In The Making: 'Adventure Pack' For Dogs

A new dog-gear company has launched on Kickstarter featuring a pack with stretchable straps, an emergency handle, and waterproof pockets.
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Simple, Retro Daypack From REI

Vintage gear inspires the new Flashback Daypack from REI. Our editor gives it a test this summer.
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Backpacks, Footwear are NOT 'Made in China' (made in Ethiopia instead)

Startup brand Oliberté has a goal: Produce high-quality gear using native African resources and labor to improve the economic situation across the continent, one product at a time.
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Metrodome Stadium Roof Material Made Into Luggage at Duluth Pack

Minnesota sports fans can own a piece of history in the form of a tote or a duffle bag. Teflon-coated fiberglass is the base material for a new product series from Duluth Pack.
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Outdoor Photographer's Dream Pack? Hidden Camera Case on Hip Belt

This unique backpack has a rotating hip belt with a compartment that pivots out for quick access to a camera. We gave it a month-long test.
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'Stealth' Black Travel Packs Look Sharp, Cost a Lot

Ignoble is an LA-based boutique shop that produces stealthy travel packs. They are sleek and made in the USA, but the price tag is surprisingly high.
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Eagle Creek suitcase 'Morphs' into Multiple Bags

Two bags in one. That’s the concept behind the to-be-released Eagle Creek Morphus 22, a nifty piece of rolling luggage with a removable backpack and more.
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Travel the world with one (highly expandable) roller bag

Roller bags rarely make our news feed, but once in a while a brand does something notably different. That's surely the case with the Ascender 22 from Kelty, which converts from carry-on size to a checked bag in a blink.
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Ski Bags made from Recycled Billboard Vinyl

U.S. highway billboard vinyl is a thin, durable, and recyclable material. A new brand has built ski bags made of the material, which might otherwise end up in a landfill.
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Vankar Shamji, an Indian weaver, made my pack look awesome

Is it possible to preserve distant cultures with backpacks? ETHNOTEK is attempting to do just that with its line of bags and packs that incorporate directly-sourced fabrics from artisans around the world.
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