I’m doing my best not to descend (too deeply) into hyperbole while writing about the new Rucksacks from Archival Clothing, but it ain’t easy. A long slaved-over project by the internet’s foremost catalogers of heirloom-quality goods, the ACRS combines the best design elements of some of the most enduring products ever made, all in one effing killer bag (didn’t make it far, did I?). Just the (histrionic adjective-free) facts: 22 oz. eco-friendly Waxwear waxed canvas body. Horween Chromexcel leather straps. English-made brass hardware and mil-grade cotton webbing. And then, there are the details: “Adjustable shoulder straps, two outer pockets, leather strap with brass roller buckle closure, and draw cord to secure the bag’s contents. A double-layer reinforced bottom ensures a long life and even wear, and a semi-rigid back panel prevents bag flop and guarantees a comfortable ride.” I repeat, EFF-ING KILL-ER.
Like all AC bags, the Rucksack is cut and sewn in an owner-operated facility in Springfield, OR. There are two colorways (yes, black & tan, ha ha), and I say go ahead and buy both.
For price and purchase info, visit Archival Clothing.