I’ve been a long time fan of One Planet gear since is was Aiking back in the ’90s. Why? Because they are Australian designed, Australian made and the creator has always been a regular outdoors person so knows what people like me want and need.
Years as an outdoor guide meant carting around a lot of gear. For a usual group at say, a rock climbing/abseiling day, you’d need 25 sets of everything – helmets, harnesses, gloves, karabiners, descenders, belay devices along with ropes plus gear to set up anchors so ropes, slings, climbing rack and so on.
The One Planet Industrial Kit Bags were perfect for containing all of this – usually across three bags. This no-nonsense duffle bag took on anything that was thrown at it. In and out of vehicles, trailers, buses, tossed onto the ground, onto rocks,- wherever it went, not once did it tear, rip or shown signs of wear. The Kit Bag came through like an absolute trooper.
Never once have the zips failed but One Planet only uses those mega big YKK babies that really are the best of the best. Add to this the superb reinforced stitching and heavy-duty Cordura which all equals industrial quality gear.
The handles on either side of the zip are strong and stitched in well. Genius idea is the two handles at either end which means two people could grab a handle each end and tote the bag from A to B sharing the weight.
Bonus over the years has been the adding of a clear PVC pocket that sits nicely on the top. Being clear means I could toss a label in saying ‘harnesses’ so the contents could be easily identified.
When travelling interstate with the industrial kit bags, I could rely on the lockable zip sliders to secure the contents from any curious hands.
Colour options – Black or Red. I own the red.
Sizes – 50L, 70L, 90L. I own the 90L and so far it has suited all my needs.
Weight – 0.6kgs, 0.7kgs and 0.8kgs corresponding with the size.
Material: 1000-denier Cordura® nylon
Price – at the time of the review the kit bag is $89 and doubt you’ll ever need another one for many, many years to come.
Where to purchase – click here to see who stocks One Planet daypacks.
On the One Planet website, you’ll find more information. Click here to read more.
Now it’s your turn.
What is your favourite way of carrying around gear?
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