Cote et Ciel, translated from the french for Coast and Sky, started life as a one off special commission by Apple, charged with the task of creating products that perfectly compliment the tools which have become integral parts of our everyday lives. Having now blossomed, they continue to create unique and forward thinking products that balance technical fabrics with architectural shapes, creating beautifully designed storage solutions for modern life.
The Twin Touch Rucksack seeks to fulfill three criteria, to carry, to protect and to enable. Its unique shape is designed to off both maximum protection for the laptop pocket set at the heart of its construction and maximum storage, with a large main compartment. The construction quality and materials on offer are second to none, featuring heavy-duty enamel coated metal hardwear and a full superbly soft cotton canvas construction. This asymmetric design houses space for almost all day to day needs, with a heavily protected laptop pouch, external document pocket and two internal accessory pouches. The full collection is available here
WANT Les Essentiels designers Messrs Dexter and Byron Peart craft timeless accessories that you can rely on for years to come, and this “Kastrup” backpack is no exception. The Kastrup Backback is a perfect embodiment of the brands emphasis that all things – in design, construction and execution – be essential. Constructed with organic cotton canvas and detailed with premium leather, this Kastrup Backpack has a vintage feel with modern compartments and functionality. The full Want Les Essentiels collection will be available HERE very soon.
New Balance welcomes three new additions to its New Balance 574 “Backpack” Collection. Available now with deep maroon, navy, and yellow uppers, the three colorways preserve the black outsole, white laces and chocolate-brown details shared across all models while still complementing the contrast between these elements through their matching lace eyelets. Sitting atop a thick white outsole with New Balance’s legendary ENCAP technology for added stability and support, these shoes should prove to be as comfortable as they are stylish.
Made in the UK backpacks from Aguille find their way into Albam stores with this collaboration collection. Makers of some fine Alpine gear, Aguille are first and foremost an outdoors brand, producing goodlooking products coming second to function. Four great colourways, Admiral Blue, Dark Grey, Mid Blue & Orange – these are waterproof and ready for action.
Built for the functional and ergonomic needs of cyclists, Rapha’s new backpack is designed to take a beating. Its Cordura fabric is both sturdy and water resistant and forms to the shape of your back giving you stability and comfort on your bike ride. And when it really pours, the bag has a built-in rain cover to keep all your gear dry.
In my opinion Lexdray is second to none… I spent a very long time searching for the best backpack to service my needs and the huge amount of traveling I do, and with the launch of their new 2012 winter collection its time to add to my luggage. Featuring a brand new lineup of bags and accessories. The new collection features the London Garment bag, a redesigned Boulder Pack, the Sao Paulo Sling bag, the Oxford Suiter bag and the Monte Carlo wallet. The London Garment bag is a traveling wardrobe designed to carry suits, dress shoes and all the other necessities for dressing well on the road. A drop-down design means it can be hung on a door for easy access to all the contents within. The redesigned Boulder Pack breaks rank with the rest of the range with a tan colourway and features a host of pockets and storage options for carrying the daily essentials. The Sao Paulo Sling is designed as a small daily carryall and can be easily worn slung over one shoulder. The Oxford Suiter is a light garment bag designed to accommodate two suits with space for cuff-links clips and ties. Rounding out the collection is the Monte Carlo wallet, a slim wallet with multiple slots to accommodate cards and currency and an elastic band to keep the wallet compact. All the new pieces feature Lexdray’s attention to detail and top-notch construction.
We have seen The North Face Back to Berkeley series dominated by boots in the past; however, they are extending the line to include backpacks. In a similar fashion that the footwear pays respect to the homage of the outdoor brand, these backpacks are a reincarnation of their classic backpack design. Hidden inside the minimal silhouette is the drawstring compartment on the interior. The exterior is made from canvas material, which has been coated to offer water resistance and durability. Thick suede leather makes up the bottom of the bag and zipper pulls. Three colorways are currently in available at oki-ni online shop for pre-order with the delivery taking place in October.
Certainly famous for their extremely detailed and functional luggage line, visvim reprises the ever-popular 20L daypack with a return of the LAMINA CORDUROY. This time around the colors are a tad brighter to suit the sunny summer days ahead, with a new use of hand-dyed suede for the accent patches and bottom shelf. The corduroy used proves to be a rugged-yet-soft material to withstand urban lifestyles and outdoor activities. Now available online for a small fortune!
visvim Ballistic 20L, is an amazing backpack and now returns for Spring/Summer 2012. There has been lots of materials and colours already, but never like this before. visvim is getting colorful and presents a color block design on the latest drop, with each backpack coming with numerous strong colors on the upper, acting as a nice contrast to the brown elk leather bottom. Look out for these at visvim retailers this week.
The Patagonia Stormfront Backpack has a simple, minimalist design but still packs a punch in terms of functionality, highlighted by a waterproof exterior crafted from a 840-denier double polyurethane-coated nylon fabric with a waterproof/corrosion-proof zipper…Exactly what we need from going tonand from work!!! Details include an internal zippered mesh pocket plus custom-fit padded gear case with adjustable divider, as well as a removable shoulder-strap harness that enables the backpack to convert to a stand-alone dry bag.