Packs - front view (left) - rear
Packs in use
Made by customer Nick Bousquet. He emailed the following description:
I modeled these backpacks after one from the
1980's, scaled down to ~1200 cubic inches to fit our growing 4 and 6 year old kids and
hold 3 to 4lbs of clothing/gear... hopefully the packs fit them for a few years. I
made the body from coated oxford, bottom and back from packcloth, and padded the
back/frame and contoured shoulder straps with pieces cut from a 3/8 closed-cell foam pad.
They took the better part of three days to make, but it was well worth it to bypass
the big-box 'outfitters' on our way to the great outdoors (some name-brand backpacks near
the acceptable load limit for a young child when the packs are empty!) These packs
each weigh ~11 ounces.
I've been so impressed with your friendly service, quality
products, quick shipping, and easy-to-use website! The techniques and tips on your
site were a huge help (prior to this project the most complicated thing I had made was a
rectangular sleeping bag sewn from a wool blanket.)