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AC XVII - Duffel Bag

Limited Edition Bags made from up-cycled sails used in the 35th America’s Cup.
 

£79.99

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Throw all your kit into one bag! The single 'across the body' strap makes for easy carrying and the drawstring closure on the top will keep everything in side.
  • Ideal for use as a kit bag, swim, gym, sports, school, PE or book bag
  • Branded with our unique AC XVII logo
  • Contrast top section in black marine grade fabric to compliment the original grey sailcloth
  • ​​​​​​​Adjustable strap
  • Dimensions: 30 x 50 cm
Your chance to own a part of history!
  • This bag is made from an Americas Cup sail used by Land Rover BAR in their 35th Americas Cup campaign.
  • Every bag is cut from a different section of the sail making them completely unique! 
  • Our Americas Cup 2017 logo (AC XVII) identifies the year the campaign took place.
  • We cut the AC XVII bags out of sails originally manufacture by North Sails made from their 3Di Raw which is the most advanced racing sail.
  • The inherent nature of the sail makes the bags light weight and extremely durable. 
At The Old Salt Loft we are passionate about recycling and when the opportunity arose to up-cycle sails previously used in the Americas Cup in Bermuda we jumped at the chance, although not without a few challenges.

The sails have the unique appearance of a non rip paper but as thick as cardboard making the bags feather light and incredibly strong. As you can imagine just cutting the cloth is hard work because they are designed not to rip!

The 3D composite construction also proves to be tricky... trying to find when the layers are getting thicker and placing the template to cut the bag is a well thought out process.

​​​​​​​There are no stitching lines, clews or similar features that you would expect to find in a traditional sail - these were designed for extreme racing! 

We have added our own unique logo, 'AC XVII' as a reminder that the bag has been reborn from sails used at the Americas Cup in 2017 and you can be a proud owner of a piece of British sailing heritage. 

Please note: Due to the nature of the bag being completely unique and cut from different parts of each sail your bag will differ from the image shown.​​​​​​​

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Step 1

Sarah carefully checks each order and makes sure everything will look great. She might need to adjust your logo or switch process to get the best results.

Step 2

She prepares a visual showing the layout of the garment for you to approve.

Step 3

A sample of your logo will be produced to check the accuracy of the logo and for colour matching. 

Step 4

Sarah overseas the production process making sure your order is finalised correctly and to your requirements. 

Step 5

Your order is packed and ready for dispatch.

​​​​​​​We send items out quickly for you.

Step 1

When cutting a bag from recycled sailcloth the best part of the sail is carefully selected for the size of the bag we are cutting. We try and include as many of the original features of the sail as possible.

Step 2

The sail is washed and dried removing dirt and salt water marks from it's previous life.

Step 3

Personalisation is applied in 1 of 3 ways depending on which bag you choose, a heat transfer process, stitching or self adhesive stickers. This process is done before the bag is constructed so a flat print area can be achieved.

Step 4

Hardware such as zips, poppers, eyelets and turn buttons are added. These elements make up the bags closures systems when the bags is finished. 

Step 5

The bag is then sewn together using an industrial sewing machine. Seams are checked, and the bag is turned through final additions before completion. 

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