I’m a self confessed carry freak. I’m really into bags, wallets and luggage. It’s really weird, I know. Check out the 100% wool felt and leather combinations from the guys at Hard Graft. I want these in my life.
This little guy would be the perfect replacement to my Hex case.
Everywhere I go, I have my wallet and my phone. Nothing new there, I’m sure that’s how most of you roll. But ya see I fancy myself as a bit of a minimalist, I’ve never really had the huge receipt laden wallet, for the last couple of years I’ve been rocking a super simple single panel Johnny Cupcakes item. It’s served me well. While in the states a couple of weeks ago I picked up this Hex iPhone wallet in an Apple store.
The Hex Wallet is full bad arse, business style. It’s made out of genuine leather, has a sweet elastic band, 3 card slots. Unfortunately a couple of weeks after I got back I dropped it and cracked the corner (don’t worry iPhone was saved) so had to get a replacement. I couldn’t find it anywhere in NZ so I bought another one online. Karmaloop had the best deal and the cheapest freight.
Hex are those guys who brought out the straps to turn your iPod Nano into a watch. Also check out this colab Hex did with The Hundreds, it’s on the Christmas list.
After missing out on the first release of the Incase Ari Marcopulos camera bag as soon as I heard they were being rereleased I snapped one up. When ever I make a purchase without actually touching the product I feel a certain level of apprehension that it won’t live up to my super high expectations. The fact that I cheaped out when ordering and only paid for slow freight made for an anxious couple of weeks.
Turns out I should have trusted Ari and my friends over at Incase. The bag is epic, everything is pretty much perfect even down to the box it came in.
I’ve put it though a couple of tests. Once to Auckland and once to Wanganui, it’s the ideal size for traveling, it fits under an airplane seat and leaves enough room my size 13s. Fully loaded I can fit my Canon 30d, a 10-22mm lens, a 50mm lens, two Canon 580ex flashes with a ST-E2 2 x lens (10-22 and a 50mm) 2 580ex flashes, iPad, headphones, glasses case, some gum, some CF cards, spare batteries and my iPhone. The way they have designed the strap makes it really easy to swing around to your front, pull your camera and start shooting. The material and construction feels durable and strong, the zips are big YKK items (Carryology tells me that’s important), the straps are double stitched. It feels like it should stand the test of time, I guess we will see.
Genevieve, Bag and I chilling at ALK Airport.
In short the bag is amazing! This isn’t really a fair review as there is so much detail and so many little features that I just couldn’t do justice in a couple of paragraphs.
The box it came in. Pretty epic in it's own right