By Robin | January 01, 2019

In the spotlight – Dyemond Goods’ Outland Backpack

Dyemond Goods is a one-man show, established and run by Mike van der Zanden, and based in Eindhoven, the Netherlands. All items are designed and developed by Mike and made entirely by his hand. In contrast to brands looking for overseas production facilities for cheaper and bigger productions, Mike chose to manage the production himself. Mike’s vision on doing business is leading to a limited collection of bags, leather goods, and belts; all made without cutting any corners. Over the years, Dyemond Goods has become known for their use of extremely high-quality materials and the surgical precision used for the finishes and details.

Today we will take a closer look at the Outland Backpack, which, in our opinion, is one of his coolest designs.


Dyemond Goods Photo courtesy of Koen Kuik.


Outland Backpack in Black Salt & Pepper

The Outland Backpack is made of a waterproof and tear resistant fabric, specially chosen to be functional in the unpredictable Dutch weather. In his search for the ultimate fabric, Mike found a reverse canvas fabric that was engineered by the Swiss Army and developed to protect the gear of their soldiers in World War II. Knowing this, we can safely say that this fabric will keep your belongings safe and dry and that it will last for many years to come!

The construction of the Outland Backpack took place in Mike’s atelier, on just a few machines that were operated by none other than himself. It is sewn with a durable and robust yarn and finished with handset copper rivets and solid brass hardware. As to the construction, Mike did not leave anything to chance, and he made a backpack that will stand the test of time.
The backpack is featuring a thick black vegetable tanned leather that will evolve beautifully over time and wear, known as patina. This type of leather is commonly celebrated for its durability, environmental friendliness, and incredibly nice evolution. The inside of the backpack is lined with black nylon fabric, making the backpack double waterproof!


Dyemond GoodsPhoto courtesy of Koen Kuik.


Next to being durable and beautiful to the eye, the Outland Backpack is easy to use. Opening the bag by using the two solid brass buckles, will give you access to one spacious compartment that can easily fit a laptop, denim jacket, ánd a spare jeans in case you need it. On top of that, it also has a front pocket, that can be opened with a snap button. The webbing on the front has both a design as a functional aspect since you can quickly put something behind it. So, although the Outland Backpack has a slim appearance, it has plenty of space to carry all your daily necessities with you.

Our all-new pack. Better 3D pattern, design, and ergonomics. Also, we wanted to keep safety in mind. We sourced new technical fabrics that are waterproof and tear resistant. Our Outland line is made out of a very special Salt & Pepper fabric. A reversely engineered canvas used by the Swiss Army in World War II. A material made from cotton and nettle yarn, which makes this fabric very durable and sustainable.
Our webbing straps have both a design and functional aspect. During warm summers you can put your jacket behind the straps. With the horizontal strap, you can easily pick up the bag. The rolltop and the large front pocket are closed with two solid brass buckles.


Dyemond GoodsPhoto courtesy of Koen Kuik.



  • Vegetable tanned leather
  • Salt & Pepper water repellent outer shell
  • Water repellent black nylon lining
  • Solid brass hardware and handset solid copper rivets
  • Tubular webbing straps

The Outland Backpack is available at Dyemond Goods’ web store and is priced at €399.

In collaboration with Dyemond Goods we will start 2019 with a bang!  You will receive 40% off on any order at Dyemond Goods for a limited time! Head over to and enter ‘ROBINDENIM’ to receive 40% off!