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    The outdoor activity industry is saturated with specialised, performance driven products, appealing to those who either are, or aspire to be, ‘ex… Read More
    The outdoor activity industry is saturated with specialised, performance driven products, appealing to those who either are, or aspire to be, ‘extreme’ users. Backpacks are one example of such products. Whilst functional, high quality packs designed for specific outdoor uses are readily available, an opportunity was identified to design a more versatile backpack. This backpack has been designed to better meet the needs of people who require a backpack for everyday use, taking items to and from their place of work, and who also take occasional trips into the outdoors, but who don’t want to compromise on the technical functionality required for outdoor activities. Read Less
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The outdoor activity industry is saturated with specialised, performance driven products, appealing to those who either are, or aspire to be, ‘extreme’ users. Backpacks are one example of such products. Whilst functional, high quality packs designed for specific outdoor uses are readily available, an opportunity was identified to design a more versatile backpack. This backpack has been designed to better meet the needs of people who require a backpack for everyday use, taking items to and from their place of work, and who also take occasional trips into the outdoors, but who don’t want to compromise on the technical functionality required for outdoor activities. The pack expands from 22 litres to 44 litres by unzipping a open ended zip positioned around the backplate.
 
This project was a final undergraduate degree project by Felix Kenchington at the University of Edinburgh. It was exhibited at New Designers in London from 1st - 4th July 2015.
 
It is hoped that in the future a batch will be manufactured. If interested, please visit: www.oyasupply.com
 
Thanks to Montrose Rope and Sail.
Felix Kenchington - www.felixkenchington.co.uk
The Pack expands from 22 litres to 42 litres.
 
Specification:
1000D Nylon with waterproof lamination
Lycra
Embossed foam backplate with polycarbonate sheet
Nylon webbing
Fidlock clasp
YKK Aquaguard zip
 
Sternum strap with Fidlock Snap clasp and stainless steel catch
A water resistant zip is positioned on the side of the pack allowing the user to access the contents of the bag quickly and easily. A removable laptop insert attaches to the inside of the pack.
Webbing loops are discreatly positioned under small flaps on the front of the pack. This means that extra items such as roll mats or tents can be attached when outdoors.