Backpack, Wallet Made From Scraps

Where does an old tent go when it dies? It gets recycled into other useful gear — at least at Nemo Equipment. The New Hampshire-based tent maker uses its old tents and scraps to create the Ditto line, including wallets and backpacks.

Nemo Equipment Ditto Backpack

The backpack, made primarily from old Hypno PQ and Sako tents, weighs just 6.8 ounces. While it’s not huge — its dimensions are about 12 × 9 × 24 inches with 1,200 cubic inches of capacity — the pack folds into an integrated stuff sack slightly larger than a grapefruit.

Nemo Equipment Ditto Wallet

Much like the backpack, the Ditto Wallet is made from various tents and scraps. The bi-fold wallet has a clear plastic ID window, slots to put some credit cards, a zippered coin pouch, and a Velcro closure. Of course it has a spot to stash your cash, too.

The Ditto backpack sells for $50. The wallet should be available within the next couple months for $18.

—Ryan Dionne

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.