- Buyer's Guide
Week In Review ~ 16 October
Truck tarp to multifunctional daily carry, travel style with Tumi, and an elegant card holder for everyday and business environments. Discover more in our Week In Review…
Versatile EDC as easy as one, two, three
Thoughtful features, an intriguing silhouette and solid upcycling credentials – the FREITAG R123 WOOLF is a bag that packs in Swiss efficiency and style. Giving used truck tarp a new life, the bag is built tough to handle demanding daily use. The expandable design includes a vertical zip with a security lock, an interior pocket, a quick-access exterior pocket, and a detachable shoulder strap. The bag can be carried by hand, as a backpack or across the body, and is available in a choice of colorways with unique aesthetics thanks to the upcycled materials.
Business to bikes with Bellroy
Classy, understated and functional. Just the kind of qualities you want in business carry – and exactly what the Bellroy Card Holder delivers. Inspired by meishi and the Japanese ritual of presenting business cards, the Card Holder provides a bifold design for organizing different cards and features a magnetic closure for secure storage and fast access. It can also serve as a minimalist wallet for daily cards and cash, and is crafted with vegetable-tanned leather in a variety of stylish colorways. Bellroy have also wheeled out another new release with cyclists in mind. Teaming up with premium cycling apparel brand MAAP, they deliver a new take on a great original with the Bellroy x MAAP All-Conditions Phone Pocket. The pocket protects your phone, cash and cards against the elements and sweat through an embossed vegetable-tanned and water-resistant All-Conditions leather and a YKK AquaGuard zip. The long zip pull works well with gloved or cold hands, and the slim silhouette fits in the back of a cycling jersey. However, this pocket is smart enough to use off the bike too – and looks infinitely better than a plastic ziplock bag when you’re stopping for some mid-ride refreshments.
Great form meets useful functionality
Looking your best can be difficult when traveling. Luckily, you can let your luggage do the hard work. The Tumi 19 Degree collection keeps you looking fresh no matter how tiring the journey may be. Taking inspiration from natural elements, the collection features bold and eye-catching carry-on and check-in pieces. The range includes reinforced aluminum and lightweight polycarbonate options in a selection of attractive colorways for work and leisure settings. Useful features such as spinner wheels, telescoping and carry handles, and interior organization make these pieces both a pleasure to look at and use.
Slimmed down carry, boosted functionality
You want to be prepared for a variety of situations. But you also want to carry as little as possible. So why not maximize the carrying potential of something that’s already in your EDC setup? Klecker Stowaway tools can be carried in a specially designed phone case, helping you stay prepared while keeping your carry to a minimum. There are 13 different tool options including scissors, tweezers, a firestarter, flashlight, wrench set, seat belt cutter and more. The phone cases can store four tools, allowing you to configure your daily setup to suit different needs. In addition to phone cases, you can opt for a variety of key carriers that come with six tools of your choice, such as KeySmart, Keyport Pivot, KeyBar, KeyBiner and Grip-Key. Check out the Stowaway Tools Kickstarter campaign for details.