I recently got my hands on with the new, pocket laden Boulder Pack from Lexdray and after a couple weeks of serious testing I have nothing but good things to say about this modern backpack. Although the pack sports a simple clean aesthetic I was a bit stumped on what to do with the abundance of pockets. So I asked Lexdray's creator, Alex Drayer, for a bit of background information on the line and to take me through the pack from top to bottom to tell us what he intended each pocket to be used for. His response to this task was a few paragraphs and and a diagram. The following is all that, summed up, just for CH readers.
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As an avid traveler Drayer often found himself jotting down notes on how he'd improve his luggage given the chance. In 2008 he took the first step and began designing bags based off of his long list of much needed details and tweaks. The process started with "four months designing fifteen styles. Our design efforts were pretty detailed." After taking these sketches to illustrator he "spent another two months finalizing each tech pack complete with fabrics, measurements and endless notes... and finally wound up with a finished product almost three years later."
Lexdray bags like the Boulder Pack and more are available online. But be warned, each piece is only produced in limited edition runs of 550. As Drayer comments, "my favorite [bags] are always those that offer some sort of unique functionality without compromising style. I always cherish my more limited pieces over a bag that I know everyone owns."