- Buyer's Guide
Week In Review ~ 2 November
Looking for a bag that can spare your arms by carrying odd-shaped items like wheels and boxes? In the market for a card case/wallet that’s simple to use and holds a variety of objects? These are just some of the new carry cropping up in our Week In Review…
Filson won’t let a good bag die
When a Filson bag is showing its age, perhaps sporting a tear or three here and there, is it time to discard it on the scrap heap? Filson don’t believe so, which is why they’re introducing the Filson Restoration Department to create unique bags and pouches by renovating vintage Filson gear. The FRD pieces will be available in limited quantities and will feature a variety of distinct characteristics, from the stitching and the colourways to the fabric and patinas. New pieces will be available each Monday from 17 November and interested Filson fans can sign up to FRD email updates for the latest developments.
Easy access to cards, cash and more
CLIPCASE is a card case meets wallet that features five interior pockets for holding cards and folded cash, as well as two exterior covers for frequently-used cards. Though primarily designed for cards and cash, the CLIPCASE can accommodate other items too such as coins, SD cards or anything else that can fit inside it or under the exterior covers. CLIPCASE comes in two options, an RFID-blocking aluminium version and a polycarbonate version, both in a choice of colours. If you fancy clipping this case to your daily carry lineup, you can find out more via the CLIPCASE Kickstarter campaign.
The bag that’s up for a carry challenge
Wish you had a bag that could carry everything from groceries and books to bike wheels and boxes? That’s exactly what the Tack Sling bag by SSCY is designed to do. The bag has two primary compartments that can be separated using adjustable straps in order to carry a variety of odd-shaped, dirty or wet items between them. The Tack Sling quickly converts from backpack mode to tote mode to suit different carry needs and includes two external pockets and a zippered internal pocket.
On-the-go stash for your shoes
Shoe carry tends to be a bit of an afterthought with bag design. Not so with the Shrine Sneaker Duffel, which ships from the end of November. The bag features two large side compartments that have ventilation grommets and can fit up to size 20 sneakers (or other shoes). The lid for the main compartment has mesh pockets for cables and the like, as well as a watch pocket, while the rear zippered pocket accommodates a tablet and the front quick-access pocket holds items such as a phone or passport.
Sleek style from South Korea
Fancy some new urban-friendly carry? South Korean streetwear brand BLC (previously known as Brownbreath) has dropped their Fall/Winter 2014 collection containing a sleek range of bags. The collection includes pieces such as the Nomad Messenger Bag, the Definition Backpack and new versions of the Civitas Backpack. Check out the collection here.