Author: Jed Edwards

Orbit Gear R221: Review

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Orbit Gear are a brand based in Jakarta, Indonesia, making goods which draw from military and outdoors technical design but adapted for urban use. Their work fits closely with the ‘techwear’ style that has broken away from mainstream streetwear in recent years, blending into a distinctive, science-fiction-inspired look. As well as a staple line of

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Earth Workshop Everyday Bag 2.0: Review

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Starting as a one-man passion project in 2016, Earth Workshop is run by Michael from his studio in Gdansk, Poland. Previously known as Earth Warsaw, a move from the Polish capital in September 2019 prompted a name change, and a new push in production for the craftsman. The Everyday Bag 2.0 is Earth Workshop’s premiere

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Drop X Granite Gear Crown X60: Review

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Granite Gear are something of a force in the American outdoor market. Not as ubiquitous as Osprey or as intensely followed as Mystery Ranch, but gently getting on with their own thing: making strong, lightweight packs for long distance hikes for over 30 years. Their Crown2 is a ‘thru-hike’ staple, for backpackers spending weeks or

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Remote Equipment Bravo 18: Review

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When it launched in 2018, Remote Equipment‘s first product, the Alpha 31 backpack quickly became a favourite in my collection. It was tough, comfortable and versatile, showing excellent promise from the new brand based in California’s East Bay. I could not wait to see what they had coming next. When we spoke to them earlier

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Attitude Supply: Q&A

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One of the most versatile releases of the last 12 months, the ATD1 from Attitude Supply has grabbed a lot of attention – partly for its extreme expansion/compression capability, but also for being designed and manufactured in Italy, with some killer materials. When I reviewed it during the preproduction phase, I found a bag with

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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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Mystery Ranch Robo Flip: Review

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Brand Introduction Mystery Ranch are a brand with a reputation, hard earned after decades of quality: their founder Dana Gleason began designing packs back in the 1970s before starting his company Kletterwerks. The problem with heritage is that it can restrict as well as support, and too often designers will look too much on their

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Mystery Ranch 1-Day Assault Pack: Review

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Brand Introduction Here at The Perfect Pack, we like Mystery Ranch. If you’re not familiar with them, they’re a Montana-based manufacturer with a pedigree in the outdoors/mountain industry, who have grown to make packs for the military, fire service, and more recently towards the ‘everyday’ market for urban commuters and students. If you’re a regular

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Attitude Supply ATD1: Review

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Brand Introduction Attitude Supply is a travel/lifestyle brand, started in Milan, Italy in 2012. They started out producing clothes but designer Michele’s love of travel meant they quickly moved onto packs. Their first carry option, named the ‘Packsack,’ was a simple drawstring design, but Michele’s skills grew, producing a series of ever-more-capable bags. Their newest

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