First released in 2010, the Keepall in Damier Carbone is Louis Vuitton’s first foray into the innovative carbon fiber material. This year, the Damier Carbone Keepall is perfected with the addition of a bigger size, and functional new details. It also coincides with the release of Louis Vuitton’s BMW i8 Luggage Set which is made from the same carbon fiber material.
The Damier Carbone is a remarkable material that is made of carbon fiber coated canvas. This gives the final material high tensile strength, high chemical resistance, high temperature tolerance, low thermal expansion and very light weight… it’s 35% lighter than its Monogram/Damier canvas counterpart. With its lightness and resistance to the elements, the Damier Carbone Keepall Bandoulière is the ideal accessory to hard-core travelers. A handsome bag for rugged environments.
Unlike the 2010 version, this year’s Damier Carbone Keepall features a removable and adjustable woven fabric shoulder strap with patch which makes the bag easier to carry and gives the traveler more carry options. Other features include rounded leather handles for a comfortable hand carry, striking aluminum and silver brass metallic pieces which includes the iconic Louis Vuitton padlock, cowhide leather trimmings including the luggage tag and handles fastener, zipped closure, ultra-light microfiber lining and interior double flat pocket.
The Damier Carbone Keepall Bandoulière comes in two sizes: 45 (17.7″ x 9.8″ x 7.9″) and 55 (21.7″ x 11.8″ x 9.4″). Available at Louis Vuitton stores for US$3300 and US$3650 for the 45 and 55 sizes respectively.