Manhattan Portage debuts CORDURA® Lite fabric collection
New bag collection features light weight, durable CORDURA® fabric
INVISTA’s CORDURA® brand fabric is featured in Manhattan Portage’s new CORDURA® Lite fabric collection. The 13 bags, including technical packs, daypacks and luggage, provide lightweight durability for a variety of end uses. Highlights of the collection include the Europa bag, the Morningside Backpack, the Big Apple Backpack, the DJ bag and the J bag, which will be on display at the Summer Outdoor Retailer Show in Salt Lake City, Utah August 6-9 in the CORDURA® brand booth #39213 and in the Manhattan Portage booth #PV2345.
“The CORDURA® Lite fabric collection used in these latest Manhattan Portage bags meets the growing consumer need for work and play appropriate pieces in designs that are stylish and appropriate for work, yet extremely durable for an easy transition to outdoor,” says Cindy McNaull, global CORDURA® brand and marketing director. “Whether trekking across the concrete jungle or the actual jungle, these bags are fashionable and functional.”
Designed to provide lightweight durability with enhanced tear resistance CORDURA® Lite fabric is made with high tenacity filament nylon 6,6. This light rugged fabric is resistant to tears, scuffs and abrasions and has an optimal strength-to-weight ratio. Furthermore, the fabric has excellent styling potential making it appropriate for a wide variety of end uses.
The Manhattan Portage CORDURA® Lite fabric bestsellers include:
The CORDURA® Lite fabric Europa Bag
- Manhattan Portage’s signature rectangular shape and size
- Available in eight colors
- Zippered pockets on and under the front flap
- Main compartment dividers perfect for keeping items organized and safe
The CORDURA® Lite fabric Morningside Backpack
- Heavy duty
- Built-in padded laptop compartment
- Side exterior water bottle holder
- Protruding front zipper pocket
The CORDURA® Lite fabric Big Apple Backpack
- Revamp of a classic
- Padded, non-slip shoulder straps
- Carry handle on top
- Spacious main zippered compartment
- Reinforced bottom
- Roomy front compartment for smaller items
The CORDURA® Lite fabric DJ Bag
- Two-inch wide nylon shoulder strap
- Water resistant main compartment with a divider inside
- Single buckle closure
- Reinforced with double stitching in stress areas
The CORDURA® Lite fabric J Bag
- Manhattan Portage original
- Early trend setter for ergonomic backpacks
- Equipped with a reflective stripe for safety
- Large main zippered compartment
- Small zipper compartment on the front
- Triangular adjustable body strap for stability
- Ensures even weight distribution
- Can be worn on the left or right shoulder
“CORDURA® fabric is part of Manhattan Portage’s legacy and we are proud of the dozens of stylish, durable and functional bags we have launched over the years featuring these durable fabrics,” says Nori Sakai from Manhattan Portage. “This new application using CORDURA® Lite fabric means the bags are lightweight yet strong and allowed us to both reinvent old designs and develop brand new looks.”
Manhattan Portage’s CORDURA® Lite fabric collection is available now and prices range from $55-$109.
For Manhattan Portage wholesale inquiries, please contact email@example.com or call 212-925-1085.
About Manhattan Portage
Born out of the challenging and gritty landscape of New York City streets back in 1983, Manhattan Portage is a pioneer of authentic messenger bags which created a new urban lifestyle and changed the face of fashion forever. More than a statement or passing trend, these bags have become an essential part of our busy lives.
With its iconic, red label of the Manhattan skyline sewn on every bag, backpack and briefcase, Manhattan Portage has outgrown its local roots and become more than an urban icon.
A reliable, tested and versatile companion on the streets – Manhattan Portage is New York Tough. For more information, visit MANHATTANPORTAGE.com.
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About CORDURA® Brand
INVISTA’s CORDURA® brand essence celebrates individual durability: As Long As The World Is Full Of Durable People, We’ll Keep Making Durable Fabrics™. Known for its resistance to abrasions, tears and scuffs, CORDURA® fabric is a primary ingredient in many of the world’s leading high-performance gear and apparel products ranging from luggage, upholstery and backpacks to footwear, military equipment, tactical wear, workwear and performance apparel. The CORDURA® brand is a registered trademark of INVISTA, one of the world’s largest integrated polymer, intermediates and fibers businesses. To distinguish the CORDURA® brand, the word “CORDURA®” must be spelled out in all caps in and used with an ®, and it must be followed by the word “brand” or “fabric.”
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