This year guys, I’m one of only three german influencers who can call himself “Eastpak-Ambassador“.

I think we all associate school memories with the US-established backpack brand. I even remember my first school bag from Eastpak. It helped me getting through my first ever school moments and now, 15 years later, it is still a faithful companion. I’m a proud “Eastpacker“.

Time for a little bit of history. It all started in 1952, when Eastpak manufactured tough gear for the US army. In the 70’s, college kids began to carry their books on campus in their bags. 1976: The world-famous “daypack“ was born.

So confident are we in our quality and durability, that in 1984 we decide to offer a 30-year warranty on our bags, that’s still in place today.

Faster than the others

One year later, in 1985, Eastpak was the first to add bright colors and prints to their canvas bags. In 1999 they were the first to add wheels to soft luggage.

Projects of a brand, that are always super interesting and thrilling, are collaborations with designers. In 2004, Eastpak first worked together with Walter van Beirendonck. Later, amongst others, with Raf Simons, A.P.C., Vetements, Wood Wood, and Timberland. See the full list here: http://www.eastpak.com/de-de/artist-collabs/

 

2011: The Eastpak Artist Studio launched. There, some of the world’s most creative minds came together to transform the “Padded Pak’r“ into works of art. All proceeds were going to the Designers against AIDS charity.

We find ourselves in the company of fashion royalty in 2015 with our collaboration with none other than Jean Paul Gaultier.


And today, Eastpak is the same as they ever were. They’re encouraging you to go out and explore, to be curious and discover what’s around you. Hands free living. Since 1952.

I’ve worn “Bust Mp Black“ . Combined it with a grey T-Shirt from Asket, black corduroy trousers from Levi’s, and Old skool sneakers from Vans. Glasses are from YUN.

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