Inspired by 35 years of creating advanced sailcloth fabrics, ECOPAK was developed by Challenge Outdoor as the world's only durable and waterproof fabric made from 100% recycled polyester film and fiber. Reclaimed plastic bottles turned into a stunning and eco-friendly textile more durable than traditional laminated nylon? Count us in.
We utilized a beautiful variation of ECOPAK, EPX400, as our main material and RBC400 (Recycled Bag Cloth) as our lining (more info on these incredible materials below). Then, we utilized PU-coated YKK Zippers for extra weather resistance.
With our signature design and exceptional fit, we present a unique, eco-friendly version of our versatile town-to-trail pack, built to handle years of rugged use.
EPX400 is built from 100% recycled components, 400 denier face textile laminated to a waterproof 70d ripstop backing, and an added C0 DWR (aka fluorocarbon-free) finish. In short: abrasion, water, and UV resistance in a smooth, matte ECOPAK variation.
PLASTIC BOTTLES TO BACKPACKS
ECOPAK is the world’s only durable and waterproof fabric made from 100% recycled polyester fiber and film. Each yard upcycles about 20 plastic water bottles into strong technical textiles.
RECYCLED IN & OUT
The ECOPAK collection's lining is RBC400, or Recycled Bag Cloth in 400 denier weight. RBC400 is made from 100% recycled polyester with a PU coating that's C0 DWR (aka fluorocarbon-free) on the back side for water resistance. This is the same woven material that is on the face of the ECOPAK composite used in the shell.
PU COATED YKK ZIPPERS
To further weatherproof our ECOPAK collection, we’ve added on premium water repellent zippers with RC Coil. This unique oval shape is designed for additional exposure protection and from being easily torn.
Our signature back panel is a two-layer construction of 3D spacer mesh and abrasion-resistant 50D monofilament woven. In short: it’s durable, doesn't pill, won't abrade clothing, and is wildly breathable.
For packing gear quickly on the trail, the full panel stash pocket is oversized to hold everything you need at a moments notice, from a windbreaker to gloves to a CAP1. Built from single piece construction with pleats for shape and volume. The lower corners have cutouts for passive escape of moisture and debris.
DUAL SIDE-UTILITY STRETCH POCKETS
Exterior side pockets built from hard-wearing mountain apparel grade 4-way stretch woven for easy access to gloves, 1 liter water bottles, sunglasses, or CAP1. Holds contents close and expands for larger items.
FROM TOWN TO TRAIL
We designed and sized MPL22 for crossover enthusiasts who want an incredible trail bag that also functions as an every day pack in the city. General purpose features are found across the entire pack, like the internal suspended sleeve works for both hydration bladders and laptops.
- Exterior Organization: Lid Pocket with Key Leash, Full Panel Stash Pocket, Side Utility Stretch Pockets - Internal Organization: Stretch Woven Sleeve (Hydration/Laptop), Opaque Panel Security Pocket, Mesh Panel Pocket
- Top carry handle - Dual side utility stretch pockets with cutouts for debris exit - Low profile right and left bladder ports - Padded and suspended stretch laptop compartment fits 16" MBP - Removable waist belt for stabilization - Breathable and abrasion-resistant back panel - Adjustable sternum strap - Bias cut panels for improved abrasion resistance or stretch - Main zipper counter pulls - Loop logo patch