After 10 prototypes and numerous urban environment testing of the ALPAKA bag, we thought we decided to test the bag on the road for an extended period of time, and see how it holds up to the abuse. 

Ready to Travel to Thailand with a ALPAKA 7ven prototype.

Ready to Travel to Thailand with a ALPAKA 7ven prototype.

Ramiro in Philippines with the ALPAKA 7ven bag. 

Ramiro in Philippines with the ALPAKA 7ven bag. 

Ramiro in Kuala Lumpur looking at the Petronas Twin Towers with the ALPAKA bag.

Ramiro in Kuala Lumpur looking at the Petronas Twin Towers with the ALPAKA bag.

Ramiro in Cambodia walking through the ruin. 

Ramiro in Cambodia walking through the ruin. 

Ramiro in Middle East with the ALPAKA 7ven bag. 

Ramiro in Middle East with the ALPAKA 7ven bag. 

ALPAKA 7ven bag on a boat ride somewhere in South-east Asia.

ALPAKA 7ven bag on a boat ride somewhere in South-east Asia.

Testing the load capacity of ALPAKA 7ven bag with 12, 15 and 17 inches ThinkPad Workstation machines. 

Testing the load capacity of ALPAKA 7ven bag with 12, 15 and 17 inches ThinkPad Workstation machines. 

Ready to travel back to Melbourne from Shanghai with an improved ALPAKA 7ven prototype.

Ready to travel back to Melbourne from Shanghai with an improved ALPAKA 7ven prototype.

After the extended travel between me and Ramiro, we found that the ALPAKA 7ven bag held up beautifully to the abuse we put it through, and validated most of the design elements that we put into the bag. However, while the quality and craftsmanship of the bag was great, we found a few issues with the bag that we wanted to improve on. Namely, the lack of luggage case handle passthrough port, and the lack of convenient accessible storage pocket for keys/loose change. We promptly fixed these design oversights before i travelled back to Melbourne with my final prototype.