- Buyer's Guide
Week In Review ~ 13 November
Classy and multifunctional carry for your notebook, a thoughtful camera bag collab from a renowned photographer, and a duffel that’s built for the long haul. Discover more in our Week In Review…
Poler rocks a technical twist
Not ones to rest on their laurels, Poler Stuff have upped their game with their most technically advanced line to date. The Orange Label Collection introduces four new designs that can do double-duty as everyday and travel getaway bags. The Camera Backpack offers versatile organization to hold a range of gear setups, while the Duffel features separate storage for dirty clothes or shoes. The Rolltop is a 40L pack that provides both top and side access, and the Rucksack provides a host of handy pockets for organizing daily or travel items. The collection features lightweight yet durable Dyneema Ripstop fabric and convenient Fidlock Slider magnetic buckles on the backpacks. Check it out in full here.
Hauler on a mission
Duffels are the haulers of the carry world, and as such need to be rugged enough to withstand demanding use. Mystery Ranch is no stranger to building bags that can take a beating, and their Mission Duffel is more than ready for some serious hauling while offering a range of useful features. Constructed from water-resistant 1000D nylon fabric, the duffel features a removable shoulder strap, stowable backpack straps and multiple grab handles for flexible portability. The horseshoe-shaped opening provides easy access to gear, and four interior zipped pockets help keep the contents organized. The duffel comes in 40L, 55L and 90L options to accommodate a range of loads.
Sketchers and scribblers take note
Bellroy are known for their chic and functional solutions to keeping cards, cash, coins and phones organized and protected on the go. With their new release, they’ve turned their attention towards another important EDC item. The Bellroy Notebook Cover is a handsome leather cover that can hold a pocket notebook, pen and even some cards. Made from vegetable-tanned leather in a variety of stylish colorways, the Notebook Cover features an unobtrusive and convenient magnetic closure. As an added bonus, it can also be utilized as a passport holder. Elegant, easy to use and versatile, this is a handsome addition to your daily carry.
Built tough for nailing great shots
Photography often involves the need to adapt to changing conditions and environments to ensure you get the great photos you’re after. World-renowned photographer Chris Burkard knows all about having to adapt to a range of environments to capture his inspiring shots. So teaming his experience with tough and functional carry makers Mountainsmith makes for an impressive collaboration series. The Mountainsmith x Chris Burkard T.A.N. camera bag series, which fittingly stands for Tough As Nails, is a hard-wearing, functional and versatile series to help photographers successfully navigate a variety of landscapes and conditions on their hunt for that special image. The series features five pieces including a 40L backpack, 10L lumbar pack, and three kit cubes, allowing you to adapt your carry to suit specific photography needs.
Advanced water carry that’s making a splash
You’ve pushed hard on your hike or bike ride, and are ready for a refreshing sip of cool water. Except your efforts are rewarded with lukewarm water. Unfortunately this is often the case when you’re on the go with your water bottle. But the CRIO Water Bottle aims to change this experience. How? By using a key material called Cryogel®. The material has been utilized by NASA, Formula 1 and NASCAR for its ability to balance great insulation with minimal thickness. Designed and manufactured in Australia, the BPA-free bottle is designed to keep liquid cooler or warmer than other bottles on the market. Visit the CRIO Kickstarter campaign for more details.