The R521 Coolidge Travel Bag is Made From Aged Truck Tarps

By: Emilie Picillo - Published: Mar 26, 2014 • References: and coolhunting
Freitag R521 Coolidge is a travel bag and the brand's latest design, based on the classic mountaineering rucksack. Founded on durability, function, style and sustainability, Freitag is a brand that's dedicated to its original premise and proves it with a new tradition called the R521 Coolidge.

A rugged commuter and travel bad takes cues from the classic Swiss rucksacks that help early mountaineers tackle the peaks throughout the Alps. The bag's outer is made of recycled truck tarps, which are aged on the road of Switzerland for a decade before becoming a brand new backpack.

The process softens the hardwearing material and gives the bag a vintage look and feel while maintaining the capacity to take a beating and protect your goods.