Could it be that spring is almost here (well, the snowdrops are up anyway)? Because a chap's fancy is turning to matters outdoor. Having found an excellent pair of traditional hiking boots (Pivetta style 8, £1 on ebay and they fit like a glove) and a Grenfell walking coat, I now need a 'new' rucksack (time to pass my old one onto the next generation). Rather than resurrecting an old thread from 2008, I'm taking the liberty of starting a new one. I've handled a salt and pepper Swiss army rucksack and may end up with that, though it is a bit heavy. I've thought of holding out for an actual vintage Bergans of Norway from the 'bay - they come up quite often but I always miss them - or some other vintage sort, preferably of the European multi-pocket, leather and canvas flavour. I've also seen the reproduction British Army commando 'Bergans' that WPG offer. It looks very much like what I want, but I'm wondering if any fellow Loungers owned or have seen one? I can't tell from the website how big they are, but I'm guessing 40L which is the outer limit for a daypack. Any experiences would be gratefully assimilated.