I've had a vision for a while of a decent sized day pack that isn't covered in straps and buckles. I really am not a fan of what packs have become. Most manufacturers try to jam as many features as possible into every pack. Like this:
Others stretch the imagination and the boundaries of design:
And others totally succeed at making a beautiful, simple pack:
|This is Blue Ice, out of Chamonix, France. Nice pack.|
Well, I decided to put my sewing machine where my mouth is and try to come up with something both original and simple. This is what I came up with:
|Inspired by big-wall haul bags.|
|2 carry handles, 2 Shoulder straps, huge open top for swallowing whatever you're carrying.|
|Doubles as a shoulder bag|
I see all sorts of room for improvement. I'm calling this one Prototype II. I'll be putting up more pics of the actual construction of the pack, as I make the next version.
Also, feel free to check out my Etsy store.