Mountainsmith USA Tyrol Backpack

Mountainsmith, based in Boulder, Colorado, is committed to making the best, most rugged, and most functional outdoor gear possible.  With the Rocky Mountains right outside their door as a test ground, the company’s founder Patrick Smith makes sure all their bags can withstand the most rigorous back-country adventures.

Based on the classic 1990’s Tyrol design, the limited edition Mountainsmith USA Tyrol Backpack  ($180) is hand-sewn in Boulder as part of their initiative to return to a USA made product line.  The new Tyrol’s are being made in groups of twenty from 100% upcycled materials.  The shell is a combination of Cordura and coated nylon with a nylon liner.  There is a double paneled water-resistant tarpaulin bottom and an internal hydration sleeve.

The Tyrol weighs just under one pound and measures 18 1/2″ x 13′ x 7 1/4″.  It can hold up to 60 pounds of gear and supplies and comes in either Pinion Green or Heritage Red.  As well as the inherent durability of this hand-crafted pack, you are assured the uniqueness of each unit by its production number and the initials of the craftsman who made it.   [via]