- Buyer's Guide
Week In Review ~ 19 February
A bag that lets you pack in extra when you need to and shrinks when you don’t, a sleek organizer for your daily essentials, and tough carry for travel, tools and everyday adventures. Discover more in our Week In Review…
Easy access that’s easy on the eye
When it comes to bags with convenient access and versatility, totes are a great choice. Add durability and minimalist style to the mix and you’ve got something worth holding onto for years to come. Just like the elegant Winter Session Leather Tote. The tote is crafted by hand in Colorado and is available in black or natural vegetable-tanned leather with solid brass hardware. The bag features a pocket for storing smaller items, a tab closure that secures with a brass stud, and carry handles that are long enough to be slung over a shoulder. Versatile enough for work, an overnight trip or a day out, this is a hard-wearing and multifunctional piece that will satisfy a range of carry needs.
Just put it in your TAB
Ever wished your bag could be just a little bit bigger to squeeze in those last-minute souvenirs or an extra change of clothing? Perhaps you’ve experienced the opposite, where your bag has been too big for your current needs? The Adjustable Bag (TAB) can handle both situations easily and effectively. The thoughtful design caters to a range of carry loads by adjusting to three different sizes including 31L, 46.5L and 62L. Not only does it vary in size, but portability options too. Use it as a backpack, duffel or sling bag, and pack it down to a compact size for easy storage or to keep in your luggage. Offering a water-resistant construction and bright lining for improved interior visibility, TAB can be used for EDC, as a gym bag, for overnight trips, or for longer travel. For more details check out the TAB Kickstarter campaign.
Need gear that can roam the world with you, tough it out during demanding use, and take on great character with age? No problem for Saddleback Leather’s new Mountainback pieces. Joining the collection is the Mountainback Dopp Kit, Mountainback Tool Bag, and the Mountainback Simple Front Pocket Backpack. Each piece is constructed with a durable combination of 24 oz. Scottish waxed canvas, bull leather, marine-grade 316 stainless steel, marine-grade polyester thread, and copper rivets. Built to go the distance – and look mighty fine doing so – these ruggedly handsome pieces come with a 100-year warranty, making them great investment pieces to pass along to future generations too.
Taming your daily essentials
Keeping track of small everyday items can be tricky. But rather than rummaging in a bag for your essentials, This Is Ground have an elegant alternative. The This Is Ground Medium is a sleek notebook holder that keeps essentials organized and easily accessible, with designated space for a 5×8″ notebook, phone, cards, and cash. The Medium is crafted from vegetable-tanned leather in a range of colorways and fits up to an iPhone 7 Plus. Depending on your preferences, the notebook holder can be purchased on its own or with optional notebooks in a choice of ruled, grid and blank paper.
Understated utility that still turns heads
Simply beautiful. A description that the Teranishi Dowel Bag embodies in more ways than one. Striking a refined balance between pared-back form and functional design, the Dowel Bag is a practical and eye-catching piece that lends itself to a variety of uses. It can be carried by hand or over the shoulder, and is built to last with water-repellent canvas and leather. The bag includes an interior pocket for keeping smaller items such as a phone or wallet within easy reach, as well as a D-ring for attaching keys or the like.