Peak Design has collaborated with Huckberry to launch a restricted version model of the Journey Backpack that Peak Design launched in 2018.
The backpack shares loads in widespread with the unique Journey Backpack with one main notable exception: the outside. The collaboration backpack is accessible in a single shade — a yellow known as “coyote” — and is comprised of what the 2 manufacturers describe as premium DWR-coated X-Pac materials, which is supposedly extraordinarily sturdy and waterproof.
X-Pac is a light-weight material that’s made with a number of layers which are laminated collectively into one sheet: nylon material, polyester mesh (known as X-ply, therefore the X-Pac identify), and a water-resistant movie. As described by the producer Dimension-Polyant, the ensuing materials is designed to be each rugged and comes from a enterprise geared toward sustainability.
The usage of X-Pac implies that the outside of the Peak Design and Huckberry collaboration bag is waterproof — not water-resistant. Whereas the bag can’t be submerged and keep completely dry on the within (the water resistant zippers have a restrict to how a lot water they forestall from seeping by means of), the bag will typically not require the everyday rain cowl different backpacks want for a majority of moist climate eventualities.
Whereas X-Pac doesn’t stretch, the bag is designed to develop and compress between a 27L capability to a 33L capability as wanted, which is typical of Peak Design baggage and is a functionality of the unique Journey Backpack.
“The weatherproof 200D X-Pac VX21 Ripstop material is iconic within the bag world for its splendid steadiness of tear-resistance, compressibility, and sturdiness. The ‘X-Pac’ identify nods to the fabric’s refined 22-degree crosshatch sample, created by an embedded black polyester ripstop mesh that improves tensile power, prevents tears, and provides a technical aesthetic,” Peak Design says.
Along with the X-Pac shell, the one different distinction between it and Peak Design’s commonplace Journey Backpack is a customized inside screenprint.
Like the unique, the collaboration backpack has devoted laptop computer and pill sleeves, has padded shoulder straps that pack away, seize handles at a number of places on the bag, and matches beneath an airline seat or within the overhead compartment. It’s also constructed sustainably with a carbon-neutral, Honest Commerce Licensed manufacturing course of.
The Huckberry and Peak Design X-Pac Journey Backpack is accessible instantly from Huckberry (restricted one per particular person) for $260, which is $30 greater than the usual $230 30L Journey Backpack.