- Buyer's Guide
Week In Review ~ 7 December
Keen to discover a duffle that’s tough enough to handle a world of adventure without weighing you down? How about a fresh collection from an iconic Japanese carry brand? Add to the mix an urban-friendly pack and a rugged yet sleek phone pocket that will protect your important EDC as we round up what’s been on our radar in the Week In Review…
Outlier takes their carry lineup to new heights
If you like the freedom of movement that comes with a lightweight piece of carry but you also want the ability to expand your bag’s volume as required, the Outlier Ultrahigh Duffle is likely to pique your carry curiosity. The duffle, which includes two external pockets and one internal pocket, is constructed out of a nonwoven composite of ultra high molecular weight polyethylene to keep the bag’s weight light without sacrifing the fabric strength. The optimal volume for the duffle is 15-35 liters but thanks to its roll-top design it can expand to a maximum volume of 78 liters when the bag is open.
Turning heads with fashion-friendly functionality
Fancy an injection of sleek Japanese style into your carry collection? Well Head Porter’s new LUNA collection is ready to deliver plenty of streamlined style paired with everyday functionality. The collection features four pieces, a shoulder bag, tote, waist bag and daypack, all of which are available in green and black colorways.
Keeping your pocket contents protected no matter the weather
If you’re looking for a piece of carry that protects your phone, cards, cash and key from the elements while maintaining a chic and compact silhouette, look no further than Bellroy’s new Elements Phone Pocket. Designed to accommodate the iPhone 5 and iPhone 6 and constructed out of Bellroy’s vegetable-tanned all-weather leather, the Elements Phone Pocket incorporates a water-resistant zip and segmented internal organization to provide quick and easy access to the contents.
Understated urban style
Ever wanted an invisible backpack? Well the Invisible Backpack isn’t promising actual invisibility but it does aim to offer an understated carry solution for urban use. With 20 liters of space, a padded section for a 15-inch laptop, an internal divider to keep items separate as required and external pockets all combined in a low-key design without any glaring branding, the pack is designed to fit seamlessly into your urban life and get on with the business of day-to-day carry without drawing attention to itself. If you’re keen to discover more, the Invisible Backpack Kickstarter campaign is now live.