- Buyer's Guide
This was so difficult to keep secret for several months. But now, ladies and gentlemen, we are proud to announce that it is finally here...the Topo Designs x Carryology Klettersack, in super limited release – only 100 are available.
Even better: we have an agreement with the kind folks over at Topo Designs so that you, our readers, have the exclusive first dibs at purchasing one of these incredible backpacks. From right now (Friday the 17th) until Monday the 20th, these will only be available for you all to scoop up. So you know what to do!
– UPDATE: SOLD OUT ONLINE –
The fruit of our collaboration pack hangs from the branches of the tried and true Topo Designs Klettersack. The 22L Klettersack is brilliantly simple, yet can haul an ample amount of gear to the office, to the trail, on a trip, and more. Like all heritage-style formats, it boasts a minimal but functional pocket layout.
Personally, I used to love pockets on pockets on pockets, but lately, I've been practicing Inception Packing. So the Klettersack's cavernous main compartment swallows down all of my pouches and larger items with ease. It also has two quick-access external water bottle pockets on the outside and a sleeve for the most popular sized 15" laptop. And lastly, at 22 liters, it hits that sweet spot for everyday carry.
Materials, Hardware, Construction
We wanted to make this pack nearly indestructible so it could get used out in the real world...hard. So based on the packs we've been reviewing and using for years, we looked at what works, what we love and what you love. This is absolutely a "greatest hits" of the best of the best we've come across and have access to. We didn't want to cut one single corner and we also wanted the user experience to really shine (this includes durability, functionality, pleasure of use, and aesthetics). Here's a quick breakdown below of materials and hardware that we've spec'd on this dream pack.
Main pack: Dimension Polyant X-Pac "VX" durable waterproof fabric, made in USA
Back panel: Cordura 1050 ballistic heavy duty nylon fabric
Hardware: AustriAlpin 25mm Cobra buckles (2), made in Austria
Liner: Cordura high-vis fluorescent orange nylon fabric
Pullers/cord: 550 reflective paracord
Zippers: YKK #10
Location of manufacture: Colorado, USA
Who is this pack for?
Sure, on paper this all sounds great. And trust us...it is. But what makes this pack better? Who would use this pack? In what scenario(s)?
Simply put, we designed this pack to be used by us and by you. We have a wide range of characters and personas here on Carryology and we wanted to reflect on all of them. This Topo Designs x Carryology Klettersack collab is for Urbanites, Working Professionals, Freelancers, Office Workers, Cyclists, Commuters, Gym Rats, Travelers, Hikers, Gear Nerds, Bag Collectors, Hikers, and more.
The X-Pac fabric looks professional in an office setting, but it can take all the abuse that Mother Nature can throw at it. The Cobra buckles look almost like understated jewelry for the urban streets. But they will never (ever) fail you when you try to overfill the pack to its brim and rely on the buckles to hold down the high strength webbing.
The orange liner is purely functional for all types, as no matter who you are, locating your gear quickly is key, and an internal pop surely helps.
And the extra long reflective paracord (inspired by our own The Brown Buffalo's older designs) is easy to locate, while providing plenty of dazzle for automobiles to spot you while cycling at night. As above, you can tuck it in for a cleaner look, or let it hang and pop, whatever suits your vibe.
Long story short, we wanted to reach a wide range of our people and give them the best possible Klettersack we could possibly create together with the Topo Designs team.
One last reminder, these packs are made in the USA in super limited quantities (100 units only) and they may never be available ever again. Truly a functional collector's piece (that we insist gets lovingly used and abused daily). We suspect they'll go fast. Especially since we know we're going to be buying one or two of these for ourselves!
Tag us please!
If you are one of the lucky ones to score one of these Klettersacks, please use the hashtag #TopoDesignsXCarryology if you post up any photos of your pack once it arrives!
A heads up: unfortunately Topodesigns.com have international shipping restrictions to the 19 countries listed below. If that's you, firstly, sorry! And secondly there's two options to still snap a collab. 1) Reshipping services like myus.com 2) Shipping to family or friends in a nearby country.
List: Albania, Algeria, Brazil, Brunei, Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Japan, Kuwait, Malaysia, Morocco, Myanmar, Oman, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Tunisia,Ukraine.