Chrome Industries Pawn and Orlov 2.0: Impressions

Chrome Industries recently released updated versions (2.0 they call it) of their popular Orlov (30L) and Pawn (42L) backpacks that were discontinued some years back. I fondly remember using a coral-colored Pawn back in my undergrad college days. I could bring everything I needed for the day–plus room to spare–without anything getting wet during a…

Efficiency Supply Notebooks: Review of a Field Notes Alternative

Field Notes is a well-established brand of pocket notebooks that many people have as part of their daily carry. I’ve carried their Kraft graph paper version for a few years now and used it for just about everything; shopping lists, personal memos, doodling, etc. Carrying one in the back pocket never seemed right to me….