Patagonia Tres MLC® 45L
Same iconic design as our classic Black Hole® MLC® (Maximum Legal Carry-On) bag, this burly, soft-sided suitcase converts to a backpack with enough room and organization for world travel. Meets most carry-on requirements.
- Made with durable 50% recycled nylon for puncture and abrasion resistance
- Clamshell design for the main zippered compartment features two separate chambers for easy packing, access and organization; one sleeve is padded and holds most 15-inch laptops
- Two external zippered pockets organize essentials and keep them close at hand
- Three carrying options: backpack with ergonomic shoulder straps that tuck neatly into a zippered compartment; shoulder-bag with comfortable shoulder strap; briefcase with two carry handles
- Back exterior pocket sits flat for documents and magazines
- Rear sleeve allows you to slip the tote on and off rolling luggage handles
- 1,420 g (3 lbs 2.1 oz)
Body: 7.4-oz 630-denier 100% nylon (50% recycled/50% high-tenacity) plain weave.
Lining: 3.3-oz 200-denier 100% recycled polyester.
Both with a polyurethane coating and a DWR (durable water repellent) finishView The Footprint Chronicles
1,420 g (3 lbs 2.1 oz)
21" x 16" x 6.7"
45L (2,746 cu in)
Durable Water Repellent
DWR (durable water repellent) fabric finish repels light rain and snow and decreases dry times. When DWR is used in conjunction with a waterproof/breathable barrier, the DWR finish keeps the outer fabric from becoming saturated so that the breathable barrier can do its job.
Although we’ve been using recycled polyester in our garments for 20 years, for some reason locked deep in polymer chemistry, nylon is more difficult to recycle than polyester. After years of research, development, and testing, we’re finally finding some recycled nylon fibers that are suitable for apparel.
Some of the recycled nylon we use comes from post-industrial waste fiber, yarn collected from a spinning factory, and waste from the weaving mills that can be processed into reusable nylon fiber.
We’re diligently searching for a success story with recycled nylon. The challenge lies ahead of us, and we’re committed to discovering the best methods to recycle nylon fiber, but it appears this evolution will take many years.