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Colleagues Bags Series: retro-style for urban trendsetters

7 Big City Heroes

Retro is absolutely in. For the past few years, old-school style bags have been gracing modern cityscapes. The German family-run company VAUDE is also revisiting its roots and has revamped a few style icons from its over 40-year history as a mountain sports outfitter. The new Colleagues bag collection fuses timeless design with urban elegance and a modern slant for the needs of today. The new Colleagues have a sense of organization and are intrinsically dedicated to environmental conservation. After all, they consist largely of recycled material and bear the prestigious VAUDE Green Shape label. These Colleagues are your ticket for a journey that’s "Back to the Future".

These seven new VAUDE Colleagues have you covered in any situation. After all, the German outdoor gear manufacturer has packed its entire backpack expertise into these attractive packages. Stylish city backpacks with retro flair, but equipped with modern materials and contemporary features. The primary abrasion-resistant polyester material consists of recycled PET bottles, is reliably robust and can easily handle heavy loads on a daily basis. In addition, the packs’ metal buckles and attachment elements, developed by VAUDE, are extremely durable.

Without a question, a highlight in this series is the sophisticated Confederate, a stylish office companion that can be worn as a bag or backpack, and offers a large number of organizer compartments to keep things neat and tidy.

In terms of volume, the new Colleagues cover a wide spectrum of carrying capacity. The charming Consort Mini, the smallest of the bags, offers 13 liters of space, making it a tidy little handbag for the back. While the "city" packs, such as Collocate and Consort, offer ample room for lengthy shopping forays.

Intelligent inner compartmentalization provides your electronic companions such as laptop or tablet, with a padded storage space, while the various carrying and handle choices allow it to be worn as a bag and as a backpack, all proving these to be extremely practical choices for modern day urban demands.

Added eco-value through PET recycling - from bottle to bag

The German outdoor specialist VAUDE shows just how stylish environmental protection can be with innovative and sustainable material solutions. From old PET bottles, which are crushed, cleaned and spun to make new yarn, VAUDE manufactures new bags. This not only conserves raw materials, but also reduces CO2 emissions and saves energy in the production process. The water-repellent, PFC-free Eco Finish treatment, which all bags have, is also environmentally friendly. It is clear that this much eco commitment has to be honored with the Green Shape label.

The new Colleagues series models will be available starting August 2017. The clear design feature here is a color-contrasting bottom. The retro look in view, there is a wide range of colors to choose from, including classic gray, dark blue and olive tones, as well as dark red.

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