Written by Steven Turner
The Nari Furi Celspun Hatena blends design, durability and functionality to create a commuter bag that is perfect for both urban cycling and day-to-day life.
What they say: Latest commuter-style street accesories from Tokyo-based boutique cycling clothing firm Nari Furi
What it is: Fresh from Japan, the latest backpack from cycle clothing designers Nari Furi blends design, durability and functionality to create a commuter bag that is perfect for both urban cycling and day-to-day life.
The Celspun Hatena boasts a bundle of sweet features, but none better than the question mark zip which gives the bag a unique centrepiece while presenting the user with a number of handy, functional options. Unzip the upper circle and there’s a nice fold-down top entry point, handy for quick use on the street, or open the whole way and get full access to what you’re carrying. Besides having two outer zipped pockets for the small stuff, the inside is pretty spacious, with an internal sleeve to accommodate a 13″ laptop, magazines, tablets, and a bit more besides. That said, its probably not going to accommodate riders looking to transport more than books and basics.
Being made out of a smooth waterproof nylon the pack is nice and light, and can handle a small sprinkle, while Nari Furi’s pursuit for quality tells me this will at the very least be highly durable. It should be noted too that the Hatena is comfortable, sitting nicely while riding with padded back and shoulder straps that add to the experience. Overall, Nari Furi’s Celspun Hatena is a cleverly crafted, adaptable slice of Japanese cycle wear, a genuine Summer-time winner.
Who its good for: If you’re one of those freelancers that can make a coffee shop into your office, or just looking for a standout piece of commuter wear, this ones for you.