Chrome Industries Kadet: Review

Since 1995, Chrome Industries has been a pretty iconic company when it comes to bags. Especially noted for their messenger bags, custom work, and the use of dual-role old school seat belt buckles/bottle openers, Chrome has continued to make bags that are tailored to cyclists and people who commute and spend time out and about

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Remote Equipment: Q&A

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After reviewing Remote Equipment’s first release last year, the Alpha 31 has remained a firm favourite within my collection. The pack was funded successfully on Kickstarter and the full production run has gone on to sell out through Remote Equipment’s website, leading to a surge of ‘in search of’ requests through the collectors’ forums (including

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Vanquest ENVOY-13 Messenger Bag: Review

Vanquest is a tactical and outdoor gear manufacturer based in Orange County, California. They were founded in 2011 by a group of industry veterans and founding members of Maxpedition. Their products are designed and engineered, but not typically manufactured in the US, like many other US manufacturers. Vanquest is known for their unique look and

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Mission Workshop Rhake VX: Review

Mission Workshop opened its doors in 2009, but the founders boast some of the more impressive resumes out there.  It’s led by Bart Kyzar and Mark Falvai who co-founded Chrome Industries with their friend Doug Hudson in 1994. They’re early designers of the rugged/technical lifestyle aesthetic that has become one of the major sub-cultures of

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The Brown Buffalo Concealsling: Review

Nothing divides the bag enthusiast community like shoulder and sling bags. The man purse, or murse, is a love it or hate it idea. I personally find them useful. The Concealsling is a 5L small sling bag by The Brown Buffalo. This is a California based company that designs daily-carry focused backpacks and accessories. They

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Triple Aught Design Spectre 22: Review

Brand Introduction Mention the name Triple Aught Design and very few people in the EDC or backpack community won’t know who you’re talking about. Founded by Patrick Ma (now of Prometheus Design Werx) the brand originally centered around military inspired clothing and backpacks, with the epicenter of their pack range being the tactical Fastpack line.

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Grey Ghost Gear Wanderer: Review

Brand Introduction Grey Ghost Gear is a proudly female-owned tactical equipment producer geared towards a military and tactical audience. Their products range from bags and belts to holsters and armor. Although they focus on technical fabrics, they also dabble in more eclectic textiles like waxed canvas and leather. The also share a metaphorical roof with

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Mystery Ranch Street Fighter: Review

Brand Introduction Mystery Ranch is a world renowned brand known for their comfortable, tri-zip packs built for everyone from the military to city dwellers. The brand’s designs also caught the eye of the US Navy SEALs, as they designed custom packs from them back in the early 2000s, leading to the adoption of their 3

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Boundary Supply Errant: Review

Brand Introduction Boundary Supply is a small team based out of Utah that has been around since 2015. With their lead designer Brad Mayer hailing from Bellroyand Gregory Mountain Products, and Cavin Nicholson the CEO of Boundary launching several successful Kickstarter campaigns with Coalatree. Boundary takes pride in making sure that all products and factories they

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