Blanket-weave sling pack that won't fade in the sun
KAVU's popular rope bag is a relaxed sling pack with their trademark braided rope strap that sits comfortably over your right shoulder. They do versions in heaps of different fabrics and sizes, and this interwoven blanket stripe variant has a nice hippyish vibe that'll look great on the beach. It feels like cotton, but it's actually a 50/50 cotton and polyester mix, meaning that those vibrant stripy colours won't fade so easily in the sunshine. The bag's got two main compartments with zip access, plus a couple of smaller pockets on the front. The back panel is padded for comfort, and the rope strap has adjustable webbing to help you get the right fit. Also available in a mini size, this one is the standard version with a generous ten-litre capacity
Now here’s an origin story for you. Back in the early nineties, fishing boat skipper Barry Barr was fed up with wearing cheap trucker caps that got snatched off his head in storms, never to be seen again. He decided to make a super-durable cap that wouldn’t blow off whatever the weather, and he did it by stitching the webbing material from a Teva sandal all the way around the crown. Turned out his ‘Strapcap’ was a hit, and KAVU was born.
From humble beginnings flogging Strapcaps out of the boot of his car in Seattle, Barry’s since expanded to produce a whole array of durable outdoor kit with a laid-back, van-lifer vibe. The KAVU range takes in everything from sling bags to swim shorts, and while they’re serious about producing great gear that’s made to last, they’re also not afraid to have a laugh. Their prints are bold, playful, and in some cases so loud that they’ll take some considerable chutzpah to carry off – but that’s what makes them so much fun.