The Idea Lab

Sport Backpacks

The Idea Lab is Western owned manufacture of high quality premium Sport Backpacks. We understand that whilst Chinese factories are becoming increasingly efficient, sometimes they fail to meet our standards of quality and service. We are here to ensure those requirements are met.


If you are looking for high quality bag and rucksack manufacturing services, you are in the right place. The Idea Lab, based in Guangzhou, China, is a quality driven and price focused off shore manufacturing company. Western owned and compliant in international quality standards The Idea Lab is one of the leading companies in South China positioned to deliver some of the best promotional products and design services at the affordable costs. Read below to learn a little about where we focus when manufacturing Sport backpacks 


A typical sports backpack will be made from a lightweight polyester that is water resistant and breathable as it is potentially going to be more than well used. Once a good suitable fabric is found, the buckle falls in line as the next component that needs to stand the test of time. 

The best buckles in the world are made from a patented polymer called Duraflex, possibly the highest end quality plastic in the world. Using such high calibre components is essential to having an excellent end product. Buckles, slips, hooks, retainers and slides will be exposed to pro-longed consistent use. They need to last the distance or your product will fall short of customer expectations. With our feet on the ground and our vast experience in off shore manufacturing, we ensure that the best components are sourced prior to any large scale manufacturing taking place. 

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The process behind creating ripstop is a little more complex than typical fabrics. Often made from Nylon, it involves a special reinforcing technique that adds resistance to tearing and ripping. During weaving, reinforcement threads are interwoven at regular intervals in a crosshatch pattern, typically at 5-8mm. This actually creates a 3-dimensional structure due to the thicker threads being woven into thinner cloth. More modern technology and weaving techniques has made the interwoven ripstop threads less obvious.


Good quality control on a product like this begins before production even starts. Unlike some more intensive production methods such as working with Cordura Nylon or neoprene the manufacturing process is relatively straightforward. A wide variety of factories possess the capabilities to work with lightweight nylons, but you can not always rely on their commitment to procuring genuine components and raw material. The Idea Lab oversees the procurement of all raw materials before the order is placed. If you are looking at manufacturing backpacks in China, you are in the right place. We have over 10 years of experience in off shore manufacturing.