- Buyer's Guide
Week In Review ~ 2 March
We’re going hybrid, checking out a cool collaboration and getting some industry insight on what goes on behind the scenes with a major carry brand. Plus we put a messenger for bike commuters through its paces. Welcome to the Week In Review, enjoy the ride…
Creative carry for diverse needs
The North Face Purple Label offers flexible functionality with their 3way Bag which, you guessed it, converts to 3 different bags depending on your requirements. You can opt for a backpack, weekender or briefcase setup. The bag has a removable shoulder strap and is working the military vibe with a black exterior and camouflage lining. It’s not the easiest bag to get hold of at present (only available in Japan), so if you’re keen for one then you better start cultivating your contacts.
A collaboration between Japanese fashion brand White Mountaineering and Japanese carry brand Porter sees them getting creative with openings on their Jacquard Geometric Pattern Backpack. Where Porter is concerned, the chances are that a bag is going to be worth a second look and this backpack is no different. The pack features a main waterproof zip that runs vertically down from the top of the bag. There are side compartments for additional storage options and an original jacquard pattern.
Boreas goes hybrid
In terms of versatile, creative carry Boreas is getting in on the action with their Erawan travel duffel. Available in 50L and 70L volume options, the Erawan is a backpack/duffle hybrid. The bag is constructed out of 420D nylon with a waterproof 840D TPU bottom. There’s a range of handy features, including the likes of a waterproof pocket and a wet/dry pocket that can be utilized to keep particular items separate from the rest of the contents.
Behind the scenes with Porter
Ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes at Porter? Well there’s no need to wonder anymore as the video above showcases some industry insight with the ‘making of’ process for Porter Classic’s Super Nylon line. From initial assembling to the dyeing process that the pieces undergo, it’s a nice sneak peek into the history these pieces had even before they make it to the retail floor.
Road Test: Bagjack Next Level messenger
If you’re on the hunt for a functional cycling messenger that offers casual-chic style for the office, you may find inspiration via our indepth road test of Bagjack’s Next Level messenger. Whether this bag is the best thing since sliced bread or not for you depends on your needs but either way it’s an insightful, useful read.