A few months back I was on the hunt for a daypack ideal for bouncing around town or hitting the grocery store. Given the chance to test the recently updated Ruck Sack from Velo City I had to jump. A large backpack based on the timeless rucksack it features modern improvements to battle the day to day abuse of the city. After many trips and even more miles I couldn’t be more impressed with this “little” guy and here’s why…
BLAQ Bags snagged a good idea with this one bringing the infamous PDX Carpet (RIP) pattern to every ride. They covered everything from hip pouch to pack-it-all Kagero in the iconic colors and need your help bringing them to life. Guaranteed forever so you know your investment will live on long after the the teal floor covering has taken off. Pop over to peep the Kickstarter rewards and get your carpet on!
Fyxation stepping onto the bag scene proper with their new Humboldt rolltop. Handmade in Milwaukee with a waterproof interior so you can rest assured lugging around your wares. Peep more photos and all the details here!
YNOT continuing to add awesome bags to their already extensive line with the Becket. One powerful little backpack with different closure options to keep you covered no matter what you’re hauling. Digging the outer ulock holster too…wondering why more brands don’t do this on the regular. More photos and the official press release below or you can just head here to snag one!
The YNOT crew is going to be releasing some of their current goods in new colors for the month of July. Their straps and the Tuck and Roll backpack are just a couple of the pieces they selected to give a little facelift. Peep everything here!
Really into the materials used on these new All-City Low Profile packs and you can’t go wrong with a tool pouch to toss inside. Branding on these is sick too keeping the design clean overall. They’ve been working on these for over a year now so I’m sure they can take a beating. Swoop here!
In a market typically dominated by mass produced and relatively simple soft goods a brand like Royal HC can really stand out. Quality handmade goods with a close attention to detail is what Royal is all about. The new Day N’ Night bag they dropped recently is evidence of a real knack for making solid shit by hand. Reflective strips and logo paired with AustriAlpin hardware make this one beast of a backpack. Weatherproof zips will keep all your goods dry on those wet spring days as well. Hit the Royal spot to get more deets and the store to snag one!
It seems that when the dudes up north at YNOT drop some goods they keep them coming for a bit. Here’s a couple more additions to their line for 2013 with the Cobra and Mongoose. These both look real nice and right from the get go you have a choice between a messenger bag or backpack with their pro series. You can get the deets and swoop the Cobra here here and the Mongoos here.
When my Chrome Bravo showed up last summer to review I knew it would quickly become a daily bag. I carry around a Warsaw for work but that things a beast. If I’m going to film or hit the skatepark I usually want something a bit easier to move around with but still capable of hauling some stuff. The shots below show all I packed up for a little filming last weekend (minus the camera obviously ha). There was plenty more room in there but this is more or less what I have packed into this bag on the regular. There’s a little review below along with a bunch more flicks.
I found the Bravo size wise to be solid. Its not at all too wide and has the ability to expand vertically with the roll opened up. The compression straps that cross on the front of the bag also let you squeeze some more stuff in there though I found a much better use for those ha.
Small backpacks are always a staple on the streets. I’ve got a couple bags similar to this because they’re super convenient for being out and about on the bike, board or on foot. Dig the digital camo too…stuffs pretty popular right now. Chari and Co always with the cool stuff…swoop ’em here.