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Innate Travel Envelopes: Extra Pockets for Your Pack

Destroy clutter and get your camp squared away with durable, bright, and unique organizational "envelopes".
Photos & Text by Joe Flowers

For further product information visit: www.innate-gear.com
  • In the world of backpacks, the super "cylinder" packs are popular, but don't have much organization. Innate travel envelopes keep clutter at bay. I stored items such as my GPS, note pad, compass, lighter, keys, and cell phone in a small envelope.
  • The Meta Air Traveller (A) features an entirely clear front; the Portal Deluxe (B) envelope has a smaller clear window; and the Portal Regular (C) features a nylon front. My head lamp, spare batteries, and chapstick didn't drift to the bottom of my pack.
  • The Innate cases are environmentally friendly, using re-purposed scrap material. The models with windows use a recycled plastic translucent front panel. The seams are welded using high frequency electromagnetic waves rather than stitches.
  • The handiest feature had to be the tabs on either side of the envelopes.  These clip points are reinforced to handle 25lbs of force, and I attached a few together on loops inside of my bag making it easy to find the pouches.
  • The envelopes were handy as toiletry bags, and I liked the Meta Air Traveller as a first aid bag so I could see the important contents from outside. A small iodine spill didn't leave a stain and a swipe with a tent stake didn't cause a tear.
  • The weatherproof (note, not waterproof) design of the innate travel pouches makes them good for outside- the- pack storage, but I would use them inside a real dry bag during very wet weather. These pouches made my groggy morning camp clean up so easy!
  • <b>Traveller</b>; S 9.5" x 7" (1 oz.), M 12" x 8" (1.2 oz.); $24 S & L <br> <b>Portal Deluxe</b>; S 9.5" x 7.25", M 11.75" x 7.25" (1.4 oz. w/ clip), L  12.25" x 8.25"; $34 for S, M & L <br> <b>P. Reg.</b>; $30 for S (1 oz.), M & L (1.5 oz. + clip)
In the world of backpacks, the super "cylinder" packs are popular, but don't have much organization. Innate travel envelopes keep clutter at bay. I stored items such as my GPS, note pad, compass, lighter, keys, and cell phone in a small envelope.
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In the world of backpacks, the super "cylinder" packs are popular, but don't have much organization. Innate travel envelopes keep clutter at bay. I stored items such as my GPS, note pad, compass, lighter, keys, and cell phone in a small envelope.

READERS COMMENTS

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Something that also works very well are zip lock bags and a lot less expensive.
— DK in Broomfield, CO

ziplocks = not clippable to the top and not as durable, plus those are a pain in the butt to zip up and hold. Don't even get me started on one zips either. These are also made from recycled materials and won't become trash later.
— JF

You could also go to the school isle and get pen bags, full size window and clippable with metal eyelets.
— phil

Seems like a good idea, but way too expensive for what they are. I have found with years of hiking and gear experimentation, that most gear can be "dirtbagged" or home made. I don't carry enough extra stuff to fill one of those, anyways.
— Aaron


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