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First, fabric. While we love the instantly-recognizable blue polypropylene fabric of the original (commonly used on rice bags)… that just wouldn’t do. We made a list of properties we must have. Whatever we chose had to outperform the original stuff in every category. Durability, strength, water resistance, and color. We called up our friends at Challenge Sailcloth and made our wild pitch. While they had literally thousands of fabrics to choose from… there just wasn’t something that was perfect for this particular project. One option was 90% there, another fabric was 95% spot-on, and another was only halfway there, but it had properties we really wanted to include. So we popped the question… could they laminate us our very own custom fabric for this? Without hesitation, Hale at Challenge Sailcloth replied, “Absolutely!”
The handles would be up next. These were critical to the success of the project. Solid color webbing without the wordmark would just look lazy. And folks, let me tell you… I’ve been designing and manufacturing bags for 15 years now… and sourcing this custom webbing was a serious chore. Searching the ends of the supply chains, we finally found the single best webbing supplier in the world. And somehow, we convinced them to take on this custom project. After six months of back and forth sampling and dialing of just the webbing, we had our final golden sample. The custom Pantone color-matched Carryology webbing finally existed.
Arguably the most important piece to the puzzle… how do we make this thing? We wanted the highest quality sewing and construction possible, but we didn’t want these things to cost $300+. If we went cheap, it would feel cheap. If we went domestic, it would be impossibly expensive. Who could deliver on both of these? The hero himself, Mr. Helmie Ashiblie of Alpha One Niner (badass people, badass brand, badass products, Carry Awards 1st place winner, and partners for the Carryology collab “Stealth Cobra”). In this world of softgoods manufacturing, this is a man who has a proven track record of delivering some of the highest quality products on the market. Helmie stepped in and offered up his manufacturing services for this project. And we couldn’t be happier about that. All the pieces were on the board.
Designed by Carryology, made by Alpha One Niner, from Challenge Sailcloth EXP400. It’s the do-everything anywhere bag. Packable travel tote, grocery hauler, cash bag for making large deposits, camping gear storage, a porter for whatever you can think of. Keep one in your car door pocket, one under the sink, and one in the hallway closet. You’ll end up using it way more than you ever expected. The Fraktaologi. A modernized and updated ode to the icon of carry, the Carry Awards Hall of Fame winner, and the most punk rock bag in existence.
TIMES AND DATES
Release Article with shop links will go live on Carryology.com
July 14th, 7PM ET (New York City time)
This is a one-time only release, in limited edition.
Once they're sold out, they're gone forever.
NOTE: The first 50% of orders will ship immediadtely and the second 50% of orders will ship in 2 weeks.