JanSport Reclaimed Series Backpacks

New life is given to discarded nylon and leather scraps from old backpacks at JanSport, where a warranty department in Everett, Wash., serves as a unique venue for source material. Indeed, all JanSport Reclaimed Series Backpacks are reincarnations of old packs that would have otherwise ended up in landfills.

The result is a functional and artsy aesthetic in a series of exclusive hand-stitched day packs. Jansport offers six Reclaimed styles stitched with born-again Cordura nylon, leather, and printed fabrics. JanSport Reclaimed Series Backpacks cost $125. www.jansport.com/reclaimed

—Stephen Regenold

This product is a part of a series of “Green Gear” highlighted on Gear Junkie and an accompanying article on ESPN this week. See all the featured products below.

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Stephen Regenold is Founder of GearJunkie, which he launched as a nationally-syndicated newspaper column in 2002. As a journalist and writer, Regenold has covered the outdoors industry for two decades, including as a correspondent for the New York Times. A father of five, Regenold and his wife live in Minneapolis.