- Buyer's Guide
Week In Review ~ 17 August
The weekend is upon us and with it a diverse selection of carry for our Week In Review. Covering varied EDC needs we’re checking out a sleek tote, a simple daypack and a stylish messenger. If you’re heading off on business or adventure you may also fancy a convenient hanging dopp kit for extended travels…
The KISS approach
Simple Supply Goods makes just that – simple goods that are functional and suitable for your daily carry. One such item is the Hudson Pack. Handmade out of water-repellant 10.10 oz waxed canvas, the pack has padded shoulder straps, a YKK zipper and comes in three colorways. Plus if you like to coordinate carry with your kids, there’s a mini version too.
Looking for an understated and tough tote for your EDC needs? Well the Arc’teryx Veilance Seque tote might be just the kind of thing you’re after. The tote’s fabric is laminated with Teflon to help keep liquids and stains at bay, while the differing strap lengths allow the tote to be carried by hand or over your shoulder. In terms of organization there’s an interior zipped pocket and key hook to keep smaller items separate from the main compartment.
Stylish and durable, the messengers in Teddyfish’s BON POINT collection wouldn’t look out of place in your work space but the casual chic looks suit leisure use too. Both messengers are very similar-looking apart from the likes of some different colorways and different interior designs, so the main deciding factor between the two is likely going to be the size. The smaller one has a volume of 10.3 liters while the larger one has a volume of 16 liters. Both options are constructed out of 20 oz undyed cotton canvas and vegetable-tanned leather and the bottom of the bags have a latex coating. There’s two front pockets and one back pocket and the shoulder strap can be removed if needed.
Handy hanging dopp kit
Got a lot to carry in your dopp kit? Perhaps the Riverton Leather and Waxed Canvas Toiletry Bag Kit by Buffalo Jackson may find its way into your luggage. This dopp kit folds up and closes via leather straps and at your destination it can be unfolded and hung up using a hook and clip which is removable. It may be a bit big for an overnight trip but if you’re away for an extended period of time this hanging dopp kit could help you keep organized during your travels.
Hitting the road with Incase’s DSLR Pro Pack
If you have expensive camera gear you want to carry it in a bag that won’t have you on edge worrying over whether your gear will emerge intact. We road tested Incase’s DSLR Pro Pack and you can check out the results here to discover if you should snap up this pack for your camera carry.