The Backpack [Lavande]
Designing a backpack was the next logical step in the development of our range. We had two pretty dreams in mind for Le Sac à dos: to imagine a bag that could be molded as the user wished, in volume and shape, thanks to the flexibility of tarpaulin; and to produce the bag in France, by hand. This was already the case for all our previous bags, but each new one is a challenge to maintain responsible production, while imagining an inventive, technical bag at a fair price.
We’re delighted to present our vision of the backpack. It’s an everyday bag that stands out from the crowd, can be worn as a backpack or on the shoulder, and fits perfectly on a front rack. The Backpack is a city or trip partner, has pockets for your 13″ laptop and your daily essentials, and opens wide when doing local market or a gourmet picnic. It’s packed with buckles and small pockets to organize yourself in a pretty way.
The Backpack has a minimum volume of 18L when the adjustment straps are at their minimum. The back of the bag and the shoulder straps are made of a multi-layered 3D mesh padding and a breathable perforated textile, for a comfortable and breathable contact. Stiffening bars are integrated into the back pannel to ensure that the bag remains ergonomic, even when empty. The backpack is organized into a main volume made of waterproof tarpaulin, an inside pocket for your computer, an outside front pocket for your small items and two elastic side pockets. The backpack’s main closure is a YKK injected closure, a component chosen for its durability.
The backpack features a front roll-top for front access to the contents, inspired by hiking bags. This roll-top closure is also what makes Le Sac à Dos convertible into a tote, with two straps that hide themselves inside the bag. In this “tote” configuration, the volume becomes generous and reaches a size of 33.5L. A small elastic cord allows the backpack straps to be quickly fastened under the back area so they don’t dangle. A small bonus pocket is also revealed when Le Sac à dos is opened in tote mode, to keep your keys or phone close at hand.
The Backpack is designed to fit the dimensions of the Manivelle Basket. Its central roll-top closure allows quick access to its contents once the bag is installed in the basket. It also fits perfectly on most front racks.
This new reference is not just a new design. It’s also the continuation of our upcycling adventure, with Steelcase, a long-standing manufacturer of professional furniture, joining our partners to supply us with technical textile offcuts. The bag’s back and shoulder straps are made from off-cuts from Steelcase France. Like all our luggage, the backpack is handmade in Strasbourg by the superb team at Libre Objet, from upcycled truck tarpaulins and fabrics from dead stocks.
Do you have a question about the product? We invite you to visit our F.A.Q. https://www.cyclesmanivelle.com/f-a-q or contact us at contact@cyclesmanivelle if you can’t find your answer there!
Dimensions: Height 37cm / Width 26cm / Depth 16cm
Consisting of a main compartment, inside pocket for 13″ laptop, three outside pockets (1 front, 2 side)
Weight: 950 grams
Handmade in France
Cordura 500D, from dead stock
Breathable fabric and 3D mesh padding from Steelcase offcuts
Safety belts made in France