- Buyer's Guide
Week In Review ~ 1 May
A chic way to slim down your pocket carry, a tough and beautiful backpack that can’t wait to get out and explore, plus new drops from GORUCK. Discover more in our Week In Review…
Practical in features, pleasing in looks
Something you use on a daily basis should perform its job well – and if it looks good too, even better. Forming part of the new 2016 Pebble Collection, ULTRAOLIVE have released the fashion-friendly and functional Pebble A-Pack. The bag features a durable, visually interesting and water-resistant 1000D Cordura Pebble fabric, available in Black or Stone colorways. Plus for added style options, each pack includes an additional set of zipper pulls so the user can alternate between color preferences. A quick-access pocket prevents rummaging for frequently used items, while inside the main compartment a back pocket provides storage for a 13″ laptop.
On target with stealthy carry
Sometimes you want to keep certain gear under the radar. GORUCK gets that – which is why they created the Shooter Rucks. Modifying the GR1 and the GR2 with the addition of interior Velcro panels, the packs are designed to carry camera equipment or guns without drawing unnecessary attention. GORUCK have also created a range of accessories to keep carry items neat and tidy. The new releases have an estimated shipping date of 1 September – but you can score a discount now if you’re quick, with a pre-sale ending 2 May at midnight EST.
Ready to set sail wherever the wind blows
Bedouin Foundry are known for carry that beautifully merges stylish aesthetics with hard-wearing construction. Their new Pequod backpack bolsters that reputation, forming a solid addition to the Bedouin family. Taking its name from Captain Ahab’s ship in Moby-Dick, this pack is ready for demanding adventures both near and far. The pack opens like a duffel for convenient access, with a water-resistant YKK AquaGuard zip and waxed canvas providing protection against the elements. The Pequod’s large capacity (around 40L) provides plenty of space for everyday use and short trips alike, and the slim profile doesn’t restrict movement while on the go. The pack’s practical features include tension straps that double as carry handles or external attachment points, as well as an interior sleeve for a 15″ laptop and two further interior pockets.
EDC made effortlessly elegant
Phones and wallets are a staple of EDC – but what if you could carry less while still having access to both? With the new Bellroy Phone Wallet, you can. Doubling as a phone case and a wallet, the Phone Wallet provides quick-access storage for two frequently used cards, along with additional storage for three cards (or two cards and some folded cash). There’s even a slot for a spare SIM card and pin – all delivered in a slim and elegant form that looks good in work and play settings. But the benefits don’t stop there. The Phone Wallet also serves as a stand for convenient hands-free use.