Why We Chose Altvia Pack 28L Backpack: Lightweight design, recycled fabrics
Patagonia have honed in on a niche in the market here. Aimed at those hiking adventures which have the potential to extend from one day to two days; this backpack is both eco-friendly and very handy indeed.
Though it’s made with hiking as the focus, its understated yet polished aesthetic would also work for a commuter, or for more daily use.
Who Is The Patagonia Altvia For?
Though Patagonia don’t really need an introduction, it’s worth noting the progress they’ve made in terms of eco credentials. Amongst many things, they’ve consistently pledged 1% of the money from their sales to go to the preservation and restoration of our natural environments, amounting to over $89 million so far. They also have their ‘Worn Wear’ initiative where you can fix your old gear or buy used gear. In this sense, the Patagonia Altvia is for an eco-conscious consumer who wants a backpack that will last and that can then go on to be recycled when it does happen to reach the end of its lifespan.
The Altvia backpack come in two colours: abalone blue, and noble grey. Sizing options range from S-XL while varying capacities include 14L, 22L, 28L, and 36L (we’ve tested the 28L here).
At the top of the pack you’ll find a lid with a zippered pocket and a large main compartment which is closed and sealed up using a smooth and secure drawstring and clip method.