Gear & Equipment
Cool Find: prAna Pepper Satchel
If shoes make the outfit, the bag makes the woman, so they say. My wife once had a small vibrant hand-woven satchel made by Tibetan monks, and for reasons not entirely clear, she always appeared a few notches lovelier when she carried that bag â€” so says me. Though prAna products aren't crafted by Tibetan monks, they do unearth a similar world-beat intensity. The 20-year-old company's product line, which is primarily athletic-fit clothing, boasts spicy colors, energetic style and environmentally conscious materials.
The cross-body Pepper Satchel is right in line, too. The soft-sided satchel is made with heavy-woven organic cotton fabric, and comes in three striking color varieties. But more than that, the bag sports a top zipper for the main pocket where you can stash a water bottle, lunch, and a book while the three outer pockets pull duty for your iPhone and chapstick. The strap is wide enough that it stays on your shoulder, and its length is designed to be worn across the body. Casual yet spirited. And flattering.