Some years ago I needed a backpack but I didn’t like the cheap ones. The good ones were very expensive.
I was looking on Internet for inspirations when I discovered that some people where doing military backpacks by themselves, so I thought: “If they are able to sew a backpack I don’t see why I shouldn’t.”
I spent so much time and money doing DIY backpacks that buying one, back then, wouldn’t be such a bad idea anymore.
I’m very satisfied by what I’ve learned and maybe in the future I’ll do some more, maybe using some sensors. Without this ‘adventure’ I wouldn’t not be able to sew and so to work on the SmileBack Project.
City backpack made with xpac fabric and waterproof zipper. The target was to create a lightweight pack with some feature that we can find in outdoor packs.The paracord on the shoulder straps is a lightweight solution for attach the hydratation tube.
The Big Black Beast
The backpacks has a classic top loading open covered with a lid and a frontal U zip for fast access.
The idea was to make a civilian backpack with a futuristic ahestetic using high contrast details.
With this backpack i also tested for the first time PALS system used in military field but without using webbing. The red paracord is, indeed, a substitute and in this way we can attach every pouch we want without have a military look.
A simple civilian backpack using Paracord Pals and all the lightweigh of this fabric
This is a military backpack made with Cordura 1000d (the camo is Kryptek Mandrake). It has a top loading open with a zipper and 2 vertical zipper on sides for fast access.
The Desert DPM
This backpack is made with 500d Cordura, the pattern is DPM desert. It has many pockets for fast access and a floating pocket for an helmet.
It has removable shoulder straps and it can be attached to military vest/chest.
This is the hippie-st pack I ever made. It is made with Cordura 1000d with PALS system, so it is modular.
This pack is made with cordura 1000d and it is inspired to high visibility bags from firefighters and ER.
This is a modular vest with mounted all the pouches. Everything is made with Cordura 1000d.
These are the bags i made for my bike, they are made with Cordura 500d:
-Handle bar bag
This pack is made with Cordura 1000d, it has a floating pocket for a helmet.
The backpackanel and the belt are padded, the belt is removable.
Same design of the OD backpack.
This DIY backpacks is actually the previous version of the OD one.
This is a really simple backpack made with Cordura 1000d, it is mainly a backpack for carry a water bladder with an external pouches.
I hoped you liked my DIY backpacks, if you have questions feel free to contact me here or privately.