Since I’m on a bit of a bag kick lately, here is the Ivan from Chrome. Here are the pros of Chrome and this particular bag. Chrome makes very industrial style bags for the urban environment. What I mean is that they are designed to hold up to people who are rough on their equipment…myself included. They remind me of Crumpler bags in the way they are constructed with tough materials…not so much design-wise though. More pros are the ability to throw really about anything you can think of into this bag and it will handle it. (note picture of ice!) The roll top design is good for times when you have something that sticks out the top. Where the regular backpack can’t be closed with large objects, here you have the option.
It’s good to see a bag actually designed the way backpackers wear them. High Sierra meets the demands of urban backpacking with this model. It’s a detachable day bag, that will also clip into the main pack, but can be worn in front to protect your belongings (as pictured . I wish someone would make some lightweight durable clips for any style day bag to be attached.
My favorite messenger bag company, Crumpler, redesigned their website. It takes a while to load, even for a fast connection, but it’s unique and definitely is better than their old site. And I do appreciate originality. Crumpler is a bit of a travel trend setter when it comes to messenger bags.
Two new FLaKoHN Series buttons today. Available in the Izuno Store. Each button is a limited edition of 100. 1″ button for $1. They come on the series cards.
You are getting a full day blog of pet carriers. I wanted to show some of the more trendy carriers, and hit some price points as well. I’m realizing that a “cheap” pet carrier is around $60. This one above on wheels, which also doubles as a backpack, goes for $56.99 on Amazon. DOG CAT PET AIRLINE APPROVED ROLL Along Wheel Away Carrier
From Celltei.com comes the Traveler Backpack-o-Pet. You better be a serious traveler who brings your pet everywhere…it’s the only way to justify the price tag. $225 for small pets and $255 for large. Designed to supposedly fit in overhead cabins on flights, the stylish pack has 3 different colors to choose from. I’ve never seen anybody with these. I’ve seen a recent increase in pet carriers on wheels, but not in the form of a backpack like this.
Jansport‘s ‘go to’ bag, the superbreak, is now available in many different colors and designs. For backpackers planning on hostel jumping, you may want a daybag like this if you’re pack isn’t over 3700cc. It’s good to pack around cities once you get to your destination. The funky color above can be found here. Usually Jansport bags can be found in about any retail store and will go from $20 – $75. The standard bag above is their lower end model (no leather on the bottom).
New travel messenger bags from AirWearDesigns.com. $39.99
DeuterUSA.com has a lot of good outdoor backpacking products. I am always fascinated by the way marketing attempts to come up with something new. Well this time it is an “Air Comfort” system. Basically it cycles air as the graphics point out. All I know, is when I’m traveling, my back can get hot from a long haul sure… but I’m more worried about the pain of the load than back heat personally.
This is great…this is almost worth getting a dog for. Ruffwear.com, if you’re a dog owner and an outdoor guy…and 6’4″ tall…and a ninja…check this out if you haven’t already. I haven’t done much travelling with pets, but if I did, this is what I’d purchase. Ruffwear makes anything that involves dogs and outdoors. And I must add…makes it very stylishly. If that’s a word.