BACK STORAGE: Back pocket, ideal for boarding pass, wallet, credit cards, keys.
DIMENSIONS: 5.5" wide x 7" tall, 1.25" at top of pocket
HOW TO WEAR: Cross body in front or back & over the shoulder
WEIGHT: .5 lb
The simplest things are often the truest. If you're anything like us, sometimes you just want to carry the minimum when you're out and about, but might need to max that out a bit without being cumbersome. Introducing The Minimalist Large. Originally designed to be a sure fire way to never be the, 'Dude, where's my passport?' guy, the Minimalist Large has turned out to be so much more. It's minimal size makes this guy the perfect wingman for travel, festivals and any activity where you want freedom from your stuff. In our never ending pursuit of constantly striving for over-manufacturing our goods, The Minimalist Large is forged from some serious MIL-SPEC 1,050 Denier Ballistic Nylon. This is the same stuff used to make bullet proof vests and military gear. It's water-resistance gives The Minimalist Large amazing protection from the elements, and because we made the main section of the bag out of one folded piece, there are no seams where water can enter. The Minimalist also has an adjustable MIL-SPEC webbing strap and an imported $30, 1" AustriAlpin™ COBRA® Quick-Release Buckle that holds over a thousand pounds for good measure. This Minimalist is slightly larger than our orginal Minimalist, and has a clever side design that folds in additional material for when you need to carry more and plump it up. The result? A seriously minimal design, with maximum carry options in a small, easy to carry space.
What is Ballistic Nylon?
What we know today as Ballistic Nylon is a multifilament high tenacity, 2X2 basket weave nylon fabric, usually made with 1050D or 840D yarns. The name Ballistic goes back to the Vietnam war era when it was used for anti-fragmentation ballistic jackets for the military. Multiple layers of the thick fabric were laminated together to help stop exploding shrapnel and fragmentation. By the late ’70s the military upgraded their armor to lightweight Kevlar® and ceramic plate technology that could stop actual bullets. Then in the ’80s Ballistic Nylon had found its way into the consumer market. At a time when heavy-duty, strong luggage was the flavour of the day, the term ballistic struck a chord with customers and the name stuck. The slick finish, heavy weave and excellent strength still make it a popular choice today, although as a single layer fabric it’s lost most of its actual ballistic credentials.[ reference: carryology ]