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Week In Review ~ 10 July
A festival-ready shoulder bag, a different look for KILLSPENCER and new releases from westward works. Discover more in our Week In Review…
Indonesian carry for a global audience
Jakarta-based westward works bring a combination of refreshed and new with their COLLECTION II. The collection features seven pieces, four of which are updated takes on existing designs. The TRAMP III Recon is a reconstruction of the TRAMP III, featuring additional pockets and pull up leather instead of suede. The FROGSTOMP and STRIDE II also replace suede with pull up leather, as does the STIG M II which includes extra pockets. Three new additions include the SOFT SHELL dopp kit that can double as a sling bag, the DAYTONA rolltop messenger and the 27L DASH messenger bag with a floating liner for added weatherproofness.
From festivals to EDC
With summer the season of festivals, you need a bag that can handle mud, wear and tear. The new FREITAG F-estival bag F553 LOU is eager for outdoor partying, but able to go beyond the festival ground too. The 3.5L volume provides space and organization for festival and everyday carry, with a zipped main compartment, interior slip pockets, a key ring loop and an exterior zipped pocket. Made from recycled truck tarp, the bag is great at handling muddy and wet conditions, and tough enough to withstand frequent use.
No-sew bag repairs
When you love a bag, you want it to last as long as possible. But repairing rips or tears can be tricky. Noso Puffy Patches are a quick and simple solution to extend the life of your bag, with no sewing required. The patches are activated by heat, so fixing a bag is as straightforward as sticking the patch in place and putting the bag in a dryer. Constructed out of nylon ripstop, the patches come in a variety of designs and colors. Check out the Noso Indiegogo campaign for more details.
Pocket bulge to controlled key carry
When Orbitkey was first released, it decluttered pockets with its tidy and compact form. Now Orbitkey 2.0 is ready to offer the next level of organization, reducing pocket bulge and jingle and protecting other pocket items against scratches. Version 2 includes numerous updates such as a slimmer profile, more comfortable locking mechanism, improved hardware, and improved durability through swapping aluminum for stainless steel. Orbitkey 2.0 accommodates a greater range of keys, replaces the flat leather band with a new cushioned leather band, and also comes in a new canvas band option. Learn more through the Orbitkey 2.0 Kickstarter campaign.
KILLSPENCER embodies elegant change
Doing something well is good, but sometimes it’s also good to change things up. KILLSPENCER are known for their chic black bags, but their latest collection introduces a new take on their carry. The Bone Collection adds stylish taupe nubuck leather to the KILLSPENCER aesthetic and includes seven carry pieces. Each piece is crafted by hand in KILLSPENCER’s Los Angeles workshop, with Riri zippers and nickel hardware, and can be monogrammed for a personal touch.