- Buyer's Guide
Week In Review ~ 2 March
Tired of your keys and wallet battling it out for supremacy in your pocket or alternatively always having to keep them separate? Looking for a pack that will keep your gear dry even in the worst torrential downpours? Perhaps you’re after an understated daypack that melds urban style and rugged outdoor toughness? Come take a peek inside our Week In Review to find out more…
The key to minimalist EDC carry
Wallets and keys are primary EDC items, more often than not accompanying you whenever you step out your front door. The folks behind the Liquid Wallet figured it would make sense to make carrying these items as easy as possible, hence the minimalist wallet which holds cash and cards as well as two keys. The Liquid Wallet is created from scratch-resistant anodized aluminium to withstand the general wear and tear of daily use. If you need to carry a little bit more, the keyring attachment lets you connect the likes of a USB drive or extra keys to the wallet and tucks out of sight when not in use. The Liquid Wallet has already reached its Kickstarter funding target but there’s still time to snag one for yourself if you’re digging this EDC setup.
Herschel x Liberty of London
It’s been a busy period for Herschel Supply Co. who have recently revealed their exclusive collection for Liberty of London. The collection includes Herschel’s Heritage backpack, Novel duffle, as well as their 13″ and 15″ Seymour laptop sleeves, all of which feature Liberty prints. There’s also an offering for kids with the Settlement Kids backpack which features Liberty floral prints.
Keep your gear dry while getting wet and wild
For folks who like waterproof packs with carry flexibility, Sea to Summit’s new Hydraulic Dry Pack is one to check out. The pack is just as functional for multi-day urban traveling as it is for mad dashes down whitewater rapids. It features an easily removable harness which attaches to a waterproof Hydraulic Dry Bag that has a roll-top closure and Hypalon™ lash loops for exterior attachments. The pack is designed to withstand extreme cold in addition to copious amounts of water and comes in a selection of four sizes, from 35 liters to 120 liters.
Streamlined stealth for everyday use
The Nomin backpack is a new offering from Arc’teryx Veilance that forms part of their Spring 2014 collection. The pack has a weatherproof AC² outer shell and is intended for daily use, with a volume of 26 liters and designated spaces for documents and a laptop. It’s a sleek and tough daypack that will withstand whatever your day-to-day adventures might throw at it but there’s no denying it’s not cheap so you’ll have to weigh up whether it’s the right pack for your needs and budget.
Attention-grabbing Japanese streetstyle
Fans of visvim can get stuck into their new 2014 Spring/Summer BALLISTIC collection featuring a backpack, messenger, two waist bags and a wallet. Each piece features a contrast of ballistic nylon and brown suede. The pieces are available through visvim’s online shop but don’t expect to grab a bargain – as anyone familiar with visvim will tell you, this is top Japanese streetstyle and has the price tag to prove it.