- Buyer's Guide
Week In Review ~ 21 December
Eager for a climbing companion that will ensure you don’t sweat it while tackling a tough ascent? How about some chic leather goodness for your EDC or a tote that rocks rugged styling with long-lasting durability? We’ve got all this and more as we scope out new releases that are keen to capture a spot in your carry collection…
Lexdray clocks in a new arrival
If timepieces make you tick, you want to know they’re protected when not on your wrist. Lexdray have recently rolled out safe storage for watches thanks to a collaboration with Bamford Watch Department who make it their business to customize watches from world-renowed brands such as TAG Heuer and Rolex. The Lexdray x Bamford Watch Roll is made from ballistic nylon and holds up to three watches as well as a watch tool. Soft micro fleece within the interior folds over the watches to protect against scratches and the watch roll closes with a Velcro strap.
Hard rock meets soft and silky carry
Keen to add a little style to scaling the rock face? HANCHOR have released a new addition to their range of chalk bags in the form of the Silky Chalk Bag. Featuring a silk blend exterior that is available in five colorways, the chalk bag comes in four sizes so climbers can enjoy easy access no matter how large or small their hands are. A waist belt is included with the bag and reinforced stitching has been applied to areas of stress, so climbers won’t be left high and dry (or not, as the case may be) with a bag that’s fallen apart on them.
Luxurious leather for cards, cash and travel
Love the feeling of some luscious leather in your pocket? Then the new John Boultbee Small Leather Goods Collection is one you’ll be itching to get your fingers on. John Boultbee is a trademark of Brooks England and the collection utilizes the same leather featured in Brooks saddles and bags. Each item in the collection, which ranges from wallets and card holders to a glasses case and passport holder, is made by hand from a single piece of leather.
A tough tote full of modern style
Tote bags are all sorts of awesome – they work in different settings (beach, supermarket, work spaces), they carry a variety of differently-shaped items and they can be packed down tight out of the way to take up minimal storage space. What makes them even better is when some sweet styling gets thrown into the mix. Enter Modern Industy’s new Fred Tote Bag, featuring ruggedly attractive #10 Martexin Original Waxed Canvas, an external pocket with water-resistant YKK zip and an internal D-ring for quick access to items such as keys.
Streetwear meets streamlined style
Dig your cash and card carry with a slim silhouette and plenty of street style? The new collaboration between Bellroy and Australian streetwear brand Highs and Lows delivers exactly that. The HAL x Bellroy Essentials Wallet does exactly what the name implies – accommodates daily essentials by carrying bills flat and offering slots for your most important cards. This limited edition wallet is available in Black and Blue Steel.