Manhattan Portage and Alpha Industries Commemorate the 50th year Anniversary of the iconic M-65 Field Coat by designing a Military-inspired Capsule Bag Collection.
Manhattan Portage, the New York brand known for tough urban-style messenger bags and Alpha Industries, the global authority on rugged military-inspired garments, will launch their first ever collaboration world-wide to kick off the 50th anniversary of the original M-65 Field Coat.
Alpha Industries and Manhattan Portage have teamed up to pay tribute to the Tropical Rucksack, the battle hardened pack known for its ruggedness and utility used during the Vietnam era.
Three distinctive styles have been created using the same rugged nylon/cotton (NYCO) fabric that makes the outer sateen shell of the M-65 Field Coat. Heavy-duty brass zippers and the signature Olive Green colour used in the iconic coat have also been included in the collection.
The Recon Shoulder Bag is lined with a bright orange vinyl lining, mirroring the orange contrast lining used in Alpha Industries Flight jackets that were used for rescue missions during the Vietnam War when high visibility was imperative.
The tropical Jungle Rucksack pays homage to the classic military issued backpack used during the Vietnam War and the tactical MOLLE design is the military’s 21st century version of the Vietnam era technology known as ALICE (All-purpose Lightweight Individual Carrying Equipment).
The MOLLE style backpack created for this collaboration is an upgraded version of the Manhattan Portage Fort Hamilton Backpack and redesigned with a vintage touch sporting utilitarian features built for outdoor use, such as a second-stage modular storage option that keeps you organized and mobile in the field.
Each product in this collaboration holds true value as the main body was made using Alpha Industries cotton/nylon blended fabric, signature snaps, flag logo, and other M-65 hidden elements.