- Buyer's Guide
Week In Review ~ 16 August
New daypacks from Tanner Goods and Modern Industry, camera carry that doesn’t forget about aesthetics, plus the end of scuffling for power outlets at the airport. Welcome to our Week In Review… –
Small in size, big on urban and outdoor voyages alike
Larger bags are great for extended travel and big loads but sometimes you just need to stay light and nimble. The new Voyager Daypack from Tanner Goods is a scaled-down version of their Wildnerness Rucksack. Packing all the durability of the Rucksack but shedding half the weight, the Voyager Daypack is equally at home on the city streets or discovering what’s round the next bend in your outdoor adventure. Available in Salt & Pepper, Field Tan canvas and Obsidian canvas colorways, the daypack has a padded laptop sleeve and exterior pockets to keep frequently used items within easy reach. Plus Tanner Goods have been busy overhauling their leather goods collection with the introduction of a beautiful vegetable-tanned Meridian English Bridle leather that comes in Natural, Saddle Tan, Black, Cognac and Hickory colorways. Tanned in the USA, the leather develops a striking patina while being tough enough to relish daily use.
Staying in charge of your tech devices during travel
Commandeering a power outlet in an airport or successfully charming your way to a flight upgrade – you’ll probably have more success with the latter. Whether you’ve forgotten to fully charge your tech devices or you’re going to be on the move for a while, it’s likely you’re going to need some juice for your gadgets sooner or later – and this is where the VoltVoyage from VoltNow rolls in. The suitcase features an integrated 18,000mAh battery with wireless charging capability. If your gadgets can charge wirelessly, you can simply place them on top of the case to charge. That means you can charge wherever you are, plus no need to bring and dig around for a portable battery pack. Charging via cable is also possible thanks to two USB ports, which comes in handy when you need to charge several devices or give your traveling companions a helping hand by sharing the case. The spinner suitcase is constructed out of polycarbonate for lightweight durability and includes TSA locks. Check out the VoltVoyage Kickstarter campaign to learn more.
Putting the focus on good-looking camera protection
While a lot of camera bags are good at protecting your gear, not so many also nail things in the style department. The new HEX DSLR Camera Capsule combines protection with aesthetics that look sharp in the city. Created in collaboration with top photographers such as Van Styles, the capsule includes the DSLR Backpack, Sling Pack, and Camera Pouch that can be clipped on a belt or carried with a shoulder strap. Each piece comes in a choice of custom camo print or black, with a weather-resistant coating. In addition to camera equipment, the backpack and sling accommodate 17-inch and 13-inch laptops respectively, while the pouch offers compact carry for the likes of point-and-shoot and GoPro cameras.
Staying on track with Modern Industry
When you’re on the move you don’t want a bulky bag getting in the way. The new Modern Industry Track backpack lives up to its name, keeping you on track during your day-to-day tasks with its compact 21-liter form and functional design. Available in four colorways, the pack is built to withstand life’s scrapes and scuffs with rugged 10.10oz Martexin Original waxed canvas construction, waterproof zippers and durable metal hardware. The exterior offers a quick-access pocket, while inside is a padded computer sleeve as well as slip and zippered pockets to keep your gear tidy.
Luxury for less
Who doesn’t love a little bit of luxury in their lives? When it comes to carry however, this luxury often comes lumped with an eye-watering price tag. By cutting out the middlemen and selling direct to customers, Linjer have managed to create stylish leather carry pieces that offer premium quality at a fraction of the cost of luxury brand goods. Now they’re launching a range of attractive new pieces that utilize beautiful full-grain vegetable-tanned leather, superior craftsmanship and elegantly minimalist design to stand out from the crowd. With pieces including a holdall, laptop bag, crossbody purse, tote, zip wallet, doctor’s bag and crossbody clutch, you’re covered for a variety of work and leisure carry needs. Check out Linjer’s Kickstarter campaign to get a little luxury of your own.
Rugged, reliable and ready for diverse environments
Your carry needs and situations can change multiple times a day, and a lot of bags simply can’t keep up. That’s why Rugged Material designed the Mission Brief. Whether you’re going to a business meeting, catching a flight or simply need to cover some ground quickly, this bag can adapt to work around your lifestyle. The briefcase style bag can be carried using top handles, a shoulder strap or backpack straps which can be stowed out of sight when not in use. Constructed in Utah and guaranteed for life, the bag features a handsome and hardwearing combination of 1000D Cordura and premium Horween leather along with waterproof zippers to withstand whatever you can throw at it. The leather goodness doesn’t stop there. Rugged Material have also designed a Bifold and Front Pocket Wallet using Horween’s Chromexcel leather, so you get the benefit of minimalist and functional design that’s only going to look better with age. Find out more at Rugged Material’s Kickstarter campaign.