Green Guru uses old bike tire inner tubes, wetsuits, climbing ropes and tent flys to construct durable, recycled bags and accessories.
- The Ruckus backpack ($139.95), made of recycled inner tubes, an upcycled shoulder harness, recycled PETE, recycled mesh, recycled nylon and metal, is about as sturdy of a backpack as you will find anywhere. A spacious 30 liters in capacity (expandable to 41 liters), the pack holds an incredible amount despite weighing just 3.8 pounds. And, it’s perfect for the commuter on the go: The outer layer is completely stormproof, and the bag is reinforced with straps, pockets and belts for maximum comfort and extra storage.
- The Cycler messenger bag ($139.95) is made of the same materials that the Ruckus backpack is, but features a fold-over messenger finish. It holds a respectable 27 liters, but weighs in at just 2.1 pounds, making it the ideal bag to strap on before a bike commute. The bag is extra padded for riding, and users have the option to add a cell phone or iPod holster ($27.95) — also made of recycled tubes — on the shoulder strap for extra convenience.
- Even the Bi-fold wallet ($27.95), constructed of recycled inner tubes and recycled PETE, stretches to fit everything and anything you can jam in it. It is outfitted with four credit card/ID slots and two main compartments for cash and receipts. As Green Guru states, “It looks like leather, but it is far better for our earth.”