High Adventures in the Great Outdoors Outdoors - Everyday Carry Essentials
I like running whenever possible and when given the opportunity also to and from work. Now unless, you actually work in a gym and swag around in your active wear all day, chances are that you know the issue with having your gear creased once you get to the grind, let alone the issue of having to find a tornister to house your lunch, tablet, phone, keys and whatever else you lug around.
Backpacks are available in a wide range of variations, however, I have found few of them that accommodate my needs, which are in essence not outlandish: A light shell I can put my gear in with straps that hold it in place without becoming a nuisance with all the bouncing going on.
For the manually challenged, IAMRUNBOX comes with a folding assistant to help you make sure your clothes fit in the box and stay crease free as well as a smaller net bag to compartmentalise your sweaty wear and toiletries along with nifty pockets to keep your electronic devices protected.
Been running with the durable backpack for a couple of months now, and with its clever ergonomic design it still sits firmly in place on my back no matter how hard or far I go without causing too much friction or sore shoulders and the fact that the string attachment system adds the option to attach accessories on the outside comes in handy.
Even heavy rain that lasted throughout longer runs could not penetrate the actual water-proof inner shell and no matter how intense the downpour, the clothes inside remained nice, dry and wrinkle free.
Summa summarum: A borderline ideal backpack in terms of sturdiness and for commute runs that I have also started using for short trips, i.e. weekends dedicated to sports events hiking and work.
Change of gear – keys!
Unless you are in lock down, chances are that you got keys and have to lug them around, which, depending on what you are carrying can be a bit of a hassle if you use the traditional setup, i.e. a ring with lose keys, as they are not only more often than not an eyesore in terms of creating a bulge but also are responsible for tear and wear in your skinny jeans.
There is certainly no shortage of key organizers out there, however, most look the part but do a meagre job at doing the organising bit. Some do not really do anything at all.
Now, thing is that the ones I found doing a good job, come with the downside of making it a bit harder to actually use the keys, so if you are in charge of London Dungeon and carry ten fobs to open the sesames to your car collection, they won’t be of much advantage, i.e. the less keys the better.
Keeping it simple however, i.e. house / office keys, fob and a few other loose keys, I found that what Orbitkey has perfectioned works extraordinarily well for me both in terms of convenience and functionality, as it allows not only to give structure to your messy pile of keys but also includes their own custom-made gadgets, e.g. a small knife, bottle opener, USB stick and a multitool.
Sure, it might add a minute extra step to opening your Ford Escort Sport but compared to other contraptions, it became second nature in no time.
The fact that the look of the key organizer is easy on the eye does not hurt either along with the option to upgrade and customise the materials used, no matter if you prefer vegan materials, hand-crafted leather or rubber in the aesthetics department surrounding the stainless steel locking mechanism.
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