- Buyer's Guide
Week In Review ~ 7 February
New travel and EDC collections from Lowepro, a gym bag that works hard on the fashion and function fronts, plus camera carry that weaves tactical styling into everyday versatility. Discover more in our Week In Review…
Camera carry with EDC versatility
DSPTCH are known for mixing military vibes with everyday functionality, a combo that is evident in their new camera bag collection. Dishing up two styles to suit different uses, the collection includes the Camera Ruckpack and the Camera Shoulder Bag. Both bags feature removable padded inserts, providing the option to convert the bags for general purpose use. The padded inserts are also available separately and can be used with many of DSPTCH’s other bags. Constructed in the USA, the Camera Ruckpack and the Camera Shoulder Bag are made with rugged and water-resistant nylon and mil-spec hardware. Dedicated straps for tripod storage and a compartment for a laptop or tablet further enhance the functionality of the collection.
Lowepro lines up three new collections
Lowepro have made a name for themselves in the photography bag world, but now they’re forging onto new paths with the release of three new collections. The weatherproof and rugged HighLine collection is designed for carry-on travel use and features two backpacks and a roller bag, each with a liquids pouch and packing cube. For gadget lovers who like getting active, the RidgeLine collection provides outdoor-inspired daypacks with plenty of protective pocketing for storing tech during the commute or while exploring wilder terrains. Serving up streetwear-inspired bags for daily use is the StreetLine collection which includes four urban-friendly bags for keeping tech devices safe and sound during commuting and general EDC.
Staying stylish during the slog
Sometimes you can come out of the gym looking a little worse for wear. Ready to lend a helping hand however is the Aer Gym Duffel. Providing a solid dose of sleek urban style to your gym routine, the bag features a 1680D ballistic nylon exterior and a ventilated main compartment to help air out your gear. A dedicated ventilated shoe compartment accommodates up to men’s size 13 shoes, while a host of internal and external pockets provide handy organization for valuables, a water bottle and other small items. A separate compartment keeps clean clothes away from your gym gear, and flexible portability is provided through top grab handles and a padded shoulder strap. Plus you can trim a little extra off the price tag and help your bank balance look fitter by using the discount code CARRYOLOGY10 to scoop a $10 discount off the pre-order price.
Clean and classy for your urban explorations
There’s no reason practical bags can’t be aesthetically pleasing too, a principle Monofold has taken to heart with their new Urban Collection. Merging clean, chic looks with functional design, the collection includes a range of bags that cater to different carry setups and environments. The Urban Playbag, Urban Carrybag, Urban Clutch, Urban Messenger and Urban Brief are available in a choice of fabrics and feature weatherproof construction with inbuilt cushioning to protect tech devices against impact while you’re on the go. See the collection in action here.
Brass minimalism without the bulk
If you prefer carrying just the essentials, you probably appreciate a wallet that follows the same philosophy. The Grovemade Brass Minimalist Wallet is such a wallet. Suitable for cards, ID and some cash, the wallet keeps pocket bulge at bay with its pared-down and elegant design. Made from solid brass and vegetable-tanned leather, the wallet has a back window that allows cards to be pushed forward in order to easily remove the top card.
Vintage style for today’s traveler
Whether you’re traveling for business or pleasure, a little luxury in the luggage department can go a long way to making the journey more enjoyable. ZERO Halliburton delivers with their Limited Edition Vintage Carry-On 2-Wheel Travel Case, which gives a nod to the brand’s past military partnerships while catering to the modern traveler. The spinner case is constructed from hard-wearing anodized aluminum that balances light weight and durability. The case achieves an airtight interior thanks to a neoprene gasket seal, and features two internal compartments for organization. While a telescopic handle allows the case to be pulled along on its wheels, a side carry handle is also available for further portability and maneuverability.