Let me begin by saying that the second thing that struck me about this bag from Palmer & Sons was that it seemed slightly too big to be carried on the back. So big, in fact, that I suspect many a woman might look at it and ponder just how much they’d be able to cram in there. “To hell with the backache,” our generalised woman would tell herself, “I’ll be able fit an entire change of clothes plus my normal day’s needs into that rucksack.” That was the second thing I thought. The first? Expletive aside (my unsounded monologue is littered with them) it was along the lines of “that’s second-to-none leather work.” If only my internal monologue were really as wholesome as this rucksack.
Handcrafted in Vancouver, the Palmer & Sons Number 18 Rucksack has been designed to carry the likes of cameras, laptops, and books. It’s also been designed to be carried by the top handle, itself crafted from Cocobolo hardwood; a fact illustrated below and one that negates the second thought I had about this bag no matter how much of a generalisation it conformed to.
Available in London Tan or Havana Brown Leather it can be purchased for CA$700 from Palmer & Sons.