The verdict is still out on the design in general, but that’s ok because the main point of this pack was to test out my idea for this opening/closure system. I like when clamshell packs flap open, giving you full access to your contents, but it can be cumbersome to zip/unzip the entire length of the clamshell zipper. The idea with this system is that you can grab the tail connecting the two zippers and open/close the pack in one quick motion. It actually works a lot better than I imagined. Perhaps there’s something like this already out there, and this is certainly piggybacking off of some other ideas, but I’ve never seen anything quite like this. I got super excited about it and tried to make it the morning I flew out for this trip but didn’t finish, so I brought out what I had and hand-sewed the rest. It was extremely laborious (aka it sucked) but I’m pretty pleased with how it’s working so far.
My brain is usually bubbling over with thoughts and ideas and sometimes I have to pursue them just to give myself some respite . Here’s one that’s been nagging at me. It’s a redesign of our Teardrop pack. Actually, it’s technically a redesign of a redesign that @rucksack_village and I did that we never produced. Anyhow, it’s a bit of a different take on pack design then my standard faire, utilizing YKK Aquaguard (water resistant) zips and an overall more technical vibe and function. The pattern looks deceptively simple but it was a beast to figure out. That or my brain is too feeble (maybe a bit of both), but I toiled. It’s got a DWR coated packcloth liner that’s floated (meaning the liner seams are separate from the outer seams) for optimal weatherproofing. I used darts to give it some structure and shape, which is something new to me, and perhaps my favorite thing I tried—a sort of storm flap visor. Sure, with the Aquaguard zips it may be somewhat moot, but I had the idea before I decided to use water resistant zips and I wanted to pursue it. I like to think it gives it some extra water proofing. Anyhow, I’m going to wear-test this guy and will maybe make a small batch after I get back from my upcoming trip. And yes, I sewed the zipper for the pocket upside down🤷🏻♂️
Beautifully aged Venture doing what it was meant to do. #teranishiinthewild via @nooooel
I suppose a top 9 is somewhat moot if you’ve only posted 19 photos all year, but that sort of sums up 2018 for Teranishi Studio. Not a bad year by any means, but a busy year for me that left very little time for this project. I love designing, developing and making stuff and I’m extremely grateful that I still have an outlet for all the noise that floats around my brain. Thanks so much for sticking around during a period of relative inactivity. The laundry list of things I want to make is ever-growing so hopefully I can keep a steadier trickle of product in 2019. Cheers peeps 🙏
We recently wrapped an extensive kitchen remodel and I’ve been meaning to make a cushion for this bench seat. Finding time for personal projects is always the hardest thing to do, but I burned the midnight oil to carve out time and finally got this made. I had some extra leather so I made a pillow 🤷🏻♂️ I’ve always wanted to try my hand at upholstery so this was a fun project. It’s basically a gigantic zippered bag without handles. Same with the pillow, actually.
It’s been a really long time since I made one of these. Day Tripper in Natural CXL for a very patient customer.
There’s still time to get deliveries in time for Christmas but fair warning: Don’t sleep on these Evergreen packs cause stock is running super low.
Eno in Midnight. Probably the last batch of stuff to go up this year. Available now!
Venture LT in Adobe. Available now! Let’s goooooo