8 September 2015

Alpha Industries collaborates with Manhattan Portage for Military inspired Bag Collection

Manhattan Portage and Alpha Industries commemorate the 50th year anniversary of the iconic M-65 Field coat by designing a military inspired capsule bag collection

Three styles have been created using the same rugged nylon/cotton (NYCO) fabric  that makes the outer sateen shell of the M-65 Field coat. Heavy duty brass zippers and the signature olive green colour used in the iconic coat have also been used.

The Recon shoulder bag

Lined with bright orange vinyl mirroring the contrast lining used in Alpha Industries flight jackets that were used for rescue missions during Vietnam War when high visibility was imperative.

The Jungle Rucksack 

Pays homage to the classic military issued tropical rucksack used during the Vietnam War. It features a large drawstring compartment with room for a 15” laptop. Has antique brass hardware, dual buckle closure and padded mesh back and shoulder straps

The MOLLE backpack

An updated version of the Manhattan Portage Fort Hamilton backpack and redesigned with a vintage touch sporting utilitarian features built for outdoor use, such as the second stage modular storage option that keeps you organised and mobile in the field.  This design is the military’s 21st century version of the Vietnam era technology known as ALICE (All- purpose Lightweight Individual Carrying Equipment
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