I used to be a Broken Wetsuit and Punctured Inner Tube - Upcycled Backpack

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Here is a backpack made from a broken Wetsuit. Wetsuits are very difficult to recycle. These bags have a fold down top and close with a plastic clip and a front zipped pocket. Wetsuit material is tricky to sew so pockets are often a little wonky and sometimes the top opening of the bag isn't level, but this is the beauty of this material. These bags are all very much unique as parts of wetsuit have been stitched together to make larger sections, this is very time consuming but you will not get any 2 of these bags the same.

They have a small handle so they are easy to carry and have two adjustable backpack straps. The smaller loop is made from the zip pull of a broken wetsuit. Perfect to store your items for specially after a swim for example, but also has many uses! The webbing strap by the clip that closes the bag, also has part of a punctured inner tube to keep the end of the strap safe. Due to stitching through the neoprene I would never say that these bags are waterproof. The top can be rolled down or just folded down but sometimes the roll will fall if the bag isn’t full due to the material being floppy.

This bag measures when closed, 16 1/2” high and 15” across tapering to 8 1/2” across approx at the base. Unfolded, when fully open, the bag is 23 1/2” high. What is great about this bag is it has a tapered base meaning it’s roomy with a boxy base. This then tapers towards the top. The back pack straps go to about 31” at the longest but of course these can go smaller also as they are adjustable.

Please note, as this item is hand made with upcycled materials, not everything is precise and there may be some markings or signs of wear or wrinkles in the material, but this is the beauty of the product. All measurements are as accurate as I can get them but approximate. We try and upcycle as much material as we can, but other components used on these items such as zips and webbing straps are not always repurposed, but they are where ever I can get them. Please note, items are not suitable for children.

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