The Saigon's heavy-duty tarpaulin front flap has an easy-access RFID scan-blocking pocket on the front to protect passports, wallets, and credit cards. The padded computer sleeve can be accessed without opening the main compartment, fits 13" laptops. The Saigon3 comes complete with adjustable padded shoulder strap, removable waist belt, and comfortable carrying handle.Read more
Onsight and the Environment
The materials used in our travel organizer series are produced from recycled plastic water bottles, or polyethylene terephthalate (PET). Disposed bottles are collected in Asia, and then shipped to recycling facilities in Taiwan and Korea. The bottles are then cleaned, and reduced into flakes or pellets about the size of rice grains. Under high pressure the pellets are extruded into fabric yarn, and then weaved into the final material. The plastic has now been upcycled (taking a single use "disposable" product and changing it into a multiple use item that should last 5-20 years).
PET Recycled Materials
Material made in this process uses only 25% of the energy required to make new nylon or polyester, and produces 75% less CO2 emissions. When produced in an quality factory, recycled PET has exactly the same characteristics as polyester fabric produced from virgin chemicals. Currently this recycled material is harder to source then regular fabrics, and 30% more expensive. Additionally, coatings used in our products are water based instead of solvent based, further reducing their environmental impact.
Cotec EPO™ Tarpaulin
We use Cotec EPO™ tarpaulin fabric for our Tarmac Duffels, Black Mamba duffle pack, and Diamond Activity Bags. EPO™ is a non-toxic, environmentally-friendly alternative to PVC coatings - which outperforms any other material in this category. We're confident in this claim, as we've tested our duffels extensively from both polar regions, to the Himalaya mountains, to the equator, and always back home to the 'Wet Coast' of British Columbia.
EPO™ can be recycled in-process, post industrial, or post consumer. Water and carbon dioxide are the primary by products of this fabric, therefore it can be incinerated cleanly. For decades, PVC has been the primary material used for fabrics in bags and luggage. Using EPO eliminates the detrimental effects this chemical has on the environment. No dioxins, heavy metals, chlorine, or phthalates are created during EPO™ production, and it meets current European regulations.