The integration of technical features in fashion has been prevalent of late. Case in point is Nocturnal Workshop‘s backpack made almost entirely from 3M reflective nylon. If you know your gear, then you’re aware that 3M textiles are quite costly and typically used as appliqué on bags. For the Vancouver firm to go all-in by wrapping the shell in the material therefore comes at a cost, but one that balances out in the safety and reflection it provides for nighttime riding. Nocturnal Workshop’s daypack is available in colored editions of 40 units each.

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