- Buyer's Guide
Week In Review ~ 29 November
A tote that goes the extra mile by foot or by bike, celebrating Chromexcel leather in chic EDC designs, plus sleeves that offer stylish safety for the iPad Pro. Learn more in our Week In Review…
Adventuring with Azo Equipment
Azo Equipment’s Amhara Backpack is a 26-liter daypack that lends itself to adventure. Available in a versatile new colorway, Dark Green Canvas with Italian Medium Brown leather, the pack looks right at home on the trail but blends into a city environment too. Organization options include zipped pockets and exterior webbing for attaching additional items, with an interior sleeve that fits a 15″ laptop. The durable and water-resistant waxed cotton canvas and leather construction is complemented by hard-wearing AustriAlpin Cobra buckles, so you’re set for urban explorations and adventures off the beaten track.
Tailfeather’s limited edition capsule leaves the nest
Your small EDC merits proper carry protection – after all, it’s tough getting shoved into and rummaged out of pockets and bags day in and day out, not to mention when the weather decides to have a go at it too. Tailfeather take that protection to the next level, ensuring it looks good wherever your day or night takes you. Forming part of a limited edition capsule, the Tailfeather Robin and Robin 6″ are ready to safely carry your daily essentials in style. Compact enough to fit in your back pocket, the Tailfeather Robin is a sleek zipped wallet with three compartments that can store cards, folded cash and coins. The Tailfeather Robin 6″ is large enough to hold a variety of items, from a passport and phone, to a notebook and pen, making it suitable for day-to-day and travel use. Both pieces are crafted using premium Chromexcel leather and stitched by hand, creating durable items that will withstand frequent use while maintaining a handsome aesthetic.
Low-key carry that lets you get on with life
Has the Invisible bag collection achieved what no bags before it have done, becoming truly invisible to the human eye? Unfortunately no, carry hasn’t managed to crack the laws of physics just yet. However, the collection has been designed to serve as stealthy carry that works hard without drawing attention to itself. When your bag works well and lends itself to a variety of settings, you can forget about it and focus on the tasks you need to get done. The collection features a backpack, tote, messenger and duffel, with versatile aesthetics that suit diverse environments, as well as quick-access pockets and interior organization to keep your tech, work tools or other daily carry tidy and within easy reach. Check out the Invisible bags Indiegogo campaign to learn more.
Four-way carry meets two-wheel compatibility
One bag is good…four bags in one compact form is even better. With the NOMO Design XFR Tote you get the benefits of a tote bag that can also convert into a backpack, messenger or shoulder bag. The weatherproof bag is constructed out of 600D Double-Sided Tarpaulin and features a PU-coated nylon skirt with a drawstring closure that expands the bag’s volume from 22L to 32L, allowing you to carry more or larger items. The tote’s internal zipped pocket keeps small items easily accessible, while an external sleeve allows the bag to attach to the front rack of many bike share systems across the globe. The tote is self-standing for convenient packing and can be folded for storage when not in use or to put in a larger bag. Dig into further details via the XFR Tote Kickstarter campaign.
Practical iPad Pro protection that doesn’t forget aesthetics
Your tech is expensive, so it makes sense to show it some love by treating it right in a protective case. But there’s no reason that case can’t be functional and fashion-friendly too. The PERALTA Scarlett iPad Pro Sleeve merges both design elements into a practical and attractive sleeve that does double duty in the office and non-work settings. The sleeve is designed to fit an iPad Pro along with an Apple Smart Keyboard or Logitech keyboard and an Apple Pencil. Protective features include a shock-absorbing neoprene interior, a scratch-free liner and a water-resistant exterior, with a leather tab closure that includes a concealed magnet. The sleeve comes in a choice of materials including black ballistic nylon and two fabric options from Luna Textiles, complemented by full-grain leather detailing.