5 Asian Brands You Should Know

From cutting-edge street style to exceptional craftsmanship, Asia is home to a number of excellent brands killing it on the carry scene. But they don’t always get the recognition they deserve. So we wanted to showcase some of the foremost Asian brands you should know. Brands at the top of their game, crafting carry that…

5 Asian Brands You Should Know


From cutting-edge street style to exceptional craftsmanship, Asia is home to a number of excellent brands killing it on the carry scene. But they don’t always get the recognition they deserve. So we wanted to showcase some of the foremost Asian brands you should know. Brands at the top of their game, crafting carry that merits a serious second look…


ORBITGear

If your carry preferences run towards technical performance with urban stealth looks, ORBITGear should be on your radar. The Indonesian brand focuses on crafting technical apparel and carry in small batches at their Jakarta studio. ORBITGear’s diverse inspirations range from the practicality of military and mountaineering gear, to the versatility of sportswear. Functionality is at the heart of their design process, paired with a generous dose of military-meets-streetwear styling for everyday urban carry needs.

Gear of note:

R101 VB-BLK “Street Bandit”

R221 CB “Bandit Falcon”

DOMINATEXORBIT V.01 Backpack

DOMINATEXORBIT V.01 Messenger

ORBITGear

DOMINATEXORBIT


RAWROW

South Korean brandRAWROWhave come on in leaps and bounds since their founding in 2011. The Seoul-based brand create offerings in a variety of niches including carry, eyewear and footwear. All of which offer a considered blend of simplicity and functionality. RAWROW’s bags range from backpacks and totes, to shoulder bags and wheeled luggage. The clean, minimalist styling transitions from everyday to travel settings. And the practical designs aim to keep your gear organized while integrating sufficient flexibility to adapt to changing needs.

Gear of note:

R TRUNK

SQUARE 2WAY ORIGINAL BAG 114

3 WAY BAG 171 RUGGED CANVAS 15″

CAMERA BAG 902

RAWROW

RAWROW


WOTANCRAFT

WOTANCRAFT takes its name from Wotan, the god of war and wisdom, to highlight the constant struggle to uncover one’s true aspirations. WOTANCRAFT is a leathercraft workshop located in Taiwan and led by designer Albert Yuan. Their design ethos is to expertly blend beauty and function, creating pieces that are both aesthetically pleasing and practical. Their use of materials ranges from waxed canvas to vegetable-tanned full-grain leather. Their lineup includes backpacks, messengers, camera bags, watch cases, notebook and passport covers, laptop bags and more, with a focus on premium craftsmanship and materials to create durable, beautiful and useful items.

Gear of note:

Commander Camera Backpack

Mini Rider Sling Bag

“RYKER” Full Leather Camera Bag

Trooper Interior Module Camera Bag

WOTANCRAFT

WOTANCRAFT


BLANKOF

Founded in 2011, BLANKOF is a Seoul-based brand focused on functional minimalism, simplicity and utility. BLANKOF strips back unnecessary elements to createpiecesthat are understated, pared back in form and function, yet practical for everyday use. They use quality materials in neutral colorways that move seamlessly between work and play, whether you’re commuting, traveling or exploring on the weekend.

Gear of note:

BMT 03 3C TRAVEL CASE C

BLG 01 24IN HELMET BAG

PLG 01 27L EIFFEL PACK

PLG 01 28L DOUBLE CLASP PACK

BLANKOF

BLANKOF


Voyej

As the name may suggest, Voyej are keen to celebrate a passion for the journey. And not just a physical journey, but an individual’s personal journey too. Their handsome leather goods offer contemporary yet timeless style, combined with functional designs that navigate life’s changing paths. Their primary material of choice is vegetable-tanned leather (mostly sourced from the USA), with goods including bags, wallets, card cases, lanyards and pouches. Voyej goods are crafted in Indonesia by craftsmen in Yogyakarta, with the majority of the construction process carried out by hand including leather pattern cutting, stitching, burnishing and assembly. And with the unique patina developed by their leather goods, your own personal journey will be marked on the essential gear that accompanies you every step of the way.

Gear of note:

Vasa VIII Americana

Passport Wallet IV Americana

Discovery V

Sena Pouch

Agora Medicine Shoulder Bag

Voyej

Voyej


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