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- From the Mountainback Collection
- Built with uncommonly thick 24 oz waxed canvas from Scotland that is extremely rugged and water resistant
- Top flap closure is secured with two pad eye closures that can be opened and closed with one hand
- Two Dark Coffee Brown Old Bull leather pads cover the back and bottom of bag for comfort and protection from being jabbed by the inside contents; Also helps the bag sit upright.
- Leather pads double as an exterior pocket and allows for items, such as a tripod, to be carried under the bag; Leather is stamped with month and year of construction.
- Can be carried by shoulder strap or top grab handle
- Removable canvas shoulder strap has a thick leather shoulder pad
- Top handle lays flat when not in use
- Wide open interior for maximum storage capacity
- Two exterior pockets and one interior pocket to stow gear
- A dependable workhorse bag built for constant abuse: heavy waxed canvas, full grain leather, solid copper rivets, sail grommets, and double stitching with 00 continuous filament polyester thread (the kind they use for parachutes and boat sails)
- To be noted: Waxed canvas is the original water resistant fabric, and comes with the attendant charms and quirks of being a centuries-old technology. In the young days of your bag, you may experience slight wax transfer from the canvas to any particularly absorbent contents in the bag (such as paper, etc). It is recommended that these contents are kept in a case while in the bag. Something to keep in mind as the bag breaks in.
- Dimensions (approximate size):
- Adjustable strap length: 38 ½”-60 ½"
- Exterior: 11 ½” H x 16” W x 8 ½” D
- Interior: 20” H (unfolded) x 15 ½” W x 8” D
- 4.8 pounds
Roald Amundsen (A.D. 1872 - 1928)
The year Roald Amundsen reached the ripe old age of 15, coincidentally, was about the same year his mother became the most active prayer warrior in all of Norway. Roald’s curiosity drove him to risk his life over and over again for the joy of experiencing the unknown and the uncharted. Those desires eventually took him, but not before he lived one of the coolest lives recorded in history.
In 1903, he was the first to make his way from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific by going over the top of the North American Continent, now named the Northwest Passage. In 1911, Amundsen was the first to reach the South Pole and in 1926, the first to reach the North Pole. I can only imagine the beautiful scenery and animals and all around fun experiences he took in and had. Makes this man want to go out and explore something right now.
And you can bet that when Amundsen was purchasing gear for an expedition, he never said anything like “But this one is only half the price of the really good one, and it’s probably good enough.” or “But it looks so nice and the lining has a really pretty world map on it”. When your life depends on it, quality trumps it all, period. If a tool failed, and he or one of his crew lost life or limb, the “100% Money Back Guarantee” was cold comfort. The selection of tools and materials were mission essential and vital to his team's existence and success.
Did Roald Amundsen become an inspiration to thousands, live the amazing experiences he did and are we talking about him so long after his death because of the gear he carried? Absolutely not. He was successful because he was the kind of man who valued a quality life, who surrounded himself with quality people and carried only the highest of quality gear. Now you go and do likewise.