How is it that backpacks designed for the outdoors are built to be comfortable and tough, while those aimed at city travellers so often feature cheap materials, flimsy designs and rudimentary carry systems? Well, check out the HEIMPLANET Travel Pack. This carry-on-compatible overnight/weekend bag has the build quality of a mountain pack, with ergonomic shoulder straps and EVA foam back padding for a supremely comfortable carry. It’s designed to open right up like a clamshell, with front and top pockets plus an internal laptop sleeve, an optional divider and loads of useful organiser compartments. This 28-litre version is perfect for seasoned travellers who like to leave the kitchen sink at home and turn up at an exciting new destination light and nimble.
YKK "Water-R" Zipper: very robust and water-repellent
Eco Initiatives - Through their membership with 1% for the Planet, HEIMPLANET donate 1% of every sale to carefully chosen social and environmental causes.
Sustainability Through Longevity - All HEIMPLANET products are built to withstand the harsh test of time. They use only durable materials that are crafted to ensure long-lasting performance even in the toughest environments. They back up the durability of their products with a lifetime warranty.
We’ve all been there… trying to pitch a tent at the end of a long day when the rain’s lashing down and you’re dead on your feet. For the team at HEIMPLANET, their particular low point came during a surf trip on the Portuguese coast in 2003. As they struggled to get their tent up in the dark and the wet, they began to wonder if there might be a better way.
Eight years later, this Hamburg-based outdoor gear brand launched their first quick-pitch inflatable tent. They’ve since followed it up with several more models and a rapidly expanding line of bags, accessories and clothing. Their gear has a distinctively streamlined, almost sci-fi design – it’s genuinely adventure-ready kit that looks smart enough for the city.
But it’s in their eco-credentials that these guys really shine. Not only are they fully paid-up members of 1% For The Planet, but you won’t find anyone out there with more exacting sustainability standards. Concerned that many recycled fabrics on the market weren’t as green or as durable as they could be, HEIMPLANET set about developing their own low-impact ‘Dyecoshell’ material. Their kit is so tough that they offer lifetime repair support, and if you do manage to wear it out then they’ll give you a partial refund if you send it back to them to be recycled into new products.