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The Wingback Review Of The Year For 2021

Review Of The Year

Here we've rounded up our favourite shots from your adventures in 2021, picked out the best reviews and highlighted your most memorable inscriptions.

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Review Of The Year

This year – like the last – has been a testing one.

Yet through it all you've stood by us, and despite the challenges we've been able to release seven new products, seven new collaborations, field test a range of items on the UK's three highest peaks, and even move into a new studio south of the river (more on that to come).

By far our most popular design in 2021 was the Mechanical Pencil – with 1,220 backing the campaign on Kickstarter, 44% more than for our 2019 released Mechanical Pen.

The Winston Wallet in Charcoal lead the way for our leather collection, closely followed by our Cash Wallet. Cash clearly still has a place in your hearts.
Our artist collaboration with cartography studio Lást Maps has proven to be your most popular limited edition release of the year, narrowly edging out Delphin Musquet's tattoo-inspired skull & dagger artwork.

Wingback artist and brand collaborations in 2021


Over the past 12 months, 567 of you generous folk took the time to leave your feedback, edging us tantalisingly close to hitting the magic 1,000 ★★ review milestone.

In total (since May 2020) we've offset 11,3 metric tonnes of CO2 emissions from our deliveries, the equivalent of 1.4 million smart phone charges, 45,134km of driving and 4,841 litres of gasoline guzzled.

It's a start but we know we need to do more – and you can read more about Our Commitment and pledge to reach carbon zero here.

Throughout the year we've also encouraged you – our community – to put your Wingback to the test on journeys through the city and into the unknown. And you haven't disappointed.

Here we've rounded up our favourite shots from your adventures and misadventures in 2021, picked out the best reviews and highlighted your most memorable inscriptions.
Wingback in the wild - Three Peaks Challenge
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Best Shots Of Wingback In The Wild

If you see your handiwork (photo, inscription or review) below, get in touch via mentioning you were featured in our Review of the Year and we'll happily send you a token of our appreciation.

#1 Derek McClure

A standout winner, sketched using the Mechanical Pencil.


Derek McClure portrait sketch using the Wingback Mechanical Pencil

#2 Jack Hermansson

Shot on location along the Swedish west coast.

Jack H photograph of the Winston Wallet

 #3 James Nilson

Sharing a dram in Five Islands near Georgetown, Maine.

James Nilson photo of the Wingback 100ml Hip Flask

Congratulations to our three winners! For the chance to win in 2022, keep tagging your journeys on Instagram and Facebook with #MyWingback or send your shots in via email to

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Best Inscriptions

Mark Twain, the father of American literature, has proven a popular source of inspiration for several among you. From "It takes a heap of sense to write good nonsense," to "The lack of money is the root of all evil".

Wingback - best inscriptions for 2021

Leave a comment below if you know the origin of the other two quotes.

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Best Reviews

We've been bowled over by the great feedback you've left us all year. As ever, we welcome all feedback – good and bad – and by way of thanks like to select five reviewers each month to send a little token of our appreciation.

We also feature our favourites in our monthly newsletter. Here is our pick of the bunch from the past 12 months.

#1 Zarko T.

Taking the idea of a keepsake to new lengths.

Wingback Reviews of the Year For 2021

#2 Amelie T. 

Possibly the finest brass item we've ever made.


#3 Ben E. 

A tool for taking notes – and defending civilisation.



You can read more customer reviews here.

Our fantastic customers and your reviews are something we're really proud of. Every one helps us grow as a business and we can't wait to bring you more products, more collaborations and more surprises next year.

Until then, keep your eyes on your inbox for updates on Christmas order deadlines, workshop closing and reopening dates and sneak previews of what we have in store for 2022.

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