tom sachs launches rocket factory fanny pack pro exclusively for 'test flight crew and astronauts'

tom sachs launches rocket factory fanny pack pro exclusively for 'test flight crew and astronauts'

the fanny pack pro launches


Artist Tom Sachs, winner of THE DESIGN PRIZE 2021 in the category ‘in the artistic realm’, continues his exploration of the astronaut aesthetic with a newly launched Rocket Factory Fanny Pack Pro. The release comes nearly one year after the announcement of the company’s Rocket Factory NFT collection (see here), which required the assemblage of three Components to create the single NFT.


Now, the exclusive bag has just been released and is available exclusively to holders of the NFT — or the ‘Tom Sachs Rocket Factory Test Flight Crew and Astronauts’ — for $666 USD.

tom sachs rocket fannyimages courtesy Tom Sachs Rocket Factory | @tsrocketfactory



super-light and stronger than steel


The team at Tom Sachs (see more here) crafts its Rocket Factory Fanny Pack Pro from a unique, super-light textile called Dyneema®. The high-performance composite material is most commonly used for outdoor gear as it is ‘stronger than steel,’ waterproof, and exceptionally lightweight. The designers elaborate in a statement on social media: ‘This bag will wrinkle. It will get dirty. With use, the Dyneema® will soften into a fabric-like texture, becoming a roadmap of your journey.

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quality craft by tom sachs and mafia bags


Tom Sachs Rocket Factory Fanny Pack Pro marks a larger edition of the original fanny pack, and can thus accomodate a standard letter size clipboard, iPad, and 13-inch MacBook. The pack is custom made for Tom Sachs by MAFIA Bags in the USA. It comes together with detachable aluminum hooks on adjustable nylon herringbone compression straps — to stabilize the weight of the pack on the body — and an aluminum quick-release buckle on waist belt.


The team notes the features of the durable fanny pack pro, which include a ‘top load front pocket with internal key loops and parachute cording to hold a wallet, key, and phone; adjustable self-ejecting shoulder strap buckle with handmade T.SACHS porcelain bead; tubular webbing handles for holding maximum cargo capacity and hand comfort; and water-resistant zips to protect the inside contents.’

Of course, the pack is adorned with an embroidered Ten Bullets Patch, and TSRF Test Flight Crew Patch.

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project info:


project title: Rocket Factory Fanny Pack

designer: Tom Sachs | @tomsachs

custom made by: MAFIA Bags in the USA


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