Shortwood Backpack Black Marten
There are backpacks and then are Portamus backpacks. And the Shortwood Backpack in Black Marten is the pinnacle of classic backpack design. Each and every Shortwood backpack is hand made by one person, Ben. These backpacks are the culmination of over 20 years designing bags and accessories. Every part of the Shortwood backpack is meticulously designed and lovingly put together. With one ambition; to create a beautiful, durable and classic backpack whilst they are made in small batches to preserve the essence of handcrafted. The small Shortwood backpack in Black Marten comes with a zipped top. It also comes with two side pockets. A large front pocket. And a zipped internal leather pocket to keep items safe.
Portamus make kit that is made to be used. Each small black backpack isn't classed as 'performance wear', which often use chemical coated materials. And quite frankly are over the top for rambling vale and valley. But tried and trusted materials and craftsmanship construction that is fit for purpose and will last.
Ben also believes that British materials are also key to creating Portamus backpacks. The black 16 oz waxed cotton comes from Halley Stevensons, who have been honing the craft of waxed cotton for over 150 years in Dundee. The lining is the finest Irish linen. The drawstrings are woven on antique looms in Lancashire. The leather for the beautiful backpacks is sourced from outside of the UK and traditionally tanned by a small family tannery in Florence.
Bench made in Gloucestershire
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