Some may call it OCD, but we prefer to think of it as a place for everything and everything in its place, because nothing can ruin a day on the trail (or in a foreign city) quicker than misplacing your sunglasses, lip balm, or cold medication. Innate’s new Caravan Compartments fill this need. They come in small (with sufficient space to store socks or small toiletries), medium (suitable for tech shorts and shirts), and large (big enough for four folded dress shirts). Each one is constructed from fabrics that have been repurposed from scraps destined to a fiery end in an industrial incinerator, with PU-coated zips and stichless seams to keep the conditions at bay. Clear windows make it easy to spot what’s inside, and an exterior RF welded grab handle makes it easy to shuffle stuff around, even the cavernous duffle. We loved to pack ‘em on daylong kayaking or canyoneering adventures, when a dry change of clothes at the end of the day is most welcome. The small bags also found a home on multiday backpacking trips, keeping our nice-to-have camp items (flashlight, pen and paper, beef jerky) within easy reach and well away from the stinky base layers that we’d worn for the last 72 hours. The zips do feel a bit flimsy compared to more hardcore product like your day pack, but they’ve held their own over months of arduous testing. If that changes, we’ll let you know.
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