Now with infusions of know how from different aspects of the industry, the Minneapolis based company has launched a new Campus-Barrier backpack collection ($34.99-$79.99) for the back to school crowd-that embraces the top of the line tech features from the outdoor collection-and applies that to more urban pursuits. Smart.
Durable Repelaweave fabrics for weather tough hauling, abrasion and water resistant tarpaulin fabric- bottom shell, water repellent zippers, Gear Tech laptop/tablet sleeves- padded zones, tricot lined electronics pocket for Smartphones/MP3s, and importantly-ergonomic construction- back panels with lumbar support, breathable load absorbing shoulder harnesses and load stabling sternum straps, and load bearing waist belts---plus depending on style-mesh side pockets for water bottles, adjustable compression and lash straps, multi pocket organizer...
We wince seeing all these kids haul around outsized belongings, to and fro…back problems in the making…and a lot of that is due to the backpacks' construction ---big on graphics but not big on details that would make them ergonomically suitable for trails as well as the street. Why compromise, especially at these prices.
|Tall slim profile---helps distribute weight of stuff closer carrier's back-center of gravity. Vernon with side dual stretch hydration pockets, multi pocket organizer 30.25 liters|
|Brimson 29 L, Saunders, 29 L, Voyageurs-29.5 L, Boundary 30.25 L (left-Right)|
|top-left-Echo 28.25L right Champ 29.5 L…bottom-left Misquah 29L, right-Portage 29L-compression straps are very handy|
|fully padded back panel, high density foam shoulder harness|
|at the top for ez access-tricot lined pocket….|
|Canoe Portage Packs-Traditional series-with an anatomically cut harness system, sternum strap, arched lid and drawcord overflow. A padded hip belt = comfort and stability and side compression straps...|
|Nimbus Trace Access|
|Nimbus Trace Access-ahed line-Loc compression system saves weight over webbing, stretchy mesh side pockets|
|Advection back panel-moves with you…re-engineered 3D Topoflex frame|
|adjustable padded foam back/hip belt with a single “pivot point” attachment system=ergonomic and can shift the load-depending and accordingly...|
|weather tough-top access...|
|zip open access panel….|
|named after Alaskan range...|
|we like top pocket and hip belt zipped pocket-store car keys without launching a search expedition...|
|padded shoulder straps-ergonomically shaped and adjustable, side stash your water bottle pockets, plenty of lash/compression straps|
|fully foam padded back|