So that’s what it’s for! Shoppers discover the mind blowing hidden purpose of a popular Kmart backpack
- Shoppers have discovered a mind-blowing hidden feature on a Kmart bag
- One mother asked parents what the diamond-shaped patch was designed for
- Dozens pointed out the feature with two lines was for looping item through slits
- Many people confessed they never knew the patches had an intended purpose
Australian shoppers have been left stunned after discovering a ‘mind-blowing’ hidden purpose behind a feature on a Kmart backpack.
One mother prompted a discussion on social media after she asked fellow parents what the seemingly pointless diamond-shaped patch stitched on the front of her son’s crocodile bag was used for.
Dozens quickly pointed out the feature with two parallel lines on it was designed to hold extra items such as shoes, a rolled up jacket or a water bottle.
The useful detail, known as a lash tab or a pig snout, is commonly found stitched on the front of backpacks – and people can loop the item through the patch’s slits.
One mother prompted a discussion after she asked fellow parents what the seemingly pointless diamond-shaped patch stitched on the front of her son’s crocodile backpack was for
‘To hang whatever you like on it, most people hang shoes on there by putting shoelaces through and tying but you can hang anything,’ one woman wrote.
Another recalled: ‘I remember being told to tie my shoelaces to this while I crossed a river to keep shoes dry,’ while a third added: ‘It’s for stinky shoes – tie the laces through it so they aren’t inside making everything else stinky.’
Many explained that the ‘hanging loop’ was designed to hold many things, including a helmet, headphone, hat, flashlight, name or travel tags or for attaching carabiners.
The useful detail, known as a lash tab or a pig snout, is commonly found stitched on the front of backpacks – and people can loop the item through the patch’s slits
‘Backpacks have this to carry extra stuff from. It’s specifically for shoes laces (gym shoes etc) or a carabiner clip for extra bag or similar,’ one said.
Meanwhile, many confessed they never knew the patches had an intended purpose, saying they assumed it was a ‘decoration’ or part of a brand’s ‘logo’.
‘You’re telling me they have a purpose? I had multiple Herschel’s backpacks throughout school, uni and travels and never knew this. Thought it was their logo and then Kmart and other brands ripped them off haha,’ one said.
‘I feel stupid,’ another wrote, while one added: ‘Wait, I seriously thought they were just decorations.’
And another woman said: ‘My mind is blown over the fact it’s not a decoration or brand. My life is a lie.’