MILLENNIAL ESSENTIALS | VOL. 5

Wow, would you look at that? I got this segment up to 5 volumes? I usually have attachment issues and would normally get bored easily—just like a true millennial. Haha! But don’t fret, I got a lot of exciting products lined up this month for you guys.

Looking back at my previous millennial essentials posts, I would always feature at least one bag, a laptop case, a gadget/travel organizer, earphones and a wallet.

This month I will be showcasing a variety of products that would suit every kind of millennial. For the urban commuter, the traveler, the clumsy, the outdoorsy, I got you guys covered. This is probably my favorite one from all my other millennial essentials posts because most of the items feature here are stuff I haven’t encountered in my life. And it’s nothing short of genius. Ready? Let’s get right to it!

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I’ve been on the lookout for a good quality, everyday bag and when I saw this at the Urbanize store, I knew I just had to get it. Isn’t it so beautiful? It looks pretty basic but that’s what I love about it. It doesn’t overpower or outshine any outfit, but complements whatever you’re wearing. A must for me especially because I have to meet clients, go to events, etc and this backpack is stylish enough to get me through my day. I imagine someone working a 9-5pm job looking very sleek with this backpack. I love how functionality, durability and style work effortlessly together to give birth to this. Haha!

Now let me get into the technical details for a tad bit. The PKG LB01 backpack takes its inspiration from technical materials and slim silhouettes of modern urban outdoor apparel. It’s water-resistant, breathable, has expandable pockets for ultimate versatility plus an external laptop compartment (for 15” inch laptops). It also has custom contrast linings that’s lightweight, durable and easy to clean. I also love the zippered laptop compartment that you can access from the exterior, perfect for going through airport security. The roll-top closure with buckles are great to keep contents secure and water-tight. It has padded shoulder straps which is awesome (especially for me who has scoliosis), A custom back padding for maximized air flow, so no need to worry about those sweat marks on your clothes. 2 expendable front pockets that are perfect for cables, wallets, sunglasses and other portable stuff. 2 expandable side pockets for water bottles/drinks. A snap shut for a slim silhoutte when not in use, an internal zipper pocket (where I usually store my wallet and car keys), Custom ID label for personalization, a key strap with key clip inside the front pocket, and a custom PKG microfiber screen cleaning cloth that’s included. Whew. That’s a lot to take in. Didn’t expect that a bag that simple would have that much features huh? Me neither. Haha! Definitley perfect for the urban commuter. What’s not to love about this bag?

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Best. Buy. Ever. I bring at least 3 adaptors whenever I would travel. One for my laptop, one for my camera and one for my USB ports. I only have the basic adaptors so imagine my surprise when I came across this. I looked like a crazy geek gushing about how cool the adaptor is. This all-in-one plug includes 2 USB ports, which can accommodate everything from your phone, tablet or laptop. The kit includes your typical used adaptor plugs which you can use in more than 175 countries, including most parts of Africa, Asia, Europe (both standard and recessed outlets), the Middle East, New Zealand, North America and Russia. It also comes in a beautiful matte hard plastic case.

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LIGHT_TEXTOkay, a little random but you will never know when you would need one handy, right? This compact LED light from Lewis N’ Clark proves helpful in any situation where you need a little extra light, like when you’re rifling through your duffel in a dark tent or you can’t find something in your car or your closet at home. Attach it to your keychain and you’ll never have to use your phone as a backup flashlight again. This Urban Gear LED light has high and low power for both constant and blink settings, hold it for 2 secons or cycle through options to turn off, has a 9 hour run time plus a keychain attachment.

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Say goodbye to the pain of spilling your coffee all over your laptop. I should know, this happened to me before. ArtiArt mugs are designed with a special suction system at the base of each cup that allows them to stick to just about any flat surface. What’s more, these cups are BPA free and come with double insulation, allowing you to keep your drinks nice and warm for about 6-12 hours! It really is stable and won’t topple, but you can pick it up easily by lifting it up vertically–just lift straight up as you normally to drink from the cup. Not to mention how much I had fun pranking my family with this, pretending that I tripped while holding the cup on a tray. You should’ve seen the look on my mom’s face! Haha! Definitely a good buy—and a great gift idea for your clumsy friends! Haha!

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If I was still in school, this would definitely be one of my go-to bags. Same as the PKG Backpack, this one is in black and has a ton of surprise little pockets. I got this from Focused Space (one of my favorite brands under Urbanize) and judging from its brand name, you would come to the conclusion that this bag has indeed, focused spaces. Haha! Each compartment has its own use, from a little pocket for your calling cards, a hook for your house/car keys, padded compartments for your laptop/tablet, a place for your water bottle, you name it!

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Don’t you just love this? It almost seems like these brands really take note of what our generation needs. Ha! The L3 wallet is a thin and classy wallet, combining a stunning minimalist design with maximum utility. Its rubber-lined vertical band helps hold your cards, cash, and phone, all firmly and safely together. It has a total of 3 pockets, including 2 easy access pockets for your favorite cards. You can put in as few as 1 card to as many as 10. Each Crabby Wallet also includes a lobster claw keychain to hold your favourite key. I think this is so perfect if you’re going to a party (a rave party to be specific), jogging or going to a formal event and you only need your valuables secured in one place/pocket. I highly recommend this one!

All items are available at these Urbanize outlets: U.P. Town Center, Gateway, Shangri-La, Glorietta3, Uptown BGC, Venice Grand Canal, Kiss & Fly NAIA Terminal 3, Alabang Town Center, The District-Imus, Solenad and Serin – Tagaytay | For more information about these products, visit http://www.urbanize.com.ph, like them on Facebook and follow them on Instagram
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