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Week In Review ~ 8 December
We’ve got lots of fun stuff in this Week In Review, as Head Porter gets feisty with some wild offerings for fall and winter, Bison stamps its mark on phone carry and Winter Session goes minimal with money and card storage. Plus newcomer Oyo Mountain Products pops into the limelight with bursts of color and downright cheerful carry…
Head Porter’s Fall/Winter 2013 collection roars onto the scene
Heading into the winter season can make people feel a little dull and dreary. Head Porter have decided to liven things up by setting loose animal-themed carry pieces for their Fall/Winter collection which includes the likes of iPad cases, laptop sleeves, wallets, iPhone cases and pouches. If you’re daring enough, there’s no denying whipping out one of these in the boardroom would be pretty wild; however, if you’re not feeling the fur there are some more subtle offerings with a variety of leather pieces too.
Phone wallet that doesn’t need to call out for attention
Stylish looks that glide effortlessly into any situation? Check. Handmade with leather that will stand up to the rigors of daily use? Check. A simple means of being able to store your phone, cash and cards in one handily accessible carry piece? You bet. Bison’s iPhone 5 wallet fits the bill (and then some) on all of these points, with a choice of colors as well as a cordovan option for maximum sleekness.
Chic and compact carry for cards and cash
Need a compact wallet just for card and cash carry? Winter Session’s Triple Wallet can slip as easily into daily use as it can into your pocket. Handcrafted out of vegetable-tanned waxed Horween leather and Irish waxed linen thread, the Triple Wallet comes in a range of colorways and features, as the name suggests, three sections which can hold cards, folded bills and business cards.
Topo Designs welcomes a new family member
If your first impressions of the Oyo x Trainerspotter Sawatch Pack run along the lines of “Hmm, there’s something familiar about this pack… Hold on, it’s sporting a very Topo Designs-esque vibe to it,” well you’d be right. Oyo Mountain Products are a new label created by the folks behind Topo Designs and their penchant for pops of color has been retained with Oyo. The Sawatch Pack is ideal for going about your daily business, with a streamlined silhouette but enough space for your EDC including a laptop in the interior laptop sleeve.
Amazed by awesome Arc’teryx
Achieving the status of one of Carryology’s all-time favorite backpacks is no mean feat but Arc’teryx’s Khard 30 backpack has sauntered into the spotlight and pretty much stolen the show. Check out our road test to discover why we think this pack is right up there with the best.