Following a successful Kickstarter campaign in 2017, Evergoods is now rolling out the first in their new line of bags & apparel. And there’s a good reason to be excited about this one: the founders of Evergoods, Jack Barley and Kevin Dee, hail from GORUCK and Patagonia respectively. Not only do these guys know a thing or two about building great bags, but their product-driven design philosophy is something I can get behind. You can read all about their story on their web site.
The mission behind Evergoods is to produce “crossover” bags that combine trail-ready technical refinement & durability with style & ease-of-use for everyday carry. The first two products look fantastic. The Mountain Panel Loader 30L ($249) leans towards hiking and outdoor use, while the Civic Panel Loader 24L ($229) is targeted at the daily commute. Both bags incorporate usability and design features that enable them to go either way like side carrying handles, hydration bladder ports, swing-around access, and ergonomics that favor all-day hauling.
There’s some great design work going on here, and the bags look great. I’m looking forward to checking these out. It also looks like both bags are ready to ship. To learn more, hop on over to the Evergoods web site!