- Buyer's Guide
Week In Review ~ 15 January
Incase gets on track with smart luggage, Patagonia helps you unburden your carry load, and Timbuk2 drops a limited-edition pack with serious street cred. Discover more in our Week In Review…
Smart travel style
Incase have long been associated with protecting tech on the go. But they’re taking things to the next level with integrated tech on the move. The brand will be stepping into the smart luggage space with two carry-on bags set for release in Fall 2017. The hard-shell case is constructed with Makrolon® polycarbonate and features an integrated 9000mAh battery, while the soft-sided case features a removable 18000mAh battery and multiple charging ports. Also forming part of the smart luggage lineup is a luggage tracker and a smart luggage lock. Discover more here.
Taking a load off
Tired of being weighed down by your bag? Patagonia’s Lightweight Black Hole Collection is designed to help you move easily and quickly in a range of environments. The collection features a mix of minimalist bags including the Lightweight Black Hole Gear Tote 28L, Cinch Pack 20L, Pack 26L, Duffel 45L, and Duffel 30L. The packable designs allow you to easily store the bags when not in use, as well as stash them conveniently in luggage for use at travel destinations.
Be spontaneous in your carry pursuits
Need a bag that lets you embrace spontaneous adventures? The BE Tahquitz Pack is designed to merge lifestyle and technical features to deliver carry for travel, trails, overnight trips and more. The backpack features a roll-top main compartment with side zip access, water-resistant construction, and a suspended laptop pocket that can also serve as a hydration bladder pocket. The pack can also be used in combination with the Cabrillo Dry Bag, a waterproof bag with a molded foam insert, pockets and a modular divider for protecting and organizing camera gear. Both bags can be pre-ordered now for delivery by June 2017.
Moving onwards and upwards
Timbuk2 have teamed up with artist and streetwear influencer Dave Ortiz for a pack that takes busy urban streets in its stride. The limited-edition Ever Upward Tuck Pack features a weather-resistant exterior, a compact form for easily moving through crowds, pockets for storing smaller EDC, and a durable hand-sewn construction to withstand the demands of city living. The packs will be offered exclusively at Timbuk2’s NoHo store, with a launch party from 6pm-9pm on Thursday, January 19. If you’re keen to attend, you can RSVP here and get event updates here.