- Buyer's Guide
Week In Review ~ 10 August
Eager to boost your carry collection with some elegant British style? Looking for a bike bag that takes the hassle out of attaching it to a rack? Well you’ll find both of these and more in our weekly round-up of new happenings in the creative carry world…
Works hard and looks good doing it
Hardwearing and beautiful leather, tough copper rivets, solid construction and versatility of use – from grocery hauler to carry-on luggage or office bag – makes the Whipping Post Vintage Tote Bag a pretty handy piece of carry to have around. So what could make it even better? Perhaps an Antique Black colorway that goes with everything and looks awesome? Sorted.
Functional bike carry without the frustration
Ever had a bike pannier kicked to the curb (possibly literally) because it’s a struggle to mount it to your bike? YNOT Cycle’s Pan-Yay line of bike bags may be just the solution you’re after. Rather than having to work around your bag, the Pan-Yay bags work around your lifestyle and particular bike. Thanks to adjustable hardware the bags are compatible with most bike racks, accommodating racks up to 16mm thick. In addition to a pannier, the hardware has been applied to various other pieces to suit different carry needs, including a tote and laptop bag, and shoulder straps enable easy carrying once you reach your destination (plus the hardware can be concealed when the bag is removed from the bike). Curious to find out more? Check out YNOT’s Kickstarter campaign here.
Face your EDC battles with some sharp-looking carry
Fancy a sneak peak at Bedouin Foundry’s new carry creation? Of course you do! Well start putting those savings aside because the Janissary Attaché case is a thing of beauty that will attract covetous glances wherever it goes. Constructed out of Scottish waxed canvas with a leather base and straps, the interior of the case incorporates stash pockets and a laptop sleeve, with a double sleeve pocket on the exterior. If you’re eager to own one yourself there’s not long to wait, as the case will be available in September.
Keeping things simply sophisticated
As the long days of summer are winding to an end, the northern hemisphere is already looking to autumn and winter. However, the fading summer isn’t something to be sad about, not when you consider all the new carry on the horizon as brands gear up for autumn/winter releases. Inspired by London’s Brutalist architecture, the bags that make up Ally Capellino’s Autumn/Winter 2014 collection feature simple forms, understated colorways and minimalist detailing – a classy way to enter the cooler months.
Indulge in some cognac with Timbuk2
Whether you already own carry from Timbuk2’s Distilled Collection and want to pick up another piece or you are considering getting one but need a little more convincing, now you have another reason to be tempted. Already boasting an office-friendly aesthetic that sets them apart from Timbuk2’s other bags, the pieces within the collection have been further refined thanks to the addition of the new Cognac Felted Poly colorway. The eye-catching city-smart styling lends itself to a variety of uses, from fitting in within the office, to looking chic on the move or during some downtime after a long day.