|Credit: Huffington Post|
Since we each have a backpack that we use to carry stuff when we travel, we found this story interesting. Do you know what the purpose of the little diamond patch is that is sewn onto some backpacks?
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It actually has a name or two. It is commonly called a “lash tab” or “pig snout,” according to Marie Claire. The Huffington Post noted that historically, outdoorsmen would attach ice axes to the tab with a rope for easy access. Modern explorers might thread earbuds, shoe laces or a wet umbrella cord through the tab.
BTW- Squares are often made of leather because it's less vulnerable to freezing than cloth.
VIDEO: Huffington Post Explains Diamond Patches