Monday, 10 December 2007

NEWS: Keen rucksacks and luggage

Keen footwear has taken the outdoor market by storm in recent years, but not content with their succcess, the brand are now releasing a range of rucksacks and luggage.

As Keen have shown with their footwear, they are not a brand that simply repeats other people’s designs. Instead they have produced a progressive and ecological range of bags. The range utilises recycled materials throughout including aluminium buckles harvested from drinks cans, recycled polyester linings and recycled rubber reclaimed from the trimming of footwear outsoles to reinforce bag strength and stability. The direction the brand calls Rethink. Reuse. Repurpose.

Multipurpose, ergonomic designs and common sense features can be found throughout the range. The Oswego (£54.99) and Pearl (£39.99) offer heaps of style and versatility to keep you organised on the move, whilst Keen’s range of technical daypacks are rugged enough to perform on or off the beaten track. Choose from the form fitting Goose Hollow shown above (£59.99) and Menlo Park (£64.99), a top loading daypack with adjustable shoulder straps.

There are also a range of deluxe messenger bags such as the Alameda shown above (£99.99) with removable laptop sleeve and Hillsdale (£74.99), through to the Hawthorne (£54.99) - a unique sling bag featuring a hollow core molded foam back panel with centre air channel for comfort and pleated draw cord opening for easy, instant access. Even the classic shoulder bag is given a modern face lift as the Irvington (£54.99) is nothing short of illuminating with a handy slash pocket under the lid and an ingenious interior light which turns on when the bag opens and shuts off when closed.

For more information go to Keen web site

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