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Week In Review ~ 4 May
It’s time to get excited. Why, you might ask? Well thanks to new carry from the likes of Tanner Goods and Arc’teryx to name a few, there’s plenty to get excited about in this Week In Review. The dishes can wait. Your favorite show can be recorded. The laundry isn’t going anywhere. All you need to do now is enjoy the carry awesomeness…
Millican goes military
Bringing some army aesthetics to their collaboration with Universal Works, Millican’s Jan the Daypack rocks a new Green Camo colorway for SS14. Constructed out of cotton canvas with leather detailing, the pack offers 22 liters of space including a laptop section that can accommodate up to a 15-inch laptop and a variety of interior and external pockets for organization. Also included with the pack is a rain cover, so you can have peace of mind that the contents will stay dry even if you get caught out by a sudden shower.
Duffle delights and an impressive special operations creation from Arc’teryx
Arc’teryx, as always, have been keeping themselves busy and the fruits of their labor are appealing indeed. Designed for grab-and-go use in all sorts of situations, the Carrier Duffle is a lightweight, water-resistant and durable duffle bag that can be utilised as a travel bag, a gym bag or a general EDC bag depending on your needs. The duffle comes in three sizes, namely 36 liters, 49 liters and 98 liters. Catering to a different market – specifically maritime special operations – and forming part of the Arc’teryx LEAF range of products is the DryPack 70. The pack is constructed out of high tenacity 725D Cordura coated with urethane on both sides of the fabric for complete waterproofness. A variety of useful features are incorporated in the pack such as customizable GridLock™ shoulder straps, a rotating Load Transfer™ Disc that enhances load stabilization, as well as an oral inflation valve for controlling the pack’s buoyancy.
Tanner Goods keeps the creative wheels turning
Whether you use a bike for work commutes or outdoor adventuring, Tanner Goods’ new collection of eye-catching bicycle bags will have you carrying your gear in style. The collection includes a saddle bag, a frame bag and a handlebar bag, each in a choice of three colors. The frame bag is large enough to accommodate the likes of a 13-inch MacBook Air, while the saddle bag and handlebar bag are suitable for smaller items such as bike repair tools, a phone and wallet, maps or snacks. The only drawback is the potential to distract fellow road/trail users with your carry chicness, so you may want to pack a first aid kit too for patching up admirers.
Stylish gadget carry from Grovemade
If you like warm wood tones and tough tech protection, Grovemade’s new iPad and MacBook sleeves may find themselves slipping into your tech carry collection. Constructed by hand and available in a choice of Eastern hardrock maple or Oregon black walnut veneer, the sleeves are geometrically contoured and lined with German wool to give your gadget a soft and secure home. The sleeves also incorporate a leather and brass pull strap to make removing the tech gadget as easy as possible and size-wise they are suitable for an iPad Air, iPad Mini, Retina iPad Mini and a 13-inch MacBook Air.
Street style statement pieces from ACRONYM
Fans of ACRONYM are in luck with five carry pieces to lust for courtesy of the brand’s SS14 collection. The bags form part of the 3RD ARM range and maintain ACRONYM’s distinct aesthetics, with German military-grade hardware and the ability to customize some of the pieces thanks to the likes of removable internal pockets. You can check out this video to see the bags in action.