Belay Bag ‘ Nylon Backpack ‘ Laptop Backpack ‘ Vintage Style ‘ Made in USA
The Moonrise Project puts the sustainability message of Diamond Brand Gear into action. The fabric for our American Boro and Rescue series was originally destined for the landfill before we found it and re-purposed it into something new and beautiful!
This zip front, top loading, backpack is modeled directly from our original Belay Bag; first released in the early 1980’s. We’ve kept the original details and added a padded laptop sleeve and better fitting, curved, shoulder straps for comfort.
The body of this backpack is made with up-cycled 500D poly coated nylon, and the exterior pockets are from re-purposed pieces of nylon helicopter covers, tent fly’s, and sunshades patched together from production floor cuttings. The webbing, buckles, and zippers are military grade items leftover from previous contract manufacturing. This all adds up to a water-resistant and durable backpack that’s entirely one-of-a-kind.
Features include: two exterior zippered pockets (large enough to fit a water bottle), a padded laptop sleeve, waist straps, ice axe loop, haul loop, and up-cycled leather lash tabs for strapping additional gear onto the backpack.
When Diamond Brand Gear first came to the heart of the Smokey Mountains, sewing and craft were a dominant aspect of daily life in Asheville. We got our start in a small, defunct hosiery mill that quickly turned into a thriving factory. When the textile industry began to offshore their facilities, we made it our mission to revive the art of sewing and keep production in the USA. We are committed to the preservation of craftsmanship, the formation of a greener economy, and the creation of durable goods that enhance the experience of all adventurers. Thus the Moonrise Project was born to help elevate our scraps and help the world through Reclaiming, Reusing, and Recreating.