This is a classic piece of British hiking gear. It’s an excellent combination of cotton canvas and leather. Metal framed, which is typical of hiking backpacks of the 50s and 60s. The hand stitched Union flag stamped British Made is what drew me to it. I also the way the main straps cross over at the front.
I am a collector, restorer and seller of vintage goods. It isn’t my full time job, yet. But one day it might be.
Everything in this collection captures a sense of adventure and exploration. I have always loved reading about the great British explorers, from Shackleton to Amy Johnson, and planning adventures in the outdoors whenever I can. I collect what I can and sell when I can, mainly at vintage fairs. This is a great opportunity for me to offer some of my favourite pieces from my current collection (my flat is quite small).