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Calao - Hip pack

Calao - Hip pack

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La Calao: an upcycled hip pack, inclusive and made in Lille.

♻️ Our materials are upcycled and have already taken the air of the sea: kite-surfing, tent, lifeboat.

4 versions: 2 versions upcycled from kite-surfing wing, one in scout tent and one in survival boat. More info below.

📐 Two zipped compartments to protect your essentials.

🇫🇷 Made in Lille, France in a work integration company.

🧵Discover our latest article on the design and production of the Calao hip pack.

Upcycled Materials

Our upcycled materials :

• Black model: lifeboat. After 15 to 18 years, the canoes on the ferries are no longer approved. They are cut, cleaned and reassembled in the north of France.

• Beige model: tent cloths in waxed cotton. We recuperate the production scraps of the last boyscout tent manufacturer.

• Multicolored models: Upcycled kitesurfing prototypes.

The zipper "pulls" are kitesurfing lines.

The materials are upcycled and have already taken on the air of the sea, so traces of their previous life may be visible on the finished product.

Technical specifications

Dimensions of the banana bag:

• Width: 19 cm

• Height : 12 cm

• Depth: 4 cm

• Volume: 1 liter

• Weight: from 120g for the black one to 80g for the yellow/pink/blue one

A main pocket to put a phone, a wallet and a hat.

A small pocket on the front for your keys and your transport pass.

Adjustable strap for a maximum waist size of 120 cm.

Small elastic to maintain the surplus of strap.

The Confection Workshop

The bananas are made in a workshop of professional insertion in Lille which is committed against the textile waste.

Delivery and return

• Delivery fee of 4€ for France, 8€ for Europe.

• Delivered to your home in 2-3 working days everywhere in France (in 4-6 working days for the EU).

• Returns and exchanges are possible for any unused product (within 14 days from the reception of the product).

• Re-shipment offered by La Virgule in case of exchange.


• All our products are guaranteed for 2 years.

• And because we want them to last as long as you do, La Virgule repairs them for life!

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  • Voiles de kitesurf que nous récupérons pour les upcycler
    Kitesurfing wing
  • Tente cabanon récoltée et upcyclée par nos soins
    Scout tent
  • Découpe de canots de sauvetage
  • 100% des produits sont upcyclés et fabriqués en Europe

    Our commitments

    100% of the products are upcycled and made in France and Portugal.
  • Garantie 2 ans


    The products are guaranteed for 2 years and repaired for life.
  • Logo livraison 2 à 3 jours


    In 2-3 business days at your location (4-6 days for the EU)
  • Echanges et retours possibles

    Exchanges and possible returns

    Free re-shipping

Customer Reviews

Based on 5 reviews
Mathieu E
Très content !

Super produit dans sa conception. Et son design, c’est top !
Petit doute mais à suivre : est-ce que ses coutures sont suffisamment costaud pour durer plusieurs années avec une utilisation quotidienne ? A suivre

Bonjour Mathieu,

Merci beaucoup pour votre retour.
Nos produits sont conçus pour durer le plus longtemps possible, voire toute la vie ! Pour information, si vous rencontrez quelconque problème, tous nos modèles sont garantis deux ans et réparables à vie. N'hésitez pas à nous contacter si besoin !

Angèle Blas
On adore !!

Elle est trop belle 🤩 !!

Audrey Ogereau

Calao - Banane

Banane Calao Noire

Très satisfait de la banane qui a été envoyée dans les délais, en pleine période de Noël !!

Francois M
Pratique, jolie et upcyclée! What else?

Ravi de mon achat et de la démarche derrière La Virgule. Rien a reprocher à ma banane qui m'accompagne au quotidien!