- Buyer's Guide
Week In Review ~ 12 March
An all-in-one carry solution for surfing gear, sleek Danish minimalism for day-to-day needs, and a luxurious leather travel set. Delve into the details in our Week In Review…
Delicates laundry made easy on the go
The Scrubba wash bag was created as a clever means of allowing travelers to do laundry easily on the go. No need to hunt down a washing machine, use the accommodation’s bathroom sink, or get down to business with a bucket of water off the grid. Now the makers behind the Scrubba have come up with a useful travel-friendly solution for hand-wash-only items such as delicates and active wear. The Allurette features an integrated washboard designed specifically to accommodate delicate items, and since it’s a sealed bag you don’t need to worry about cleaning up spilled soapy water. The Allurette also suits those with sensitive skin, as the scrubbing motion is carried out on the exterior of the bag, meaning no exposure to potentially irritating detergents. The packable design stores easily in luggage or a travel bag, and saves on storage space at home when not in use. For further details check out the Allurette Indiegogo campaign.
Cycle-chic for city streets
Mismo’s expertise in functional minimalism is displayed in fine form with the M/S Escape. New for SS17, the bag gives a respectful nod to the traditional cycling backpack while ensuring chic style for urban environments. The 17L pack features a strap-secured flap closure with concealed magnetic buttons, and a front exterior pocket with an additional slip pocket behind it. Inside you’ll find a padded 13″ laptop compartment and two pockets for organizing your gear. The Mismo M/S Escape comes in a choice of materials and colorways, and is a sleek way to add casual sophistication to your EDC.
Travel tough meets laidback luxe
Need a travel bag that will go the distance? Got a particular fondness for leather? Your luck is in with the Saddleback Leather Small Waterbag Limited Edition Set. Featuring a range of items designed for the leather enthusiast on the go, the set reintroduces the Small Waterbag along with a luggage tag, key tag, coffee sleeve and t-shirt. The Small Waterbag has received some useful updates with the addition of a back exterior pocket for easy access to items such as magazines or documents, as well as an interior pocket for further organization. Crafted from full-grain leather, these pieces won’t shirk from demanding travel use – plus they’ll age beautifully and develop great unique character with time. The set can be pre-ordered up until Monday 13 March, with first orders due to ship 3 April.
Ready to roam and roll
Stylish looks, easy access, and expandability for squeezing in that last-minute souvenir. The Lojel Cubo packs a lot into its functional and travel-friendly design. The flat-top opening allows for access to your gear even in small spaces, while a mix of pockets help to keep your belongings tidy on the go. Crafted from scratch-resistant, lightweight polycarbonate, the Cubo comes with a ten-year warranty – great peace of mind for unforgiving travel environments – and is available in a choice of colorways and sizes to suit personal tastes and different carry needs.
The waves are calling…here’s the carry answer
When the surf’s up and the waves are calling, it can be hard to resist the pull of the ocean. Except bulky surfboards plus all your beach gear can throw up a transport hurdle in the way of your surfing fun. But help is at hand with the new HEX Surf Tote, an all-in-one carry option that accommodates your board, wetsuit, beverages and more. Available in Black and Fatigue colorways, the tote features compartments to keep wet and dry items separate, an insulated pocket for stashing some cool brews, padded laptop storage, and concealable straps for easily securing a surfboard to the bag.