AP Bags are developed for tech-centric pathfinders who demand the premium performance of outdoor gear fused with clean urban designs. // AP bags were crafted in collaboration with award winning designers and accomplished explorers. //
AP Bags was born in Boulder Colorado, the epicenter of the outdoor industry and home to some of the best adventure gear brands in the world. //
In 2018, while sharing a growler of Upslope Craft Lager, a few local designers and a couple of very serious mountain bikers and skiers came up with the idea of developing a line of bags that used high-performance outdoor materials but had a modern urban aesthetic. //
That original team was made up of one biker, one skier, one dive master and even a pilot. "We all love playing hard in the outdoors but we also have professional jobs; we travel a lot for business and our grungy day packs weren’t cutting it for both." The options were either lame designs or super expensive kickstarter brands. //
AP Bags set out to solve another problem, too: business laptop backpacks didn’t look great, but worse, they didn’t perform at all. Most urban or travel backpacks drop the weight down, away from the users back. We wanted to apply the load-control technology found in backpacking packs to our travel backpacks. //
We poured everything on it and we did it at an approachable price. //
The conventional backpack wasn’t designed with the safety and comfort of your body in mind. Load stability and gravity management didn’t enter into the thinking // until now.
AP Bags has designed the first EDC (Every Day Carry) backpack where the weight is drawn up and into your back not down and away from your back. // By positioning the weight directly over your center of gravity — letting your hips and legs do the work instead of your neck and back — it can reduce the exponential load feel by half.
The Gravity Vector Control is achieved with our compression load lifter placed on the top-center of the backpack vs competitors who place compression on the sides. This top positioning creates a natural counter-gravity pull upwards rather than allowing the load to fall away from your body.
The compression strap doubles as a harness for a jacket, tripod or yoga mat. // It also makes a great security strap to wrap around a chair leg when theft is a concern.
All of our bags also feature a Global Digital Bag Tag. If your bag is lost, anywhere in the world, it will be returned to you using a digital code. Your personal data is never exposed and your bag is returned to your doorstep, free of charge.