- Buyer's Guide
Week In Review ~ 19 October
Looking for a way to prevent key teeth taking a chunk out of your other EDC? Keen for classy leather carry that offers luxury quality without exorbitant luxury price tags? Perhaps you’re seeking a simple way to protect important items from the elements while on the go? Well come take a peek at what the carry creatives have been getting up to recently…
Ditch the travel carry-on and embrace the convenient carry on
Whether you’re hitting the road or taking to the air, you want your trip to be as hassle-free as possible. The Tortuga Air carry on backpack, which is available to pre-order now, is designed for short trips and meets the carry-on restrictions of even strict budget and European airlines. The bag blends the easy portability of a backpack format with the convenience of a suitcase format for packing. The pack is expandable if you need to squeeze in extra items or alternatively can be compressed with the exterior compression straps for smaller loads. If you can pack light, the Tortuga Air helps to make your journey both cheaper and more convenient by avoiding check-in baggage fees and saving you time since you can avoid hanging around baggage carousels.
Luxurious leather without the luxury markup
Fancy some luxury leather carry without the astronomical luxury price tag? Well that’s exactly what Linjer is offering through their Indiegogo campaign. Through using the same tanneries and factories as luxury brands but cutting out the middlemen and selling directly to customers, Linjer can provide the same quality of leather goods as luxury brands but at a much lower cost. All of Linjer’s products are constructed using full-grain vegetable-tanned aniline leather, YKK Excella zippers and military-grade polyester thread, with minimalist aesthetics that look good in work, travel and leisure environments.
Sleek carry for the iPhone 6
If you’re in the market for some swish carry style for your iPhone 6, you’re in luck as KILLSPENCER has just released their new collection of iPhone 6 accessories. The collection includes the leather Pouch for iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, the leather Carrier Pouch for iPhone 6 and 6 Plus which includes a pocket for business cards or credit cards, the leather and wood Card Carrier for iPhone 6 which accommodates 3 to 4 cards, as well as their iPhone 6 Veils.
Protect your gear come rain or shine
When your gear gets wet, particularly if it’s important documents such as passports or expensive tech, you can be left high and dry. However, ULTRAOLIVE’s new Taped Seam Dry Bag is designed to avoid such situations thanks to its waterproof construction. The bag is constructed out of cotton fabric with a DWR finish and a TPU backing and features taped waterproof seams. It’s large enough to accommodate most men’s shoes up to a size 13 and can be utilized to carry diverse items that you want to protect from the elements, from cash and travel tickets to clothing and gadgets.
Keeping keys in check
Keys rank right up there when it comes to EDC but unfortunately they can be some of the most frustrating items to carry, from digging into your skin whilst being carried in your pocket, to scratching any other items they may come in contact with. The KeyDisk 2 aims to make keys less of a carry hazard thanks to its slim profile that can fit in your pocket while accommodating up to nine keys and keeping their hard edges out of the way until needed. In addition, it incorporates an attachment point for car keys or clips and can also store other items such as small cards and key USB flash drives. The KeyDisk 2 has already reached its Kickstarter funding goal but there’s still plenty of time to get in on the action if you see this as a potential key piece of your EDC.