Thursday, August 20, 2009
HIGH SIERRA: CITY EDGED BACKPACKS & ADVENTURE/TRAVEL LUGGAGE
AT GO Collection 32" Drop-Bottom Expandable Duffel
ARTISTS SERIES, COOL GRAPHICS, SMART DESIGN, FAB PRICE POINTS for S/S 2010
Words, Images Judith Ecochard
HIGH SIERRA SPORT has haulers for everything and every human…including durably tough ski/snow board bags as official suppliers of the USA Ski Team…
and now proud sponsor of the LUNA Chix Pros…the tip top ranked female professional mountain bikers’ team (and not the rock band the Luna Chicks though they should definitely meet).
We oohed and aahed the new snazzy daypacks…aimed at the back to school set…of all ages. Really unbelievable price/value going on here.
PLUS---the graphics are fierce…there’s even an artists series…
A new model, the WILDER is a cushy padded back panel carry- with S-shaped shoulder straps, ventilating VAPEL™ mesh AIRFLOW™ padding with COLLAR- COMFORT edge and a handy open mesh shoulder strap cell phone/media pocket.
PLUS- large, multi compartments that hold securely, a padded computer sleeve that fits most 17" (screen size) notebook computers and other pockets for our stuff….like a deluxe organizer with zippered mesh pocket, pen pockets and a key fob, a
large mesh side pockets for water bottles, a zipped front panel, and an easy-access MP3 player pocket with a zipper-stop headphone. All for $39.99.
Other popular models include the CHASER with refreshed prints ($49.99) and the SHERIDAN ($29.99).
The urban friendly messenger bags with padded laptop sleeves also delivers eye catching prints on solid backgrounds.
And the print patterns are directly on the fabric now, not silkscreened-that we think renders more saturated tones for richer images.
The AT GO Collection of lightweight, tough travel luggage also got big buzz at OR. Special features include waterproof expandable pockets (great for sweated out performance wear).
AT GO COLLECTION 22" SPORT DUFFEL
At $129 the Carry-On Wheeled Computer Upright has business and recreational travelers in mind, It weighs like NOTHING because of a special built-in, high-density foam structure that helps maintain the bag’s shape while minimizing weight.
Additional features include compartments that can be re- configured to be one massive compartment, a padded laptop sleeve, zipped outa sight breathable mesh bottle pocket, and a large main compartment, with a book-style opening and interior clothing hold-down straps.
There’s other outer pockets for quick access to modern necessities, a telescoping aircraft aluminum handle system with locking mechanism and Sure Grip handles that tuck down flat, inline skate- style wheels, in protective corner mounted housings with unique integrated bridges so we don’t look like drunk drivers, and a protective kick plate between the wheels to prevent abrasion.
We loved the eco side too…the fabric is PVC free.
INFO: HIGH SIERRA S/S 2010 ships early Spring.
BONUS: Check out the High Sierra Facebook page…they’re giving away packs and have videos of the products.