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Backpack suppliers improve travel features

New backpacks enable comfortable carriage and better organization of clothes and essentials.

The latest China-made backpacks highlight structures that boost user convenience. With models for taking trips accounting for a significant portion of exports, businesses are directing R&D initiatives toward increasing functionality.

Hiking backpack
  This 55L hiking backpack from Quanzhou Best has 14 pockets and a 2.5L water bladder. It has a top-load main compartment and a front-load section for a sleeping bag.

Compartment configuration is one aspect being enhanced. To be suitable for at least a one-day jaunt, most releases have a minimum of two pockets apart from the main storage area. These are usually found in front and may contain holders for specific items such as portable electronics and pens. Styles for longer journeys boast more than five sections.

With heightened awareness for sustainable energy, solar types are advancing as well. PV cells that can work between temperatures of -20 and 80 C are adopted. Makers include a NiMH battery and several connectors for mobile phones, media players and similar gadgets. A few designs even serve as heaters.

For hiking gear, steel supports and carbon mesh frames are utilized to maintain bag shape and distribute weight evenly from shoulders to hips. Leison E&T Co. Ltd employs a highly elastic resin frame as an alternative. Waist and chest straps increase stability. The SWS168 model from Shenzhen Hiho Luggage Bag Industry Development Co. Ltd boasts a suspension system for comfortable trekking. The feature also aids ventilation.

Bag volume varies between 20 and 80L. To augment capacity, webbing straps and elastic cords are provided for securing shoes, bottles and other personal effects.

Suppliers are adding insulation to water bladder pockets in hydration packs to maintain temperature. The capacity ranges from 1.5 to 3L.

Travel backpacks from China include hiking, wheeled, hydration and solar variants. Sling and daypacks are also available.

Polyester and nylon ripstop are the main materials. The majority of items are coated with PVC or PU for water resistance and a stiffer hand. Fiber density impacts durability. The options are from 230 to 1680d for the exterior. The lining is in 190 or 210d polyester.

Canvas and oxford constructions are also used for daypacks. PU and genuine leather are employed for these smaller designs as well.

Trolleys are usually made of aluminum or steel, while inline skate wheels are in ABS or rubber. Zipped pockets for hiding these components can be added.

Prices start at $2 and exceed $20, varying based on materials, structure and size.

For solar models, the number of PV cells and wattage are factored in. To illustrate, quotes at Shenzhen Duolilong Industrial Co. Ltd for styles with three panels are 70 percent higher than for single-panel kinds.

Rising production costs pushed makers to increase prices by more than 15 percent in the past quarter. This trend is expected to continue in the next six months.

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Backpacks price guide

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Fujian Profit International Trading Group Co. Ltd

Model: 109104A
MOQ: 1,200 pieces
Delivery: 60 days
Price: $9.50
Description: Daypack; 600d jacquard; 210d polyester lining; 49x33x22cm; three pockets; PP bag packaging


Fuzhou Eastrapack Co. Ltd

Model: E301959N
MOQ: 500 pieces
Delivery: 45 days
Description: Daypack; 600d silk-screened polyester; 210d fabric lining; 12.5x7.125x17in; four pockets; foam-padded mesh shoulder straps, back panel; polybag packaging

Hydration pack

Leison E&T Co. Ltd

Model: JYB-51
MOQ: 1,000 pieces
Delivery: 30 days
Price: $8.50
Description: Hydration pack; 1000d nylon; polyester lining; 2L water bladder; UTX button; carton packaging

Hiking backpack

Protex Chinalight Industries Ltd

Model: BK10127
MOQ: 1,000 pieces per color
Delivery: 30 days
Price: $18.67
Description: Hiking backpack; polyester jacquard with PVC coating; polyester taffeta, mesh lining; 38x68x31cm; three exterior pockets, one inner pocket; webbing straps with side-release buckles; water-resistant;
in Pantone colors; PE packaging

Hiking, hydration pack

Quanzhou Best Bags Co. Ltd

Model: 20081A
MOQ: 500 pieces
Delivery: 30 days
Price: $14.66
Description: Hiking, hydration pack; 600d nylon ripstop; 210d nylon lining; 55L top-load main compartment; gusseted drawstring closure, adjustable top lid; 14 pockets; front-load sleeping bag compartment with divider; ergonomic Vapel mesh Airflow shoulder harness with high-density foam padding, adjustable load lifters; molded foam back panel with airflow channels; adjustable, contoured aluminum frame; front flap with adjustable straps; webbing daisy chain


Quanzhou Xinheng Outdoor Equipment Co. Ltd

Model: B001
MOQ: 500 pieces
Delivery: 45 days
Description: Daypack; PVC tarpaulin; 210d polyester lining with PU coating; 24x16x46cm; water-resistant; polybag packaging

Solar backpack

Shenzhen Duolilong Industrial Co. Ltd

Model: TYNB-16
MOQ: 100 pieces
Delivery: 15 days
Price: $35
Description: Solar backpack; 1680d nylon; polyester lining; 45x34x13cm; three pockets; charges mobile phones, PMPs, digital cameras; OPP bag, carton packaging


Shenzhen Hiho Luggage Bag Industry Development Co. Ltd

Model: JB2627
MOQ: 500 pieces
Delivery: 25 days
Price: $8.48
Description: Daypack; 1680d oxford; 210d polyester lining; 44x30x14cm; two compartments, four front pockets, two side pockets, one inner pocket; polybag packaging


Synberry Bag & Package Products Co. Ltd

Model: SY-B513
MOQ: 2,000 pieces
Delivery: 45 days
Description: Daypack; 420d diamond ripstop, 600d fabric with PU coating; 210d nylon or polyester lining with PU coating; 51x30x15cm; five pockets; polybag packaging

Note:This article was originally published by Global Sources, a leading business-to-business media company and a primary facilitator of trade with China manufacturers and India suppliers, providing essential sourcing information to volume buyers through our e-magazines, trade shows and industry research.

All price quotes in this report are in US dollars unless otherwise specified. FOB prices were provided by the companies interviewed only as reference prices at the time of interview and may have changed.

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