This black backpack is developed in collaboration with American journalist and founder of EcoCult.com, Alden Wicker. Alden was in need of a backpack and she asked us if we could customize a bag for her. She was looking for a backpack stylish enough for the city, but practical enough for hiking and rainy weather. This backpack meets the needs of long-time travelers and digital nomads: spacious, durable, water-resistant, and Instagram-able. In other words, it is the best backpack for travelers ever.
The Alden Backpack has more practical pockets than any other GRÜNBAG before. There are two pockets on each side for your water bottle and either your reusable coffee mug, a camera lens, camping utensils, or whatever else you need at hand. A zippered pocket on the front of the bag is hidden underneath the fold-down flap, to hide your mobile phone, wallet, or other valuables from pickpocketers. Inside, you'll find a lined computer pocket for a 13" laptop, plus two small pockets, and a large A4 pocket for magazines or notepads. This backpack has a shockingly slim profile even when stuffed to the brim!
As a last special detail, our Alden Backpack is hand sewn from 90% recycled materials. If you're looking for something sustainable, low waste, or vegan, our Alden Backpack ticks all the boxes.
The backpack consists of leftover material from tarpaulin production in Denmark. We collect the material that is cut off for producing truck covers and party tents: never used, but nevertheless would otherwise be put in the landfill. The material is durable and does not lose much color or shape, and it is exactly this strong material that you can find in the majority of our GRÜNBAG bags and the Alden Backpack.
The fabric of the shoulder straps is made of recycled plastic and is lined with a soft fabric made of large thermal suits, which we get from Viking Lifesaving Equipment. The same thermal material is used to line the internal computer bag. The other inside pockets are made from mesh banners, which were used as advertising banners in Denmark.