DISCLAIMER: Before purchasing, please watch the Introduction to RDSW video for an understanding of RDSW's design and aesthetic philosophy, and my approach to embracing the scars of labor that adorn handmade goods. I don't want anyone disappointed with their purchase.
As always, these EVA-BLOCK-2 bags are in short supply. They are all made by me personally. Only 10 available!
The EVA-BLOCK-2 bag is the follow up to the EVA-01 Premier Edition bag. This is RDSW's 2nd offering of the "every day carry" style of bag meant to do it all. The bag is heavily based upon the first bag made by Richie Rauscher, the RDSW-01. The EVA-BLOCK-2 shares much in common with its predecessors, including a heavy inspiration from NASA's own A7L Extra-Vehicular Activity (EVA) suits used during the Apollo missions, as well as red and white coloring of the NASA "Worm" logo.
The bag's outer construction is made up 5.0 oz Dyneema, a composite fabric that is 15 times stronger than steel by weight. The EVA-BLOCK-2 even boasts a doubled up base layer for extreme durability. This bag will survive just about any adventure, terrestrial or otherwise.
The hardware is made up of nickel plated pieces, from HK-Hooks and triangular D-rings on the handles and shoulder strap, to YKK zipper on the outer pocket.
The outside of the bag bears the RDSW initials laser etched into durable plasticard, and heavily sewn into the body of the bag. Flanking either side of that name-tag are two nylon ribs that wrap around the body of the bag, aiding in weight distribution to ensure that heavy contents won't result in specific weak points, but will be evenly supported all around the body.
There is a skeletal doctors bag hinge ringing the opening, adding structure and rigidity to the opening, making it easier to access the items within.
The interior of the EVA-BLOCK-2 is a departure from the EVA-01. Here you'll find the interior lined with water repellant 420D nylon, ensuring ease of cleaning, and basic protection of liquids. There is a light layer of padding added to the base for a minimal amount of protection. As a disclaimer, this bag's design is intended to be durable and lightweight, not protective or shock proof.
One side of the interior houses a Dyneema zipper pocket, while the opposite side bears a Dyneema laptop sleeve, with hook and loop securing strap. Below the strap is a unique tag designating the model, manufacturing date, and serial number of that specific bag, again laser etched in plastic card.
The EVA-Block-2 will ship in a custom RDSW box, wrapped in brown shipping paper for discretion.
Please be 100% positive of your decision during purchase: There are absolutely no returns or refunds. All packages will be shipped via UPS, and any claims needing to be made will be the responsibility of the purchaser.