Sunday, October 25, 2009

Fjallraven Vintage Backpack

Context just stocked a new Fjallraven bag that looks to be just what I've been looking for for my daily carry bag. I've been carrying a Burton snowboards bag that I bought in 2000 that was pretty much everything I could ask for in a bag. It had the perfect amount of pockets all of usefull size. It worked great for both school and travel and has been carried with me in probalby 20 countries by now. I still cant belive the thing has lasted this long with me only having to replace 1 zipper and restitch one pocket. It has reached the end of its days though, the bottom canvas is so worn that it looks more like a screen then fabric and its time for it to be retired.

One thing that really caught my eye with the new fjallraven backpack was that it was made out of their G-1000 material and designed for use with their Greenland Wax. The was is designed to be rubbed on and then ironed to make your own waxed canvas material thats exactly as waterproof as you need it to be. The thing I really like about this is that I can focus the waxing on areas that get the most rain, or on pockets that will be housing any important electronics.
More pictures of the bag and wax, and the rest of the collection that context has stocked below.

Wax on Wax off

Vents prevent you from catching a case of sweaty back
The above parka stuffs into a bag, kind of usefull I guess?

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