Inspired by the classic Alpine packs of the 1960′s. The rucksack’s tube construction, minimal seams and full leather base reference this era whilst features such as the internal laptop sleeve and one-handed closure straps ensure relevance today.
Available in Black/Ecru colour cotton/linen herringbone weave English Union cloth.
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English Union waterproof cotton/linen body fabric.
3mm British saddle leather trim.
Cotton twill lining.
Darted flap creates hood over main compartment.
Leather drawcord closure with English-made horn lock.
Adjustable leather shoulder straps.
Leather haul/carry loop.
Exterior open pocket under main flap.
Flap is secured with a leather strap & brass clog-balls and can be opened & fastened with one hand.
Full leather base.
CHERCHBI and BRITISH MADE blind emboss.
Hand-stamped with a unique serial number.
Delivered in an unbleached cotton dustbag.
1 large back wall pocket [15” laptop size]
3 small pockets
2 pen pockets
W 12½”/32cm, H 17½”/44cm, D 7″/18cm
MATERIALS AND CARE ADVICE
A Union cloth is literally a union of two fibres, in this case a herringbone weave cotton warp and linen weft, woven for us by Ian Mankin in Burnley, Lancashire. The finished cloth is bonded with natural rubber to cotton lining. The result is a unique, naturally robust waterproof cloth. Although the natural rubber creates an impermeable layer, making the cloth waterproof, the surface itself will absorb liquids.
Care – A soft brush applied gently should remove loose dirt. If a liquid is spilled onto the body of the bag this should be absorbed quickly before staining occurs. If necessary recent stains can be removed with water and a mild natural soap. If the cause of staining is known then further research into stain-specific treatment is recommended. If the item becomes wet, reshape it (stuffing with newspaper works well and absorbs excess moisture) and allow to dry naturally, away from direct heat.
All CHERCHBI leathers are developed for us with the help of Joseph Clayton of Chesterfield, Derbyshire, who have been tanning leather since 1840. Our leathers originate from Northern Irish cow hide and are pit-tanned using vegetable tannins. This is an ancient process, essentially unchanged for thousands of years. Leather is a natural raw material with many great qualities, not least the individual marks, colour, lines and creases. These little inconsistencies differentiate each hide and make each leather item unique.
Care – When cared for properly the best leathers will last a lifetime. Rather than cleaning we recommend feeding and rejuvenating. Seek out natural treatments, many varieties are available containing natural extracts, oils and waxes, such as beeswax. Leather is porous, it is therefore preferable to apply the treatment and leave for a short time to absorb fully.
Customers based outside the European Union will have the 20% UK Sales Tax (VAT) deducted from their order total.