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    Show us your Vintage Rucksacks!




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    I'm really enjoying gleaning the military surplus websites for classy old rucksacks and shoulderbags.

    I've also recently picked up some vintage knickers for XC skiing and other outdoor activities. They're so neat I'm tempted to wear them on the street but I'm slightly hesitant...

    Anyway, I find the midsize to small rucksacks to be most appealing (no frame). The bigger ones just mean work. I mostly use my stuff on the street or for mixed use anyway. I rarely use gear strictly for remote woodsy outings. My packs and bags are often in the car, then in stores or being carried on the street, then they also go into canoes, on bike rides, up north and into the boonies. I need classy versatility. The Golden Era offers this like no other!

    For instance, how classy is a typical nylon bookbag: NOT! But check this out: http://www.galaxyarmynavy.com/item-fo-92-56.asp.

    Canvas and leather: that's what you want! : )

    Then there's the "man purse" situation. I need a daily carry bag but it has to be classy. I found a source for leather/canvas mil-sup bags and now I repurpose them and resell them myself, specially modified for bikers.

    EDIT BY ZEMKE FAN: Link deleted. JeffOYB, If you want to sell you wares, you may advertise here and/or Classic Style and post links in the MERCHANTS forum.

    I do also offer a large vintage rucksack and what I call a "lunchbox"---a fancy vintage canvas and leather in a nice rectangular shape.

    Then there are pack-baskets: truly Golden Era for outdoor action, or even indoor decor. You pay $150 for Adirondack style pack-baskets made for fancy cabin folk, but trappers still use them and a dandy 18" utility grade basket is available for $35 from http://www.snareshop.com/cgi-bin/sna...ing%20Supplies.

    Anyway, I'm always on the lookout for things like this. If anyone has links to other places that sell this kind of thing, I'd appreciate seeing them. Sm/med vintage rucksacks and shoulderbags are what I'm after these days. Affordable is best but I'm always happy to look.

    Enjoy! --JP

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    Try this site many vintage bags in military section;www.sportsmansguide.com/

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    Duluth Pack

    Duluth Pack has some really nice packs made of canvas and leather. They have several shell bags that could be considered "man purses."

    http://www.duluthpack.com/
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    http://www.majorsurplusnsurvival.com/

    All kinds of surplus items.

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    Quote Originally Posted by s7eng
    http://www.majorsurplusnsurvival.com/

    All kinds of surplus items.
    Yeah, and they carry surplus Swiss rucksacks without the gaudy patch sewn to the top flap for only $14.95 too.

    Cheers!

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    For a cheap, surplus Rucksack, I prefer the Swedish one that's available at just about every surplus store- it has an external frame and is very light. Canvas, with leather straps.
    Very "pretty" in the vintage ?¶sthetic and very useable.
    bvailable for peanuts at your local Surplus store.

    I'm into vintage Rucksacks(they go nicely with my vintage Anoraks)- I have around 12 from Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Italy and France- mostly 1940s German military.

    That Swedish handlebar bag is a gas mask satchel.

    Happy trailblazing-

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    cheaper than dirt

    occasionally there is something useful here

    http://www.cheaperthandirt.com/military_bjgd.htm

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    For tried and true, you could always go for a vintage Boy Scout rucksack. They're like the ones shown in the opening scenes of the third Raiders film (Last Crusade). A search on the bay usually yields quite a few decent ones...try searching boy scout pack, haversack, yucca pack, etc.

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    Or Frost River. Very similar to Duluth Pack, though their prices will also make you cringe.

    I've been eyeing their Nessmuk pack for some time now.



    They've got some nice basket packs, too.

    "Disinterested intellectual curiosity is the life blood of real civilization."
    --G. M. Trevelyan

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    This one from Frost River looks pretty neat. Inexpensive too!

    Cheers!

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