- Buyer's Guide
Week In Review ~ 5 February
Versatile travel bags for life on the go, decluttering with thoughtful key carry, and outdoor backpacks ready for adventure. Discover more in our Week In Review…
From KILLSPENCER with love
With Valentine’s Day approaching, KILLSPENCER are in the mood for love…and if you appreciate sleek, sophisticated travel carry you’ll be feeling the love too. Specifically for two new pieces that form part of KILLSPENCER’s Love Collection. The Travel Tote is a stylish tote that works equally well for weekend getaways or looking suave around town, and is available in a choice of black full-grain leather or water-repellent army duck canvas. Complementing the Travel Tote is the Utility Dopp, crafted from black full-grain leather and a chic storage option for small tech and travel items, as well as EDC.
Burden-free bike tools
The less you have to carry on two wheels, the better. But you don’t want to be stuck in a position where you need to make a repair or adjustment with no tools on hand. The Cha-O-Ha Design Co. provides a compact and elegant solution with the Cyclist Card. Small enough to fit in a wallet, saddle bag, cycling jersey or even your pocket, the Cyclist Card packs over 43 functions into an easily portable form. The Cyclist Card also comes with a detachable auxiliary handle that provides boosted leverage and storage space for two 1/4″ bits. Crafted from S35VN steel, this nifty tool is not only multifunctional but durable enough to withstand demanding use for years to come. Get more details through the Cyclist Card Kickstarter campaign.
Helping travelers take flight
Fancy urban aesthetics and adventurous spirit in your carry gear? Meet Eagle Creek’s new Converge Collection. Designed to deliver modern style and travel-friendly features, the collection includes the Converge Weekend Bag, the Converge Backpack, and a selection of handy packing cubes, a garment sleeve and a toiletry cube. The 39L Converge Weekend Bag is suitable for use as a carry-on bag and can be carried in a variety of ways including by hand, as a shoulder bag or as a backpack. The 24L Converge Backpack offers a slim profile with two compartments, useful quick-access pockets and a luggage passthrough sleeve on the back. As an added bonus, the bags are versatile enough to adapt to a variety of day-to-day needs too, helping you get more out of your carry.
Hitting new heights in mountain packs
When it comes to creating outdoor carry, Mystery Ranch are right up there with the best. The brand have an extensive history in the outdoor industry, and that experience is put to good use in their new collection of Mountain packs. Designed to help you explore the outdoors in comfort with a dependable bag by your side, the collection features a number of new designs such as the Coulee 40 and 25, and the women’s and men’s Stein 62. The collection also includes a range of new colorways for existing MR packs such as the Terraplane and the men’s and women’s Glacier. Check out the full range here.
The key to easy pocket carry
Carrying a single key is fairly hassle-free, but add several to the equation and things start to get inconvenient. Bulkiness, jangling, and potentially time-consuming trying to find the one you need? Not great. But Keyport have two handy solutions to help you avoid key chaos in your pocket or bag. The Keyport Pivot and Keyport Slide 3.0 not only tidy up keys but can also hold a variety of useful tools in a single compact form. The modular Keyport Slide 3.0 comes in four-port and six-port options and accommodates key blades that correspond with your existing keys. You can also use a variety of Keyport inserts (such as a pen or flash drive) and modules (such as a mini-flashlight or pocket knife module) with the Slide 3.0. The Keyport Pivot works with your existing keys and also accepts Keyport inserts and modules, giving you great functionality in one carry item.