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Week In Review ~ 31 August
Do you love durable leather carry that will withstand decades of adventure? Looking for a cycling pack that’s equally versatile for the rat race commute or extreme road racing? Want an alternative to a backpack for overnight camping trips or weekend breaks? Come find out more in our Week In Review…
Carry built to last a lifetime
Being dissatisfied with products that lasted a few months to maybe a year if lucky, Jaren Larsen decided to found Larsen & Ross to create leather bags and accessories that will stand the test of time. Shunning the process of planned obsolescence, Larsen & Ross products are constructed using durable and thick oil pull up leather, in combination with top-notch hardware and stitching. The collection includes a messenger, briefcase, tote, weekender, iPad case and wallet, all available via Larsen & Ross’s Kickstarter campaign.
Contemporary style meets rugged functionality
Blending modern aesthetics with the functionality required for a climbing or hunting pack, the Hager Mountain Pack has been created with design expertise contributed by our very own John Canfield. An optional Lok-Sling rifle sling has been designed to be used with the pack, though with some small changes it can be used with other packs too. The pack accommodates a hydration bladder, with a volume large enough for an overnight trip if necessary, and is currently available via an Indiegogo campaign.
Timbuk2 races ahead with a lightweight bike pack
Keen for a lightweight pack that won’t weigh you down, whether you’re a competitor riding to a bike race or a commuter who travels on two wheels? Well that’s exactly what Timbuk2 has created in collaboration with the founder of the Red Hook Criterium bike race. The Red Hook Crit Travel Backpack has shoulder straps that can be tucked out of sight when not in use, as well as top and side grab handles. Rather than a top-loading design, the main compartment can be zipped open fully to provide duffel-like access for easy packing.
Enjoy a great getaway with Alite
When it comes to carry for camping, backpacks immediately spring to mind. However, Alite Designs have taken a different approach with their Great Escape Duffel, a duffel designed for overnight camping trips. The interior accommodates various items you may need for a night of camping, from extra clothing to toiletries and tools, while the exterior straps are suitable for attaching bulky items such as tents or sleeping mats. In addition, the bag can serve as a weekend bag for short getaways too.
A taste of new carry candy from Frank Clegg
Are you languishing away in want of some luxury carry? Well if you’re looking for some suitably tempting carry candy, check out the video above. Frank Clegg has been busy creating their Spring/Summer 2015 collection and the lookbook video shows the pieces in action. Yes, luxury goods are pricey, but at least window shopping is free.