- Buyer's Guide
Week In Review ~ 22 January
City-ready security from Pacsafe, a stealthy drop from Triple Aught Design, and new releases on the horizon from Timbuk2. Discover more in our Week In Review…
Security meets city style
When you’re on the go, worrying about the security of your gear will only slow you down. Pacsafe’s Vibe Collection delivers secure carry on the move, with urban-friendly aesthetics that look right at home on city streets, and understated safety features that don’t draw unwanted attention. The collection includes a variety of bags to cover a range of carry needs, including daypacks, sling bags, a hip pack, carry-on backpack, and shoulder bags. With features such as eXomesh® Slashguards, zipper pull security, a Roobar™ locking system, and RFIDsafe™ blocking pockets, you can enjoy peace of mind along with functional designs that work well in everyday and travel environments.
Getting into gear for the new year
Timbuk2 bounds into the new year with a variety of new bags for Spring 2017, set for release on 1 February. Forming part of the cycling-specific Edge Collection is the Timbuk2 Robin Pack with its streamlined silhouette and magnetic closure, as well as the Timbuk2 Parker Pack that can expand from 25L to 35L. New releases from the Limited Edition Heritage Collection include the Timbuk2 Ltd. Hyper Modern CMB with its waterproof exterior, interior laptop pocket, magnetic buckles, and ambidextrous strap. Also adding to the collection’s lineup is the Timbuk2 Ltd. Void Pack, a weatherproof rolltop with external compression straps, an internal laptop pocket and magnetic sternum strap.
Finding value in the rough
Sometimes you find a diamond in the rough. But at other times, the rough is the diamond. That’s certainly the case with Tanner Goods’ Roughout Collection. An accomplished contrast of polished designs expressed with Natural Roughout leather gives the collection a great visual and tactile appeal. The collection is available for a limited time and features the Journeyman card holder, Sunglass Case, Utility Bifold, and Universal Zip Wallet.
A good-looking pack that’s no burden to bear
Urban pavements, outdoor trails, slung on the back seat of your road trip ride…the Bexar Goods Co. Land Pack doesn’t care where the next expedition takes it, as long as it’s out there covering ground. Handsome and hard-working, the pack is built tough with waxed canvas, bridle leather, and brass and copper hardware to withstand demanding use. Exterior pockets for a water bottle and quick-access items keep expedition essentials at the ready, whether you’re seeking adventure or tackling day-to-day carry challenges.
Tactical chic for everyday missions
When Triple Aught Design’s new Parallax Messenger dropped a week ago, it sold out in hours. And it’s not hard to see why with its sleek, low-key and versatile design. But TAD fans are in luck, as it’s back in stock and ready to deliver EDC efficiency with a host of handy features. Convenient magnetic buckles allow for single-handed access, an ambidextrous shoulder strap accommodates left and right-handed users, and a stowable stabilizer strap provides secure carry across the back. A mix of interior pockets and Helix attachment points offer internal organization, exterior pockets and attachment points keep frequently used gear accessible, and the back panel laptop compartment fits up to a 15″ laptop.