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Outdoor Products Call Back The Originals
Very few brands can lay claim to an authentic heritage story, but Outdoor Products certainly can. Founded in 1973 by the Altshule family, they opened The Famous Department Store in Los Angeles, a four-story department store that housed more camping and outdoor gear than any other retailer in the U.S. at that time. It was a Californian establishment in the outdoor scene, and soon led to their own in-house gear. A brand that has now existed and transformed for more than 45 years.
And to celebrate that milestone, they’ve dug through their old catalog and brought back the original bags that kickstarted the brand. Introducing their ’73 Originals collection. The collection salutes the simple silhouettes from their early catalogs, but weaves in modern updates for a fresh feel – perfect for college or school or folks keen on rocking heritage vibes.
Bringing the past to the present
Better quality, modern features and new colorways bring the bags into the present day, while still maintaining those timeless looks.
Durably built with 915D Cordura fabric and YKK zippers, the line proudly embraces Outdoor Products’ lifetime guarantee. So there’s peace of mind and a pretty attractive price to go along with it.
Take a look inside the bags and you’ll find another thoughtful nod to the brand’s history. Outdoor Products have used original illustrations from their first catalogs to create the lining pattern in the bags.
The collection features a range of styles including the New Generation Pack, New Generation Mini Pack, Trail Fanny Pack, Sierra Day Pack, Super Duffel, Mesh Pack, and Mini Mesh Pack. All available in a choice of colorways, there’s a color and vibe for everyone.
Original designs for today’s varied needs
While the ’73 Originals collection may have its roots in a love of the outdoors, the bags’ simple, adaptable designs offer urban functionality too. So if you like carry with a history behind it, a solid warranty, and a splash of colorway fun, the collection is well worth checking out.