I took a 7 week coast to coast road trip after being laid off from Boeing. I didn’t have a camper but realized that being able to pull off the road at a rest or truck stop was the way to go to make the trip affordable. With a few sheets of 1/2” plywood and misc. hardware this is what I came up with. The effort was well worth the time and materials.
The legendary designer, Matt Jensen, asked me to make a minimal pack that he could use for his travels as well as for riding his bike around the city. I made it an altered version of Bethan's box pack; slightly bigger and with a three dimensional hexagon pocket with a vertical zip to carry his tools. Inside there is an impossibly tight laptop pocket. So tight that 9/10 times the laptop won't actually fit within. It could be a good thing since at least you know when it is in there, it's pretty darn secure.
My extremely talented friend from university, Bethan, decided to get some fabric sublimated with a couple of prints she made which she got sent to me so I can use it in some packs. I think this is the first time I’ve collaborated with a print designer(she’s actually an expert in many different fields of design) and it was super fun. Go check out her website: http://bethan.cc/right now.
Bethan and her fiance Matt went on a mini hike to the Hollywood sign today. Of course I third wheeled and used it as an opportunity to take photos of Bethan’s new pack being used in the wilderness. It was quite a hot day but there were plenty of acknowledged moments where a cool breeze would swing by.