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Plaat

Plaat is a designer handbag that definitely draws attention. The exterior is made from laser cut wood that is hand-finished. The design of the wood is very technical and modern. It has a clean repetitive pattern that incorporates small cubes connected by broad wooden lines. The interior of the Plaat is made from leather and has a very symmetrical layout to compliment the wooden exterior. The Plaat can be worn in three different ways- as a handbag, a shoulder bag or as a clutch. Continue reading

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rotation180 Panorama Backpack: Camera at the Ready

Sometimes, a photo can be taken with care, patience, and time. Sometimes, a huge Golden Eagle leaps from a tree and into your horizon. You need to act quickly. But maybe you find yourself fumbling with your backpack, trying to remove your camera that lodged between your lunch and sweatshirt. Then, the Golden Eagle is gone, and your photo opportunity is in its talons. But the rotation180 Panorama from MindShift Gear was designed for you to never miss out again. Continue reading

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Soloo Bag Collection by Mueslii: soft and lustrous

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Best thing about duffel bags is that they let you pack as much as you can carry, and then some. Roomy and spacious, some can even be folded when not in use – which can be very handy when planning some serious extra shopping. In terms of style most of these bags take on the tough rugged look and I have yet to see one that is soft to the touch and luxurious looking. Until I stumbled upon the Soloo Collection by Mueslii. Continue reading

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The Python Slimpack: For the Traveling Photographer

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For the photographer who is always traveling and always needing to shed the weight of gear to photograph some far-flung regions, the Python Slimpack is the ideal backpack. Only as big as it needs to be but still sufficient in size, the Python Slimpack by Booqbags is a small pack that can carry 1-2 DSLR cameras, assorted lenses, a tripod, and even a tablet without bulking up. Continue reading

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The Sanction Rucksack: Form and Function Combined

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There’s a difference between apparel or gear that looks good and the kind that is functional. Often the two are unfortunately separated: the aesthetic doesn’t work very well, and the functional looks a little bland or awkward. But when these two are merged, something quite noteworthy happens—a bigger and better product is created.

With military-inspired materials and San Francisco Bay Area design, the Sanction rucksack is a heavy duty backpack that doesn’t lose the good looks for its utility. Continue reading

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The Monolith Series: Smart Bags inside and out

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The great guys at Heimplanet, who also brought us the amazing Cave Tent, came up with a stylishly versatile luggage system by the name of ‘The Monolith Series’. The Monolith family has four members: Daypack (22L), Rucksack (50L+), Duffle Bag (85L), and a Weekender (45L). All four models are extremely smart, and not just for their looks but also for those tiny yet important details hidden inside and out. Continue reading

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Garden Bag: Woven with benefits

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A collaborative effort by Apolis and Kinfolk magazine has produced this multi-purpose rustic carryall, constructed in Bangladesh, that brings social and environmental benefits – whilst looking grand. Continue reading

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The Gaucho SLR case & compact clutch: A country note for photography gear

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Are you perhaps still puzzled about how to carry your photography gear stylishly? As a style conscious person you might. Whether traveling with a compact camera or a DSLR plus lenses, batteries and extra memory cards, protecting your equipment while making a statement is not always a simple matter to achieve. The Gaucho compact clutch and SLR case of 1701, a company whose motto is “Travel smart. Travel beautiful” promises to do that, so long as a style inspired by cowboys and the middle West is your favorite cup of tea. Continue reading

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2 in 1 saddle messenger bag: Enjoying the journey and the destination

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Two in one products have been revolutionizing the way we live since many years, other times saving actually on time, other ones saving on space and then others combining both: saving time and space. Brookstone’s saddle messenger bag may be proud of achieving the latter pretty effectively! Continue reading

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Tukko Woven backpack: Pocket Treasure

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The Tukko woven leather backpack is a model that rides the current trend for re born rucksacks, but with extra flair unique patterning. We love the use of recycled leather to create a piece that is so flawlessly finished, and also benefits from a suite of brilliant pockets and straps. Continue reading