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Backpacks made in California which make you lose control.
With its envious lifestyle (admit that things appear much cooler there) California is a creative hotbed for brands. Therefore, it is not by chance that the brand Inside Line Equipment (aka ILE) made its home there. And more specifically in Berkley. Since 2012, the confidential brand founded by Eric Fischer offers cycling backpacks which are really well-made and hard-wearing for the great pleasure of cyclists and photographers. Indeed, the brand's vocation is very closely linked to the world of cycling and urban events.
It has a clear taste for fixed sprockets, freedom and movement. Designed and made in the USA (that's right!), Inside Line Equipment's bags are a hit thanks to their design which is as ingenious as it is unique. Since its creation, the Californian brand has extended its range to offer bags for travelling as well as for everyday life. It has also designed a camera backpack, the MKIV Camera Bag, which contains no fewer than 10 removable dividers to organise its contents. As we said, the Rolls Royce of camera backpacks!
If you like the appearance of messenger or courier bags, Inside Line Equipment is going to make your little heart sing. As we said earlier: the brand clearly states its attachment to bicycles and their lifestyle. Those who are fans of rolltop fastenings and cycling champions will always find what they need. To accompany cyclists and bike commuters around the city, ILE has not only designed its bags to be hard-wearing but also comfortable. Because, when you're on a bicycle, you really know how much the wrong bag can become
a pain in the arse. The various straps on Inside Line Equipment backpacks ensure excellent support during your bicycle trips. It doesn't swing about and stays in place, even on tight corners. It's easy to imagine the brand's designers flat-out, racing each other to test their prototypes in the streets of Berkley. And since you're not always visible on a bicycle, Inside Line Equipment has equipped some of its emblematic models with reflective strips (Default Reflective available on the store on the X-PACTM version or in 1000D Cordura® nylon).
Part of the Inside Line Equipment family, allow us to present the star of messenger backpacks: the Default. Available in 3 sizes
(mini, normal and XL) and several materials (X-PACTM or 1000D Cordura® nylon), the star model is also available in many colours.
Regardless of the size, you can use it to carry a 15 inch laptop, which makes it the ideal backpack for commuting and for freelancers who have clearly formed a fusional bond with their equipment (aka modern centaurs). It's pretty much what we prefer at KEUS. Why? We like bags which are design and, above all, practical. Like you, we quickly lose interest when one of these aspects is sacrificed for the other. Consequently, we particularly like the accessibility of this Inside Line Equipment bag's various storage. The side pockets can be used to store your water bottle, while the compression straps help to optimise the bag's volume. Available in several volumes (18 litres to 40 litres), the Inside Line Equipment Default backpack
is the perfect travel companion for work on weekdays and for weekends away. N.B.: when choosing your Default, consider its material. In terms of budget and weight and, for an equivalent size, the X-Pac™technical textile is slightly more expensive than 1000D Cordura® nylon. But it's also much lighter. Some food for thought! On the KEUS online store, discover a selection of Inside Line Equipment backpacks. On the programme: models in different sizes, colours (black, khaki, grey, etc.), prices and shapes (messenger, camera bag, rolltop, etc.). Read the full test of the Default backpack by Thomas, the founder of KEUS. And for more articles, visit the Crash Test section of our journal.