Monday, July 28, 2014



SUNSCREEN---Duh. As the  number of skin cancer occurrences dwarf the next bunch of C.s combined, using sunscreen as an athlete outdoors is a must. And we can tell by the skin quality (or lack there of) who amongst our female competitors, Age-Group wise- uses sunscreen/sunblock- and who doesn't. It is that obvious.

IMO physical blocks that are applied and hang out on the surface (not absorbed into the skin) made of - Titanium Dioxide and/or - Zinc Oxide  are the best…and the only thing we use on our face….and most of the time-on the neck down skin too. The longest lasting, physical block sunblocks are tough to wash off- we find it survives multi-hour races-so that is the point.

Plus, when we sweat up a storm, physical non-micronized sunblocks don't sting our eyes…for real vs. chemical sunscreen claims of being non-irritating. Not so for us and we have tried about 4 big name sunscreens made of chemical ingredients that penetrate the skin ---that not only annoy our eyes but at times, leave a funky taste in our mouth...given how much we perspire during endurance efforts in the heat.

We slather on-the tinted kind of non-micronized physical sunblock ( photo stable TIZO, COTZ® Pure)---so it often doubles as our foundation…applied after we apply serum (see below our latest fav). Silky feeling on our skin- neither make us breakout.

ALSO non-micronized physical blocks not only prevent UVA and UVBs from penetrating the skin and there's not the ? issue-of the risks /questions about the safety of nano particles penetrating/heating up beneath the skin's surface.

Spray sunscreens ---even when we cup our hands and spray into---and heavily apply on so our skin is super glistening…still the fumes are dispersed and our lungs feel it.

At least Coppertone®'s Sport AccuSpray™

-a twist/lock cap with an "improved delivery system"patented, fyi, addresses that issue. Available in SPFs 15, 30, 50, and 70 broad spectrum blocking rated versions- (widely available-around $9.99) ---this doesn't fog up a room…but still, if spray sunscreens are your thing-and it is helpful when asking a complete stranger pre-race to apply to your upper back...def. recommend using hands free applying spray sunscreens-  outdoors.

A big question not understood is how some chemical sunscreens we have tried-just do not work after like a half hour---yet all seem to be composed of similar ingredients…in similar percentages too.

ALERT: Congress HR 4250: The Sunscreen Innovation Act---supposed to bring the USA's FDA-up to European standards! We remember the days we loaded up on La Roche-Posay at Galerie Lafayette- before its sunscreens' key ingredient-Mexoryl-was approved here. What is taking so long.


We go to enough trade shows to know that there are under the radar private companies devoted to the amazing science of conjuring up effective quality ingredients and unique formulas- for name brand skin/haircare/nail polish companies, big and small. And private labels too.

New trends in this part of the cosmetic/beauty world= sourcing ingredients sustainably, new effective goodies- derived from 'natural' ingredients- including paraben substitutes…plus implementing community fair trade policies-as in paying workers-often women like in the shea butter producing co-ops in Ghana- living wages  (something Anita Roddick - the no animal testing ever-The Body Shop visionary---implemented first, as far as we know.).

Effective components of any beauty formula-run the gamut, price-wise-with higher $ products-typically packed with more costly goods-higher up on the ingredient list…

PLUS- packaging that preserves contents-and made of recyclable components are important factors---with airless delivery systems dispensing costly formulas-maintaining the stability of often unstable ingredients (like anti-oxidants)--- without contaminating the contents…and making sure consumers can easily access- till the last drop. And we have also gotten beyond annoyed at pump nozzles that stopped working…clogging, or leaving half the product left inside---

AND how it is possible- for pricey eye creams, for example--- -supposedly packed with effective ingredients-to get sold in wide mouth jars, even tiny ones-accessed by unscrewing lids and thereby exposing the creamy formulas to air.

At a late May 2014 media event - the AAFPRS conference-we were given samples of a new to us skin care line PCA® Skin. (Stands for Physician's Choice of Arizona)

Priced at the premium level-PCA® SKIN has many different products-what we use now are a combo of the Total Strength Serum-that contains peptides, an extract of purifier milk thistle, vitamin E and proven epidermal growth factors (reminding us of ReGenica facial lotionsSkinCeutical's, and SkinMedica's TNS)-and the ExLinea Peptide Serum-that hydrates with hyaluronic acid and diminishes appearance of wrinkles with Argireline®.

Both have a very slight citrus-y scent-barely, (we prefer no added scents but this is okay and non-annoying)…and one pump each-applied all over our face and neck- sinks in fast.

Sunblock and makeup easily go afterwards…too.

At night we use with a prescribed Retinoid product we have used since high school also…and we barely have any wrinkles. (FYI-hats and sunglasses are musts too).

PCA® Skin's website contains plenty of before and after pictures categorized by skin condition…of patients that employ a bunch of the company's products over several months time. IMO=Impressive.

Another newish skincare line that bares the input of a physician, D. Brian Zelickson-MD COMPLETE™--has two major categories of products-Anti-Aging and Skin Clearing.

Priced above mass merchant but well below top tiered skincare lines (range per product-that are large enough to last bunch of months- around $15-$40)-we are impressed by what we read about Dr. Zelickson---based out of Minneapolis-which is also where retailer Target-that carries the line- is too:

Testing out the Skin Clearing Healthy Skin Accelerator-that mattifies-
and moisturizes facial skin-we think it's a good anti-aging light formula choice for the hot summer time- and normal-oily skins.

BONUS POINTS: With up there on the ingredient list wrinkle fighters/collagen enhancing-cell turnover encouraging Vitamins A. B. C and E, Pure Retinol, Niacinamide, ceramides and extracts from black raspberry, cranberry and pomegranates. The Skin Clearing Healthy Skin Accelerator has a scent but is non-irritating…and absorbs easily.

Every other day 2x a day use for the first two weeks-then 2x everyday fro week 3 on-assures no peeling irritation as facial skin adopts.

PS: Use on upper back to clear the skin there- where the combo of sweat and run-off hair conditioner can give backacne.

We can see why-the MD COMPLETE brand in general has gotten lots of media attention-the ingredients are top notch ---the packaging smart-and simple.

Saturday, July 26, 2014

CANADA GOOSE FALL Outerwear Fall 2014


There's a reason Canada Goose is the 'it' winter wear label for street to slopes cold weather protection: the designs are exceptional, the performance features top notch, the fabrics/textiles technically enhanced and proprietary ---and bonus points from us, the company uses ethically sourced goose down -which as we learned…is very tough to do.


First thing we noticed…COLOR COLOR COLOR. A good thing if you want to be seen on a snowy landscape…and in saturated tones that manage to be a 21ST CENTURY palette shade we'd wear…

CANYON SHELL-3L Technical Shell Collection-men/women versions-simplified clean lines and a slim fit-versatile just below hip and mid length jackets . FEATURES:  waterproof/windproof/breathable hardshell via Tri-Durance HSTM proprietary fabric with unique 4 way stretch, fully taped seams-and that includes the top of the line YKK® AcquaGuard® water repellent, 2 way locking zippered pockets. Layer over basics/mid-layers in cold cold temps-the longer length keeps cores fully covered.

hip length-drop tail longer hem, 3 way adjustable helmet compatible fixed hood, suede tricot lined inside collar -no chafing/warm, adjustable drawcord hem, adjustable cuffs, interior media pocket, outer hand warming pockets w/ 2 way locking zips-and interior mesh panel for venting, reflective pops under sleeve+back hood,  pictured here-Pacific Blue Canyon Shell. Men sizes XS-3XL
No worries-in black to-as well as red, amber (burnt orange) and military green -men and women get a deep arctic dusk.

Jade Green Canyon Shell--we would wear this running -hiking too. Thermal Experience Index (TEI)  rated 5º/-5ºC

Summer Light Canyon Shell-Ladies color- slight tapered silhouette flattering SIZES 2XS-2XL 
COASTAL SHELL mid thigh length-women's lower pockets have velcro closures
ARTIC-TECH® Fabric outerwear selections- extreme Arctic Program COLLECTION-for extreme conditions-water resistant, durable and warm.

Thigh length-Shelburne Parka-in 12 colors. Ultimate in warmth! TEI -10º/-20ºC center front 2 way locking YKK® zip with storm flap snaps close, brushed tricot lined chin guard-inside the collar, 2 fleece lined front pockets, interior pockets-one right inside w/ security zip, left drop in w/ media port, interior carry straps, recessed heavy duty ribbed knit cuffs, 2 back vents snap close-or leave unsnapped for big striders or when sitting down, 2 way adjustable hood-fur is removable-625 fill power white duck down
interior carry straps...

FREESTYLE VEST-Women(18 colors!!!) and MEN (16 colors) and VANIER VEST-down vest… youth sizes too…625 fill white duck down-pictured in Summer Yellow-features elasticized interior loop for headphone cord, storm flap over center from blocking YKK® locking zip, interior tricot lined collar, reflective tape on back, hip length drop tail hem for coverage, 2 fleece lined pockets w/ zip closures, interior drop in pocket +interior stretch mesh pocket. 9 color options sizes XS-XL BONUS-machine wash cold water in a front loader, dry low.

SELKIRK PARKA -men's pictured in graphite-hip length military style jacket with flap pockets-removable 2 way adjustable  hood,  slim fit-city-to back country okay-the 2 lower pockets are fleece lined, brushed tricot lined chin guard-inside the collar-warmth, interior drawcord adjusts waist, center front 2 way locking YKK® zip secured with military button closed storm flap, heavy duty ribbed knit cuffs keep cold out! TEI rated -10º/-20º C

HURON BOMBER woman-TEI 0º/-15ºC-inspired by the CHILLIWACK Bomber™  center front 2 way locking YKK® zip w/ leather double welt with interior insulated windguard, heavy duty ribbed knit cuffs keep cold out, fleece lined hand warmer pockets, interior carrying shoulder straps (handy), utility pocket-left sleeve,

HyBridge Collection

HyBridge® Lite Coat-in red-women's core insulated warmth with side and underarm,  stretch Tensile-Tech fabric inserts-multi-stretch, water resistant and breathable, back adjustable integrated hood has 3M® reflective tape pops, stretch Lycra® hood edge and cuff binding with thumbholes, abrasion resistant Feather-Light10D  fabric allows for aspects of the down fill to show through, center front 2 way locking YKK® zip, mid-length, brushed tricot lined chin guard-inside the collar, 2 lower hand pockets w/ YKK® reverse coil zips+zipper pulls, internal mesh pocket, self packable into left pocket, 



PEAK DESIGN New Ways to Carry A Camera

The photography community is once again loving this launch by Peak Design (Kickstarter granted them a “Staff Pick” and the campaign is already over $245k with over 3,000 backers in little over a 2 weeks)

For the 411 on the Slide and Clutch — new gear, including specs, MSRPs, and hardware.

ETA deliveries----soon!

Easy to screw  onto bottom of a camera….CLUTCH is great for lighter weight lenses/smaller SLRs on its own or attach the camera to a tripod…comes with extra clips…but also sold separate. Nice to have the option to slide camera off a tripod…and have it ready to click away-securely.

btw those clips can be use to attach camera to any strap. A lot easier to use---attaching a camera to a strap used to be a pain.. 

Packaging is great with illustrated picture instructions…simple to follow and intuitive. The strap of the Sling really easily adjusts with one hand---and yet holds securely. One side is smooth --the other more textured so one has choices.A  pro photographer pal of ours was concerned about the stretchy clips fraying (hence extra are enclosed) but would take a lot of friction to wear them down imo.

Really an impressive way to carry cameras---very well thought out and better than every camera strap we can think of---and cheaper too!!!!!

 We even got the link to the video- separately from a pro photographer pal in New Zealand…so good news travel fast and far. 

Thursday, July 24, 2014


Quicksilver Travis Rice Polar Pillow Jacket-upper left (details below)…on right +middle=DC Snowboarding jackets/pants/boots featuring Travis Rice Signature Model snowboard boot in middle black w/ red pop-most techy of DC's boots-Boa closure w/ H3 Collar Reel-w/ Boa black aces, SuperFabric™for durability+performance, anatomical 3D tongue shape, Aerotech Ventilation System™ moisture wicking for dryer/warmer feet, internal ankle harness w/ locking system, snow performance insole, Unilite+rubber outsole-durable, lightweight and shock absorbing, =comfort+durable, and shorter Peary SPT middle-lower right for snowboard park-more like the flex/soft boots we learned in- back in 1990-w/ Cordura tongue +collar (padded w/ foam), reinforced toe cap+heel counter, welted construction, stacked EVA midsole, all terrain rubber outsole, quilt stitching detail, internal tongue gussets, metal eyelets and hooks. Jacket on right part of new City Series--Tick is made of EXOTECH 10- 10/10k with 3M Thinsulate lining body +sleeve-60 grams, critically taped seams, hidden hood in collar, internal waist adjuster, media pocket -the outer pockets and metal zips are def. street inspired... wear this after a day on the slopes too. Ollie pants are Exotex 10 also w/ printed brushed taffeta lining w/ warming brushed mesh seat +knees, …w/ lift ticket holder, snapped bottom leg gusset and internal waist adjusters---with trim fit
Durable outerwear with street style ---the first attribute a must, the second ---very desirable---and combining that technical know how, delivered at approachable price points ===retail success.

AND all present in DC Snowboarding, Quicksilver and Roxy apparel/accessories/gear for next season.

DC Snowboarding (DEFY CONVENTION) is impressive-like every single detail that we would want in snowboarding apparel and footwear is delivered by a company we know more from the skateboarding shoe world.

Torstein collection is top of the line-EXOTEX 15 (15k/15k waterproof/breathable)  critically taped seams-80grams insulating body, 60g in sleeves/hood mesh lined venting, powder skirt, single line adjustable hod system, internal media+mesh stash pockets, 2 way center zip…lined w/ quilted taffeta hood has a nice print.

Matching Relay 15 5 pocket shell pants Exotex 15 (15k/15k)taffeta lining w/ warming brushed mesh seat-knees, zip bottom leg gusset, drawcord shoelace belt, coated taffeta boot gaiter, internal waist adjusters, mesh lined ventings, critically taped seams, jacket to pant attachment system, lift ticket holder, in bunch of colors including 100% polyester Denim twill.
epaulet detail-attention

Carhartt meets Snowboarding-DC's take on casual jacket beefed up with Exotex 10, critically taped seams, engineered brushed mesh+printed brushed taffeta lining, with city friendly details like CF denim button closure, metallic hand pocket zippers, internal media pocket=Tick pictured in White Pepper..other color-if they ever deliver this in blck we expect to see on our fellow subway riders.

MANUAL-Mad for plaid EXOTEX DWR weather toughens up a flannel with that DWR coating, shirting buttons and closures…Spring day jacket for riders…or staple for urban outings. Lumberjack hipster.
The ROXY TORAH BRIGHT COLLECTION-premium outerwear/accessories line. High fashion style delivered with tricked out fetures-the T.B. Influencer Jacket made of DRYFLIGHT 12 (15k waterproof/breathable) , taffeta lined, 3M Thinsulate® insulation w/ critically taped seams, 3 way adjustable hood, helmet compatible fixed hood, micro fiber chin guard, YKK® Metaluxe® zipper, media pocket, sleeve pass pocket, mesh lined venting, removable taffeta powder skirt, w/ lycra stretch panel finger warming tuck away system lift ticket holder, key clip, snap away powder skirt system AND cool looking too-w/  tailored fit! Comes in solid colors too…like the matching Torah Bright Refined Pant in solid Ocean Depths Blue-mad eof DRYFLIGHT 10 (10k waterproof/breathable) w/ fully taped seams, taffeta lining w/ brushed tricot seat/pant, removable soft-shell waist gaiter with velcro closure---no shown but like wide waistband yoga pants-flattering+comfy made of 14% elastane (nice detail), jacket to pant attachment, mesh line venting, zipped bottom leg gusset, taffeta boot gaiters w/ lycra stretch panel keeps it down+snow out, cuff saver system, lift ticket holder . Beanie and Torah Bright Rockferry Goggle  made w/ primo Christian Dalioz  SunOptics® made in ITALY. 100% UV blocking, spherical lens double , triple foam frame for comfort-and condensation banished, anti fog and anti scratch coated, distortion free viewing.

ROXY (women's line-guy's is Quicksilver)…impressively showed winning snowboard/winter apparel with feminine flair and rugged tough too with the climate controlling/anti-microbial treated DWR DRIFLIGHT-signature innovative fabric…moisture wicking and rated for breathability. A great combo. 

Divided into five main outerwear collection collection- Roxy show a few highlights at this preview-including Torah Bright's line pictured above…and the Premium line with fashion forward design and advanced outerwear techy fabrics and details…delivering terrific price/value for serious and casual riders.

BONUS POINTS-ratings for warmth---AAA, AA or A takes out the guesswork…Also applies to Quiksilver.

 CORDUROY From Steeps to Streets Collection KJ Tribe Jacket retro tailored fit burly tough DRYFLIGHT 15 (15k) w/ engineered sherpa lining and taffeta+3M Thinsulate Type M for warmth, critically taped seams, 3 way adjustable hood, helmet compatible, fixed taffeta powder skirt w/ lycra stretch panel, jacket to pant attachment, snap away powder skirt, media pocket, internal goggle pocket, lens cleaner, finger warmer wrist gaiter, sleeve pass pocket, mesh lined venting, YKK® Metaluxe´zips,  multicolor drawcord at hood
trend on-camo with leather details---

Ridegmont Jacket ---grrr on! DRYFLIGHT15 (15K) stretchy waterproof warmth w/ 3M Thinsulate insulation  engineered brushed tricot taffeta lining, fully taped seams, 3 way adjustable hood, helmet compatible/fixed hood, knit collar w/ micro fiber chin guard, YKK® Metaluxe zips…tailored fit. 

can see the taffeta powder skirt with lycra stretch panel-snap away powder skirt system, jacket to pant attachment system, plus finger warming tuck away system, media pocket, lift ticket holder +key clip
cozy enough to sleep in from the CORDUROY From Steeps to Streets Collection-low profile puffy made from waterproof DRYFLIGHT10 w/ 3M Thinsulate insulation . The faux fur hood is removable, and inside-a fixed powder skirt, w/ snap away powder skirt system, media pocket, internal lycra wrist gaiters, sleeve pass pocket, mesh line venting+jacket to pant system-in Rhubarb-with brass snap pockets secured with zippers-pretty roomy. Warmest solution to polar vortexes rated AAA
plenty of cozy knits too-washable.

QUIKSILVER..leather details-in a waxed denim looking waxed twill -Premium Collection-Frontier inspiration- DREAMING Jacket DRYFLIGHT 15 (15k) interior engineered close cell mesh and brushed tricot lining w/ 3M Thinsulate Insulation-completely waterproof w/ fully taped seams, mesh lined venting, 2 way adjustable hood fixed hood, jacket-pant attachment, micro fiber chin guard, media pocket, sleeve pass pocket, goggle pocket w/ lens cleaner, internal lycra wrist gaiters w/ thumbholes for great fit, key clip---in Caviar.
QUIKSILVER's trendy silhouettes, edgy trims, hip good looks and functionality has the big name outerwear company doing double takes…at the price/value equation of their apparel.

Standout: The TRAVIS RICE collaboration of gear and wear plus the eye catching graphics by visual artist Mike Parillo -who also snowboards.
TRAVIS tough-DRYFLIGHT 15 used for stretchy waterproof, breathable performance with reinforced stitching that won't quit. Rodger That Jacket  engineered taffeta w/ brushed tricot lining w/ 3M Thinsulate Insulation-completely waterproof w/ fully taped seams, mesh lined venting, 2 way adjustable hood fixed hood, jacket-pant attachment, micro fiber chin guard, media pocket, sleeve pass pocket, goggle pocket w/ lens cleaner, internal lycra wrist gaiters w/ thumbholes for great fit, key clip and YKK® AcquaGuard® Vision® zippers
like the sleeve details…velcro closure and lycra thumbhole…peak out…keeps warmth in/snow out

have to haul it somehow-TRAVIS RICE PLATINUM PACK 600D Ripstop nylon-padded was it belt, probe+shovel handle, fleece lined goggle pocket, zip close main compartment , hydration pocket, neoprene radio pocket _and another one on waist belt, molded shoulder straps, adjustable sternum strap-24L capacity. And it looks cool
UP TOP on mannequin left-Travis Rice POLAR PILLOW JACKET=DRYFLIGHT 15 with engineered printed taffeta lining…with 400 grams of 3M™ Thinsulate™ Type TQ™ for AAA rated warmth!

Other details-mesh lined venting, 2 way adjustable fixed hood, jacket to pant attachment, microfiber chin guard, media and google w/ lens cleaner- pockets, fixed taffeta powder skirt w/ lycra stretch panel, internal lycra wrist gaiters with thumbholes, key clip and YKK® Acquaguard® Vision® zippers-2 zipper outer pockets are roomy. A toasty option for cold temps anywhere.


Wednesday, July 23, 2014


color block frames=fun. SUNGYL LYRIC sunglasses-the view is crystal clear and accurate---noticeably so-Scott Opt/View Lense--that are 100% UV blocking

Multi-faceted Scott Sports-makes footwear/apparel/gear for many sports-not just the winter kind.

Focusing on the goggles at this event-we couldn't help but notice how advanced goggles have gotten since we rocked our first pair of Scott ski goggles, back in the late '80s.

SCOTT LCG (Lens Change Goggles) available now: lenses changing made easy-seriously so via Scott Change Slider System. Can do this on the chair lift up…just slide out…and bonus-no need to fingerprint mess up the lens…just the rim. 6 color options-with no slip silicone strap ---helmet compatible. $250

Scott Opt/View double lenses-sides slide  out…there's a side bar for that
The LCG's feature Scott Fit Technology system---allows for adjustments of the lens to concave against lower face for the perfect seal….there is a tiny dial that does this---on bottom of the frame---as are the location of air in/out-take vents to prevent clammy condensation and fogging (ACS Air Control System). SO cool.

the goggle lenses come in an ergonomic low profile, molded-protective case can slip into a jacket pocket…SMART
A comfort fit is further enhanced with 2 layers of foam sandwiching a layer of fleece for sweat retention and cushioning. Plus lenses are NO Fog™ permanently- via a coating,

New for the season-the SCOTT LINX ($160)…with distortion free spherical Opt/View double lenses, and like the LCG---a No Fog™ Anti-fog permanent treatment…the Scott Fit system for customized shape and 3 layer molded face foam for comfort, and ACS™ Air control system to deal with condensation and fog.

also interchangeable lenses---these pop out---and replacement lens are sold separately Scott Skeleton Construction -maximum field of vision, stabile frame and distortion free view
same Scott Fit System feature---can see the dials on frames-one on each side…and the triple foam too, no slip silicone strap with adjustable buckle can do with one hand, and helmet compatible fit.

FYI: All Scott lenses are 100% UV blocking ---and the choices include impact tough- lenses for natural, low, variable, flat, extreme sunny…etc conditions.

DAKINE is another acclaimed brand that back in the day, had it's name on practically all of our windsurfing stuff. NOW-it offers rather extensive products including haulers for sport/lifestyle (very well priced too), techy apparel for winter sports, and accessories like glove/mittens/hats/socks/base layers for head to toe warmth.

style and function in a 10k/10k waterproof breathable men's 2L Mansfield jacket in slate-other colors available now... with Primaloft Sport insulation, YKK® zippers, 2 way center front zipper, w/ chin flap zipper cover, fully taped seams, attached powder skirt, hook inside cuff for gloves, plenty interior/exterior pockets, draw cord system in front pocket, regular hood…$280 

2L Gore-Tex® Plain Weave/Primaloft One insulation- hardcore Balkan Jacket in Rust $395. Tafetta brushed Tricot lining, YKK AcquaGuard Water Resistant zippers, helmet compatible hood with bonded brim, 2 way center zipper, sleeve pass pocket, Draw cord system, wrist gaiters, Napoleon pocket for phone/MP3 with tether, fully taped seams, full inner storm flap, attached powder skirt, with hook system and stow away straps, plenty of other interior/exterior pockets. Top of the line…for serious backcountry jaunts!

removable shoulder strap, side compartment for laundry-wet stuff, easy access main compartment…nice looking urban friendly design too. DLX Travel
We featured this color-army green (Taiga)…in a color trend report we did for Fall 2014. Orange pops and back trim…the duffel and roller bags pack a lot.and are part of the DLX travel bags-performance and function minded details.
DLX Carry On 46L $275 -expandable main compartment, split level design, fleece lined iPad sleeve, plenty of interior pockets, retractable handle and replaceable urethane wheels, lockable zipper cars, molded bottom and bottle opener(!), storable front accessory strap. There is a larger DLX Roller 80L $310
Men's heritage packs  pay homage to Dakine's roots---love the retro logo patch…but of course have 21st century tech pockets (laptop sleeves), multiple wear options and plenty of access points…to adjust to varying conditions.

Vagabond-38L zip off lid can be used as hip pack-2 for 1, quick access pocket and padded laptop sleeve  17",  side compression straps, and side access $150

Duffel leather tab , retro logo patch, ethnic webbing-cool looking bag with removable shoulder straps and stowage backpack straps.
Sportsman print- LID $70 -pack has zipped side compartments and compressible web straps …-padded sleeve for up to 15" laptops
New Skate Packs…include the Sportsmen LID 26L…with a padded laptop sleeve, skateboard carry straps, zippered side pockets, and adjustable sternum strap.
Men's -back to school Street packs-Parkdale Collection- $45 365 Pack 21L-with non-padded laptop sleeve but padded plenty sizes/prints/colors including Range print
Urban lifestyle selections ---include---for women highlighted the available now Cascade Collection…$35-$55
left-Dover 18L -in neat Patchwork Camo-laptop/notebook sleeve 15", metal hardware, rope pulls, multiple pockets-side toggles, polyester lining, exterior front slip pocket,roll top closure $55. On right Maple 16L in Slate $50-padded sleeve 15" and iPad sleeve, stowable backpack straps, metal hardware, top zippered closure with metal slider, top flap lid w/ button magnet closure, rope pulls and toggle detail, adjustable and removable cross body shoulder strap, polyester lined.

Hemlock 18L easy carry tote…like the outside flap oversized pocket+zipper one -handy for cards/phones, interior zip pocket too, rope pulls and ogle detail, polyester lined- $35

great ethnic prints…Lizzie on left-10L has padded laptop sleeve 15" -padded iPad sleeve, metal hardware, magnetic closure, fold over flap with metal zipper+slider, exterior pockets and polyester ez clean lining $45

plenty of prints and colors...