As in, it took forever to make this awesome backpack. It will probably last forever too if you were wondering.
There’s really no explanation for this, but I’m pretty crazy about all types of different bags. To the point where I have to strictly ban myself from buying any new type of bag. I have a pretty expansive collection of carryalls at home and I recognize the fact that I really need to focus on using on what I already own. That said, there tends to be some new faces around and there always seem to be exceptions. One such deviation for me was this incredible Veilance pack that I acquired from Barneys last fall in a brazen act of defiance of my no-new-bags policy. Although, the policy is really nothing more of a governor rather than an all out ban. I digress. Recently when speaking to the Veilance design team I discovered an interesting fact about the Nomin pack, I learned that Arc’Teryx has amazingly been working on developing this particular bag since about 2010. 5 years for one backpack?!?
I’m told it’s been a lengthy process of working to perfect the construction techniques (in their manufacturing facility in Vancouver) using these advanced materials (AC² ripstop nylon urethane laminate to be exact). It’s described on the Veilance website as: “This is an everyday distillation of Arc’teryx refinement”, which perfectly sums up the aesthetic, and more significantly, the process of how things go at Arc’Teryx. That in a nutshell is why I love Arc’Teryx — and Veilance — as a brand. The Vancouver-based outfitter exhibits extreme patience with product and innovation. It can move quickly, but it can also offer a extremely measured approach which is rarely seen. There’s also the brand’s propensity to build hyper-purpose-built outdoor clothing, which I think translates so perfectly into the urban-pointed Veilance collection. Those are the aspects of Arc’Teryx which continue to not only inspire me, but to ensure I will always give in and break all my rules in the name of the brand’s amazing design and innovation. [Arc’teryx Veilance Nomin Pack]