South Korean luggage and accessories brand GEAR3 recently launched their range of bags to the European market, offering a nice variety of styles to suit any sartorial preference. The standout item has to be their Weekender that is a perfect urban holdall. I’ve been using it for several weeks – for work, travel and play. It has ample space for whatever you need, while remaining stylish.
Featuring a waterproof coated canvas the range encompasses a mix of backpacks and holdalls suitable for urban living. The Weekender shot here, includes YKK AquaGaurd zips to ensure water is not getting into the bag. You’ll find a number of handy pockets where you can organise your laptop or tablet along with diary etc, before the main compartment gets flooded with clothes or other goods. I tend to use it a lot for work and as well as carrying my yoga or sports gear. I’ve even used it on a short European to Prague as hand luggage and worked a treat.
The Weekender includes shoulder straps that are attached on foldable side tabs. I actually prefer carrying it around using the handles but the option is there – most effective when carrying larger loads, as the bag’s capacity increases when using the shoulder strap. It’s always a positive thing when friends and acquaintances compliment your bag. You know you’ve made a good choice. The added benefit with GEAR3’s products is their use of contemporary fabrics that are ideal for urban living.
GEAR3 Weekender €350
Available at 193 Piccadilly, London W1J 9EU and www.knockstore.com