Given that we all use bags more or less on a daily basis, it’s always a good idea to keep your eye out for brands that align with your sensibilities so far as accessories are concerned and we’ve just found one here at Coolector HQ in the shape of ALPAKA and their cracking line up of bags and accessories. Quality is essential when it comes to picking a new carry but, if you’re anything like us, you’re going to want it to excel from an aesthetic point of view as well and that’s something that ALPAKA Gear definitely do.
ALPAKA strive to create goods which are designed to empower your journey. This journey is bound by an honest belief in creating items that will inspire you to live your best life. ALPAKA was born in late 2016 in Melbourne, Australia, after launching a successful Kickstarter campaign and they’re crowdfunded and proud of it. Their foundation is bags but they’re definitely not stopping there. It is their goal is to create highly functional products that are durable and great looking and from their small but perfectly formed collection so far, they are on the right tracks for sure.
Check out our favourite pieces from ALPAKA below:
ALPAKA 7Ven Messenger Bag – $219
Finding the right bag for your day to day and commuting requirements isn’t always straightforward but you might just have found the ideal candidate with the ALPAKA 7Ven Messenger Bag ($219). For those after a bag that you can take to work, hit the gym with and be able to hop on that last minute flight, without having to carry a bunch of bags or a huge backpack, this is the one for you and it’s as robust as it is stylish. The ALPAKA 7ven Messenger is versatile enough for work or school, tough enough for an outdoor day-trip and expandable for a last minute weekend getaway. It lets you work and play without compromise and is available in three different colours – namely, grey, black and brown. ($219)
ALPAKA Air Sling Bag – $89
When heading out on an urban adventure in a new city, you’re going to want to have all your essential gear with you and for when your pockets don’t suffice, there is the ALPAKA Air Sling Bag ($79). The Air Sling is a compact everyday and travel sling bag which has been crafted from slashproof materials and thoughtful anti-theft features such as the magnetic Fidlock buckle. It’s designed to hold all your travel essentials in a light, sleek, and secure bag and it won’t weigh you down during your urban or wilderness adventures. It even comes with a USB charging port which is a most welcome addition indeed for us tech inclined individuals who travel with plenty of gadget in tow. The Air Sling comes in black and grey and will be the ideal EDC companion for all your explorations in 2019 and beyond. ($89)
ALPAKA Shift Pack – $249
The backpack is a staple of the carry industry and it is our accessory of choice here at Coolector HQ. The next time we need to change things up, this ALPAKA Shift Pack ($249) will likely be our first port of call as it’s fantastically functional and has plenty of storage for any day to day adventure or weekend break. The Shift Pack from ALPAKA is positively chock full of convenient travel features and separate compartments, which will make it become your new favourite travel companion. It’s designed to hold everything you need for work, play, and a weekend getaway. It is ideal for the tech lovers out there and has a thoughtfully designed rear compartment for your laptop, iPad, phone, power chargers. As a rolltop it can expand significantly, and will protect your gear from unexpected weather. It’s extremely comfortable to wear even for long periods of time so you can explore the city without having to stop for a break. ($249)
ALPAKA Go Sling Pro – $99
Available in four different colours, the Go Sling Pro from ALPAKA ($99) is a compact travel bag that can effortlessly be converted to a camera bag and vice-versa so it will rapidly become one of the most versatile accessories in your line up. It has been carefully designed and engineered to safely carry your DSLR and lens and all the associated kit that you need with it. ALPAKA have revamped an old favourite, to make it even more relevant to today’s fast paced lifestyle. It comes with slash resistant Kevlar that is 5 times stronger than steel, lockable zippers, which allow you to lock the bag for extra security against pickpockets, cut-proof strap and an external USB port so you never run out of battery again. Aesthetically designed and extremely functional. ($99)