Great Day Backpack *Sample* ‘ Up-Cycled Backpack ‘ Everday Pack ‘ Laptop Backpack ‘ 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!
**As part of our mission to reduce waste (and reduce clutter at our manufacturing facility) we occasionally sell our prototypes and sample versions at a reduced price. As with everything we do, we experiment with design and materials, and sometimes those experiments turn out to be too expensive to manufacture, or don’t function how we want them to. We won’t sell anything that’s going to fall apart, but we will sell things with funky, unusual, and experimental features**
This one-of-a-kind throwback pack is built for adventurers who want options. Hang your gear, add or remove pockets, and access items at the bottom of your bag in a cinch using the center zipper-anything’s possible when you’ve got a Great Day.
Drawing inspiration from our military legacy, the Great Day utilizes durable up-cycled and repurposed materials combined with purposeful design, the Great Day will soon become your go-to everyday carry. Keep your valuables safe with a raised and padded computer sleeve, and stay hydrated with expandable water bottle compartments. Our signature raised back padding will keep weight off your spine, so you can adventure longer and harder.
Materials: Shell and lining are made from materials re-purposed from our production of tents, military aircraft covers, and other contract work – this substantial bag will last. Even our components mean business with hefty YKK zippers, military spec webbing, and metal tension hook closures.
Functionality: Multiple Molle compatible straps on the front and shoulder straps of the bag serve as attachment points for keys, carabiners, and other accessories to be clipped & attached. Other features include a center zipper for quick access to the interior contents, two trekking pole loops on the front, a zippered compartment in the lid, and a padded laptop sleve.
Accessories: Detachable pockets made from a up-cycled materials using our American boro sewing technique.
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.