Ecogear Rhino II Laptop Backpack
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The Black Rhino can survive a really tough day at the office or some serious hard-core travel.

Designed specifically for the business traveler, it is TSA friendly, so when you go through airport security, you do not have to remove your backpack. Just unzip, scan and GO! Constructed of 900D REPREVE recycled fabric, it is built for the road warrior or just everyday use. The super soft cushioned shoulder straps make it easy on your shoulders for all day use. The padded laptop sleeve fits computers up to 15 inches. It has 2 internal zip pockets to keep things organized as well as a fleece lined, quick access pouch on the top of the backpack. Dual side-zip pockets and mesh pockets allow for additional storage and the reflective piping on the front of the pack shines when lights hit it.

- non-toxic dyes & materials
- padded laptop sleeve with removable carrier
- mesh air vented back
- ergo-padded shoulder straps with soft-lined valuables pouch
- internal organizer pockets

PVC-free 1680D ballistic nylon

Dimensions: 18.5 x 13 x 8 in.
- 2300 cu in.

Why we LOVE Ecogear:

Here's what they believe -  when it comes to global warming, one convenient truth is that the small things make a big difference. Like a bag. Their bags are made with planet-friendly organic cotton, PVC-free materials, recycled plastics and toxic-free dyes and components. They’ve created eco-friendly bags minus the extra baggage of health and environmental risks.

Ecogear uses an ALTERNATIVE TO PVC

Instead of commonly used and chemical-emitting PVC, they've created bags coated with EPO, a healthy alternative. Ecogear uses this patented system called Ecoweave (EPO), which creates virtually no risk to the environment or to human health. The benefits of Ecoweave include:

• Toxic-free
• PVC-free
• Chlorine-free
• No dioxin, phthalates or heavy metals
• Carries no ozone-depleting chemicals
• Clean to recycle—creates natural occuring emissions when burned
• Safe in manufacturing and consumer use

What is EPO?

EPO (Environment Pollution Omitting) technology is a safe alternative to the use of PVC, the complex technology of thermoplastic elastomer - the versatile and non-polluting raw material.

EPO technology development enables the highest quality fabric and material processing at cost-effective levels. The eco-friendly EPO technology serves as a secure, non-slip fix to the weaving structure of fabrics and materials, facilitating even the most complex and challenging shape and contour designs of bags.

EPO technology is among the leading innovations of environmental protection of the 21st century. Ecogear is geared towards PVC elimination and targeted to create eco-friendly bags for everyday use.

Environmentally-friendly attributes of EPO fabric include:
• PVC free
• Chlorine chemicals free
• AZO free
• Heavy metal quantity control
• Disperse dyes quantity control
• Ozone-depleting substance quantity control
• Causes no dioxin, heavy metal or phthalate pollution1
• Complies with the latest regulations

You may not know it, but most bags—from your luggage to your backpack—are loaded with toxins and chemicals. A common chemical coating in bags is PVC, an everyday plastic that is actually toxic in nature. PVC can have long-term health effects.

PVC's entire life cycle, from production through use and disposal, has a negative impact on human health and our environment. Worker’s health and safety issues have plagued the PVC industry for decades. Many industries are aware of PVC dangers yet they are doing nothing to stop the use and production of PVC. When PVC is burned it emits toxic hydrogen chloride gas, which turns into hydrochloric acid on contact with moisure within our lungs.

PVC production fuses vinyl chloride molecules with toxic metals such as lead and cadmium, which are added as plasticizers and stabilizers. Because of the chemical properties of chlorine, the by-products of PVC production tend to be far more toxic, more persistent in the environment, and more likely to build up in the food supply and the bodies of people than otherwise similar chlorine-free chemicals. Because PVC is the only major plastic that contains chlorine, its hazards are unique.

The dangers of PVC—Polyvinyl Chloride—include:
• Inclusion of toxic chemicals such as lead, cadmium and phthalates (which can leach into children’s mouths)
• Release of chemical gases
• Byproducts include carcinogens such as dioxin
• When burned or heated, PVC creates hydrochloric acid
• When buried, toxic chemicals from PVC leak into the earth

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