I designed this hydration pack to carry just enough for a day on the trails. This was designed to be as comfortable and minimal as possible to get as close to the feeling of running or biking with no bag at all. The main issue that most hydration packs have is that they can lift off of your back and hit you in the back of the head. This pack solves that by hugging torso.
I made this pack for my grandmother. She was looking for a small daypack, but wanted an internal frame, waist strap, and sternum strap. Most small daypacks are designed for bigger people, and often don't have a full harness system. After failing to find a bag that would meet her needs, I decided to make one.
This bag is made from recycled firefighter gear. I wanted to do something with recycled materials and wanted it to be both rugged and waterproof. It occurred to me that firefighting gear fulfills those requirements and is also reflective. This makes it ideal for a bike commuter bag.
The name tag of the firefighter who wore this gear is sewn into an internal pocket and it is made with nomex thread, kevlar webbing, and aluminum hardware to stay true to the spirit of the original gear. Each piece of gear is unique and caries with it a story that I think is worth preserving.
These one-off bags are made to order. Contact me if interested.