8.4.14

| A Bag to Roll With The Punches |


It's already been nearly 2 years since I took over Hiro's backpack. I remember him spending months researching backpacks before deciding on Eastpak's Returnity Killington. It has reliably and faithfully accompanied me on many adventures, protecting my things on outings as well as acting as my hand baggage on long flights. Together we've been to Barcelona, various parts of Tanzania, Japan, Italy and even South Africa.





Eastpak Returnity Killington:

- Made in USA
- 30 year warranty
- Large main compartment with double zippers which allow the bag to be opened fully so no blind routing about hoping to pull out what I am looking for. 
- Leather bottom for extra strength and durability
- 2 large side compartments
- 2 zip fastening front pockets.
- Made of tough heavyweight cotton drill.
- Strong tough stitching throughout.


Photo credit: The Super Good Life

There are lots of reasons to like this backpack. And in case you were wondering what Hiro bought to replace the one I took over. He bought the same one only in Burgundy which not only sees him through our adventures but also takes the knocks of his everyday commute to work strapped to his Brompton. 

Hiro says that he likes it because "it is tough, has good strong stitching and is a good size to carry my laptop, spare T-shirt, jumper, scale ruler, pencil case, lunch and folded A3 drawings (basically A4). The outer compartments are good for my umbrella and glasses on one side and my WD40 and bike kit on the other. Wise choice for people that have shit to carry."

We generally find that many backpacks put style over substance. To us, backpacks need to pack a lot of punches when it comes to substance. Eastpak's Returnity Killington ticks both boxes.

P.S. The photos of me loitering by the sea were taken in Barcelona 2013.

4 comments:

  1. I love Eastpak. I have a messenger Eastpak bag, which is almost 20 years old, and it still looks incredible -- like new. No kidding. I purchased it while living in Europe, and didn't know that Eastpak was made in the USA. I also had an Eastpak backpack while going to high school. It was so many years ago. I gave it to my sibling. Yes, I love Eastpak. I love high-quality things made to last.
    Sandra

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  2. I like Eastpak, I used one in school and it does take a lot of knocks and I could fill it with every book I needed for school as well. I gave it to my sister or someone & it lasted for years and years. They're really great and efficient bags!! x

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  3. I haven't had a backpack for as long as I can remember - but if I were to get one, it would have to be tough and durable because a backpack, to me, is all about substance. Of course it wouldn't hurt if it looks stylish, too, but that's not really the point of a backpack. A backpack is for adventuring and for getting things done.
    xox,
    Cee

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  4. I agree with yon on the Killington but not the cheaper Eastpak bags. This version is solid and durable, the lower range ones are so substantial. Good choice guys.

    Buckets & Spades

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