Nau + Snow Peak Motil Kit


If you’re anything like me, you are bookmarking every holiday gift idea and guide that comes across your RSS reader. I was tipped off to this awesome collaboration between two of my favorite brands and I wanted to share it with you. Nau and Snow Peak have teamed up to create a package for the on-the-go traveler who also isn’t too keen on disposable cutlery and dinnerware. I think it’d be perfect for a student or professional that packs their own lunch.

The set contains  the Nau Motil Pedal bag, Nau branded Snow Peak sport, chopsticks and a large cup. It’s limited to just 50 sets and retails for $180, saving you $50 when you buy the kit. It’s available on the Nau site starting today, December 5th.

Elsewhere | Topo Designs Daypack


I did a month-long review of the daypack offering from Topo Designs. I had such a great time using the bag as my daily carry to and from work. It really is a perfect intersection of functionality, design, and price. The guys at Topo Designs, based in Colorado, are really nice. Simply put, they are the kind of small business owners this country needs. Go check out my detailed Road Test.

| Read the full write-up at Carryology |

Seagull Bags


A few years ago, the fixed-gear/single-speed world really took off. At that time, there were only a handful of messenger bag manufacturers and nearly all of them were of the professional, respected, established types. By that, I mean the likes of Chrome and BaileyWorks; companies that ran like true businesses with legitimate websites and shopping cart checkout. However, there was a burgeoning group of craftspeople armed with fabric and vintage sewing machines who started a cottage industry all their own. One of these companies was Seagull Bags, based out of Columbus, OH.

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Elsewhere | WILL Leather Hopper


You might not have heard of WILL Leather Goods but you should know about them. Started by Bill Adler, an actor in the 1980’s, they’ve been operating out of Eugene, OR for 30 years now. Check out my review of their messenger bag, the Hopper, and see why I think it’d be the perfect carry piece for a young professional.

| Read the full write-up at Carryology |

Elsewhere | Osprey Momentum 26


A few weeks ago, the kind folks at Osprey sent me their commuter backpack, the Momentum 26 to test. I have been putting it through the paces, taking to and from work on my bike and to the local shopping center for some Costco and farmer’s market action. The thing has little secrets hidden all over; things that make you smile when you discover them.

| Read the full write-up over at Carryology |

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