- Buyer's Guide
Week In Review ~ 23 August
Shelter on the go, a multi-purpose daypack that’s light on your back and your wallet, plus new style from QWSTION. Find out more in our Week In Review…
A tote for travel, work and zipping around town
Airport carry-on, work bag, college carry, leisure bag…the humble tote lends itself to a wide range of carry environments. The Joshu+Vela Zip Utility Tote is right at home in all of them, with a zippered main compartment for some added piece of mind that the contents won’t stray. The tote features six exterior pockets, four of which are gusseted so you can squeeze a little extra in as required, while inside is a laptop sleeve that accommodates up to 13-inch laptops. The tote is built with frequent use in mind, combining bridle leather straps and durable cotton canvas in a choice of colorways to suit your own style.
Chic carry color blocking
Purveyors of understated Swiss style, QWSTION know how to do understated carry that fuses versatility and smart aesthetics. Their adherence to fashion-friendly and functional bags continues with the release of their new Seasonal Edition Organic Caribou Duotone. Black PU-coated organic canvas teams up with an earthy tone and dark metal hardware for a sleek look that suits the office, travel and leisure environments. The colorway is available acrosss a range of QWSTION pieces including the Overnighter, Tote, Shopper and Daypack.
Home is where your pack is
You can’t always be sure when that next great adventure will present itself, but with the Tentativ MOEDAL + TOTEM you can be ready when it does. Currently on Kickstarter, this combination of a roll-top backpack and one-man hybrid bivy tent gives you the flexibility to follow the trail of discovery without being weighed down by cumbersome gear. The MOEDAL 40L roll-top features rugged AustriAlpin Cobra Sport buckles, water-sealed zippers, and webbing for attaching extra gear. The TOTEM is a three-season ripstop nylon tent that attaches to MOEDAL, providing convenient shelter on the go. Each bag is cut by hand, sewn, and assembled by a 100% blind workforce in Raleigh, North Carolina. The MOEDAL and TOTEM can be used separately or together, with the option to attach the pack to the tent to provide extra storage space outside of the tent, with rear pack entry allowing the contents to remain accessible from within the tent.
Numerous tools, one convenient carry
It’s important to have the right tool for the job. The tricky part is having access to that tool when you need it. Thanks to its compact and easily portable form, MyKee can make DIY and daily tasks quick on-the-spot jobs rather than one more thing for the to-do list. Constructed out of Grade 5 titanium that is strong, lightweight and resistant to corrosion, MyKee combines a bottle opener, claw, semi-sharp blade and hex wrench set. Check out the MyKee Kickstarter campaign to hook one for yourself.
Keeping GoPro fans buoyant
Kelly Slater is a man at home in the world of action. Incase know a thing or two about creating convenient and stylish action camera carry. Bring them together and you’ve got a collection that is ready to get wet and go wild. The Incase x Kelly Slater Action Camera Collection was designed with GoPro users and outdoor enthusiasts in mind. Incase collaborated with top surfer Kelly Slater and renowned water photographer Todd Glaser, incorporating features such as water resistance and buoyancy. The collection includes the Kelly Slater Pro Pack, H2O Accessory Organizer, H2O Mono Kit for GoPro and Protective Cover for GoPro® Hero. The aesthetics of the collection also take their cue from the ocean, with a Dolphin Gray colorway and Aqua Tiger Camo print detailing inspired by the ocean’s surface.
Staying light on your feet
One bag. Plenty of uses. The versatile Luzon 18L Daypack packs a lot of punch with its lightweight and multi-purpose design. Constructed out of repurposed ripstop nylon, the Luzon features a drawstring closure, external zippered pocket and interior hydration sleeve. Heading to the gym, restocking the fridge, hitting the trails or exploring new places on holiday, this pack can handle it all. It can be carried inside your luggage or a larger backpack to serve as a second bag when lightweight carry is needed, plus it comes in a variety of colorways so you can keep things subtle or go bold. The Luzon comes in at 300 g (0.66 lbs), so it won’t weigh you down while you’re on the go. It’s also got a wallet-friendly price tag, so it won’t weigh your bank balance down either.