Utah’s Lander has only been on the scene for a season or so now, but we’ve had our eye on ‘em the whole time. The brand’s design focus and attention to detail is much needed in an industry flush with beyond-ugly-yet-hyper-functional products. With the recent release of their weatherproof bag series and portable chargers, we’re ready to share.
Within Lander’s range of protective accessories is the ruggedly handsome Powell Case for iPhone and Android, some beefy USB and AUX cables, and coming soon a laptop sleeve or two. But what’s most interesting to us, is the TIMP bag series. Introduced mid-March, the sleek, blacked out bag line includes two lightweight backpacks (20L and 25L) and a messenger bag. But we’re focused on the packs, since we're not likely to bring a messenger bag into the backcountry or even on an afternoon stroll through the park (or even to the office).
Both packs feature a coated 315 rip-stop nylon body to protect from tears and wet weather, a breathable mesh back to keep core temps down, haul handles on all four sides, reflective taping for increased visibility in the dark, and a clean version of the classic daisy chain on the exterior for lashing on extra gear, be it a pair of crocs or a camp cup. Inside you’ll find all one may need in urban and outdoor environments—a padded sleeve sized for a laptop, iPad, or water bladder and multiple org pockets.
The Cascade Powerbanks are a welcome addition to the brand’s lineup too, as it's important to keep gadgets charged when in the field, whether for capturing that perfect IG or calling for help when things turn pear-shaped. With three sizes—the smallest being capable to fully charge an iPhone 6—the collection has you covered. And don’t worry, they’re durable enough to be tossed into a pack and even take a drop or two if lucky isn’t on your side.
Head to Lander directly to learn more about the expanding line of protective accessories capable of making the transition from city to trail.