Gift Guide 2020: Shop EQPD

Do you have a friend or family member who is constantly going through bags? That one person who shows up to each event with a new bag or purse, claiming the last one was destroyed or broke? Or that one person in your life who has a million reusable cotton bags, but needs something… sturdier? 

Introducing: EQPD! (pronounced: equipped) 

Specifically, their LastBag – Hand & Shoulder is a simply designed bag that comes in two different sizes, as a hand or shoulder bag, and you have the choice between five color schemes. Oh, and it has a lifetime guarantee! 

EQPD bag Explore Washington State 2020 Gift Guide

This bag is your one-stop bag for life. It is versatile: Use it for day to day life, your work gear, grocery shopping or even as a diaper bag. The handles are padded, it includes a removable felt base, and folds completely flat for easy storage. 

It is built with 90lb tear-strength waterproof fabric, is made locally in Twisp, Washington with Made in USA products, and is tough. 

EQPD bag Explore Washington State 2020 Gift Guide

Reasons To Love This Bag

Why do I love this bag? Honestly, I have two small children. My life is dirty, days are spent in our yard getting in the mud and rushing off to playdates. I’m looking for something that I can throw whatever my kids hand me in, and something I can literally toss in my car and not worry about. Equally, I don’t have a ton of time to add more things into my washing machine – these bags (like all of their products) can be easily wiped down with bleach wipes, or baby wipes if you’re like me, and it’s like new again. 

If you’re on Explore Washington State though, you’re probably not looking for a bag that is kid proof. You’re probably looking for a bag that is weather, camp and hike proof. In that case, I highly, highly recommend their SidePocket bag for camping. 

The SidePocket bag is boxy and adds more stability to what you’re carrying. It might just be the ultimate outdoorsy bag for camping, boating or days at the beach. Like the LastBag, it is made from industrial vinyl fabric and high density polyethylene fabric. Again, these bags are indestructible. It is waterproof, so if anything spills, just empty and pour it out or wipe it off. 

EQPD SidePocket Explore Washington State 2020 Gift Guide

Commitment To Design

EQPD was founded on the principles of Industrial Design, and it shows by their well-thought-out process. Their goal is to create everyday products that respect all people and the environment. 

“Our products reflect the sense of purpose, simplicity and deliberate construction that Industrial Design was founded on.” Founder Jonathan Baker has been designing for over 20 years.

“We currently make all our products in Twisp, WA with plans to open a second manufacturing location on the East Coast to simultaneously reduce our environmental and increase our social impact. Like food, we think that making things (or growing them) as close to your home is good for everyone. That manufacturing should be celebrated and accessible versus its current condition of being hidden thousands of miles away and the working conditions that prevail.” 

Explore Washington State owner Scott has visited their workspace in Twisp, and raved about it. Their mission statement and delivery match up to each other. 

I highly encourage you to give EQPD a follow on Instagram, and check out their homepage to browse their products. They have several bags and accessories, and are currently making face masks including their Daily Mask- Featherweight

Check out our full Explore Washington State 2020 Gift Guide for other great Washington products.

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MacKenzie Passegger

MacKenzie Passegger is the face behind our various social media accounts, and also routinely writes articles on our blogs (that you’re hopefully enjoying). She's a Washington state native who found herself settling in Austria after bouncing around Europe. When her toddler isn’t keeping her on her toes, she enjoys cooking, craft beer & traveling back home. Being away from Washington allows her to have a different perspective and has deepened her love for the Evergreen State.

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