Perhaps you're lucky enough to live in a part of the country that hasn't been blasted by snow storms and arctic vortexes for the last month.
In that case, sleek and sturdy bags are probably the last thing on your perfectly temperate mind.
For the rest of us, our gear needs protection. Now, Saturdays Surf NYC — a little cult-worthy shop that sells coffee, surf gear, and casual menswear with a downtown vibe — has teamed up with equally cult-worthy Japanese brand Porter on a limited edition line to hold all of the stuff of life.
The new collection includes a classic tote bag, 15- and 13-inch laptop cases, an iPad case, and a zip wallet, all in minimal but weather-ready black nylon.
What they lack in bells in whistles they make up for in clean lines and high-quality construction. The water-resistant zippers include attached fin-key pulls — a little understated nod to surfer style, even if you're in the dead of metropolitan winter.
But no matter what time of year it is, the subtle branding and white stripe motif make these bags classy enough for a done-up look, and sturdy enough to hold a wetsuit after you've hit the waves.
Which might just happen, once we get over this little arctic hump.