- Buyer's Guide
Week In Review ~ 13 December
Flexible carry-on that works around your needs, getting your gear where it needs to go on two wheels, plus a chic leather dopp kit for your travels. Discover more in our Week In Review…
Get set for travel
With the holidays fast approaching, travel is sure to have a lot of folks eagerly counting down the days until it’s time to wave goodbye to work and indulge in some hard-earned R&R. Good carry can make all the difference to ensuring your travels are fun experiences, and HEX has released a new travel set to help you make the most of your trips. The Calibre Carry On Roller features a versatile design that can be carried using top grab handles when you need to move over short distances or stash the bag in overhead luggage bins. However, when you’re striding through the airport or simply want to dial back the carry effort, extend the bag’s telescopic handle and make use of the wheels to roll the bag. Not forgetting the small essentials, the set also includes the Calibre Dopp Kit which features a water-resistant coated canvas, interior and exterior pockets and a carry handle.
Urban style with cycling functionality
Hong Kong-based ro bags knows how to create functional form without forgetting style considerations. Taking inspiration from bicycles, the brand maintains this design approach with a new carry collection. The Alleycat collection features two messenger bags and a small pouch. Each bag can be attached to bike racks or tubes, and considering the environments in which they may be used, the bags are crafted from PVC-coated cotton for weather resistance and dirt resistance.
Looking good with a good-looking dopp kit
Whether you need to look sharp for a business trip or suave for stepping out on the town, staying groomed on your travels is important – and there’s no reason your dopp kit shouldn’t get in on the action too. This handsome Octovo Dopp Kit is crafted with a stylish Italian leather exterior and a handy wipe-clean nylon interior. A choice of pockets keeps your bits and pieces organized, and a metal hook enables the dopp kit to be hung up for easy access to the contents. Fancy some added attractiveness? Enjoy a 15% discount by using the code SHOPDOPP during checkout.
Well-considered carry for life on a bike
When brands have really taken the time to think about thoughtful and useful bag design, it shows. One such brand is Jakarta-based Life Behind Bars, a cycling-oriented brand who have created clever carry designs to appeal to different needs and users. The Peloton Rolltop Backpack is a 38L pack that can expand to 45L, making it a versatile size for both daily and travel use. The bag’s tapered design assists with enhanced load distribution, while load lifters on the straps and a removable waistbelt provide further carry comfort. Quick-access pockets keep frequently used items within easy reach and the compression straps double as external attachment straps for larger items. A waterproof inner lining and water-repellent zips provide protection against inclement weather, and the suspended laptop compartment accommodates up to a 17-inch laptop, with a secondary padded compartment for up to a 15-inch laptop or tablet. Check out a video of the pack’s features here. For those who prefer messengers, Life Behind Bars has you covered. The 32L Echelon messenger has a stabilizer strap, a secondary shoulder strap to help balance the load for better user comfort, an exterior carrying system for attaching large or awkwardly-shaped items to the bag, a floating interior construction to protect your gear against the elements, as well as a padded laptop compartment in the front of the bag to keep tech away from the user’s back. And that’s just some of the nifty features. See all the features in action here.