We can’t believe it’s taken us a year and a half of living in the UK to find Forbes & Lewis and their amazing backpacks. As sturdy and reliable as they are stylish, we were sent their Richmond and Littlehampton backpacks before Edinburgh, and we’re in love.
Mel’s chose the Richmond Backpack in black as the sleek, contemporary design makes it perfect for pairing with almost any outfit. Inside the zipped front pocket and the large main pocket are plenty of little slots and compartments, making organising all her essentials a breeze. Think passport holder for when travelling, and holders for your headphones and charger.
Kristen went for a more rustic style, the Littlehampton Backpack. This slouchy style has been made from buffalo leather, meaning you it feels as high-quality as it looks. There’s no way this backpack is wearing out anytime soon, and it even has a water-repellent wax finish. The Littlehampton has one main compartment that’s secured with a flap and a buckle, however it’s quite sturdy so no need to worry about things falling out or being stolen. Inside is a zipped compartment to keep bits and pieces safe, as well as a laptop sleeve.
Our Forbes & Lewis backpacks are a brilliant choice for travelling as they’re a great size to take on a plane. They also fit our camera equipment in there nicely, making carrying everything around when shooting overseas all the easier. Kristen even used hers when bike riding up a mountain to a waterfall in Greece, packing a change of clothes, towel, water and other little essentials in there with ease.
We can’t wait to keep travelling with our Forbes & Lewis backpacks and see how they fare in colder weather when we head to Norway. As well as backpacks they also produce overnight bags and smaller leather goods, and you can view the range here.
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Taking on @edfringe festival with our brand new @forbesandlewis backpacks 👊👊 #gift _______ Hands up if you’ve been to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival before? We’ve been meaning to go and are so happy to say we finally got here 🙋 There’s just something about strolling the old, cobblestone streets filled with street performers, buskers and sparkling fairy lights, it’s hard not to feel the magic. BUT, @adlfringe still has hearts! _______ Both Fringes are charming in their own way – we love how internationally diverse and how large the crowd gets in Edinburgh, with so many street performers that you can watch all day for free, but we also love Adelaide’s smaller scale, yet more compact festival (there’s nothing quite like @thegardenofud, either!). ✨