Monday, September 1, 2008

OVERLAND EQIPMENT: AMERICAN MADE CARRY-ALLS


FASHIONABLE EVERY DAY BAGS FOR SPRING ‘09

OUTDOOR RETAILER MARKET, SALT LAKE CITY, August 10th

Words, Images Judith Ecochard

From it’s humble beginnings in a garage-Overland Equipment uses a lot more than the original one single sewing machine that stitched up its first ever bag.

With nine haulers in various colors ready for Spring (part of an extensive line of products), we previewed the three latest, reasonably priced totes that are spacious enough for leisurely weekend excursions and/or weekday office grinds.

Hana:
We liked this tote’s six pocket front organizer with a key clip and fleece lined phone pocket so we don’t have to waste minutes searching around.

Other places to stash stuff include two roomy side pockets, an external back pocket and an internal zippered pockets. The understated and durable lightweight bag is available in Bracken, Cowhide, and Black. ($65).


Cascadia:
Cascadia is the ideal tote for us as we are always carrying our laptops around and appreciate the bag's securely padded sleeve with fleece-that fits a standard 15.4” laptop or smaller. External pockets for power cords and an interior organizer for documents and wallets make this tote worthy of being our portable office. Available in easy match shades… Cowhide, Gargoyle, Burgundy, and Black. ($75).




















Calistoga:
For food shopping or as an extra bag to pack, this origami shaped, natural canvas tote folds flat but opens up big.




The flat bottom is sturdy enough to keep groceries upright, and the two side handles allow for easy hauling. Available in Natural/ Copen, Natural/ Cowhide, Natural/ Celery and Natural/ Almond.
($25).

INFO: OVERLAND EQUIPMENT