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Carry Awards VII: Altitude Sports Selects…
When you talk about Canadian gear connoisseurs, one name always tops the list: Altitude Sports. Canada’s leading online retailer of high-end technical apparel, urban wear & packs. A brand that prides itself on expertise, experience and purveying the very top-tier of goods. And so we’re amped for them to share their top picks for Best Active Messenger, Best Carry-On and Best Specialist in Carry Awards VII…
Bike commuters and messengers need bags that allow them to ride safely and put in the miles without worrying about their belongings. The Alfredo messenger by Cocotte Equipment does precisely that. Rugged and waterproof, this bag was crafted with the help of Montreal’s messenger community and lives up to its “Messengers’ workhorse” moniker. Comfort comes first with hauling straps, a sternum strap, a padded back panel and 3M reflective bands. No matter where you commute, this bag is going to make life – and your ride – that much simpler.
This 17L travel tote from Chrome is a sleek carry-on with the chops for business travel and week-long escapes. Your laptop is safe in the padded, soft-lined laptop sleeve, and always ready for impromptu layover work sessions. The two front pockets are perfect spots to keep your cell phone, wallet and passport for quick connections through airport terminals. If you put your travel bags through the ringer, the 1680d ballistic nylon material holds up to the most robust journey. Chrome is renowned for its rugged durability, and the Juno Travel Tote is no exception.
If you’re hitting the trails for some weekend mountain biking, chances are you’ll need a pack for tools, snacks, keys and a wallet. The Camelbak K.U.D.U. Protector 10 L Hydration Backpack is a perfect hold-all for your gear. Not only does it have a zip-off cargo pack and removable bike tool organizer roll, but it also boasts a built-in Full Back CE Level II Protector. This means you can shred some loam confidently without the bulk of an added back protector under your pack. Camelbak is no stranger to creating great gear for your outdoor pursuits, and this hydration backpack is sure to be a valuable trail companion.