We’re told every year to get ourselves fit for the summer and in the main it’s pretty good advice. The sun is such a feel-good part of the year that we all want to look our best when it’s smiling down at us from above. But there’s no need for us to end our fitness regimes there. We all like to hibernate a little bit more when winter comes around but if you’ve worked hard to get in shape, wasting all the work makes little sense. These are words we swear by at Wombat and just to prove it, we’ve got a pretty special guest working with us this month.
Some of you may have of heard the name Neil Schofield. He is a serial Judo European Cup medial winner, adding to the countless golds he has picked up at British and international championships across the world. There isn’t much he hasn’t won in the world of Judo and we’re lucky enough this month to have his impressive physique modelling some of the premier pieces from the Wombat range. Neil has to stay fit all year round in preparation for the tournaments he competes in and is a firm believer in keeping in shape. So if you can’t take our word for it, take his. His success is a pretty convincing argument.
Keep Fit Bag
If you are involved in any regular sporting or keep fit activity, you no doubt have invested in some kit that you use regularly. Good, supportive footwear is always an essential part of exercise, along with a towel, some water and whatever other bits of paraphernalia is used in your activity. Even if you leave your gym kit at work most days, you’ll need to take it to the gym and home for washing, so you’ll need a bag that can take the heavy load.
Don’t take half measures if you want a durable bag that can stand up to the demands of your lifestyle. Our Oiled Leather Large Holdall is as rugged as you can get. Made from the finest thick leather, it’s the sort of leather bag that will create an amazing patina over time. For all the items you need to load inside, the padded leather strap ensures you shoulder doesn’t feel the strain along with it. There is space galore inside and it is stitched to absolute perfection.
Pack Your Bag and Travel
A big part of Neil’s lifestyle involves travelling from tournament to tournament, whether they take place in the UK, in Europe or sometimes further afield. That involves packing away more than just the kit, especially if it means getting on a train or airplane. It’s something we can all relate to, whether our travels are work or hobby related. If you are away for a few days you can’t drag a full size suitcase with you. A travel bag offers the right amount of size and space to make your journey there and make that much bit easier.
When you need to go big, go duffle. Check out the Thick Oiled Leather Travel Duffle, which is always a popular choice for those who need to pack for themselves or combine two sets of clothing. The interior green lining often proves to be the deal clincher, giving an air of luxury and sophistication that wins people over. There’s internal and external pouches and pockets which make it easier to grab something quickly while you are travelling, instead of rummaging deep inside a bag on a busy train or plain. The detachable shoulder strap makes it easy to carry even if the bag is full to the brim with holiday titbits.
Slalom Your Way To A Brand New Look
Instead of sweating it out at a gym, speeding down a snowy or dry slope at breakneck speed is a more enjoyable way of burning those calories. There is something to be said about the sense of freedom gained from being out in the elements taking control of the snow, and many people will be heading away to ski, snowboard, tube or even snow bike. But every good winter sports fanatic needs a bag to pack away their bits and pieces for a day at the slope.
There’s a lot to pack into your bag when you heading out to make the most of the snowbound Alps and mountains. The last thing you want is to have to compromise and not pack something because you have no room. This Thick Oiled Leather Travel Bag is unlikely to leave you searching for space. If anything, you’ll be scratching your head trying to find more things to pack inside as it seems like a bottomless pit! It’s ideal for either men or women and the stylish, dark brown oiled leather makes this is into a real classy number.
Getaway Leather bags
You may not have anything fancy lined up for the winter ahead but could still be looking to sneak away for a one or two relaxing weekends before Christmas. There’s plenty of local places to see within the UK, or you can always zip across to Ireland, Paris or Germany for 2 or 3 days instead. There’s always great deals to pick up in the off season and any savings you make on the flights and accommodation can be put to good use elsewhere. You can use it to top up your spending money for the trip, upgrade to a swankier hotel, or think about getting your hands on that new bag you’ve always been meaning to pick up!
Waxed canvas bags, such as this deluxe Waxed Canvas and Leather Duffle Bag add instant style points to anyone seen carrying it. The bag is designed for both men and women, so you won’t feel self-conscious if your other half asks you to carry it for them. Leather carry handles provide a firm grip and brass metal feet help protect the supple canvas material. This is a bag with a timeless look and feel that will soon take the place of any other bag you possess. We call it our four season wonder, quite simply because it is meant for use all year round.
This is just a small selection of the amazing leather bags you’ll find in our online store. We are always strengthening our collection based on your needs and recommendations, so keep an eye on what we have in store on Twitter or Facebook.
We’re also running an exclusive competition to win a beautiful leather crossbody bag. The competition ends on October 29th, so make sure you enter to stand a chance of winning!