Backpacks come in all shapes and sizes these days, but leave it to the Dutch to create one that would make anyone look like a spy sent back from the year 2050.
Dutch design studio Lijmbach, Leeuw & Vormgeving has just released their take on the backpack, Solid Gray. Solid Gray is a hard-shell backpack that was inspired by one of nature’s masters of protection, the armadillo. This shell is made from a single sheet of polypropene block-copolymer (PP-C) that is cut and folded into its unique faceted shape. This material is usually used for industrial purposes, but due to its durability and lightness it is actually also ideal to make a strong, protective bag (the designers say it can be bent millions of times without breaking). This production process is what allows Solid Gray to be manufactured in the Netherlands where the designers can keep an eye on the quality. The designers have made sure that Solid Gray does feel like a piece of Tupperware with straps by giving it a curve to fit snugly with the back. They have also fitted it with all the straps and compartments needed to keep your laptop and phones secure. And just to make sure that you get to take your supercool prosthetic shell anywhere, Solid Gray can fit in the overhead compartment of an airplane.
Solid Gray comes in a glossy white finish, but can be customized for orders over 20. So if you’re prone to spilling onto the sidewalk with your laptop on your back or simply want to be the lead in your own sci-fi action thriller, head over to Solid Gray and place your order.