The Halfar 'Fashion' is an innovative new backpack that combines the flexibility of load carriage that roll-top backpacks are renowned for with the sleek, stylish and minimalist aesthetic of modern laptop bags.
While backpacks have evolved considerably in recent years with a slew of new features and design variants, most of them still fall into particular tropes, either servicing the market of people looking for high-volume rucksacks or those looking for more urbane and compact, gadget-focused bags. What's great about this Halfar pack is the the manner in which it seamlessly combines the best of both worlds.
Roll-top backpacks are prized for their sizeable top openings that make it easy to rummage through your backpack to access or arrange its contents. Meanwhile, notebook-style backpacks have become increasingly popular due to the safety and security they provide for your laptop and other gadgets. This particular backpack combines the two, as you can eschew the top buckle and use the full-volume zippered mode if you're carrying a large laptop, safely ensconced in the padded compartment. But can just as easily roll the top down and secure it with a buckle if you're not going to be hauling around larger items and would prefer a compressed load.
Access to the bag's contents is made even easier by the fact that the buckle doesn't even need to be disabled for you to unfold the flap and access the bag's contents. It's as simple as sliding the strap down, a functionality that is made possible by an understated yet highly innovating sewing method wherein the strap is sewn at a low-hanging location for added flexibility and mobility. That's also the only strap you'll need to deal with, as the 'Fashion' backpack mercifully steers clear of the messy tangle of straps that characterize many backpacks today. The backpack also features a pair of neat, symmetrically arranged zipper pockets for smaller gadgets and accessories.
Utility aside, the 'Fashion' also lives up to its name with a chic and urbane appearance, using a modern grey-silver colorway that combines the rustic charm of ashen hues with a modern silver speckle, finding a perfect balance between matte and gloss on a melange fabric that is as pleasing to the eye as it is to the touch.