- Buyer's Guide
Week In Review ~ 28 May
Sleek city bags with inbuilt security, a versatile backpack that can roam in urban and outdoor environments, and compact multitools that keep bulk and weight to a minimum. Discover more in our Week In Review…
From daypack to off-grid overnighter, Triple Aught Design’s new Spectre 22L Backpack has been designed to adapt and thrive in a variety of settings. Lightweight, durable, and water resistant, the pack features a host of organization options including an exterior PALS grid and daisy chain, interior mounting points, and a choice of pockets for keeping smaller items within easy reach. The bag also offers a dedicated hydration bladder compartment, along with a compression system that can be configured for securing bulky items externally.
Urban style with understated security
When you’re on the move in the city, a little urban style is a nice addition to your carry. But busy streets and crowded spaces also present opportunities for thieves to try and get to your gear. The new Pacsafe Citysafe™ CX collection delivers a chic solution, combining city-friendly style with discreet security features to keep sticky fingers at bay. Features such as Carrysafe® slashguard straps, eXomesh® slashguards, lockable zippers, secured zip tabs, and RFID-blocking pockets help keep your gear secure on the go, without drawing unwanted attention. The collection includes seven pieces, ranging from cross-body bags to backpacks, a wristlet wallet, and tote to cover a range of work, EDC, or urban travel needs.
Staying prepped without the bulk
Multitools are great for packing functionality into an easily portable format. But some multitools deliver more functions than you actually need. So why carry extra weight and bulk when you don’t have to? Leatherman’s new multitools are designed for minimalist carry setups, with two to four tools that handle a range of DIY and day-to-day needs, while remaining compact, lightweight, and easy to carry in a pocket or bag. The Skeletool KB features a blade and bottle opener, while the Sketetool KBx features a combo blade and bottle opener. The Juice B2 offers one serrated knife and one straight-edge knife, and the Juice CS3 includes a corkscrew, bottle opener, scissors, and can opener. Tough and versatile, the multitools come with a 25-year warranty and are useful additions to your EDC that won’t weigh you down.
Heirloom quality for everyday use
Quality carry always stands out. Not only does it look great, but it feels great too. And it’s something you’ll appreciate every time you use it. It’s this sense of quality that Arrow & Board strive for in their leather carry goods. Made by hand in Austin, Texas, each piece combines clean and elegant style with durable materials and construction. Their leather wallets range from minimalist options such as the Simple Wallet and Cash Strap, to options with more organization such as the Classic Bifold Wallet and Explorer Field Notes Wallet when you want to carry a little extra.