Hammarhead Industries is a Philadelphia company known best for their repurposed motorcycles, but their latest creation—the HHI Day Pack—is gorgeous enough to deserve some time of its own in the spotlight.
Hammarhead worked with Brooklyn-based d'emploi and dissected over 30 vintage military bags, to figure out which materials would best hold up to longterm use with little upkeep.
The roll-top design the settled on is made of 15oz Martexin waxed cotton-canvas shell, with its lower section reinforced with a wrap of repurposed leather salvaged from a NYC motorcycle bootmaker. Its ultra-strong hardware was originally manufactured for parachutes; a racing hardness manufacturer from the midwest provided the nylon webbing.
The pack is said to be comfortable to wear, no matter how heavy the load, because of its by-design position resting on the small of your back. The HHI Day Pack costs $290, more than your average backpack, but it's been crafted specifically to be a worthwhile investment, and a damn good-looking one at that. [CoolHunting - Images via Steve Streisguth and Hammarhead Industries]