I don’t even like backpacks, but the Ruck Sack from Loyal Stricklin is so lovely to look at that I can picture myself hiking picturesque trails with it strapped on my back. These bags are handmade in a studio which is located in an historic train depot in Alabama. The ruck sack is made of 4 ounce Tan Horween Chromexcel leather with 9 ounce Natural Chromexcel leather straps. Horween Chromexcel leather comes from oldest continuously running tanneries in the United States. This type of leather that has been around for over 100 years. It is a combination tanned leather that undergoes at least 89 separate processes taking 28 working days to produce. This particular bag from Loyal Stricklin is 12 ” wide x 5″ deep x 19″ tall (rolled up) and extends to 25″ tall when unrolled. The ruck sack is meant to last a life time and they back that up with free repairs to craftsmanship for life. The only “problem” with the bag is the price. At $750, most people won’t be able to afford one. If you’re a person who has that much disposable cash on hand and want to strap on one of these bags for your next hike, head on over to Loyal Stricklin and place an order.
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