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What that square patch on your backpack is actually used for

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Ever wonder what that diamond-shaped leather patch is on your backpack? It's called a lash tab, and it's popular right now for its vintage appeal. -------------------------------------------------- Follow BI Video on Twitter: http://bit.ly/1oS68Zs Follow BI on Facebook: http://bit.ly/1W9Lk0n Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/ -------------------------------------------------- Business Insider is the fastest growing business news site in the US. Our mission: to tell you all you need to know about the big world around you. The BI Video team focuses on technology, strategy and science with an emphasis on unique storytelling and data that appeals to the next generation of leaders – the digital generation.
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Ian Lee (7 days ago)
Omfg thanks so much, how easy it was to find this I literally just googled "backpack thing" and this was the first video that came up!
Lemme plug that 2 prong outlet in there.
LilGrimey5Star (1 month ago)
I knew that it was for your shoes lol I don't want the my dirty shoes rubbing against my clean backpack though, I use it to clip on my headphone case 😊
Yeah u have that on my backpack except it has 4 flaps and a icon that looks like headphones
Silvester Sourn (2 months ago)
I always thought it was an emblem representing a brand... 😅😅
Lee cardio (2 months ago)
yes now i can hang my M16 while going to school
Kinse De Mayo (2 months ago)
Oink oink
TMA (2 months ago)
Its for headset.
Nature Good (2 months ago)
gym shoes shouldn't smell
Jared H (2 months ago)
Although string can go through it, notice the holes are not round. They are flat. They were designed for strips of material or straps to go through. You can still buy these straps individually wrapped in most camping departments. Saying these are 4 shoe strings is kind of like saying all horses were designed for the carriage.
mgortz (2 months ago)
So it's functionally useless now, that's what you're saying its use is? Jesus Christ, slow day at the office?
BuBBLe GiO (2 months ago)
Here you are, looking for the answer before watching the video
sdnlawrence (2 months ago)
So who didn't know this? And why wasn't this video 25 seconds long? Because that's about how long it should take to share the info and add a demonstration.
CJ White (2 months ago)
So it’s literally exactly what it looks like…
Paris Whithead (2 months ago)
Millennials wouldn't know because they only by things because it's a trend
Dorian RC Taylor (2 months ago)
I mean if that’s what it’s for how come I’ve never seen this shit ... Ever
Rylan Storm (2 months ago)
Only problem is that most backpack manufacturers don't know what it's for anymore and it's stuck on with glue so that you can't thread anything through it.
Juan Manuel Penaloza (2 months ago)
Called it
N. M. (2 months ago)
All this time I thought it was a logo for some brand
NEWYORK BOSS (3 months ago)
Its a fake outlet 🤣🤣 that don't work
Gavin Peterson (3 months ago)
I thought it was for caribiners
Calum (3 months ago)
It's obviously a diamond not a square idiots lol
Random gooy (3 months ago)
It's a pig nose
Sobia Awan (3 months ago)
my friend has that bag
I'm Inside/Anime weeb (3 months ago)
I thought you put cards in them
Fin Smith (3 months ago)
I don’t know who i watched this considering Gucci backpacks don’t have that haha
Sam Grossick (3 months ago)
Fin Smith weird flex but ok
Donut The Frenchie (3 months ago)
I already knew what it was for 🙄
Mr PotatoMan (3 months ago)
I've even seen that in snapbacks and beanies so it made think it was a logo even more but guess not (or it could have been a logo for those) big confusion
Steven Liu (3 months ago)
This is fake, it's for reflect light
sղαԵcհҽժ (3 months ago)
Title: "square patch" Shows diamond shake
Josh (3 months ago)
Lol I thought it was their logo
Johannes Eckerström (3 months ago)
No
Brendan Quinlan (3 months ago)
It’s a molle harness for spare mags right...
Team ZaWa (3 months ago)
I was 21 years old when I found this out thanks
Ben Laws (3 months ago)
Got one on my jacket arm and I’m not gunna be hanging shoes from my goddam arm
Kwaku Gyebi (3 months ago)
Recommend gang, where u at?
Nintendo Digest (3 months ago)
I don’t have that I have an Swiss gear back pack
The Malay-American Guy (3 months ago)
This whole time i thought it was a brand
Andy Nguyen (3 months ago)
oh wtf, i thought that was the brand and was for cosmetics
Jony Man3405 (3 months ago)
I thought it was a pencil holder
low level otaku (3 months ago)
Well I mean if you wanted to,you could try wrapping earbuds around it.
Tyler Warren Ellis (3 months ago)
These info graphic videos need to stop
MJW (3 months ago)
That's where I tie the scalps of my enemies.
Neal Cole (3 months ago)
Who the fick dint know 5his
Блять, у меня на куртке такая поебота на капюшоне, обувь трепать?
ASM Seven (3 months ago)
So informative. Nottttt. Haha. What a stupid video
69 Quakie (3 months ago)
Finally I can put my bayonet on my bag
TheReal Doge (4 months ago)
I put an Oscar award keychain on mine
Tyler (4 months ago)
1:12 of my life I will never get back.
Khemji (4 months ago)
I Thought It Was Martin Garrix
Taniford (4 months ago)
Ugh... Issa *diamond*
§hąřpśhøõțëŕ (4 months ago)
Coin slot.
Jesus Christ (4 months ago)
Lol, leather aint waterproof anymore?
Weaboo Sensei (4 months ago)
I don't have that
xpusostomos (4 months ago)
My shoes don't smell you insensitive clod!!!
That Took A Dark Turn (4 months ago)
Why do salesperson never get to explain you these little things?
Whuzzin Gamont (4 months ago)
Wtf i thought it was a logo of a brand lol
Anzish (4 months ago)
Smelly gym shoes :D
silvia kim (4 months ago)
i deadass thought this was a brand lmaoo
Tobbit (4 months ago)
These comments are amazing. LOL
semest loco (4 months ago)
Who didnt know this?
USMC 1019 (4 months ago)
Lol! These lash tabs have been on many styles & types of back packs ever since I can remember, clear back to the early 1970’s. It depends where on the pack they are sewn that determines their usefulness.
Zues 65 (4 months ago)
Holy crap, that was the most straight to the point videos I’ve ever seen.
Luco Zade (4 months ago)
I thought it was a diamond
SkitTastic (4 months ago)
I thought it was a coin slot
Fizie Mahat (4 months ago)
Aq igt dulu design hidung babi
nein (4 months ago)
That bright blue back pack looks really vintage.....like 80'sish
Tom Allen (4 months ago)
Blonde women think it's to plug in hair dryer
Truth Reigns Forever (5 months ago)
Never really gave a damn, but now I will guess because B I decided to capitalize from this. It’s to put your info inside just in case your bag is lost? 🤔
Eric x (5 months ago)
I thought it was for douchebag mma guys to hang their gloves from even though their bag clearly had room.
Tiger Team 2 (5 months ago)
I use molle
1 Old Movie, 1M Subs (5 months ago)
This is a meme now, you killed its functionality by rediscovering it functionality. I will rip anyone using this in its proper fashion. NEW YORK!
VZ_ 342 (5 months ago)
Sure, strap your smelly gym shoes to the outside of the pack...share, share, share?! For myself, the “pig snout” is only used while out in the woods hiking, to attach things so they don’t fall off and get lost. In the city it’s too likely that whatever’s tied will be stolen.
ethancedrik (5 months ago)
I was told it was to attach lunchboxes to your backpack lmao
Tsetsi (5 months ago)
I was always wondering that!
Juan Gonzalez (5 months ago)
I always used it to run my finger through when I'm bored
Keyana Hood (5 months ago)
Lol I already knew this oh well
vL_General (5 months ago)
The world’s toughest question has finally been answered.
I always thought my bagpack was alive! Good bye pal, I'll remember you.
I always thought were the Illuminatis! Dr. Langdon! Dr. Langdon, help us!
scuffed (5 months ago)
Thought it was a logo
70s TRUCK FAN (5 months ago)
Well thank goodness I thought it was an illuminati symbol. LOL!
yan permana (5 months ago)
Finally, i can sleep early
Zebulon Jakub (5 months ago)
Wrong It was for an ice axe
Yun Ni (5 months ago)
Always thought it looked like a pig nose
Lil Kibi (5 months ago)
I thought it was for pencils
brazy_naya (5 months ago)
I feel smart asf rn
Relexious - (5 months ago)
Idk about you guys but I got my sprayground
Rosie Carpio (5 months ago)
Omg
Dathan Trinh (5 months ago)
You know google home guys, it’s only for lonely people
InternetMunchies (5 months ago)
I always stuck a pen or pencil through it
Snoopy Schulz (5 months ago)
replaced with rubber cause it's cheaper
imran khan (5 months ago)
Bags looks good. What brand it is
Piineapple Playz (5 months ago)
I thought it was a holder for headphones and I tried it and it worked pretty well! Btw hope you are having a amazing day/night! 💎🙌🌈
Cats Gmd (6 months ago)
I don't have that in my backpack
John Galt (6 months ago)
Notice the loose threads on that overpriced book bag?
cuponia (6 months ago)
I thought that you can you it for putting your earbuds though it while hearing music from a playlist.
The Wicked Taco (6 months ago)
I *_KNEW_* it was a shoe holder! Everything else caught me off guard.
CallMe Laxify (6 months ago)
There’s no way I’m putting my Jordans
jayzzee1888 (6 months ago)
😇 #Erin #Venus #chocolates mako naaalala mo pa kaya ako, mako mahal mo pa kaya ako? Mako kelan mo ako pipiliin? Mako mas pipiliin mo ba ang sasabihin nila kesa sa mahalin ako at maging masaya habang tayo ay nabubuhay? Mako? Please please please pakinggang mo ang puso ko mako please

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