We at Velotransit design our waterproof backpacks and panniers with direct feedback from our customers . We read every email from fellow commuters and take every suggestion on the phone seriously. Once we compile and analyze this feedback we make sure all of the needs of our customers are addressed in designing the new backpacks and upgrading our existing packs and panniers. We use Autocad to ensure an exact fit. Multiple prototypes are then made and Urban tested until we are happy with every detail of our Made in Seattle gear.
Once a backpack is finalized, a marker is created and multiple layers of fabric are cut with a stack cutter. These cut pieces are bundled with webbing and buckles, delivered to home sewers and sewn into the individual parts.
The parts from the home sewers are picked up and go through a QC procedure at our Seattle workshop ensuring that each piece meets our strict standards. Our In-House sewers take these parts and sew them into complete backpacks for each order, proudly attach the Made in America label and individually initial the serial # which is registered in our Lifetime warranty system.
Lastly we insert the EV 50 foam back pad and HDPE frame sheet, attach the waist belt, perform the final Quality control and put the final initials on the serial #. Small controlled production runs like this guarantee you get the highest quality pack to protect your laptop and gear.