Woah, these laptop bags made from recycled fire hose look awesome

It’s too bad we didn’t hear about these before Bag Week. Feuer Bags is a German company that makes bags out of decommissioned fire hose. You better believe they’re tough. Plus, they have a beautiful worn-in look right out of the box. I know “pre-worn” is a bit of a cliché now, but there’s something beautiful about objects that are genuinely hard-used and have stood up to the punishment. That’s these bags to a thread.

They’re mostly red, black, and white, as you can see — those likely being the colors used by the fire department in der Bundesrepublik Deutschland.

– firefighting hose
– truck tarpaulin
– safety seat belt

See, these things are made to last. Truck tarp is what waterproofs messenger backpacks, and of course nylon seat belts are practically indestructible. And what can I say about fire hose? It’s fire hose.

There are a number of styles available, from the laptop bags pictured above to messenger bags, handbags, and even some sweet-looking belts. Want.

[via Gear Diary]