As I’ve already discovered while testing Ignoble’s Cora backpack two years ago, not only are all the products from this still quite young Californian brand beautifully designed, they’re also practically indestructible. My Cora backpack has accompanied me everywhere, on urban adventures in Istanbul to hiking Mont Blanc’s glaciers, and it’s still in great shape.
What I find particularly satisfying is that, despite the strength and promise of their range of products, Ignoble, as a brand, has nevertheless retained their humility. You can feel that what’s important to them is developing good, functional products, and not just to capture as large a market as possible through, in the end, bland mass-market designs.
It’s also wonderful to see them remain true to their philosophy with respect to their choice of materials and colours. For Ignoble, that means nylon and black, not distracted by the fashion of the hour. It shows real authenticity.
All of which makes me particularly happy to get the opportunity to take a closer look at three of Ignoble’s new backpacks.