The Khmer Explorer Factory.


Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam





Our flagship travel backpack, the Khmer Explorer, is manufactured just outside of Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam with a backpack manufacturer that has been one of the world's best for over 20 years. Situated surprisingly close to the famous war-era Cu Chi Tunnels, this modern factory prides itself not just as an employer, but as a member of the local community.  

Things we love:

  • Gold certified by Worldwide Responsible Accredited Production (WRAP).
  • On-site workers' library.
  • Training and education programs.
  • On-site healthcare facilities.
  • A year-end games festival and special events for Vietnam Women's Day.
  • A complimentary motorbike repair shop (the primary means of transport in Vietnam).