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.

Stephen Regenold

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.