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Best Work Messenger Results – The Fifth Annual Carry Awards
The Wee Lug Mk2 builds on solid foundations to create a piece that’s even better than the award-winning original. Clean and efficient in design, this cycling-geared messenger has received a slew of updates including a redesigned strap for improved comfort and fit, trimmed weight and better weatherproofing. Wear it high on the shoulder for the daily commute, or low on the hip for a more relaxed vibe. This is one seriously awesome all-rounder.
While lighter than the original, the Mk2 still nails organization, ensuring a variety of pockets are at the ready to keep your gear tidy. The expandable front pockets are great for quick-grab essentials, while inside the bag a laptop sleeve and two pockets provide further options.
When facing the elements, the weatherproof waxed canvas shrugs off water with ease, while an internal waterproof lining boosts peace of mind on drizzly commutes. And the beautiful handcrafted construction will stand up to years of demanding use, making this a versatile piece that can go beyond work settings when adventure calls. Functional and stylish in design, the Wee Lug Mk2 is a carry partner that will graft hard whenever you need it to. Stellar work, Trakke!
These are the pieces that just missed out, and in most cases, by the smallest of margins. To them, we award a High Commendation. The below were of outstanding quality, displaying fine craftsmanship and design flair. With honor, we bow our heads in the utmost respect and kudos. If this were a dais, they’d be biting their teeth into silver medals, while their flags were hoisted into the horizon – a feat not to be overlooked. And we’re sure they’ll be back, to take it one notch higher, next year.
Tired of boring briefcases? The Troubadour Fabric + Leather Slim Briefcase exudes an air of confident sophistication, while remaining elegantly efficient. The main compartment opens wide for easy access to the interior contents, with a padded sleeve to keep your tech safe on the go. Quick-access items can be stored within the exterior pocket, while the carry handles and removable shoulder strap allow for flexible portability. Crafted with a handsome combination of weatherproof Italian fabric and vegetable-tanned leather, the briefcase also comes with a lifetime guarantee so you can rely on this business partner for years to come. Congratulations, Troubadour. This is a fine piece that adds a little flair to business settings while retaining functionality for everyday use.
The Day Tote embodies QWSTION’s expertise in creating functional and flexible carry, all delivered with their trademark Swiss efficiency. The understated aesthetics suit a range of environments, helping you move easily between work and play. But it’s not just the aesthetics that allow the bag to glide between settings. Tote and backpack carry modes lend a helping hand in moving from the commute to the office and after-work drinks. Then there’s the flexible access, with both top and side entry to make packing and reaching items simple and quick. Throw a little organization into the mix with a padded laptop compartment and an exterior quick-access pocket and you’ve got a hard-working, versatile piece that merits a place in your work carry quiver. Well done, QWSTION!