When it comes to buying goods that are built to last a lifetime, I would argue the more understated the design the better. After all, what’s the point of spending the money it takes to procure an investment piece, if you’re not going to like how it looks after a year? That said, it doesn’t get much simpler – or more durable – than the Border Rucksack from England’s Chapman Bags. Painstakingly handcrafted (and I do mean handcrafted) by expert bag-makers in a centuries old factory, the elegantly simple BR is made from weatherproof bonded canvas, military grade cotton webbing and vegetable tanned bridle leather (all of which are sourced locally from low-impact facilities). As classically styled as it is well made, and guaranteed to only grow more beautiful with every passing year, the Border has everything you could want from an heirloom-to-be. All you have to do is pass it down.
For price and purchase info, visit Chapman Bags.