One of the pleasures of running Bear & Bear is getting to test out all the great products we’re considering for the site. Some of these have been welcomed into our everyday life, and this is our current top 10 of daily essentials. They are items that we use without fail and have stood the test of time.
I was not expecting to like this bag quite as much as I do, I normally prefer a backpack. But this briefcase is lightweight, extremely durable and has plenty of room for a laptop, charger, notepad, water bottle and a jumper. I love the style, as it’s professional enough for any meeting without being too serious or showy. It’s my favourite bag at the moment!
This is another magical product that combines exceptional performance with durability and unsurpassed eco credentials. The bristles are tough enough to remove almost all debris from an oven dish after a soak, yet they don’t scratch pans. There are a few other options in the range, but this one gets the most use for us.
We are complete coffee addicts, and new converts to “pour over” coffee. The stylish looks of the Stagg stove top kettle are almost as good a reason as the great taste to get into this method of brewing.
I’ve got seriously into pour-over coffee (read here) and it’s mainly thanks to this piece of kit. You do need the kettle above, but they are a perfect twosome. If you are serious about coffee to any degree, then pour-over is the way forward for amazing coffee at home. Take the leap!
Sam: Using plastic bottles and single use cups is over with this incredibly stylish receptacle. Designed to work perfectly with any hot or cold drink (and even soup!) it’s tactile, robust and designed to heighten your drinking experience.
Sam: We have a great range of backpacks on the website, and I’ve tested the majority of them. As a result I have a pretty good selection to choose from at home, but this one from Millican is so multi-purpose that it has to be my pick for everyday use. It’s a great size with just enough tech pockets, lightweight and water resistant.
Sam: Bellroy excel in wallet design and it can be hard to choose which one of the range to go for. I’ve got to say the Slim is the one for me. It’s compact and the restricted space means I don’t keep receipts and other rubbish in it for too long!
Francesca: Continuing the theme of cutting out unnecessary plastic, this bag has been my saviour in more situations than I can remember! I keep it in my handbag or backpack as I often seem to need a bit more carry capacity and this is lightweight, strong and stylish. I can’t decide if it works best as a tote or backpack? Let me know what you think!
Francesca: It’s not hard to see why this is such a popular bag, I adore its sublime simplicity. There’s something refined about the materials and size that just works.
Francesca: This blanket is keeping me cosy this winter! The colour reminds me of summer and I leave it folded on our bed adding a splash of brightness to the room.