Sorry, I won't be buying into this sort of nonsense. Who thinks of this stuff?? A white day pack, seriously?!! Anything to sell a product I guess, I'm thinking ma
We're curious to hear what others think as well, knowing that the pack is made with all blue-sign approved materials and is intentionally undyed, eliminating the chemical- and water-intensive dying process and reducing our footprint...
The only thing that looks better than a brand new, clean pack is a used and dirty pack - white would be the perfect way to show that you're using your pack LOLOL
> intentionally undyed, eliminating the chemical- and water-intensive dying process and reducing our footprint
I admire the intent but imagine if everyone did that, not only with outdoors gear but clothing and other fabric-based items. How much more soap and detergent, both also chemical and water-intensive, will be used to keep this stuff clean over the life of the product? Will that really result in a net reduction of carbon footprint?
Seriously, I appreciate the endeavor to be more environmentally responsible. But will this initiative accomplish its objective in the end?
Imagine too how boring an all-white world would be...
To answer your question, @REI-JenK - I say why not sell a white pack? Others already do - Hyperlite Mountain Gear, North Face, Mamut, MIER, Rains, and more. Besides, there are plenty of other light and bright colors that will suffer the same dirt effects. I just bought a Gregory day pack that's lime green and I know it's going to look dirty soon enough.
I can't imagine anyone would buy a white pack with the expectation that they'll be able to keep it looking pristine. Okay, there will likely be someone who puts it in the washing machine with bleach once a week and then wonders why it disintegrated a month later, but hopefully that will only be one or two people.
I like that it's un-dyed and uses Blue-Sign materials.
it probably won't stay white very long. Like @Dad_Aint_Hip says, it's show it's 'wear' and 'mileage' pretty soon.
Maybe you can drag it around in the backyard before heading out, lol. So you can look like a veteran trekker!
My ursack used to be white, now it looks like an old vet! (maybe that's why they now have a black model), anyway, because it's all white, I used a magic marker to put my initials on it, it large bold letters, which, imo, added to it's 'character'.
@Philreedshikes - you need to use the language of the youngsters, my friend. You didn't use "a magic marker to put (your) initials on it", you "bedazzled it"!
No problem! But now that begs the question - how many ounces of rhinestones is an acceptable amount to add to your base weight?