While many adventure backpacks offer adequate storage and water resistance, few if any can compete with the recently announced Project 8020 Waterproof Backpack from Expedition / Units. This fully submergeable backpack is built with a unique, sustainable construction that provides complete waterproofing. By using RPET (recycled polyester), Expedition / Units is able to both recycle up to 25 plastic water bottles to make each backpack and create a uniquely water-resistant and durable fabric for their product. Additionally, the TPU coating of each backpack is biodegradable.
In order to ensure total waterproofing, Expedition / Units uses radio frequency (RF) welding, a process that melts the layers of material together so there are no gaps or seams in the backpacks. Moreover, the design takes nods from military dry backpacks as well as inflatable boats and sailing equipment. The minimalist backpack sports two exterior zippered pockets, an interior multi-compartment pocket that can hold a 16″ laptop, and two front Molle strips.
The Project 8020 Waterproof Backpack is ideal for backpacking, trips to the beach, or just commuting through the city. And Expedition / Units is bringing it to life through a crowdfunding campaign so you can get your own at a price discounted from the MSRP. Expedition / Units has well surpassed its goal of $10,000 but you can still get yours by May 31 with shipping estimated in June 2022.