Big Agnes to launch first-ever backpack collection

Camping and outdoor equipment brand Big Agnes has announced it will be launching a range of sustainable backpacks in spring 2022. In a first for the 20-year-old brand, the collection of six backpacks has a heavy focus on sustainability – they are all made with 100 per cent recycled fabric and also feature a trash can accessory on most models, which is aimed at encouraging outdoors lovers to leave no trace of their adventures and take their litter home.

“Our new pack line leverages over two decades of product design and development experience,” said Bill Gamber, co-founder and president of Big Agnes. “The market is full of some impressive products but we’re bringing fresh new ideas and a commitment to recycled fabrics to the category. As a brand we’re excited to finally have backpacks to complement and carry all our award-winning gear.”

The Big Agnes pack collection will feature 45-litre to 63-litre backpacks designed to provide comfort for multiday excursions, along with two technical daypacks for hiking and travel. The 45-litre to 63-litre backpacks will also be offered in women’s specific fit models which have been optimized by Big Agnes’ female designers. All packs are constructed with GRS certified, 100 per cent recycled Mipan regen robic high-tenacity nylon containing a solution-dyed ripstop grid.

A unique product launching alongside the packs is the 7-litre Big Agnes Trash Can, an easily attachable and packable accessory for collecting litter on the trail and in camp. The Trash Can is made from the same fabric as the packs and will be included with all 45-liter to 63-liter packs, but also sold separately as an accessory.

Bill added: “Our Trash Can has one purpose – to clean up our public lands and give back to a global organization that’s working to help make it happen. We wanted to provide an easy way to collect the large and small garbage that’s littered along trails, rivers and in campgrounds. Through some post work product testing, our employees determined that the Trash Can holds at least 36 crushed aluminium cans.”

Main photo: Noah Wetzel