While all of us here at Exped wish we could go to work in the wilderness each day, we haven’t yet figured out how to do it.
In the mean time, we dutifully show up to the office each day and do the jobs that help to create the innovative gear we sell and use ourselves. Luckily, we have fun jobs and great co-workers so it’s really pretty easy to get out of bed in the morning.
So we need to get ourselves and our stuff to work. One item of gear a number of us use for our commute and the urban adventures along the way is the Cascade 25 pack. It’s designed specifically for the day-to-day car, bus, train, bike, walk, ferry, airplane reality we must negotiate. It works very well - so well that it's been called the Mary Poppins bag. Whatever the situation calls for, out it comes from the Cascade! Forgot lunch? Miso soup. Need to work out? Exercise bands. Going grocery shopping? Nano Carry-All. Poem to write? Sketch book. Beautiful sunrise? Camera on board. Chilly breeze? Windshirt. Forgot the words to that drinking song? Songbooks tucked away and ready.
Just like wilderness trips, urban adventures require preparedness. The Cascade 25 features include top and side haul loops, water-resistant zippers, super-durable waterproof fabric, welded seams, two internal pockets, key hook, padded laptop sleeve with separate side entry, padded back and shoulder straps, sternum strap, removable hip strap, bike light mount. It's small enough to fit into most bike baskets and stable enough to wear while running to catch the train.
Exped gear pictured in the above photo:
- Cascade 25 pack
- Vista Organiser Mini and A5 size
- Padded Zip Pouch - small
- Padded Tablet Sleeve - 8" and 10"
- Zip Pack UL - XS
- Clear Cube - small, medium and large
- Nano Carry-All