- Buyer's Guide
Week In Review ~ 18 January
Boreas hopes to snap up photographer fans with their new offering, Slim Timber drops two new card wallets to woo wood lovers, plus we check out a carabiner-meets-knife as we dig into the new releases rolling onto our carry radar this week…
A touch of timber
Conversation starter. Rugged rover. Compact card carrier. Slim Timber’s new Card Wallet ticks all the boxes. Balancing durability with tactile pleasure, the smooth look and feel of the Card Wallet serves as an extension of your personal style, something a little different in the sea of same old card haulers. The Card Wallet is constructed out of leather and a choice of rosewood or walnut wood, with an elastic strap to keep up to eight standard-sized cards inside until needed.
Tough style for the wanderer, worker and knowledge seeker
If you love leather and duck canvas rocking it out together in designs that opt for functional over flashy, the Savage Supply Co. Kickstarter project is one to scope out. The brand is based in Charlotte, North Carolina and has designed a range of carry items to appeal to travelers, students and professionals alike. Featuring materials such as rugged duck canvas and vegetable-tanned leather, the project offers a diverse selection of carry goods to choose from including wallets, laptop cases, a backpack, weekender, briefcase and knife roll.
A new offering from Boreas blows into the picture
Boreas smashed their Kickstarter funding goal for the Bootlegger Modular Pack System and based off this success they are back for round two with the Bootlegger Photo Series. The series features the Boreas Aperture Pack, a 35-liter daypack that can hold camera gear along with extra items such as a jacket, laptop, small accessories and food. Along with Boreas’s Triple-Tramp Suspension, the pack has a removable padded camera insert, front stretch pocket, waterproof top pocket, side panel daisy chains, plus a range of internal organization options to keep gear ordered.
A cut above in easy-access blade carry
Merging outdoor carry with everyday accessibility, the CaraClaw combines the easy portability of a carabiner with the handy tool functionality of a knife. The CaraClaw’s 440 stainless steel blade and rubber-coated heavy duty nylon handle team up for use in a range of situations, from workspaces to exploring during hikes or camping trips. Coming in at 2.8 ounces, it won’t weigh you down either. If your interest is hooked, check out the CaraClaw Kickstarter page to snag one for your adventures.
From the bike to the boardroom
If you like bags that blend versatile use with aesthetics that stand out from the crowd, the Magnetar Black Men’s Crossbody Bag from Lift Off is one that could be wheeling into your collection. Made by hand in the Czech Republic using Italian full-grain leather, the Magnetar serves as both a bike bag and a shoulder bag, attaching to a bike frame through hooks and magnets. The silhouette is unusual enough to draw attention while still remaining sleek for the office and there is a choice of five leather colors to suit your personal tastes.