- Buyer's Guide
Week In Review ~ 25 January
Seventy Eight Percent and master-piece rock the camo, we scope city-chic from Saint Petersburg and a compact piece of kit for your bike zips into focus in our Week In Review…
master-piece celebrates two decades in the industry
Iconic Japanese brand master-piece are celebrating their 20th anniversary in one of the best ways possible – with the release of limited edition model pieces that will have fans itching to get their fingers on them. Constructed using master-piece’s MASTERTEX-CAMO™ fabric featuring Cordura nylon that is treated for water resistance, along with JES quality-controlled leather, these water-repellent and tear-resistant pieces range from a waistbag to backpacks and shoulder bags and are sure to draw more than a covetous glance or two.
Bulky bike bags take a back seat
Cyclists who are seeking a compact means of carrying small items on their bike should wheel their attention to Inside Line Equipment’s newest member of the ILE Seat Bag family. The black XPAC seat bag has had a zippered pocket added to it which is ideal for things such as cards or cash. However, if black XPAC Sailcloth isn’t quite doing it for you, there are plenty more color options and materials to choose from including Nylon Cordura and Waxed Canvas.
Sleek style from Saint Petersburg
Enticing black leather, a versatile unisex design and plenty of Russian chic makes the Asya Malbershtein Leather Backpack a bag that isn’t lacking in the fashion-meets-functionality department. The understated style of the pack enables it to glide between work and leisure use, with carry options including adjustable shoulder straps or the top grab handle. The pack features a main compartment with internal and external pockets to provide quick access to smaller items and comes in a choice of two sizes.
A stealthy new addition to Seventy Eight Percent’s ranks
Braced for action in the urban jungle, Seventy Eight Percent’s Katz Camouflage Backpack is ready to stealth into your EDC as a tough but stylish daypack. Available through Lane Crawford, the backpack is constructed out of Japanese cotton canvas in a camouflage colorway with smooth Italian vegetable-tanned leather detailing. The YKK AquaGuard splash-proof zipper helps the contents evade damage from an unexpected shower while you hotfoot it to shelter, while a choice of pockets and compartments assists in keeping your gear military-neat.