We're especially proud of our backpacks, and here's why: We have adapted the latest in high-tech sport bag fashion science to a hand-crafted artesanal aesthetic; and it works! If you want to know more, click here. Otherwise, here they are:
Our most popular backpack ever! A big daypack; all in corduroy, heavily re-enforced with durable synthetic inner liners (like we say, you can't really make a 'natural fiber' artesanal backpack that can live up to the standards of a modern sport bag without some synthetic materials- nylon & polyester don't break, especially if you know how to use it) 1,700 cu. in. capacity; BIG, with all the right touches:Organizer pocket inside, mesh media pocket on strap holds all smartphones snugly, ergonomic strap geometry, the best concealed pocket ever.
3 shades of corduroy in each bag, in three choices: Blue, Green, Cafe
Our best day pack pattern, this one is in Tie dyed heavyweight denim with durable textured faux leather in alternating pieces across the front compartments. All neoprene inner lining, making it stiff and lightweight. Ergonomic straps with media pockets, laptop/tablet envelope inside. $76.00. In 3 colors, just one shown now, Ships May 16th, we will put up the other colors shortly.
$68.00One of our 3 new for 2018 Super Day packs, re-done in heavyweight cotton denim, hi density durable inner liners for lightness and resilience, and a new ergonomic strap design. 3 Separate front compartments, each with huge luggage zippers. Eye wear pocket on top, side pocket zips out to form a bottle pocket, with inside organizer pocket and, of course, our famed concealed pocket, where no one can find it. In three colors, with our new mushroom scene 9 color embroidery on the front panel. $66.00
One of our two new for 2018 Super Daypacks, all neoprene lined and feather light, in heavyweight denim with 3 big separate compartments, laptop/tablet envelope inside, ergonomic straps, smartphone pocket, eye-wear pocket and organizer, in three colors. Tie dyed denim and faux leather patches on the front panels, with our newest 9 color mushroom embroidery.Our best backpack ever.
Our big 17 1/2" x 11" x 7" deep Day Pack, in patchwork corduroy with a mushroom applique & embroidery. Smartphone sized mesh pocket on shoulder strap, two front pockets, large mesh bottle pocket, internal mesh pocket organizer with key chain, and a concealed pocket. Clear ID card window on the back. Available in Blue, Green, and Cafe patchwork.
Our hand woven Ikat backpack with all hand brocade trim in a large day pack size, with two extra big front pockets, organizer pocket, mesh accessory pocket on the side big enough for a water bottle, concealed pocket media pocket on strap large enough to hold a smartphone snugly.
Hand-woven cotton sling pack with hand brocade decoration. Smartphone sized pocket on adjustable Velcro strap. Bottle pocket, with two external zippered pockets on the front, large main compartment, and concealed pocket. Available in Blue, Green, and Cafe, in a world of shades.
This is a unique hand made product, since the colors and patterns in the woven fabric will vary, we are now offering as unique variants- the image options are the exact ones we will ship.
If you want to order a random pattern by color, you can also select the "General product image" put the color in the check out notes, and we'll send you our best choice.
All-corduroy sling day pack with adjustable Velcro strap. Smartphone sized mesh pocket on strap, bottle pocket and two external zippered pockets on the front, large main compartment and concealed pocket. Each bag is three shades of corduroy, available in Blue, Green, and Cafe.
We've made small changes, mostly in materials, still the same bag that has been a festival favorite since 2001.
The flagship in our line of "4 Seasons" products: a large daypack (1,700 cu. in.) in super tough 16 oz. denim, heavily re-enforced with durable hi-density quilted inner liners, neoprene lined laptop sleeve pocket with side zipper access, inside organizer, mesh media pocket on strap securely holds a smartphone, and a super concealed stash pocket. Decorated with our 9 color "4 seasons" tree of life embroidery. In Olive or Café.
(click on color menu to see both options)
Another big day pack style, in high density cotton denim, heavily re-enforced, with durable inner liners, laptop sleeve pocket on the side, inside organizer pocket, media pocket on strap holds a smart phone, and a super concealed stash pocket.
19 1/2" high, the main compartment is 7' deep and 13 1/2" wide, with side zipper access to the laptop/tablet sleeve.
Our new "Rasta Terrapin" is digitally embroidered over a 3 color cotton applique.
$54.00Mushroom appliqued and embroidered on 12" x 16" corduroy backpack.Mesh smartphone sized pocket on the adjustable shoulder straps, large mesh bottle pocket, two front pockets, internal organizer pocket in the main compartment, and a concealed pocket. Available in Blue, Green, and Cafe.
$52.0012" x 16 1/2" Corduroy patchwork backpack with mountain embroidery. Inside organizer pocket with zippered mesh pocket, front compartment has two pockets, hidden stash pocket, outside mesh beverage holder and smartphone sized mesh pocket on the adjustable shoulder straps. Available in Green, Brown or Blue patchwork.
The showpiece of our new for 2016 Super Day packs, featuring our own textured basket weave cotton for the shell, hi density durable inner liners for lightness and resilience, a new ergonomic strap design, also with hi density lining. 3 Separate front compartments, each with huge luggage zippers. Eye wear pocket on top, side pocket zips out to form a bottle pocket, with inside organizer pocket and, of course, our famed concealed pocket, where no one can find it. In three colors, with a slight variance of the hand brocade panel in front.
A bargain at $68
TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK- Look for it to come back in October!
This has been a big hit since we showcased it in fall of 2012. Built like a medium size day-pack, mercerized Ikat shell with all natural fiber construction and unique hand brocaded accents on the front pockets. Ergonomic straps, media pocket, organizer pocket, mesh pocket on the out side and the most concealed stash pocket imaginable!
$60.00At 18 1/2" x 12" x 7" deep, our big patchwork corduroy backpack has smartphone sized pocket on the adjustable shoulder straps, three external pockets, big mesh bottle holder. Internal zipper organizer pocket in the main compartment, and concealed pocket. Available in Blue, Green, and Cafe.
in 2014 we made the big "4 Seasons" backpack in durable denim with our 4 season Tree of Life embroidery and it was a big hit.
For 2015 we brought out a whole collection of out 4 Seasons products, this is a pack in our "33" medium version. Same heavy weight denim, in Olive or Café, front pocket, inside organizer, our famous concealed pocket, and the same 9 color "4 Seasons" embroidery. 15 oz. heavyweight denim, durable inner liners and ergonomic molded straps.
The medium sized pack in our Terrapin line, in heavy duty cotton denim, with terrapin applique in Ikat and digital embroidery. Two outside pockets, mesh cell phone pocket on shoulder strap, and bottle pouch. Large main compartment and interior organizer pocket, plus a concealed pocket! 17 1/2" high; main compartment is 7" deep and 11 1/2" wide.
Available in Green or Cafe denim.
This sport backpack 17 1/2" x 11" is made of tough Nylon-Poly Shell, with zipper-plackets and elastic lacing, a large interior organizer and a stash pocket. Ergonomic straps, optional waist strap, media pocket on strap. Sold exactly as shown in a vibrant rainbow of native ikat woven in vivid mercerized cotton yarn.
$40.00Made from soft hand woven blanket fabric, comes as shown in this vibrant rainbow color pattern. A medium (17"hx10.5"wx8"d) sport pack size, with ergonomic strap, all re-enforced with durable inner liners for structure, an inside organizer pocket, and our famed concealed pocket. $48.00. All in the same rainbow colors, slight variation in color pattern.
$52.0012"x16" Corduroy and cotton patchwork backpack with peace sign embroidery. Media pocket (on outside), inside organizer pocket with zippered mesh pocket, open pocket and pen/pencil holders, hidden stash pocket, outside mesh beverage holder and cell phone compartment on adjustable shoulder strap. Available in Green, Blue and Brown right now we'll put the color option images up here soon.
We liked the 4 Seasons embroidery so much we made a whole collection for it!
Heavy mercerized hand woven backpack, made with cotton ikat in our "33" size (medium) backpack, it has our 9 color 4 Seasons Tree of Life embroidery. Same durable, heavily re-enforced construction, organizer pocket, media pocket on strap fits smartphone securely, 17"x101/2"
In three color groups, but as always with our hand woven products, EACH ONE WILL VARY SLIGHTLY.
If you have a color, or color theme, in mind, send us a note, we'll send you product images to choose from.
Our mini backpack now in rugged, textured, cruelty-free imitation leather!
The faux leather is a light cafe shade, with hand brocaded cotton sewn on the pockets & flaps.. drawstring & snap top, adjustable straps. Sold as unique variants, each image is the actual item we ship.
.This in an Ixchel one of a kind. Big enough for a laptop or a stack of books, with shoulder straps and a briefcase type handle, in a super heavy synthetic waffle canvas, with hand brocade decoration and suede leather straps. Black only, as shown, 5 unique variants. $40.00.
A lightweight medium (10.5" x 18") size sport pack, in our textured basket weave cotton, with lightweight hi density inner liner,ergonomic strap with snug mesh smartphone pocket on the strap, inside organizer pocket and our new 9 color mushroom scene embroidered on the front panel.
in three colors.
A lightweight medium (11" x 18") size sport pack, in our textured basket weave cotton, with lightweight hi density inner liner,ergonomic strap with snug mesh smartphone pocket on the strap, inside organizer pocket and our new 9 color embroidered mushroom scene on the front panel.
$49.00 in three colors.
$50.00A lightweight medium (10.5" x 17") size sport pack, in our textured basket weave cotton, with lightweight hi density inner liner,ergonomic strap with snug mesh smartphone pocket on the strap, inside organizer pocket and native hand brocade on the front panel $48.00 in three colors.
A lightweight medium (10.5" x 17") size sport pack, in our textured basket weave cotton, with lightweight hi density inner liner,ergonomic strap with snug mesh smartphone pocket on the strap, inside organizer pocket and a bit of retro styling with old school native hand woven cotton on the front panel. $50.00
in three colors.
Another version of our Nylon Poly sport backpacks, with a new version of our Mountain Vista applique, this one in a casual day-pack style with front panel pocket, Internal organizer, media pocket on strap & concealed inner pocket. In Black nylon with Café corduroy only.
Lightweight, durable & water-resistant. We did a sort of geometric neo-cubist take on our Mountain appliques on this one, which makes it unique in the Ixchel family of Mountain themed applique backpacks we have been doing, and re-doing, since 2002.
At $42.00, it's also one of our lowest priced backpacks
We made this one as a companion to the Mini Backpack in basket weave cotton because we know lots of people love corduroy for backpacks!
Otherwise, it's the same mini backpack; 10 1/2" x 6", all cotton corduroy fabric with top and front pocket in native hand brocade.
Available in 6 distinct color combos, as unique variants, the one you see is the one you get!
A new for 2018 mini backpack addition, in our new Tie dyed Denim, in three colors, with soft corduroy body. $34
In Olive Green, Cafe, and Blue
WE had so much fun making this bag!!
We took last years hit excursion backpack in basket weave cotton and re-did it in fine rugged authentic looking faux leather, we selected the best pieces of native hand brocade, with neat plated metal buckles and rivets, and we were thrilled with the result. Everyone here grabbed one already, we hope you like them. Now sold by unique variants- the image you see is the actual piece we ship!
3 side pockets with snap fasteners and zippers. Adjustable straps. $57.00
In Stock now!
Sold Out - $48.00
$29.00A new one sided waist pack, in corduroy, with adjustable snap fasteners. 3 Pockets, and our Terrapin appliqued and embroidered. $29.00