Default: Blackout Patchwork


A study in materials, textures, and composition, our Blackout Patchwork collection features tonal renditions of ILE shop favorites.

Blackout Patchwork pieces are made using panels of four hard-wearing, weatherproof fabrics: VX21 XPAC, X50 XPAC, 500D Cordura / 275 Dyneema Ripstop, and 1050D Ballistic Nylon. To maximize functionality the fabrics appear in a gradient from heaviest at the bottom to lightest up top.

The Default is our flagship bag built for all-around utility, featuring a waterproof main roll-top compartment, multifunctional middle sleeve, and handy hidden pockets. This bag is designed with room for groceries, extra clothing, a laptop and more, and offers excellent protection from the rain. The Default is comfortable for everyday use but will also carry larger loads with ease.

  • TPU coated 420d nylon welded liner ensures waterproofness of roll-top compartment
  • AustriAlpin 50mm COBRA buckle closure
  • Weatherproof hidden sleeve fits tablet or small laptop
  • Middle sleeve fits up to 16″ MacBook
  • Deep side pockets fit standard 32oz water bottle
  • Adjustable/removable sternum strap and 1.5″ (3.8 cm) waist strap
  • Snaps keep roll-top from obstructing view
  • VX21 XPAC, X50 XPAC, 500D Cordura / 275 Dyneema Ripstop, and 1050D Ballistic Nylon
  • Water-resistant urethane coated YKK zippers
  • Thick padded back and shoulder straps
  • Low front utility loop for attaching bike light, carabiner, etc.
  • Dimensions: 12" (30.5 cm) × 6" (15.2 cm) x 20″ (50.8 cm) - (25L)
  • Handmade in California 
Available Sizes
18L Mini 25L Regular


AustriAlpin COBRA buckle

  • 50mm AustriAlpin COBRA buckle secures the roll-top and front pocket
  • Aluminum/brass buckle machined in Austrian Alps
  • Allows for additional expandability of roll-top
  • Quick-release design
  • Cinches down for max securement
  • Rated at 9kN

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