- Buyer's Guide
Week In Review ~ 4 October
A light that embraces water adventures, sleek pocket carry for your essentials, and Millican’s two new Mavericks. Discover more in our Week In Review…
Slip some simple into your EDC
Desperate to declutter your pocket carry? The new Grovemade Minimalist Wallet is designed to do exactly that, getting back to basics and a simpler state of carrying just the essentials. The wallet holds up to five cards, as well as some folded bills, with a window on the back so the cards can be pushed forwards for fast removal of the top card. Crafted with an anodized aluminum frame, a concealed steel faceplate and a choice of London tan or black vegetable-tanned leather, this sleek and slim wallet measures only a third of an inch thick and can be easily carried in a pocket without adding unsightly bulk.
In search of city and outdoor adventures
Bit of a free spirit? Love the idea of just hopping on your bike and going wherever the road may take you, or letting your feet lead you off the beaten path? The two new additions to Millican’s Maverick collection are all for it too. Nick the Messenger is a water-resistant canvas messenger with an external laptop compartment, removable stabilizer strap, a variety of internal and external zipped and slip pockets, a top grab handle and exterior attachment points for a U-lock and bike light. Fraser the Rucksack packs plenty of features into its 32L volume such as water-resistant construction, a removable chest strap and hip belt, a host of interior and exterior pockets, an internal sleeve that can accommodate a 17-inch laptop or hydration bladder, compression straps and a top grab handle. Both pieces come in a choice of Rust, Moss and Slate colorways and are ready for rides and rambling whenever the urge takes you.
Illuminating your travels on land and water
Some of the best adventures beckon where the light doesn’t shine – but you can change that with the Finisterre Waterproof Adventure Light. Constructed exclusively for Finisterre by Exposure Lights, the CNC machined aluminum light can be used as a torch, lantern and a head torch and provides up to 150 lumens. But adventures don’t always happen on dry land. Luckily, the waterproof light can be used up to depths of 100 meters. Included with the light is a zipped case, USB charger, two rechargeable batteries, a cord, headband, bracket and beacon attachment, so you’re all set wherever the wanderlust leads you.
Timbuk2 wheels in luxe ladies’ carry
Timbuk2 have built up a solid reputation in the world of urban cycling bags, but their Femme collection takes a distinct detour from the trail of what’s come before. Adding a luxury twist to women’s bike carry, the collection avoids putting the breaks on your daily schedule by conveniently coasting from the bike to the office and after-work drinks. Focusing on a blend of fashion-friendly aesthetics and functionality, the Femme collection features the Satchel Backpack, Fanny Pack, Boxy Tote and Femme Messenger in a range of colorways to suit personal tastes.