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Trying to be a greener company.

Let’s be honest: the carry industry is far from being green, and ATD Supply as a company is no exception, using non biodegradable synthetic materials and singularly shipping, almost entirely internationally, most of its products.With a degree in Human Environmental Sciences and years of experience traveling in remote areas, I know what the effects of plastic related pollution are on the environment and the communities living in it. Plus, since I was a teenager, I've always been interested in the complexity of environmental topics and really conscious about what consequences on the environment consumer choices could have. The tall cliffs north of Nam Hinboun river in Laos. Picture taken by the author.That said, when I started making bags, I decided to focus...

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ATD2 backpack review and Q&A session with theperfectpack.com

The guys at Theperfectpack.com know a thing or two about backpacks and i was really interested to let them test the ATD2 for a while to have their feedback Plus, they asked Jon Custis to interview me: more than the product itself, his deep questions explored the designer life and the topics related to running a company in the challenging times we live in. Enjoy both readings!

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Meet the ATD2 Backpack: a compact one-bag option for commuting, EDC and Travel

ATD1 was truly developed to be that “one bag”. It’s geared to easily handle so many different settings and loads that designing another backpack has not been easy. Even just thinking about the situations to design another pack for was not an easy task. My pre-production ATD1 sample has been my only pack for 4 years now. I used it, and only it, literally everyday, no matter the load or the setting, and it just fit perfectly every time. Still, even if it compresses like really few packs out there, it is still on the big packs side and customers came in help, as it often happens: one of the most frequent requests I received was to complete ATD Supply’s...

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Let’s talk Packing: what, why, and how to pack for traveling - Part 3/3

Before diving back into packing, i wanted to make a little note about these posts cover pictures, since i was asked by a couple readers: first one was taken in the Bolaven Plateau, Laos, while the second one is from Cofete Beach in Fuerte Ventura, Canary Island. This post's one is from the same island, somewhere near Mount Tindaya. All of them were taken by me.The Organization: cubes and pouches, different approaches.Previous part described my travel clothing, EDC setup(s), kits, the container used for them, how I combine them and how I iterate or avoid iterating their content depending on travel length or destination. Let’s see how I pack that into cubes and what are the different approaches I have...

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Let’s talk Packing: what, why, and how to pack for traveling - Part 2/3

Before going back to our topic, i'd like to show you this awesome ATD1 backpack review recently published by by Adam at City Trekker. Apart from our backpack, the channel has unbiased and comprehensive bags and packs reviews, done with knowledge of materials and seasoned with the perfect pinch of irony, so it's definitely worth a look.The Packing List: essential items and travel specific items.If the first part was about luggage choice depending on or regardless of travel specs and expectations, we will now explore its content and go nerdy with lists and kits.  Packing to me is a matter of layers. I start with my on-body EDC, then my EDC pouch, i add necessary kits among the ones I keep prepared (dopp, first aid, medicines,...

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