior. Check out Cravar’s Kickstarter campaign for details.
A honed balance of form and function
A pocket knife is first and foremost a tool. But there’s no reason that tool can’t be beautiful. Grovemade’s new release is practical art for your pocket, taking inspiration from the Japanese Higonokami and designed for everyday use. Made in the USA, the Grovemade Pocket Knife features a single-piece core of machined 303 stainless steel complemented by a choice of Maple or Walnut wood. The blade is premium Elmax steel and the knife remains open during use through a combination of friction and thumb pressure on the back of the blade. Refined to an elegantly simple and functional form, this is a pocket knife built for performance as well as style.
A deft approach to lighter leather carry
Leather is a beautiful and durable material, but it does have a distinct weight drawback compared to many other carry materials. Deft Agency, a design studio of architects and designers, tackles this drawback head-on with their carry//deft range. The bags feature thin full grain leather laminated together to shape the bags while reducing weight. The range is all about understated details, from the clean lines to the subtle interior branding. Designed for work and travel, the carry//deft range includes the Meet Pouch 001, Work Bag 001, Work Bag 002, and Travel 001 holdall.
Styled for business and beyond
Business, work, travel – your carry needs can change significantly from one day to the next. Samsonite’s City Vibe and Avant collections are designed to adapt to those varying needs. The City Vibe range includes six styles that can alternate between the office and airport, with pockets and compartments for organization and space for tech. The Avant range features four backpacks, each with a 16″ laptop compartment, quick-access pockets and urban-friendly looks that accommodate work or a weekend away equally well.
Sling between the essentials and safe camera carry
You don’t always need to carry a big bag, and the PIXEL and MEGAPIXEL from YNOT offer compact alternatives. Designed for everyday essentials, these sling bags can be worn around the waist or over the shoulder (either left or right thanks to a reversible strap) for flexible portability. Available in water-resistant 1000D Cordura or waxed canvas, the bags include YKK AquaGuard zippers, interior pockets and an exterior front pocket. YNOT also dishes up further versatility with an optional camera insert, making it easy to convert the PIXEL and MEGAPIXEL from everyday to camera bags. Learn more through YNOT’s Kickstarter campaign.