Favorite Things: Visvim 20 L Backpack
Haven't been writing much, as a matter of fact, I miss writing. My days of assisting with blogging are well behind me, and my creative writing stopped as soon as I left college. The real world is great, but demanding, and I want to use this space to write at least once a day (ambitious) and get back into something I thoroughly enjoy.
What better time than the holiday season to do a favorite things list. I hope to blog an item a day just to talk a little bit about my thought process when making a purchasing decision, and hopefully shed some light on a product or brand you've never heard of or always wanted to learn more about. This being said, today's first post centers around the Visvim 20 L Backpack.
The first thing to note about Visvim is the price tag. Hiroki Nakamura (founder) is very meticulous in picking the best materials he can find when curating his collection. This being said, I don't necessarily agree with the pricing of a $715 button down, (not that I can ever find a size 5 in the brand anyway, going on a tangent but their stuff runs small), but there are a few items I own where I feel the price is justfied.
The Visvim 20 L Backpack is one such item. This backpack is a beast. No way around it. Reinforced Horween Bison Leather? I didn't even know they made such a thing, but the 20L has it. I've brought this backpack everywhere, trips, daily commute, easily 300+ wears in the last year and not only has nothing broken, but the leather on the bottom has changed in color with wear, and looks that much better (pictured below).
Priced between $600-700 (recommend buying off Ebay, most sites online are INTL and custom charges will be STEEP), the second thing to note before you take the jump on such a price pack is that the bags hold their value EXTREMELY well. Used bags still command a resale market of $400-500 each, with some in fact reselling for over retail, depending on the year it was made and availability.
Whenever I make a purchasing decision I want to consider timelessness (will you look back in 5 years and think wtf was I doing wearing capes and oversized shirts), quality of the good, and how well it holds its value. The Visvim 20 L meets those three requirements, and I highly recommend it.
To learn more or find one for yourself, click on any of the hyperlinked text in this post!