Small(er) Rolltop Backpack
Just finished and sent out this morning.
Measures about 6.5″ deep, 12.5″ wide and 18-25″ tall, but the bottom is tapered so the volume is a little less than that of a straight box. The tapered bottom is a fancier design that serves to push the load towards your back and therefore carries loads more snugly against you. After using this bag for a day I really really like this design for smaller bags but can’t see it working for those giant bags I’m partial to. But given how much I like this bag I may be making myself a smaller bag sometime in the future…
- Water bottle side pockets: made with old inner tubes for elasticity
- Outer front pocket: includes pen slots, a slip pocket and velcrow closing pocket for small important stuff. Oh, and the pocket flap has a handle sewn into the bag so you can easily open the pocket or carry around the bag from the front.
- Interior laptop pocket: fits them devil machines
- Interior zipper pocket: to keep your stuff from mixing with your other stuff
- Integrated backpad: helps keep the shape and stops stuff from poking you in the back
- 1/2″ closed cell foam shoulder straps: ergonomically shaped, includes a removable/adjustable sternum strap and attachment points for phone holsters/keys
- Daisy chain: horizontal along the bottom of bag, allows you to strap/clip all kinds of stuff to the outside of the bag
- Roll top closure: fits to the amount of stuff you have in the bag and can still be closed when over-filled by using a different set of loops on the back.
- Double layer Cordura construction: Less waterproof than the completely impermeable truck tarp (VCP) liners in my other bags but it’s much lighter and more abrasion resistant
Here’s it being made:
Overall I’m real happy with it, It’s probably my favorite bag I’ve made thus far and I’m hoping to make more like it soon.
but for now…
I’m building a set of panniers for my buddy’s cross country bike tour and I’m super stoked about it.
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