- Buyer's Guide
Week In Review ~ 22 June
Innovative camera carry, modular versatility and brand revitalization from a creative wallet maker…there’s lot to look forward to in this Week In Review so let’s hop right in and check out what the carry world has been keeping itself busy with lately…
Peak performance for photographers
Carrying a camera is sometimes like carrying an instrument – your expensive piece of gear gets carted around by a cheap, poorly functioning piece of carry. Peak Design wants to change that with their new camera carry collection incorporating the Slide camera strap, the Clutch hand strap and the Anchor Links connection system that works with any camera strap. Designed to be highly versatile, efficient and stylish, the collection aims to make using your camera a joy rather than a pain. Peak Design launched a Kickstarter campaign for their collection which has already smashed its funding goal and if you’re eager to see the collection in use or snap up a piece of the action you can do so here.
Handy holster for happy phone use
Tired of doing an awkward jiggly dance every time you need to get your phone out your pocket? Keen for super-quick access when you need to answer a call and stylish protection when your phone isn’t in use? The iPhone holster from Oopsmark gives you swift access without having to throw some odd poses around. Handmade out of vegetable-tanned leather that will retain its shape, the iPhone holster fits belts up to 4 cm (1.57 in.) wide and can be used while sitting, walking or riding a bike so you can rival the quick-draw skills of even the slickest gunslingers (or phone fiends, as the case may be…).
Bountiful offerings from Billykirk
If you love Billykirk you’ll be bouncing off the walls with the bounty of new styles and colorways that form part of their new arrivals for Spring/Summer 2014. Wallets, satchels, backpacks, keychains, card cases, duffles…you can really go to town on satisfying your carry fix for the foreseeable future – birthdays, holiday gifts, anniversaries, it’s-just-so-awesome-and-I-want-it treats for yourself. Actually, for the sake of your bank balance and to prevent your credit card from breaking down in tears, you probably shouldn’t check out their awesome – err awful, just plain awful! – stuff…
Maxx focus on brand rejuvenation
New branding, new products, new materials – Maxx & Unicorn are all about a brand refresh after teaming up with Hunter Craighill from General Manufacturing to form M&U Co. So what can you expect from the new offerings? Hard meets soft with a collection of leather goods and wooden pieces. Handy store-all valet trays mingle with folded card sleeves, bifolds and coin wallets as well as hand-stitched passport wallets, iPhone 5 sleeves, eyewear sleeves and card wallets. The pieces are constructed from American tanned bridle leather and sustainably harvested American hardwoods.
Earth-bound efficiency inspired by space exploration
If you dig a good dose of modularity in your carry paired with space-age styling then the Tessel Anti-Gravity carry collection may be your next carry of choice for exploring beyond the known. The collection takes inspiration from space exploration and incorporates Fidlock hardware to connect the pieces together. Four carry items make up the collection, namely the Anti-Gravity Pack, the Rover pencil case, the Lander laptop bag, as well as the Fuel Cell for carrying accessories. The collection’s Kickstarter campaign has lift-off and is seeking support to maintain its trajectory.