One man bag is never enough. If you are on the lookout for a new one to add to your no doubt already bulging accessories collection, take a look at the new line from Chapman Bags.
The new collection is inspired by Dunmail, the last King of Cumbria. Legend has it that his crown lies in Grisdedale Tarn where it was cast into the depths by his faithful warriors when he fell. A stone cairn now lies there to mark his resting place.
It is not easy to translate this concept into something as simple as a bag but Chapman have done a fine job of it. Made with British dyed and woven military grade Cordura, the Dunmail bag draws on Cumbria itself and its rich history of wild fishing, mountaineering and general outdoor pursuits.
The unique toggle fastening is reminiscent of a traditional fishing float, made from turned and waxed domestic ash, the finished with marine quality paint. Bespoke brass fittings and a classic 4 bar slide strap adjuster for the rucksack complete the bag. All of the bags are lined with British dyed cotton.
The collection features three styles all named after locations close to Dunmail’s cairn; the Helvellyn rucksack, the Grisedale Satchel and the Patterdale Pouch come in Cumbria inspired colourways of slate blue and graphite grey (also great masculine shades that you can wear all year round).
A great mix of the old and new; these bags are exactly what you need if you are a fan of exploring and of the great outdoors. They are classically designed and produced, masculine and stylish and built to be fit for purpose. Available online now from £125.