Monthly Archives: October 2014

TOPO Designs // Field Bag Review

Topo Pink FarI’ve had the pleasure of using the TOPO Designs blacked out Field Bag for the last couple weeks. I found two stellar locations (pink and yellow) to capture the TOPO Field Bag in all of its black beautiful glory, so I shot both. Not even gonna apologize for it!

I’ve used and reviewed a few bags since FOLLY’s inception, this is the first camera’esk bag thus far. It’s smaller, simple, a no brainer choice to use on the go. It has a padded exterior, if you are housing your camera, you won’t have to worry about it getting dinged up as you cruise from spot to spot.

There is a removable divider about center of the interior that helped keep my camera nicely separated from the canned adult beverages I carried with me on these little excursions.

The velcro front makes securing the Field Bag’s large securing flap simple. The velcro is monkey grip strong so you won’t have to worry after flapping the flap shut and it not securing before you hop on your steed and ride out.

There are compression straps, D rings, and clippable¬†locations all over this little guy!! If need be, you could attach a lot more goodies to the Field Bag upon filling the interior… and that’s what I love the most about it!! The availability to expand and keep it simple at the same time.

At one point I had 6 cans of brewskis, lock, camera, film, and my shades inside. Not an issue to hold it all.

As you’ll see below, there is a removable waist strap. When I got the Field Bag in I took that off immediately thinking I’ll never need it. Shortly after I took off via bicycle to cruise around town I noticed the Field Bag constantly shifting to the front. As this is happening I thought… “oh TOPO… you think of everything”. First thing I did when I arrived at mi casa was throw that sucker back on. For anyone that is going to be using this bag in the field… make sure you have that waist strap in place. You’ll be happy you did.

I hope you’ve enjoyed my few words on this solid American made bag by the great folks at TOPO Designs. Their company as a whole hits home for me, being based out of Denver, CO and creating very solid exploration apparel and bags to assist you in getting out there.

Go to TOPO Designs and check out other shots and info on the Field Bag. I promise you won’t be disappointed you did.¬†Topo Logo Close 2Topo Bottle HolderTopo AmericaTopo Side Pink WallTopo logo close trainTopo Back PadTopo Waist BeltTopo America 2Field Bag Open

Black x White Emotion

226200012857002728570004Kyle look downMy film photography efforts are taking a turn for all things black x white. After reading Ed Templeton’s recent interview on Leica’s blog, I have been inspired to better capture life in a “timeless quality”. Although I’ve only shot two rolls of BxW, they have a depth that resonate with me. I see this as a challenge; more so respecting the feel each image will have. I believe capturing images in black x white film will enhance the emotion of the shot, and that’s pretty powerful.

TOPO Designs x Woolrich

topo_designs_woolrich_rover_teal_1024x1024topo_designs_woolrich_duffel_charcoal_grandetopo_designs_woolrich_accessory_bag_teal_grande“We teamed up with the venerable outdoor brand Woolrich to create a new twist with some of their timeless fabrics.”

Yup… next level gear ready for your purchasing pleasure. TOPO has you covered for all your Fall x Winter exploration carrying needs.

Go to TOPO Designs and check out this goodness. You’re welcome.