I’m a fan of backpacks. Backpacks to me are almost like clothing items in which you have to have the right backpack to match whatever clothes your wearing as well as for the right situation. I guess that’s similar to how people feel about purses or shoes. Regardless, I have a collection of backpacks and each have their own unique place in my rotation. Of course I’m always down for checking out new ones and that’s exactly what I’ve done with the latest from HEX, the Adventure Armenia 20L Day Pack.
The HEX Adventure Armenia 20L Day Pack is a beautiful backpack that was created to “shine a light” on the beauty of Armenia and support the local economy. The bag was developed as a collaborative project including Harry Kazazian, (Owner and CEO of Exxel Outdoors LLC), Serj Tankian (renowned artist, composer, activist, and lead singer of System Of A Down), and Sako Shahinian (Creative Director for Exxel Outdoors LLC) along with HEX to bring the bag to life.
The Adventure Armenia features authentic Armenian inspired tapestry artwork on the shell and lining along with custom Armenian inspired logo rivets. The bag also features brown vegan leather, coated canvas, silver antique hardware, faux fur lining, and adjustable shoulder straps with air mesh padding. This is a fully loaded backpack that not only features top quality materials, but combines those materials into something that’s more like a piece of art.
Aside from the Adventure Armenia’s looks, it’s also quite functional. The main compartment is rather large and features organizational pockets. There is a place that looks like it’s for a laptop, but that isn’t the laptop sleeve. The laptop compartment is actually its own separate zippered compartment, but I’ll get to that in a bit. Back to the main compartment, it’s lined in this really cool looking orange material and is a great contrast to the darker colors of the exterior.
On the front of the backpack is a smaller zippered pocket that is lined with faux fur. Here is where you can store your tablet or your phone and the soft lining keeps you from scratching up your screens.
The last compartment is for your laptop and this is placed in a rather unique way. The compartment sits where you back would be and is zippered from the side. This too is faux fur lined and feels super luxurious. Whether you have your laptop in a separate sleeve or not, it’ll be handled with love and care in the Adventure Armenia.
I also almost forgot to mention the bottle holder on the side that is designed in such a way that it doesn’t look like one when it’s not in use.
Lastly, the exterior of the back pack has a slew of MOLLE loops so you can attach extra accessories or carabiner clips. Also the orange accents around the bag help draw attention to just how fantastic this bag looks. I want to say that the HEX Adventure Armenia Day Pack is one of the best looking backpacks I’ve ever owned. It’s so well designed from top to bottom and you can’t deny that the bag is a work of art.
With that said, HEX hit is out of the park with this bag as well as all those who collaborated on it. The HEX Adventure Armenia Day Pack is well worth every penny you spend on it. Not only that,a portion of the proceeds from the sale will go directly to HIKEArmenia.org, an organization that believes Armenia can become a premier hiking destination by developing hiking infrastructure and sharing the awesomeness that is Armenia with the world.