We had a customer who suggested a cordura-leather EDC pouch for himself. At Garrison Packs, nothing excites us better than some out of the box ideas and suggestions…especially from customers and users. It took us a bit of time to track down leather suppliers here in Malaysia but eventually we manage to score some good bits. We choose the softer leather and our master sewer Ben spent a few good nights trying them out. Well, all his hard work is definitely worth a shout.
The cordura-leather combination gives a more subtle yet classic look to our products. While cordura fabrics retains its super tough characteristics, the leather touch kinda gives it that tone-down look. To quote a customer…”you guys just made mil-spec evergreen“.
While we are happy with the progress of our cordura-leather EDC pouch so far, we will likely take more time to refine designs, test capabilities and identify areas that may need fine tuning. Our main concern at the moment is a constant and reliable supply of quality leather for our workshop. The machines at our workshop has no issues coping with the thicker leather and we expect the new machines we have ordered will make work even easier.
We have posted some of these pictures on our Garrison Packs Facebook page and has garnered quite a big interest. At this stage, our cordura-leather pouches will only be available at OGM store in Shah Alam. Once we have sorted out issues on material supplies, we hope to extend out more designs and offer them at several other retail locations. And of course, we will be accepting custom, ‘made to your sketch’ versions of cordura-leather EDC pouches or bags in good time.