Monday, July 27, 2015

Review: Incase Halo Courier Backpack

From time to time I am asked to review products. Most of the time I don't bother with it because most of these products are lame. Every so often, a company making rad products, like Incase, will hit me up and I will gladly take one of their backpacks in exchange for an honest review on Mostly Skateboarding. There had been some delays in my agreeing to do this review which turned out to work in my favor because the Halo Courier Backpack just came out and suited my needs better than any of the other packs available earlier.
The Halo Courier is a big backpack, perfect for travel. It's size clocks in just under most airline's carry on dimensions. The 30L main compartment gives you ample space for a long weekend's worth of gear. A smart traveler could probably go to Europe for a month with just this pack. There are plenty of stash pockets and organizing schemes to make it easy to find everything. The secret pocket on the back panel would be great for a passport, extra cash, or elicit substances. As with any good bag these days, there is a separate padded laptop compartment which for the past week has taken good care of my MacBook. The big compartment is lined in white making it easy to find what you are looking for deep inside the cavernous main compartment. Incase has a lot of these small, smart features that show Incase is really thinking about the person using the bag.
Many of those small design features are aimed at cyclist. There are dedicated straps for bike locks and safety lights plus reflective detailing throughout. It would have been nice to have some board straps too. You can easily carry your board crossways under the lid but doing this repeatedly would likely cause severe wear damage. Beside's the lack of a board specific carrying system, my only other minor complaint is with the straps. They twist quite easily when you put the bag on. This is so minor it is hardly worth mentioning but every morning it frustrates me so it might frustrate you too.

If you are looking for a bag for traveling or school this is a great option. It may be a little bit big for daily cruising and commuting. Incase makes great bags and even if the Halo Courier does not become your daily bag it will be a trusty travel companion that will last just about forever. At $249.95, it better.

Thursday, July 23, 2015


At leat one of the guys in this montage are on their way to becomign a big deal in british skatebaording so remember these names: James Bush, Manny Lopez , Conor Charleson, Joe Roberts, Charlie Birch, Vaughan Jones, Sam Bottenberg, Michael Sommer, Douwe Macare , Daryl Dominguez , Nai Sukanant, Robin Lambert, and Chris Mann

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

RATATA Signal 001

Belgium's RATATA Skateboards comes out of the gates swinging with Signal 001 featuring Fries Taillieu, Timothy Deconynck, PJ Claeys, Arthur Bultynck, and Pablo Delaplace and lensed by the talented Willy Crank.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Shuhei Tsubakizaki

Isle's Japanese representative, Shuhei Tsubakizaki puts it down in this rad minute and a half video part.

Friday, July 17, 2015

Super Ape

Snack and ASCO teamed up on a board and video called Super Ape. The video features skating in Panamá, Lima, and Buenos Aires. ASCO has photos and some more information.

Edwin Massold Bro Files

Enjoy 60 seconds with New Zealand skater Edwin Massold in this Bro Files video from Irrom Distribution. 

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Daniel Pannemann in Propeller Island

Good filming, cool spots, and rad skating. What more could you want? Daniel Pannemann's name should be familiar to longtime readers. His Propeller Island part is awesome.

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Tallboy Trailer

With names like Ben Rowles, Kyron Davis, Daryl Dominguez, Sam Bottenberg, and Manny Lopez in the line-up, you know Tallboy is gonna be a good one. For now enjoy the trailer.