By now you probably already know that Toronto's favorite son Tom Mosher has a new company called YNOT. You also probably know that they're making foot retention straps that have been getting rave reviews all over the interwebs. What you may not know is that they have a number of other things in the works.
While I was in New York Tom and I got talking about backpacks as he was checking out my new Trash Bag. He then told me that he was sewing backpacks and had a proto with him. Before he showed the goods he was telling me that he had this ingenious idea for a bag, and that he couldn't believe that no one had thought of it before. Well needless to say I was skeptical. Everyone thinks that they're doing something unique and special and let's face it, most aren't. It's like your friend telling you how good his friend's band is. The last thing in the world I was expecting was to be blown away by his inventiveness. Then he dropped this on me.
YNOT Prototype Backpack
three fold out flaps, with a large flap in the bottom of the bag. Tons of room, almost limitless capacity
then you fold one of the outside flaps over the other
then the other, then you put the top flap, which is stitched to the middle piece, over the whole thing and bam, backpack.
Super rad. Congratulations Tom, you're on some next shit.