- Buyer's Guide
Week In Review ~ 19 July
Eye-catching EDC for your daily essentials, saluting stealth style with Tumi and taking a load off with Filson. Find out more in our Week In Review…
Stay grounded with smart organization
When it comes to EDC items, sometimes you end up spending more time rummaging for them in a bag than actually using them. The Mod Laptop 2 takes the time wasting and frustration out of carrying the little – and not so little – things. This elegant and versatile leather laptop case lets you carry a range of items including a laptop, tablet, phone, pens, cards, cables and more in a tidy and quickly accessible layout. It also accepts This Is Ground’s magnetic inserts, letting you customize the bag to specific and changing carry needs. In addition to interior storage, the bag includes a slip pouch on the back for the likes of a power adaptor and cord or other small items. Available in a choice of sizes to suit 11″, 12″, 13″ and 15″ laptops, the Mod Laptop 2 also comes in a range of five classy colors.
Tumi calls in style reinforcements
Camouflage colorways can sometimes be a little over the top to really suit a variety of situations. Not so with Tumi, who bring some camo chic to their Alpha Bravo collection with a new colorway for Fall/Winter 2015 in their bags and luggage. Available across a number of different styles including backpacks, a sling bag, crossbody bag, briefcase, duffel and wheeled luggage, the colorway keeps things visually intriguing without shouting “Look at me!” – great for when you want to keep things low-key but a little different from the crowd of uninspiring carry.
A tough accomplice for quick getaways
Ready to hit the road? The Burn Bag from Ural Motorcycles is built to go the distance. This rugged hauler is constructed out of 20 oz. military M35 tarpaulin fabric to withstand the rigors of demanding use, with durable metal hardware, a #10 YKK zipper and 1000D Black Cordura lining. The bag also features a top-grade Austin calf Horween leather front pocket and detailing, AustriAlpin Cobra buckles, plus a four-point anchor system for attaching it securely to roof and luggage racks. Inside, slip and zipped pockets keep your smaller items within easy reach, with a roomy main compartment for larger items. The choice of outer handles gives you carry flexibility too, which is great for making that quick getaway of the holiday or bank job variety – the Burn Bag holds $893,000 in $20 USD bills…you know, just in case.
Love leather? This will float your boat
Floundering in the search for a bag with timeless looks that’s versatile enough to glide between work and leisure environments? With its stylish looks and hard-wearing materials, the new Leather Boat Tote from Joshu+Vela offers smooth sailing in the carry department for years to come. The tote is available in black and brown, with Horween leather for the black option and vegetable chrome re-tanned leather for the brown option teaming up with military-spec steel hardware and copper rivets. The bag features a snap hook closure and two interior pockets and can be carried with the top handles or the adjustable and removable shoulder strap.
Staying light while going strong
You want a bag you can rely on to withstand regular use wherever life takes you – but you also want to stay light on your feet. Meet the new Filson 24-Hour Briefcase Lightweight. The briefcase packs in Filson’s renowned durability and a host of features, while shedding weight – the best of both worlds. Water-resistant construction, interior and exterior pockets, space for a laptop, a removable shoulder strap and a luggage pass-through make for a solid all-rounder that won’t weigh you down, working hard when you do and chilling by your side when it’s time to take things easy.