- Buyer's Guide
Week In Review ~ 4 August
This Week In Review features some crafty (not in the leprechaun sense) Irish design, a practical and eye-catching pack from T-Level and an alternative to balancing a tablet case, suit bag and gym bag on your back whilst weaving in and out of rush-hour traffic. Thrown in for good measure is a hip camera case and a cool backpack concept for tackling restricted freedom of movement. So let’s get started…
Taking It To The Next Level
T-Level’s Infinity Rolltop is a pretty sweet-looking bag. The pack utilises 1260D Invista Ballistic Cordura and there’s a variety of colors to choose from, including blue, black, red, black-red, grey-mint and navy-red. The main compartment offers 43 liters of space and additional compartments offer easy storage for smaller items. And if those colors aren’t rocking your boat, the T-Level x Sabotage design just might do the trick.
Superfolk is an Irish design studio that strives to use locally sourced materials and to pay tribute to Ireland in their crafts. We’ve posted about them before, but their Aran bag series is interesting enough to again show their Aran wool lining and reference to animals commonly found within the Irish countryside. The bag above is the Pinemartin but the series also includes the Fox, Hare and Sheep. The Pinemartin accommodates a 12-inch Mac PowerBook.
Take Your Best Shot
So when you were little you had your heart set on being a cowboy or a sheriff. Then you grew up and found out how expensive it is to keep a horse, that you were a pacifist and the only thing you wanted to take aim at was amazing once-in-a-lifetime photo opportunities. However, with Roberu’s Gun Holder camera case you can experience your childhood dream, at least a little bit. The case is made of leather and comes in tan, black and chocolate brown. Designed to sit on your hip thanks to the attached belt, this case provides quick-draw functionality for the perfect shot.
Your Wingman’s Got Your Back
You have a dilemma – you’ve got to look slick in your suit but you’re hitting the gym after work. How do you keep your suit wrinkle-free without having to cart a second bag for your gym stuff? Simple – look to your Wingman for support. Henty have come up with a clever design for a suit bag that can carry suits, dresses, tablets, small accessories, gym shoes – pretty much everything you need for a busy day at work followed by a workout. The Henty Wingman is suitable for commuting by bike and is also suitable for train and airport travel purposes. We’re split on the overall vibe of it, but it is a handy approach.
Biomechanics and Backpacks
If you haven’t checked it out yet, our Biomechanics and Backpacks series takes a look at an interesting design concept by Bergans of Norway to facilitate greater freedom of movement whilst wearing a pack. The Problem and Solution posts also have some cool design sketches and a fun biomechanics link to play around with.