- Buyer's Guide
Week In Review ~ 30 October
A travel backpack designed to put the hassles of checked luggage behind you, and a sleek carry system for wrinkle-free clothes. Welcome to the Week In Review…
Heritage styling for the hills and urban roaming
Building on their 2015 collaboration, JackThreads and Burton have teamed up for the Burton x JackThreads: Year Two capsule featuring two outerwear pieces along with the Burton x JackThreads Crown Point Duffle and Burton x JackThreads Bennington Pack. Named to reflect the brands’ shared East Coast heritage style, the bags are constructed from durable waxed canvas and are ready for the city or the outdoors. The pack includes a sherpa-lined laptop sleeve, while the duffle features a variety of handy pockets including a ventilated compartment for storing shoes or laundry.
From creased to crisp with compact carry
When you have to look sharp, you need clothing to be wrinkle-free. Unfortunately, a lot of bags can’t keep your clothing crisp while you’re on the go, such as commuting to work or traveling. So you either have to put up with unsightly wrinkles or take time out of a busy schedule to iron. Not great. But the Henty CoPilot takes a two-bag approach to solving the problem, while still maintaining sleek and compact carry. The outer bag is designed to keep items such as suits, shirts or dresses wrinkle-free, while items such as toiletries, a laptop, gym gear or other items can be stored in the inner bag. See the system in action on the Henty CoPilot Kickstarter campaign.
Breaking away from check-in constrictions
With its thoughtful design and tough construction Tortuga’s Outbreaker Backpack is eager to break out and get exploring. Sling one over your shoulders and you will be too thanks to travel-friendly features such as an adjustable suspension system that fits a range of torso heights. Hard-wearing VX21 sailcloth construction keeps water at bay and is durable enough to withstand demanding use for years to come. The clamshell style main compartment offers a variety of pockets for organization, and the laptop and tablet sleeve lies flat so gadgets don’t need to be removed at airport security. Designed by Patrick Healy (founder and lead designer of Modern Industry), the bag comes in a 45L and 35L size. Both options are carry-on size, so you can avoid checked luggage and have more time and freedom to get on with adventuring.
Changing things up in your carry
pinqpong digs mixing materials up and using unusual fabrics in their bags. Fitting right in with this ethos is their Limited Edition Changeant series featuring the Karavan Travel Bag and Cubik Backpack. The smooth, shimmering nature of the fabric adds a subtle aesthetic twist to the pieces, reflecting light and bringing an added layer of visual interest to the functional designs.