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YEAGO (Navajo for "with all your might") - sustainable hiking backpack - Yeago is a full-featured, rugged and lightweight backpack that helps keep our outdoors around to enjoy; through material selection, manufacturing processes, and product use.
Yeago features - Yeago is a full-featured, rugged and lightweight backpack that helps keep our outdoors around to enjoy; through material selection, manufacturing processes, and product use.
Yeago features - Yeago is a full-featured, rugged and lightweight backpack that helps keep our outdoors around to enjoy; through material selection, manufacturing processes, and product use.
sustainable materials and manufacturing - Yeago is a full-featured, rugged and lightweight backpack that helps keep our outdoors around to enjoy; through material selection, manufacturing processes, and product use.
Color Choice
a ship in the harbor is safe... - Like the legendary origin of the karate belt; Yeago is offered in a sparking new pure white. With extended use, the material begins to tell the stories of each adventure or battle. Will you clean your pack to make it look like new? Or will your pack be one of the few black packs that hikers envy on the trail?
ecoresin and aluminum suspension framesheet - Yeago is a full-featured, rugged and lightweight backpack that helps keep our outdoors around to enjoy; through material selection, manufacturing processes, and product use.
Suspension Construction
finished prototype - Illustrating the quick-release shoulder staps
finished prototype - Illustrating the secret front pocket.
finished prototype - Customizable fit; from a 5'7" female to a 6'4" male. Male pictured is 6'4".
built-in rainfly system: 1 of 3 (one second fly) - The built-in rainfly system is made from lightweight and waterproof 100% reclaimed sail boat cloth. The rainfly system is also removable if you require additional storage. The entire system can be deployed in mere seconds, removing the stress and time required to search for a rainfly deeply packed away in your gear when the rains come. Sustainability + Features + Innovation.
built-in rainfly system: 2 of 3 (one second fly) - The built-in rainfly system is made from lightweight and waterproof 100% reclaimed sail boat cloth. The rainfly system is also removable if you require additional storage. The entire system can be deployed in mere seconds, removing the stress and time required to search for a rainfly deeply packed away in your gear when the rains come. Sustainability + Features + Innovation.
built-in rainfly system: 3 of 3 (one second fly) - The built-in rainfly system is made from lightweight and waterproof 100% reclaimed sail boat cloth. The rainfly system is also removable if you require additional storage. The entire system can be deployed in mere seconds, removing the stress and time required to search for a rainfly deeply packed away in your gear when the rains come. Sustainability + Features + Innovation.
selected concept sketches - selected concept sketches from inital 2D ideation of Yeago sustainable hiking backpack ten-week senior thesis project.
selected concept sketches - selected concept sketches from inital 2D ideation of Yeago sustainable hiking backpack ten-week senior thesis project.
selected concept sketches - selected concept sketches from inital 2D ideation of Yeago sustainable hiking backpack ten-week senior thesis project.
selected concept sketches - selected concept sketches from inital 2D ideation of Yeago sustainable hiking backpack ten-week senior thesis project.
selected concept sketches - selected concept sketches from inital 2D ideation of Yeago sustainable hiking backpack ten-week senior thesis project.
selected concept sketches - selected concept sketches from inital 2D ideation of Yeago sustainable hiking backpack ten-week senior thesis project.
Project Brief
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YEAGO - sustainable hiking backpack
Comments (6)
  • nice!!

    12 years ago

  • Where can I buy one? I love it!

    12 years ago

  • this model is currently on display at the SCAD: Gulfstream Center of Design in Savannah, GA.

    14 years ago

  • this model is currently on display at the SCAD: Gulfstream Center of Design in Savannah, GA.

    14 years ago

  • Sustainable products usually lack in A; quality and durability and in B; additional features (usually having less features than the competition). Yeago does not skimp on quality and durability, so you won't have a broken pack halfway through your hike. Yeago also offers many innovative designs in backpacking, most not even offered by its non-ecofriendly competition.

    14 years ago

  • Yeago; Navajo translation "with all your might".

    14 years ago

  • Sustainable products usually lack in A; quality and durability and in B; additional features (usually having less features than the competition). Yeago does not skimp on quality and durability, so you won't have a broken pack halfway through your hike. Yeago also offers many innovative designs in backpacking, most not even offered by its non-ecofriendly competition.

    14 years ago

  • this model is currently on display at the SCAD: Gulfstream Center of Design in Savannah, GA.

    14 years ago

  • this model is currently on display at the SCAD: Gulfstream Center of Design in Savannah, GA.

    14 years ago

  • Where can I buy one? I love it!

    12 years ago

  • nice!!

    12 years ago

Taylor Welden ...
Industrial Designer / Product Developer / Factory Liaison Austin, TX