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Versatility x durability = North St. Bags. Handmade backpacks with an American sauce.
At North St. Bags, they don't just sell backpacks: they make them. Quite literally. Let us explain. For the anecdote, the company based in Portland was launched by Curtis William. He was looking for a bag he could use not only on his bicycle, but which he could also use as a backpack. This was how the small company North St. Bags came about. One sole site: about 1,000m2 where all the brand's bags are made, a unique site which also has a showroom where you can view and treat yourself to a bag from North St. brand. We are light years from schizophrenic and disjointed production circuits scattered around the world. The expression The Place to Be has never been so well suited to a brand. The North St. Bags brand has managed to create its own ecosystem: for its fabrics and the different parts of its bags,
it works with companies located in the US, most of which are in the North-West Pacific. Why? Because this reduces unnecessary transport and, as a result, CO2 emissions. At what's more, it creates jobs for the local economy. Thus, when you buy a North Street Bags backpack, you help to ensure the survival of an entire community and this small ecosystem. By reducing unnecessary and polluting transport costs, the brand helps support a sustainable economy, whilst only using materials it really needs so as to avoid waste. Big up! And, rest assured: this small company is just as effective as its machines. No excessively long waiting lists. Just enough to make you really look forward to receiving your bag and remind you that, yes, creation and manufacturing does take time.
Versatility and sturdiness is at the heart of the manufacturing process of North St. Bags' backpacks, satchels and shoulder brand. The production circuit aims to be as virtuous as possible. We don't overproduce at North Street Bags: the bags are assembled and stitched one by one by craftsmen at the company's premises. The notion of craftsmanship and sustainability have never been so genuine. FWI: the backpack brand also pays 1% of its sales to the organisation 1% for the Planet. The guys at North St. Bags design their bags in the same way as lifelong companions. Produced in Portland,
United States,at North Street Bags' premises, the bags are guaranteed for life. The appearance is intentionally standard, but it is not short of originality. We like the brand's obvious outdoor style and the untreated and thick materials, such as the 1000 D Cordura® nylon it uses. It almost makes you want to go and set up your own brewery in a tiny house in the depths of America. At North St. Bags, quality is never sacrificed for the benefit of exorbitant prices. The prices of the brand's backpacks, shoulder bags and pouches are clearly not unseemly when you realise the dedication and know-how used to make them.
At KEUS, we're rather proud to include confidential small brands such as
North Street Bags. Especially when you know how useful the bags they make can be.
At KEUS, we're rather proud to include confidential small brands such as North Street Bags. Especially when you know how useful the bags they make can be. The North Street Bags brand accords great importance to the design of its bags which all meet our mobility needs, whether you work from home or you are part of the bike commuters' tribe. Indeed, the cycling universe is a great influence for the North St. Bags brand. Straps and snap hooks, the so-called roll-top messenger bag shape, everything is there. At KEUS, we've fallen for the charms of the Woodward or Morrison convertible models which, thanks to their ingenious system can be worn as a backpack or be fastened to a bicycle luggage holder (without the need for any additional accessories). Therefore, if you're looking for a bag to use on a bicycle, opt for North Street Bags. For those who
only have a few things to carry around, the different size Pioneer bumbags will do the trick. We can only recommend the versatile Flanders backpack (Ned?), available in its classic 1000 D Cordura® nylon version or in X-PAC™ canvas. The perfect compromise for travelling, working or accompanying you every day with its maximum capacity of 32 L (and its compartment for a 15 inch computer). On the KEUS online store, discover a selection of backpacks from the North St. Bags brand. We've prepared a selection of models for you in different colours (black, khaki, etc.), sizes, textiles (canvas, polyester, leather) and prices available online. Delivery free of charge within 48 hours. Clément, the fixie enthusiast in the KEUS editorial team, had the chance to test the Flanders model from North St. For other crash tests for backpacks from our selection, go to the Crash Test category of our journal.