- Buyer's Guide
Week In Review ~ 9 April
Efficient business carry for short trips, a multifunctional tool for managing pocket bulge, and wet item storage with a trick up its sleeve. Discover more in our Week In Review…
A fresh solution for carrying wet items
If you need to carry a wet item in your bag, it’s handy having storage that separates it from the rest of your gear. The OUTLIER Supermarine Rollie does just that, but goes a step further. The rolltop bag is crafted from Supermarine® Cotton sourced from Switzerland. The water-resistant fabric prevents wetness leaking out but is breathable enough to allow items in the bag to slowly dry. Ideal if you forgot to unpack those swimming shorts stashed in the bottom of your travel bag.
Elevated design for everyday use
Crafted Goods have built up a solid reputation for durable, functional gear. But their Ultimate Collection takes it to the next level. The limited series collection has been created to evolve once a year and feature best-in-class specs. The current collection offers two sleek pieces crafted from 1050D Cordura Ballistic Nylon, with YKK AquaGuard water-repellent zippers and ITW Nexus US military-spec buckles. The Crafted Goods Dufour 25L rolltop backpack features a side-access 13″ laptop compartment and a quick-access front pocket. If a messenger is more your style, the Crafted Goods Cité keeps your gear comfortably secure on two feet or two wheels, and also offers a padded laptop compartment for a 13″ laptop.
Thoughtful travel organization that looks the business
Short business trips often involve a carry conundrum. You need a bag to store your personal items and toiletries, but you also need a carry piece that will suit a business setting. Carrying two bags for a short trip is a hassle, but Lundi have created an elegant solution with their 36 Hours Travel Bag. The bag provides two separate compartments, one for storing personal items suitable for an overnight trip, while the other is ideal for work tools such as a laptop, notebook, pens and accessories. The functional design is complemented by stylish and timeless aesthetics and quality construction. The 36 Hours Travel Bag is available in vegetable-tanned or embossed full-grain leather options, and can be paired with a range of accessories such as a Zip Wallet, Toiletry Bag and Passport Wallet. Discover more through Lundi’s Kickstarter campaign.
Low-key and lightweight carry for easy travels
Like to travel in convenient style? The Arcido Faroe is a carry-on backpack that fuses understated aesthetics with a range of useful features to make traveling easier. The wide-opening main compartment makes packing and finding items simple and quick, while the pull-tab laptop compartment means you don’t need to struggle to access your tech. There’s also a choice of pockets on offer for storing smaller travel, work or EDC items. The 35L pack is constructed with Blendex Kodra and YKK zips, and weighs just 900 grams, making it a lightweight travel companion for work and leisure trips alike.
A key tool for battling pocket bulk
Bulging pockets are a drag, both physically and aesthetically. But The James Brand tackle the problem head-on with a simple, durable and multifunctional tool. The Hook combines key management with EDC functionality, providing a bottle opener, keyring and laser-etched ruler in a minimalist and durable design. Crafted in Portland, Oregon, The Hook is available in a choice of Raw Stainless and Black Patina finishes.