Monday, April 2, 2012

HIGH SIERRA and ChicoBags-New Designs, Styles 2012

Outdoor Retailer/SLC

words/images Judith Ecochard

High Sierra has some of the best graphics and colors on durable carry-alls that we have ever seen in the outdoor or fashion worlds.


This company- that also makes a lot of highly technical packs and luggage for sport/travel/ performance gear---continues to astonish us with what they conjure up-at terrific prices too ($17.99- starting MSRP for backpack ---up to---- $79.99 large wheeled book bag)---


---season after season... for practical haulers with thoughtful details- that make a statement.

Also nice-the many color waves and prints for each style.

Highlights:

Fat Boy-continues as a major seller-----
FAT BOY  in Forest Party large multi-compartment design, angled adjustable compression straps, lots of zipped pockets including MP3 plater with headphone port, monster hook for attaching extra gear, S shaped Vapel™ mesh Aiflow™comfort padded back/straps-w/media/cell pocket





OPIE-Ink Riot-multi compartment design-front zipped accessory pocketm large front load main compartment, core organizer with mesh pocket and pen pockets, MP3 player pocket, side mesh pocket, S-shaped padded shoulder straps with handy cell phone pocket, padded back panel, tough grab handle, contoured daisy chain loops for attaching extra gear---very cool!






MUGSY--large front load main compartment, large gusseted front pocket, core organizer with multiple pockets and key fob, S-shaped padded shoulder straps, padded core back panel, grab handle-Cut-out Flowers-Arrowhead, Black














SYNCH-large top load compartment , adjustable drawstring compartment access-w/large gusseted front pocket, padded shoulder straps and back panel=comfy, convenient grab handle-made tough with 420-denier Duralite® Mini-hexagon Ripstop-pictured in Studio 78, White, Tropic Teal--we think a great option for ring to the gym with all that easy access










comes with loads open and zipped compartments/pockets--including a Cushion Zone padded computer sleeve, padded grab handle, reflective accents, single tube telescoping handle that stows inside a protective zipped compartment

Hauling stuff around-doesn't have to be drab---pictured here-FREEWHEEL(in Lilac Night/Forest Party)---that handily morphs into a comfy pack  via contoured, adjustable VAPEL™ mesh padded shoulder straps that tuck away inside the padded core back panel.
smooth rolling, corner-mounted wheels






TIGHTROPE-ready for tablet computers with padded Integrated TECH SPOT, and Cusion Zone padded computer sleeve, large multi-compartment design, zipped pockets and panels, Core organizer, S-shaped Vapel™ mesh padded shoulder straps with Collar-Comfort edge, bungee cord front for convenient easy access storage...

Core deluxe back panel-padded-has Vapel™ Mesh AIRCOURSE™ channels-for maximum airflow- keeps you dry, comfortable---padded bottom protects contents



TANK-adjustable flap with quick release buckles, side mesh beverage compartment and a cell phone pocket, zipped accessory pocket on lid, premium organizer with media and pen pockets, reflective icing accents and loop to hold a bike LED blinker, adjustable shoulder strap with contoured Vapel™ mesh padded shoulder pad and grab handle, padded core back panel-side

Ink Riot-Black-TANK






CHIP-Pink Lemonade, Studio 78, White-with a contoured grab handle

Messanger Bags are a great way to carry one's notebook computer on and off a bicycle---with a padded computer sleeve, handy mesh water bottle pocket, adjustable shoulder straps, and premium organizer with large zipper pocket, pen pockets, key fob and media pocket. Functional details in a snazzy cover,


Totes never get dated---and we like how durable High Sierra's are---all made with 600 Denier Duralite® Mini-Hex Ripstop...with padded bottoms that protect contents and bumped up with so many inner/outer pockets that the usual dig for anything we need-is seriously curtailed, time-wise.

ABIGAIL-Arrowhead, Ceris-plenty inner/outer pockets, large open main compartment, carry handles can be used as shoulder straps
SHELBY-Posey Pop, Cerise-large zippered main compartment, , large premium multi-pocket organizer with key fob, side water bottle pocket, padded carry handles can be shoulder straps, padded core pack panel, inner pocket fits most 15inch laptops, 











SLASH-squarish shape has a vintage flavor-Block Party, Purple Haze, Chartreuse, Black, Pink Lemonade-it all works visually!

large front load main compartment, padded back panel, grab handle, multi-compartment design




MUGSY -Mad diagonal, Black-large front load main compartment, large gusseted front pocket, core organizer with multiple pockets and key fob, S-shaped padded shoulder straps, padded core back panel, grab handle

nice- pattern continues on back panel



FAT BOY-Feather Rainbow, Black






FYI: Many styles pictured-widely available-online and in stores--- delivering now....






CHICO BAGS...has the same local at the OR tradeshow---yet manages to fit in more and more styles/designs/colors-for its reusable, shopping bags and lifestyle totes-largely made from recycled materials (rePETe™)- in the same space.


Hobo sling $29.99 Turkish Blue
New for Fall 2012-are the Hobo rePETe™ (made from recycled plastic bottles) and a similar -tad smaller-Messenger10 ($24.99) in autumnal shades including Purple Potion, Online Green hounds tooth, Formula One-red-Honey Comb,  and Black).


Vita™ Contemporary (Left 5 bags) available now-and Original Geometric-ships August 1, 2012-$12.99 fun patterns  all

Vita™ Solstice $12.99 each available now-pretty SPring florals 



DesignsByHumans VITA™ ($12.99) asian inspired...





Snack Time rePETe™ handy for just that. ($15.99)


NEW---duffels! ($39.99)

roomy-the new Day Pack rePETe™ $24.99


adjustable straps

Vita™ Bohemian-available August 1, 2012

all tuck into tiny easy to carry satchels.

















Produce Bags in new sizes-Produce Stand Mini complete starter kit $15.99





Sling Bohemian


wall of color for Travel and Day Packs

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