Today we get our first look at the next part of Jansport’s collaboration with Californian skate clothing brand HUF. The new backpack follows on from the original Snoqualmie Duffel and Westridge Backpack released back in 2009, and sees both parties kick things up a gear.
Paying homage to the roll top style packs, first introduced by the West Coast baggage manufacturer in the 1970s, in style and shape, but has been updated with a tonne of more modern features, including a quilted lining, an internal laptop sleeve and a number of ‘stash’ pockets. The navy blue, waxed cotton canvas outer is finished with dual branded leather patch, metal hardware and leather zipper pulls. As a final touch, the bag also features a removable accessory pouch with the logos of both brand embroidered on top of the matching finish.
The pack manages to be durable and well equipped, whilst still maintaining the look of a premium, heritage piece, and I can’t fault it at all. Set for launch at the beginning of November, the Jansport x HUF Backpack will be available in the UK, exclusively from Urban Industry and The Buttery Store. Get a closer look at the pack below.