It’s a common formula to avail oneself of the timeless classics for the special, retro something. Quite contrary to this, the almost brand new California-based artisans of Altadena Works favors another approach: imbuing immaculate, modern designs with the superior utility of 70′s outdoor equipment. As excellent examples serve the model 801 Teardrop, a standard-sized backpack with elaborate innards, and the 802 Rucksack, which represents a top-loading duffel-like rucksack in comprised profile with generous storage capacity and unrivaled comfort. Albeit being a fresh name in the industry, each bag is permeated by fine craftsmanship for true reliability and longevity. To this end, Altadena utilizes hides from the legendary Horween leather makers, and high-grade, military-spec nylon webbings – definitely a casual, long-term companion.