Topo Designs comes through with another practical, vintage rucksack with their Rover Pack. Similar in style to their popular Klettersack but in a more compact package, the Rover is a dependable and durable partner for both outdoor adventures and daily commutes.
The Matador Beast28 lives up to its name as the brand’s flagship packable backpack. It packs small enough (4.5 x 8 in) to stash in a larger bag, but is large enough to carry a full day’s worth of gear. With a delicious mix of durability, utility, and packability, this pack has what it takes to be both an everyday carry companion and a traveler’s day trip mercenary.
For travelers and backpackers looking for a waterproof backpack that packs down to a pocket-sized package, look no further than the Matador Freerain24. While this boundary-pusher inevitably has some drawbacks, it’s a versatile bag that’s a Godsend for layover-day excursions during long trips.
Sure, snapping photos on your phone or favorite camera will capture memories of a trip, but nothing beats good ol’ pen and paper for remembering where you’ve been and what you’ve done. By recording your memories in a notebook, you’ll always be able to look back and reminisce about the best (and maybe worst) parts of your travels.
There’s something spontaneous about the duffle bag: in minutes it can be packed and thrown on your shoulder, the very spark of a weekend trip or jaunt about town that was previously unexpected.
Effort means getting your hands dirty, and for some folks – woodworkers, baristas, barkeeps and the like – the apron is an iconic staple of workwear. Few fabrics hold up as well as waxed canvas, which has been used in sailing cultures for hundreds of years, making it a no-brainer to handle all sorts of dirt, grime and grease.