Fraser the Rucksack from Millican

Fraser the Rucksack from Millican

A Lakeland-based brand has unveiled a lightweight pack aimed at walkers.

Fraser the Rucksack comes from Millican, founded by passionate travellers Jorrit and Nicky Jorritsma.

They named the brand after Millican Dalton who, in the early 1900s, left his conventional life in London behind to pioneer a sustainable outdoor lifestyle.

The 32-litre pack is part of Millican’s Maverick Collection and is made from Bionic Cotton, with 38 per cent cotton, 57 per cent recycled polyester and 5 per cent high-tenacity polyester. The material is 100 per cent paraffin wax impregnated and is lined in 100 per cent recycled polyester.

A Millican spokesperson said: “To make it very durable, it’s constructed from just a couple of panels of Bionic Canvas – minimum seams, maximum strength.

“We’ve added pockets for maps and water bottles, as well as tripod or walking pole holders. It is hydration system compatible. There’s also a mesh-air back system and removable sternum straps and waist belt.”

Jorrit Jorritsma, said: “The Maverick design concept minimises both production waste and the number of seams on each bag, therefore maximising strength and longevity.

“We’re excited to use a specially developed Bionic Canvas – the latest in sustainable fabric innovation. We want our customers to recognise that sustainable choices don’t hold us back. They do the opposite, in fact.”

The pack, which retails at £125, has a top lid with one-handed drawstring closure, a chunky grab handle, reinforced with leather, two large, secure, side pockets and an open space behind the side pockets for bottles.

There are two compression straps doubling up as pole or tripod holders, a removable sternum strap, adjustable, padded, ergonomic shoulder straps and it has a comfortable, padded air-mesh back panel.

The pack's back

The pack's back

Fraser the Rucksack has two easy-access zip pockets on its hip belt and one external zip pocket for valuables, with internal key ring. There are internal pockets for phone or valuables and it has an internal sleeve for a hydration reservoir.

More details are on the Millican website.

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