The Element series of backpacks was a study in bag design. They were concieved as a family of packs that were ergonomic, had a simple and unique look, and had connection points for expansion modules. The series consists of a messenger bag, an around-town bag, and a weekender pack. They each have a quick access pocket on the front, spacious interiors, flaps with rain guards, and straps across the front that allow for MOLLE modules, as well as proprietary components. While these backpacks ultimately have flaws, this experience will influence and guide future softgood designs.