- Buyer's Guide
Week In Review ~ 28 June
Compact and classy leather carry, a pack that won’t hold you back during your travels, and a new release from Goruck. Welcome to the Week In Review…
Get ready to ruck on
The Goruck GR2 backpack’s rugged build and versatility have earned it a global fan base…but for many, the size is a key problem that has it falling short of ultimate carry glory. Until now, that is. Goruck have just introduced the pack in a second size in order to better accommodate users who are under 6 feet tall. The 34L GR2 is the same height as Goruck’s iconic GR1, with a volume that is 6 liters less than its big brother, the original 40L GR2. Goruck recommends the 34L version for anyone under 6ft and the 40L version for anyone over 6ft. Rucking on just got easier.
Adding a touch of luxury to your EDC
Cash and cards rank right up there when it comes to everyday carry essentials, so since you’re reaching for them so often, why not make it a pleasure every time? There’s no shortage of visual and tactile appeal with the Lotuff x Wittmore collection. Featuring a range of wallets, card holders and pouches, the collaboration boasts custom color combinations with an electric blue leather inspired by the work of Yves Klein. Each piece is carefully crafted by hand with vegetable-tanned leather, resulting in stylish carry you’ll enjoy handling again and again.
Small in size, big on style
Fan of Filson? Love leather goods? Well now you can enjoy both passions thanks to Filson’s new range of hard-wearing and stylish small leather goods. The range covers a variety of carry needs, with pieces including travel kits and zipped pouches in a choice of sizes, as well as key holders. Each piece features a handsome combination of leather and brass hardware, with solid construction that will stand the test of time. So whether you’re on the go for business or pleasure, you’ll be keeping things ruggedly stylish.
Bridging the outdoor-urban travel divide
Traveling can be a bit of a carry conundrum. A backpack is comfortable and offers great mobility but it can be tricky to access your gear. Suitcases are good for easily packing lots of gear but no so good for easy mobility. Duffels are good for grab-and-go mobility and navigating crowded spaces but the discomfort sets in pretty quickly if you’re on the move for a while. HANCHOR’s solution? Enjoy the benefits of these carry options in one design. The Breccia backpack enables you to transition between urban and outdoor environments thanks to a range of nifty features. A combination of top and panel-loading access lets you quickly get to gear, while modular expansion and organization lets you tailor your packing as needed. The pack offers 40 liters of space and is carry-on sized so you can save time by not checking in your bag. The backpack straps and hipbelt provide carry comfort but can be stowed away for a cleaner silhouette while carrying the bag in duffel mode. Weatherproof construction means you can get exploring whatever the weather, plus there’s even a multi-purpose back panel that can serve as a sleeping pad or picnic mat. If you’re digging it, check out the Kickstarter campaign for more details.