- Buyer's Guide
Week In Review ~ 26 July
Bike bags designed for every bike, new offerings from Trakke, plus a suitcase that aims to make packing and accessing your gear a whole lot easier. Find out more in our Week In Review…
A natural choice for business professionals
Natural leaders command attention, just like the Oppermann London Vallance Briefcase in a chic new Natural colorway. While you may have natural business talents, having the right carry to get you ahead of the pack can only help. With its sleek and minimalist silhouette, beautiful vegetable-tanned leather and superior craftsmanship, this is one of the bosses of the briefcase world. The briefcase will be available in limited numbers as a pre-order launch within the next few days, so keep an eye on Oppermann London’s website to get this partner on board with your business dealings.
Pack up packing woes for good
Be honest, do you really enjoy packing for trips? Even if you don’t mind the packing, there’s all the unpacking to do when you get to your destination. The ShelfPack is a new piece of luggage that aims to take the hassle out of packing and getting to your gear, whether you’re on a family holiday, a business trip or a solo adventure. The suitcase features integrated shelves that can be easily accessed simply by lifting the supports on either end of the case and hooking the shelves on top. Essentially a portable closet, the case keeps the contents organized and saves you time by making it easy to pack and avoiding the need to unpack at your destination. The base of the case under the bottom shelf can be used for extra gear or kept free as a handy storage space for dirty items. There are also pockets on the lid, so you can keep important items within reach during your travels. Check out the ShelfPack Kickstarter campaign for more details.
Traveling in flexible style
Sometimes travel doesn’t always go to plan, but the new Sympatico collection from Briggs & Riley gives you the flexibility to roll with changing carry situations. The collection features three hard-sided spinners suitable for carry-on and check-in purposes. Tagging along for the journey are stylish soft pieces that are great for keeping your valuables and important documents close at hand during your travels, as well as doubling up as daily carry at your destination. With options including a weekender, backpack, tote and crossbody bag, you’re covered for day outings and longer stays alike. Add in the lifetime guarantee that comes with all Briggs & Riley bags and you’re all set to take on the expected and not-so-expected twists and turns of traveling.
Bag bikes that offer a smooth journey from the start
A lot of bike bags can be fiddly and time-consuming to attach to your bike – and that’s if they fit at all. The new CarryEverything range from Restrap chucks out the hassle and instead offers a versatile and rackless system for touring, the daily work commute or simply enjoying your time off on two wheels. The collection features a saddle bag, bar bag and frame bag that fit on any bike thanks to straps and magnetic buckles, with no mounts or screws required. The bags are constructed using tough 1000D Cordura, with 8-13L dry bags featuring in the Bar Bag and Saddle Bag, while the Frame Bag features a waterproof zip and comes in three sizes.
Making new tracks with Trakke
Trips to the gym, picnics in the park, plane hopping and deciding today’s a good day for an adventure…whatever you might be getting up to, the new range from Trakke has you covered. Featuring five pieces, the collection includes the Findo backpack that takes inspiration from vintage packs for boy scouts, the Droma duffel, the Fyn satchel, the Monar tote and the Arklet which is inspired by a pouch used by soldiers in WWII. Waxed cotton and Italian leather team up for a stylishly laidback collection that looks good but is also ready to handle the rigours of daily use.
*Editor’s Note: Oppermann London has now rebranded to Carl Friedrik.