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Week In Review ~ 15 February
Dig the haul-it-all attitude of IKEA bags but wish they didn’t slack on the style stakes? Want a new bike bag that can roll with your changing needs? How about bags that can help keep you safe on the go or a travel case that believes in looking refreshed no matter how long the journey is? We’ve got it all right here in our Week In Review…
Henty rolls out a new bag for the bike scene
If you love getting active on your bike but aren’t so enamoured with your current bike carry, Henty’s new Tube Backpack has just rolled onto the scene and is ready to win converts with its array of handy features. The pack’s volume can grow or shrink to suit your needs, while there’s plenty of pockets to store a variety of gear, along with a separate section for wet or dirty items. Scope out the video above to see the pack in action.
Wheelmen & Co. set the wheels in motion for stylish travel carry
If your travel case looks like it’s seen one too many journeys, perhaps it’s time to retire it on permanent vacation. However, the Wheelmen & Co. x Imperial Barber Folding Travel Case is ready to fill the void, with an understated style that looks good wherever your travels take you. The case features four pockets, a D ring that can be used to hang it up and an adjustable closure system that accommodates different volumes as required. Plus it comes with two jars of pommade and a comb to keep you looking slick.
The IKEA bag gets a makeover
When it comes to functional use, the IKEA bag rocks – haul groceries in it, stash supplies for your next camping trip or picnic, chuck in laundry, plop in wet or dirty gear to keep it separate from clean and dry items… However, though its versatility is awesome it’s not exactly a style statement. The Danish design brand Herman Cph admired the functionality of IKEA’s bag but wanted to give it a serious injection of style – and hence the Limited Bag was born. The bag gives leftover furniture fabric from textile producer Kvadrat a new purpose and includes leather handles. If you want one for yourself, they will be available on Herman’s new website which launches in about a week. Alternatively you can order by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) and bag one for €110.
Functional safety meets fashion style
Fashion and function are sometimes mutually exclusive with carry items…but not so with Vancouver-based Nocturnal Workshop’s new offerings. These bags utilise 3M reflective material for enhanced visibility at night, whether on foot or a bike, and the sleek silhouettes ooze urban styling while still serving as functional items that can be used during work or downtime.