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 bestselling bag, 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.
Superior fit resulting from our 3D patterning rides high for active carry and with our asymmetrical laptop patterning CPL24 is exceptionally comfortable even with a laptop inside.
EXTERIOR TOP POCKET
Quick, easy access to smaller items and key leash without setting the bag down. Uses volume above the shoulders and does not interfere with main compartment. Keeps more fragile items up high, above the main load.
FRONT PANEL POCKET
Vertical orientation allows side access while wearing or from the ground. Internal drop-in pocket for phone-sized items. Zippered mesh pocket for smaller items. Small volume accommodates flat items like: notebook or field guide, maps, tickets/boarding passes, etc.
- Top and side carry handles - Low profile right and left bladder ports - Internal stretch pocket for folders or books - Fully padded laptop compartment fits most 15" devices and smaller 17" devices - Removable, adjustable sternum strap
Finer Details - Pocket layout works in vertical and horizontal positions - Bias-cut panels for improved abrasion resistance - Differentially cut shoulder straps for a natural curve - Main zipper counter pulls - Aluminum side stay for sturdy side carry