- Buyer's Guide
Week In Review ~ 27 July
Got a lust for leather? Is protecting your tech gadgets a top priority? Looking for a photography or fishing bag that goes beyond single-purpose use? Well it just so happens that we’ve got all of that and more in this Week In Review…
Luxurious leather for everyday needs
Fancy gracing your pockets with smooth and beautiful vegetable-tanned Horween or English bridle leather? Looking for some EDC carry that makes people sigh in envy? Well the new collection of small leather goods from Bexar Goods Co. is sure to do the trick. Handstitched with waxed linen thread, the pieces include two card holder wallets constructed out of English bridle leather and a bifold and iPhone sleeve constructed out of Horween leather. Plus, to make them even more attractive you can currently get them at a 25% discount off the normal prices.
Wading into the fields of fishing and photography
A bag that’s equally accommodating of your carry needs whether you like catching things with your camera or your fishing rod? Nope, there’s nothing fishy going on here. Rather it’s the new Topo Designs Field Bag flexing its versatility. The bag can be carried via a shoulder strap or a removable waist strap and has a lined and padded interior. Organization comes in the form of interior zipped and mesh slip pockets, an external zipped pocket, an internal padded divider that can be removed if needed, plus external side pockets. The bag is available in three colorways, two of which boast Topo Designs’ distinct style of color aesthetics while the third is an understated black option.
Labeled the world’s first true smart pack, the Colfax PHD backpack by CO.ALITION incorporates a computerised power supply as well as wireless mobile storage so you don’t need to worry about your tech gadgets running out of juice or not being able to access important files while out and about, even if an Internet connection isn’t available. The power supply can charge USB devices, while the wireless mobile storage enables mobile devices to access the files you need on the go without having to store them on the devices, which in turn allows your mobile devices to operate more efficiently. The pack is available in three options via CO.ALITION’s Kickstarter campaign. Backers can get the pack by itself, the Colfax P (pack plus power supply), as well as the Colfax PHD (pack plus power and hard drive).
Keen for carry that is light in weight without sacrificing tear and abrasion resistance? Want a bag that is flame retardant and waterproof? Well you can get all these features in Crafted Goods’ Apollo Collection which is constructed out of CTF³ materials created by Cubic Tech. The collection includes the Todero 25-liter rolltop backpack, the Camino 25-liter backpack, the Centro and the Sopresa. The bags aren’t available yet but if you’re interested then keep your eyes peeled as it will be a limited collection.
Ready to make an impact in tech protection
Tech devices often aren’t cheap, so it’s natural to want to give them as much protection as possible in order to avoid costly accidents. The new Incase ICON Sleeve with TENSAERLITE™ is designed to provide enhanced protection against impacts to your tech devices while remaining lightweight. The shock-absorbing TENSAERLITE™ material forms a bumper frame around the device, while additional protection comes from external neoprene panels, a fur-lined interior and a magnetic snap closure. Current sleeve sizes accommodate a 15″ and 13″ MacBook Pro Retina, an iPad Air and an iPad Mini/Retina.