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Koolerking

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Hi, backpack question
« on: 12:12:48, 20/02/19 »
Hi,


Just joined. Hoping I could ask the forum about backpacks. What with the B word happening, Im looking to find a multi day lightweight backpack and Id like to buy from a British company. Other than alpkit, are there any others?


Thanks in advance.

sussamb

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Re: Hi, backpack question
« Reply #1 on: 12:28:25, 20/02/19 »
I think Lowe Alpine is UK designed but like most kit it's probably made overseas
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Re: Hi, backpack question
« Reply #2 on: 12:33:05, 20/02/19 »
I think Lowe Alpine is UK designed but like most kit it's probably made overseas

It's a USA company???

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Re: Hi, backpack question
« Reply #3 on: 12:43:16, 20/02/19 »
Berghaus are based in Sunderland. I'm not sure where their gear is made though  ;)
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Re: Hi, backpack question
« Reply #4 on: 13:15:25, 20/02/19 »
How about Aiguille Alpine ?


They are a 'cottage' industry from Staveley near Kendal. Designed and made there and you can even visit their factory & possibly be served by the person who may stitch/make your rucksack. They will modify one of their standard range to incorporate any changes you prefer.


I believe somebody on here has one of their rucksacks.


https://www.aiguillealpine.co.uk/products/rucksacks-bags/
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Koolerking

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Re: Hi, backpack question
« Reply #5 on: 13:27:18, 20/02/19 »
Thanks for all the great, and swift replies. This forum will be my go to!

Owen

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Re: Hi, backpack question
« Reply #6 on: 13:30:25, 20/02/19 »
Atom Packs are made in the Lakes, very light weight and fantastic designs.

sussamb

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Re: Hi, backpack question
« Reply #7 on: 14:49:05, 20/02/19 »
It's a USA company???


Yet their website proclaims


Outdoor, adventure and travel backpacks designed in the UK
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Owen

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Re: Hi, backpack question
« Reply #8 on: 19:35:23, 20/02/19 »
I think, (only think mind you) that it was American, started by Jeff and Greg Lowe. But they sold it on and it has changed hand several times since then.

alan de enfield

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Re: Hi, backpack question
« Reply #9 on: 21:00:08, 20/02/19 »

Yet their website proclaims


Outdoor, adventure and travel backpacks designed in the UK



I doubt they are unique - change 'backpack' for virtually any product :

"designed in the UK, manufactured in Vietnam / China / Korea"

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Re: Hi, backpack question
« Reply #10 on: 21:33:45, 20/02/19 »
I have a Berghaus pack, British company but the pack was made in Vietnam.  Not sure what the 'B' word has got to do with buying a pack, get whichever one is comfortable and fits your needs.

I think Omm ( theomm.com ) may be British too.
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Koolerking

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Re: Hi, backpack question
« Reply #11 on: 08:37:28, 21/02/19 »
I have a Berghaus pack, British company but the pack was made in Vietnam.  Not sure what the 'B' word has got to do with buying a pack, get whichever one is comfortable and fits your needs.

I think Omm ( theomm.com ) may be British too.


It didnt want to mention Brexit, as in I wanted to put money into a UK company.  😀

Owen

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Re: Hi, backpack question
« Reply #12 on: 13:47:53, 21/02/19 »
Atom Packs are made in the Lakes, very light weight and fantastic designs.


Website https://www.atompacks.co.uk/

Koolerking

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Re: Hi, backpack question
« Reply #13 on: 14:24:05, 21/02/19 »



Their bags look great, if not a tad expensive, but the main issue is their lead time is 9 weeks!

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Re: Hi, backpack question
« Reply #14 on: 14:55:52, 21/02/19 »


Their bags look great, if not a tad expensive, but the main issue is their lead time is 9 weeks!




Because they're made to order, and it's a one man operation.