- Buyer's Guide
Week In Review ~ 2 October
An adventure backpack takes flight, Japanese carry gets inspired by Swedish rainwear, and a sleek bottle helps you stay hydrated in style. Welcome to the Week In Review…
A Swedish/Japanese collab set to make a splash
The bags from AS2OV (A Shared Sense Of Value) are a honed blend of functionality and distinct aesthetics. Not surprising considering the brand stems from Taichi Fujimatsu, founder of renowned Japanese carry brand master-piece. Sharing an appreciation for stylish yet functional and versatile form is Swedish premium rainwear brand Stutterheim. Bringing their shared values together, they’ve teamed up for a limited edition collaboration featuring three best-selling styles from AS2OV, partly crafted using Stutterheim’s rubberized cotton. The collaboration’s clutch bag, daypack and rollpack showcase eye-catching colorways inspired by Stutterheim AW16 colors. To purchase the pieces online check out Unby General Goods Store and Stutterheim.
Packing the rugged charm
Some things just look right together. Case in point, English Bridle Leather and Filson’s Rugged Canvas. Both beautiful and tough materials in their own right, pairing them together is a thing of beauty, particularly in the form of the Rugged Canvas Rucksack and Rugged Canvas Tote. The pack features a padded sleeve that fits up to a 16″ laptop, while the tote offers five pockets for organizing your bits and pieces. Each piece is complemented by solid brass hardware and is built to last and only get better with age.
Tom Bihn takes off on adventure
Adventure is waiting…and you will be too if you need to collect a checked bag. Restricting your luggage to carry-on pieces is a good way to travel fast and with the flexibility to go wherever the journey leads. The Hero’s Journey from Tom Bihn is all about embracing the journey. This adventure travel backpack is actually two bags in one. The 45L main bag can be used as a carry-on bag, while the smaller Top Pack serves as a personal carry-on item. At your destination you can zip them together for one bag with a lot of space, or keep the majority of your gear in the main bag and use the Top Pack as a day bag for carry essentials. The Top Pack can be carried as a 15L shoulder bag or waist pack, or a 10L daypack. The main bag also offers carry options including backpack and duffel modes. Configurable to suit a variety of trips and loads, The Hero’s Journey is proving extremely popular but the Black Halcyon/Iberian colorway is in production and expected to ship by the end of November. See more details here.
Maximize your hydration with minimalist form
Keeping hydrated throughout the day is important. But if you’re on the go a lot, that means needing to carry water with you. So rather than carrying any old bottle, why not make it one you’ll actually enjoy looking at and using? The Soma Bottle is crafted from BPA-free, shatter-resistant glass with a silicone sleeve for easy grip. Complementing the smooth, clean aesthetics is a leak-proof natural bamboo cap. Smart enough for the office and beyond, the Soma Bottle comes in four sleeve colors and is a stylish way to stay fresh.