These backpacks, handmade by Los Angeles' thingsbuilt, are just the thing if you love the style of vintage cars but don't want to be in the shop all the time. Owner Steve Roche used real vehicle emblems and upholstery on each and every one (in the past, he's had ones that incorporated the car's ashtray on the front pocket). Prices range from $60 to $85.
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Not sure I'd trust this in the Himalayas, or even the Pennines... but it's absolutely adorable!
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The completed bag weighs 17oz. Far lighter than my expectations.
I made sure to include a sleeve that I could slide a Zlite sleeping pad into. This acts as a frame and stiffener, and also as a cushion from the items that you are carrying.
The total cost of the pack was about $30, and a lot of time, but that is part of the fun.