MELVILL AND MOON BULAWAYO BAG ON WHEELS
R4 350, melvillandmoonshop.co.za
There’s no question that Melvill & Moon produces handsome gear, and its Bulawayo bag is no exception. It’s robust: made of strong canvas, it has an attractive striped cotton lining (it has interior pockets too), solid zips and the seams are double (sometimes triple) sewn. Straps, handles and corners are reinforced leather, and it has solid-brass fittings, which we found contributed to its one shortcoming: it’s a bit heavy (3,6 kg empty), and filled to capacity (60 litres) is achingly heavy to lug upstairs if you’re small framed. But the wheels (a recent addition) roll smoothly so the weight is no obstacle on smooth surfaces. There’s also a small lock to secure the leather pull.