My design challenge was to create a slim, sleek, functional and stylized backpack that caters towards the urban, nomadic lifestyle of city dwellers. 


The Sawaguchi Bag is a multifunctional, ergonomic and compact commuter rolltop. The backpack features a canvas and spacer mesh main compartment, wool felt padded straps, an integrated padded laptop sleeve, adjustable front pocket cargo straps, and military-grade Mil-Spec Monkey hardware.

In addition, the bag features engraved "Sawa" and "Guchi" black leather patches, paying homage to my Japanese roots and mother's maiden last name, "Sawaguchi".

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