We have a weak spot for old backpacks and to be honest you should too! They have this old world ruggedness to them that is simply great. Made out of thick duck canvas material, adorned with leathers straps, pockets and loop and of course the beaten in look that only time and extensive use can acquire. Most of the modern backpacks are lightweight have zippers in strange places, nylon, velcro and intense colors that scream for attention. In vintage backpacks the usefulness of the pack is the leading design choice without wasting valuable material on unneeded extra's. This gives them a timeless utilitarian quality and it is the reason they are still as good today as they were over half a century ago.
This is a real gem and masterpiece of French backpack design. The brand Lafuma started in the 1930 and is still active today. This backpack was made in the 1940s for the French Armed Forces and the steel back construction was revolutionary back than. I was also quite essential as it made it possible to carry a heavy load in often mountainous terrain. There is a clever and good looking expansion system on the side of the pack where a cord runs trough a series of metal loops which can be tightened or flexed to extend the main compartment. Beside the heaps of space in the main compartment there a two big bellow pockets on the outside of the pack and another more rectangular on right on the front. The color of the duck canvas as well as the leather is great. All in all an amazing piece that is as good today as it was over 70 years ago.
- Great vintage condition
- Backpack from the 1940
- Approximately 50-60L size
- All leather straps and canvas in good condition
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