- Buyer's Guide
Week In Review ~ 28 February
A daypack that’s ready for the mountains and the city streets, chic protection for your iPhone, and a compact messenger for carrying your day-to-day essentials. Discover more in our Week In Review…
Urban style for life in the city
A lot of duffles look like they’re ready to disappear into the wilderness for the next six months. Not the Wheelmen & Co. “WR” Tech Knit Duffle though. Designed for urban settings, this duffle also looks the part thanks to its soft heather tech knit fabric that’s right at home in the city. However, the water-resistant fabric provides peace of mind when darkening skies are on the horizon, and the duffle is large enough to accommodate your gym gear or the essentials for a short trip. Light-colored on the inside for better visibility of the contents, the bag has an interior sleeve with a magazine pocket and dividers for keeping your bits and pieces in order. Quick-access items can be stashed in the exterior pocket which features a water-resistant zipper, while grab handles and an adjustable shoulder strap let you alternate carry to suit different needs.
From mountains high to city streets low
With their distinct designs and colorways you can spot a Topo Designs bag a mile off – or a mile up in the case of the Mountain Daypack. With its 26-liter volume there’s plenty of space to haul your gear up mountain trails, sling your essentials on your back for an overnight trip or carry your tools for the work commute. The side pockets are both large enough for a 32oz Nalgene bottle, while an interior sleeve fits 15″ laptops. The u-shaped zip means you can avoid awkward rummaging for items at the bottom of the bag, and bulky or quick-access items can be attached to the pack’s exterior daisy chain webbing.
A compact messenger for carrying less
Sometimes you need to carry a lot – but often you don’t. That’s why Millican have introduced the 13L Nick the Messenger Bag, small brother to their larger 17L Nick the Messenger Bag. The 13L messenger is designed to carry your work tools during the commute, whether you’re striding down the street or eating up the miles on a bike. The bag’s weatherproof Bionic Canvas® exterior keeps the elements at bay, and a range of pockets keep your gear organized. An interior sleeve fits papers or up to a 13″ laptop, while the exterior laptop sleeve provides quicker access to your tech. The messenger also includes a detachable stabilizer strap for cycling, space to secure a U-lock and lights, plus a fold-away reflective strip for enhanced visibility at night.
Pared-down design for protection in your pocket
Protecting your phone doesn’t mean you have to turn it into a tank. The new range of Mujjo leather iPhone cases keep the styling understated and sleek while providing a barrier against life’s bumps and scrapes. The cases are compatible with the iPhone 6s, 6s Plus, 6 and 6 Plus and come in chic tan and black colorways. They’re crafted from attractive and durable vegetable-tanned full-grain leather and feature polycarbonate Moulded Edge Technology to protect against wear and tear in your pocket.
DIY on the fly
Having a multitool is very handy – as long as you actually have it when you need it. The Fat Fly is compact enough to take with you wherever you go, whether you attach it to a keychain, clip it on your bag or even fasten it to the zipper pull of your clothing. Small and versatile, the titanium multitool includes a variety of features such as screwdrivers, hex wrenches, a pry bar, a bottle opener and more, with an optional glow locator to easily find it in dark areas. Check out the Fat Fly Kickstarter campaign for more details.