"The celebrated running history behind this bag and its ability to carry the essentials to any race or workout are what make the Olmsted indispensable."
Whether running to work or running to a workout, more and more athletes are using a backpack. We made sure the Olmsted Pack provided functional options. The locking clip on the chest strap is removable – it keeps the pack from shifting on the run but can be taken off for a simpler aesthetic. We also included a hit of reflective trim on the straps for dawn and dusk visibility. And the entire back side is sewn with spacer mesh to add ventilation where it's needed most.
The Olmsted Pack is the perfect size to carry all your essentials without added bulk. It features inner pockets for everything from a wallet and keys to a small laptop (13” fits in the sleeve; 15” in the main compartment). The zipper pulls are designed for easy use even when wearing gloves and the side pockets are engineered with a stretch mesh. They lay flat when empty, but expand to hold a water bottle.
CANVAS & LEATHER
A bag is only as strong as its weakest detail. With the Olmsted we didn’t cut corners, but we did reinforce them. Canvas is a classic for a reason: it's durable, breathable and hard to stain. And the leather bottom serves dual purposes – adding extra durability in a high-wear area and protection against a wet, muddy ground.
Frederick Law Olmsted famously designed Boston's Emerald Necklace, a series of interconnected parks that intersect some of the city's most popular residential and professional neighborhoods. For runners, though, the Emerald Necklace serves an even greater good: it provides access to the track at Clemente Field, the loop around Jamaica Pond, the hills of Arnold Arboretum and the legendary Franklin Park. It’s the inspiration behind the name of our first ultra-portable, ultra-accessible pack.