Backpacks you can take to work are often made of leather. Which, in the heat, translates to sweaty skin. This summer, don’t shoulder that burden thanks to Sandqvist’s Lightweight Series, a collection of super-durable bags, without the heft.

These bags are made of strong and water-repellent ripstop polyester, which means sudden downpours are no longer a problem. They can also be folded down into accompanying pocket bags, saving space and adding convenience.

The black-on-black collection features six pieces in various styles and silhouettes: the classic Sally tote bag, the Yuri and Neil backpacks, and a large weekend luggage carrier named Buzz. Smaller pieces rounding out the range include the Mickel wash bag and the Gus waist pouch. In addition, a Stavanger backpack rain cover is available with a drawstring closure resistant to tearing and ripping.

“Personally, I really like the minimalistic and clean look of the Lightweight series. It’s a discreet and trendy, yet functional line of bags, and I’m very happy that we with this, now can present our first vegan products,” says Sandqvist’s Co-Owner Sebastian Westin. Well, that’s a load off.

Available now at sandqvist.net, priced from €59.

Sandqvist Lightweight Ripstop Polyester Bags SS16

Sandqvist Lightweight Ripstop Polyester Bags SS16

Sandqvist Lightweight Ripstop Polyester Bags SS16

Sandqvist Lightweight Ripstop Polyester Bags SS16

Sandqvist Lightweight Ripstop Polyester Bags SS16

Sandqvist Lightweight Ripstop Polyester Bags SS16