- Buyer's Guide
Week In Review ~ 31 May
Baby carry goes tactical, REI embraces a fun approach to exploring the outdoors and Miggo’s new camera bag puts the focus on getting the shot rather than worrying about your gear. Welcome to the Week In Review…
Taking baby carry to the next level
There are few carry scenarios that can rival the complexity of carrying a baby along with necessary childcare items. Military carry is one of them though, so it makes sense that the JACS baby carrier has embraced tactical inspiration for its design. Modular, adaptable, durable and expandable, the JACS is designed for carrying a baby and related equipment all in one carry package. Consisting of a harness, baby carrier, backpack and optional chest pouch, the JACS can be tailored to suit changing carry needs and for non-baby carrying use (for instance use the backpack by itself as a daypack or combine features for biking and hiking activities). Constructed out of tough 1000D Cordura, the carrier is suitable for children aged 3 months to around 3 years old. The military aesthetics are aimed at dads, but there’s no reason moms can’t get in on the action too. Check out the JACS Kickstarter campaign for more details.
New masterpieces from a Japanese carry icon
If Japanese bags are your carry craving of choice, get ready to tuck in because world-class carry brand master-piece have dropped the Area line of bags and cases. Constructed using water-repellent Mastertex Canvas and leather, the pieces come in a range of colorways and feature a camouflage print interior with a motif of the Japanese archipelago. Other details include handy external front pockets with water-resistant zips for protecting your valuables.
Putting the ‘fun’ in functional outdoor gear
evrgrn is a new brand from REI which celebrates enjoying the outdoors in all its varied forms, from picnics in the park to relaxing on the beach or kicking back at the campfire. There’s an undeniable sense of fun with the lineup, which includes 11 pieces ranging from a collapsible rocking chair and a stargazing tent, to a foldable picnic table and a sleeping bag that can be worn around camp. Carry items include a backpack cooler that fits 24 cans and a tote that can haul everything from beach towels to camping gear.
Stormproof protection for getting that perfect shot
Sand, snow, rain…these are not friends to your expensive camera. The Miggo AQUA on the other hand is best bud material. Available in three models to suit different cameras, this stormproof, quick-draw camera carrier is designed to protect your gear from the elements while offering easy and fast access so you don’t miss that once-in-a-lifetime shot. Nifty features include the bag’s strap also serving as the camera strap within the carrier, so you don’t need to worry about the camera hitting the ground if it slips out your hand. There’s also the option to detach the strap and use it without the carrier. The carrier includes a lens protector which is rigid on the exterior and padded on the interior, along with a storage space for the lens cap. The Miggo AGUA Kickstarter campaign reached its funding goal in less than four hours after launching, but there’s still time to snap up this camera carry.