• Bag Week 2018: Mission Workshop's Radian rolltop starts simple but grows piece by piece

    4 monthes ago - By Tech Crunch

    Welcome to Bag Week 2018. Every year your faithful friends at TechCrunch spend an entire week looking at bags. Why? Because bags - often ignored but full of our important electronics - are the outward representations of our techie styles, and we put far too little thought into where we keep our most prized possessions.
    I've always been wary of modular, rail-based bag systems. They've always struck me as rather military and imposing, which I suppose is kind of the point. Even Mission Workshop, whose other bags I have always enjoyed , put out one that seemed to me excessive. But they've...
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  • Bag Week 2018: Chrome's Yalta 2.0 is a roomy rolltop that keeps up

    Bag Week 2018: Chrome's Yalta 2.0 is a roomy rolltop that keeps up

    4 monthes ago - By Tech Crunch

    At first, I didn't know where the Yalta fit in.
    With a 30L capacity, the Yalta 2.0 is not a small bag but it's not massive either. It's a little bulkier on the bottom than the top, an inversion of most bike-friendly bags that usually crunch most of your carry weight high up on your shoulders. As a classic Chrome bag, I've always admired the Yalta from a distance for its unique profile, full side zipper and its decision to opt for a tension hook clasp instead of velcro or a Chrome buckle. The Yalta's adjustable closure hook feels good to use and means that you don't have to deal with the...
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