- Buyer's Guide
Week In Review ~ 5 June
Urban bags with understated inbuilt security features, a new advanced line of carry from Maxpedition, plus a dopp kit that cuts down on toiletry chaos. Discover more in our Week In Review…
A special edition for enjoying more of summer
With long summer evenings enticing you to spend more time outdoors, you’re going to need a bag to carry your gear and help you explore further. And QWSTION have a bag made just for such explorations. Inspired by long summer evenings in the city, their Special Edition Shopper offers stylish looks and flexible design to accommodate a range of environments. QWSTION teams Organic Rust Canvas with their Organic Offwhite Canvas, complementing the fabrics with vegetable-tanned black leather. Interior pockets provide space for keeping smaller items within reach, and the snap button closure offers straightforward access. The brand’s Simplestrap®-system allows the tote to also be carried as a backpack to suit different carry needs.
Maxpedition advances their reputation and range
Maxpedition have built up a solid reputation for producing durable and functional gear that isn’t afraid to get stuck in. But not content to sit back, they’re pushing even further with their Advanced Gear Research line. Featuring updated aesthetics and a broader range of custom materials and components, the line includes six bags and six pouches that suit a range of daily and travel carry needs. Also included in the line are patent-pending TacTie joining clips for attaching pouches to bags, providing modular carry setups as required. The line will be available to purchase in June.
Double the organization, double the flexibility
Some dopp kits are simply holes that swallow up your toiletries, leaving them cluttered and hard to reach. But the WaterField Designs Duo Dopp Kit takes a more ordered approach to carrying grooming supplies. The kit features two zippered compartments for organizing the contents, and opens flat for easy access. The handle can also be used to hang the kit up when open, keeping supplies out of the way but readily available. Crafted in a choice of waxed canvas or ballistic nylon with full-grain leather detailing, the Duo Dopp Kit includes a water-resistant lining that’s easy to clean and light in color, enhancing the visibility of the contents. Not only does the kit double up on compartments, it also doubles up on versatility, serving as a handy organizer for EDC items such as cables and chargers, or first aid supplies.
Secure carry for urban lifestyles
Pacsafe brings discreet and practical security features to urban carry with their new Slingsafe LX series. The range includes two totes, a mini cross-body bag and a backpack, each featuring anti-theft elements such as Carrysafe® slashguard straps, eXomesh® slashguards, an RFIDsafe™ pocket and smart zippers. Designed to thwart bag slashers, pickpockets and identity theft without drawing unnecessary attention to themselves, these bags help pack peace of mind into your daily carry.