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Buyer's Guide

Best Heritage Backpacks

The best heritage backpacks in the world. Chosen by our specialist team of carry makers, designers and enthusiasts. Find the right one for you!

Bedouin Delireis

We’ve been shouting ‘Bedouin!’ from the rooftops for a while now. And for good reason: they blend beautiful materials and elite craftsmanship and throw in symbols of surrealism, orientalism, fantastical geometry and momento mori into their lining for good measure. And the Delireis is a fine example. Constructed from waterproof 14 ounce silk wax waxed […]

$444 EDITORS PICK
  • 8.3
  • 9.3
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Rivendell Mountain Works Jensen

If the heritage thing is going to survive past these next few seasons, designers are going to have to draw on more than just the 3 silhouettes they’ve all been inspired by. The Jensen has so far been only somewhat imitated, which is almost a pity, because this pack has more personality than Yogi Bear […]

$254
  • 7.8
  • HAVEN’T RATED
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TOPO Designs Klettersack 15L

Topo’s classic. An ideal travel companion, workmate or pack mule for the daily hike in the hills, giving strong nods to days gone by. Solid hardware and construction, good organisation for small tools and tech. There’s a reason why this is Topo’s flagship.

$159
  • 7.7
  • HAVEN’T RATED
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Gregory Kletter Day

The Kletter has one of the most attractive silhouettes we’ve ever seen. The fabric is interesting, the hardware has personality, and the color options are nailed. This is heritage but with reinvention. There is annoyingly little in the way of organising, but you can pack your own module or two. This thing is about simple […]

$161
  • 7.5
  • 7.5
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TOPO Designs Daypack

Your school backpack grown up, while Topo Daypack has a simple two compartment design, the craftsmanship and materials are top notch. A fun mix of functionality and a style that’s very approachable. We can’t help but feel a vibe of Japanese influence and when I asked them about it, they admitted that they’re fans of […]

$148
  • 7.4
  • HAVEN’T RATED
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Poler Excursion Pack

This is a solid performing camera backpack. The perfect size to get out into the field. It’s capable of carrying a lot – really you wouldn’t need any bigger. It’s comfortable on the back and with hardwearing materials it should stand the test of time. The versatility is a plus – you can run it […]

$139
  • 6.8
  • HAVEN’T RATED
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Brooks Dalston Knapsack

A heritage bag that suits cyclists and fashionistas alike – does such a creature exist? Well, yes, actually. The sleek and stylish Dalston Knapsack’s waxed canvas finish is waterproof to standard and looks exquisite on daytrips through the city. The 12L capacity includes three interior pockets, a 13” laptop compartment and two exterior pockets. A […]

$171
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Brooks Pickwick

A sleek and stylish rolltop ideal for the urban biker, the Pickwick from Brooks is designed to provide an aesthetically and functionally outstanding pack. 24L of water resistant storage space is contained in this beautiful rolltop, crafted in Italy. Hidden in the back of the bag, two secret compartments allow a discreet valuables storage option, […]

$252
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