- Buyer's Guide
A Convertible Bag Perfect for Work and EDC
When we wax lyrical about work bags, the same criteria always pop up. Firstly a work bag always needs clean and minimal aesthetics. It has to blend into offices and match different outfits. Secondly, access is important. You need to get at your work tools and daily essentials when you need them, and not blow time foraging about. And lastly, it needs to be versatile. Our days are full and we need something than can adapt with us as we carve through our 9-5 and beyond. And it just so happens, the Loft of Cambie Urban Pack achieves all of this and a little more. Let’s dig in!
Building on what came before
Loft of Cambie’s revised Urban Pack is a refined take on their original Urban Pack. Fans appreciated the original’s adaptability and functional design, but were eager for increased storage for larger tech and additional items. So Loft of Cambie listened, went back to the drawing board and created a more sophisticated update.
Designed for urban use, from work commutes to weekend explorations, it’s sleek and slim yet carries all the essentials you need for day-to-day use.
Carry on about your day
Your carry needs can change throughout the day, so the Urban Pack is designed to adapt. Ambidextrous and convertible, it can be carried as a vertical sling, horizontal sling or crossbody bag. The Urban Pack also features a suspension strap system for improved comfort on the go, a detachable shoulder strap, and a ventilated back panel.
Keeping your tech, tools and EDC tidy
A good EDC bag should keep your gear secure and tidy yet easily accessible throughout the day. And the Urban Pack rises to the challenge with a considered range of interior and exterior organization. Dual compartments and a variety of pockets keep your gear tidy and within easy reach, without sacrificing the bag’s slim form and minimalist aesthetics.
A velvet-lined laptop pocket fits up to a 13″ MacBook Air/Pro, with two slip pockets available for a tablet or the like. Further interior organization includes an RFID-blocking pocket, cable organizer, adjustable interior divider and additional pockets for other small items. A secret pocket on the rear of the bag provides a stealthy spot to stash your phone or other valuables, while a front pocket keeps quick-access items like keys at the ready. Additionally, if you need to carry bulkier items such as an umbrella, tripod or outer layer, external straps let you secure such items at the base of the bag.
Made to take on the urban jungle
An EDC bag needs to be able to handle the bumps, knocks and scrapes of daily use in urban settings. Not to mention protecting your gear when unexpected showers strike. So Loft of Cambie have built the Urban Pack accordingly, pairing durable and water-resistant 1680D ballistic nylon with quality YKK® water-resistant zippers. And while it’s tough enough to handle everyday use, it won’t weigh you down in the process, coming in at just 700g (1.5 lbs).
The Loft of Cambie Urban Pack finds that sweet spot between weekend urban roamer and daily commuter. A bag built well with quality materials to reliably withstand everyday use. A piece that provides practical pocketing and adaptable carry. And all neatly contained within an understated design that glides from work to play and back again. If you’re keen to make this your new EDC companion, head over to Loft of Cambie’s Kickstarter campaign which runs until 13 November 2019.