As we hope you’ve seen on this site over the last few years, we try to promote ways of eliminating plastics in daily use and over the long term. One such example is our move away from virgin plastic poly-blend T-shirts to recycled blends and 100% cotton. With that, it’s interesting to see companies making gear that’s completely free of plastics. Two such brands are QWSTION and MOVER Plastic Free Sportswear, both based in Switzerland. The two developed a hip pack in using Bananatex, a technical fabric made from banana plant fibers, and natural wool. Their Hip Pack is an ultra-light bag designed to truly leave no trace at the end of its life. The Hip Pack was made for outdoor pursuits such as trail running, mountain biking, and ski touring. Find the complete specs below.
- 3 to 5 litres expandable rolltop compartment
- Front compression flap
- 2 side bottle pockets with safety loop
- 1 front pocket
- 1 front zipper value pocket with key loop
- Adjustable belt and side compressions straps
- Extra padded Merino wool belt
- Protective Bananatex® front cover
- Superlight cotton ripstop main compartment and pockets with DWR coating
- Aluminium trim
- FABRIC (Black/Gravel): Bananatex® 100% Abacá (banana plant), waterproof natural wax coating, Yellow: 100% organic cotton Ripstop, both with PFC-free water-repellent treatment
- LINING: Merino felt – 70% wool, 30% rayon
- STRAPS: Bananatex®
- DIMENSIONS (L×W×H): 26 × 10 × 14 cm
- VOLUME: 3 Liters
- WEIGHT: 0.35 kg
The QWSTION + MOVER Hip Pack is made-to-order in a limited quantity of 100 pieces. At $230, it’s not cheap, but if you’re interested in 100% plastic-free gear, give it a look over at qwstion.com. And learn more about BananaTex here.
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