Man's always sought new materials for protection from the elements, with today's high performance composite fabrics sitting atop a continuum spanning innovations from cavemen's pelts, to early synthetics like nylon, to conveniently recently dead Tauntauns. Protecting your gear in non-taun fashion: Truce.
From a Portlander who developed bag-fabricating chops while working in a sail loft during his PSU sailing team days, Truce recycles next-level sport fabrics not often used in baggage to create heavy-use carry-alls that're "light on the environment", the complete opposite of that Biggest Loser episode where they went hiking. The heaviest hitter's the narrow-silhouetted drop-liner backpack available in three sizes; waterproof thanks to two internal barriers and pockets fitted with water-resistant zippers, it rocks night-ideal reflective surfaces and is crazy-durable thanks to colorful customizable fabric options ranging from carbon tape sailcloth to Cordura, Kevlar, and Spectra, which's also used to armor vehicles, meaning it must be woven with a special Loomis. Also on Truce's packable roster're two sizes of seriously nautical totes cut from recycled sails whose numbers make unique graphic design elements, while handbraided paracord comprises the handles, and the interior's protected from sea spray by a lining of drysuit material, also the deadpan comedy performed by the non-mailroom guys in The Secret of My Success.
While the big bags are the center of Truce's line, they also rock an under-seat bike kit bag and're working on a shoe covering system for wet-weather cyclists, whose clip-in insoles start to reek when they get wet... and you thought they smelled bad on the outside.