Skip Hop was created as a global lifestyle brand who is committed to making parenting as easy and fun as possible, with their core philosophy of “Must-Haves Made Better,” Skip Hop re-designs and re-engineers essential products from the baby bag to pushchairs to bath toys, and allowing parents to enjoy functional and stylish products. The Greenwich Simple Chic Backpack aims to bring a little class when you are out and about with baby, even if you have got sick down your shoulder and the bag has a dirty nappy tucked away in there.
The Lowepro Photo Active BP 200 is a purpose-built camera bag designed to protect your valuable camera gear from impact, abrasion, moisture and the general dangers of travelling. Available in a black/dark grey design, this lightweight bag weighs up at 1.22kg when empty. Measuring up at 26.5 x 16 x 44.5 cm it has a 16L capacity which includes a 22 x 11 x 27 cm camera compartment and 23.5 x 1.5 x 34 cm laptop compartment.
The Urbn Mission backpack is so cool it doesn’t even use A’s, screw that vowel it is so 2018! It comes in a wide range of colours and materials, choose from Orange (for high visibility), Squall, Rincon, Woodrose, Night Sky, Ashcroft Camo (for blending into your surroundings), Garnet Shadow and R2R Olive. There aren’t many bags that can say they are skateboard friendly but the Urbn wants to let you roll to your destination and we are always a fan of anything that helps you keep more active.
Bikes are great; they are better for the environment, a good source of exercise as well as easier and cheaper to find a place to park than a car, the downside is they do not come with a boot to store all your shopping in. The Wayside Backpack and Pannier from Blackburn has been designed to be suitable for carrying your gear both on and off the bike. It isn’t the lightest of things, at 929g when empty, but chances are you aren’t going to be racing in the Tour de France with all your shopping in tow.
Now not everyone would find themselves fawning over a camera bag but the Protactic BP 450 AW II is as beautiful as much as its name is boring. If you are into your photography chances are you have some pretty expensive gear so ensuring it is protected on the go is an absolute must. Not only is the 450 AW II gorgeous, it is also high-performing and functional, it has a modular design, weighs 2.84kg when empty, and can hold up to a 15-inch laptop, 1-2 Pro DSLRs, one with 70-200mm f/2.8 lens attached, 360 camera, DJI Mavic 2 Pro or Zoom or DJI Osmo+.
Joshu+Vela was founded in 2010 by Noah Guy who, after working for years with major design companies, began designing his own bags. With an intention to place functionality at the heart of every product and ensure only the best natural materials are used, Joshu+Vela strive to create products that last a lifetime. The Stone Backpack, a name inspired by Noah’s father’s photographic project titled The Stone Journey, is available in either a Natural or Black finish, both with a black fastening.
This unique and versatile backpack has been specifically designed for Apple products (don’t worry, other products won’t spontaneously combust if you put them in there). It can be worn in two ways, either over the shoulders like a regular back pack (ideal for cycling) or as a tote bag (Ideal for toting).