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MOTARD_PAK

motard_pak


a material and hardware driven backpack
developed for the modern motorcyclists. 

a hectic commute. angeles crest highway. a run to the corner store. itinerary and destinations constantly change.

developed to be versatile, durable, and bombproof. the motard_pak brings the best materials into a piece of kit suited for all conditions.

comprised of a 35L ruck, 3L chest rig, waterproof construction, and milspec materials.

 
 the chest rig is the heart of the motard_pak. keeping key essentials safe and close as needed. freely suspended on the straps, it rests where most natural.

the chest rig is the heart of the motard_pak. keeping key essentials safe and close as needed. freely suspended on the straps, it rests where most natural.

 forward facing 3M Scotchlite panel, increasing rider profile to coming traffic while showcasing branding. plotter cut heat activated adhesive backed vinyl shrouded in Cordura faced X-PAC.

forward facing 3M Scotchlite panel, increasing rider profile to coming traffic while showcasing branding. plotter cut heat activated adhesive backed vinyl shrouded in Cordura faced X-PAC.

 dual 3M Scotchlite paneling on the rear with a centered “cold storage pocket”. designed to hold those things that never leave your pack. say some tools or medical kit.

dual 3M Scotchlite paneling on the rear with a centered “cold storage pocket”. designed to hold those things that never leave your pack. say some tools or medical kit.

 wide - low profile straps designed to work around a riding jacket, staying out of the way.

wide - low profile straps designed to work around a riding jacket, staying out of the way.

 

details

 

color _ material _ finish developed around max hazan

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Max Hazan is an internationally recognized motorcycle builder in los angeles.

crafting one off motorcycles from raw stocks of 4130 chromoly steel, 6061 aluminum, a few rounds of rubber to get them rolling, and a whole lot of time.

all aluminum craft and fabrication aside, max is rooted in riding. commuting through traffic via motorcycle and regularly attending track days.

talking through his motorcycle commuting and racing experience we synthesized key design attributes to address. the key direction focused on durability and practicality. you want a pack to always work and you want your kit where you need it when you need it.


design criteria for
a better motorcycle commuter pack

_ weather proof

_ abrasion resilient

_ reduced range of motion + dexterity

_ hierarchy of stowage

_ visibility

_ snugness

 

implementation

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color theme - offset

developed to offset and subtly contrast urban landscapes.
resulting in a palette that’s wearable with most riding gear (black) but not overpowering.
comprised of a basalt black, dungaree green, quartz face, and rusty mud.

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construction

 
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specs

_ 3L chest rig

_ 35L capacity rear pack

_ 4 ply Dimension Polyant Fabrics

_ Alcantara traction pads on back and straps

_ 3M Scotchlite Reflective

_ YKK Aquaguard zippers w/ custom pulls

_ Adhesivefilms seam backing tape

_ Milspec 45mm webbing

_ ISC billet aluminum connecting + tensioning hardware

 

developed summer 2018 at ArtCenter College of Design

instructor _ Douglas Davidson