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Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Jan 21, 2019 - 01:10pm PT

Karrimor Chamonix rucksack: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Vintage-Collectors-KARRIMOR-CHAMONIX-Rucksack-1960s-Rare-item-to-find-now/392220047498?hash=item5b5222f88a:g:WksAAOSwPg9cRPdy:rk:1:pf:0

Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Feb 9, 2019 - 12:01pm PT

At present a Chouinard Almski rucksack is for sale on eBay Germany: https://www.ebay.de/itm/Retro-vintage-Almski-Rucksack-Wanderrucksack-backpack/173785355114?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649

WBraun

climber
Feb 9, 2019 - 12:06pm PT
A rucksack can't climb sh!t .....
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Feb 9, 2019 - 12:08pm PT

No, that's true. Neither can historical stuff or posting on ST. Did you know? :o)

Do you want to hear a poem?
ron gomez

Trad climber
Feb 9, 2019 - 05:46pm PT
Hey Werner, hope you guys are doing ok there. Nordic skiing must be good on the floor. Merry still have her Martin?
Peace
Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
Feb 16, 2019 - 03:54pm PT
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Feb 17, 2019 - 09:57am PT

Cool wall! :o)
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Apr 5, 2019 - 12:10pm PT

Here's a no nonsense Lafuma rucksack carrying a mark indicating that it was made for use during climbing
nutstory

Trad climber
Ajaccio, Corsica, France
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 6, 2019 - 06:01am PT
Marlow, at that time, Lafuma had only one label that they put on all their rucksacks, whatever their uses.
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Apr 6, 2019 - 08:11am PT

Nutstory

Good to know. Do you know for which use this rucksack was marketed? Climbing? Daypack for different uses? Other?
Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
Apr 6, 2019 - 09:30am PT
^^^
That certainly is a very lean, aesthetic and economic design feature where the shoulder straps appear to exit through grommets in the lid to form a handle/haul loop.
(Though I don't think that's exactly what's happening.)

...

Here's an American classic in action, likely a Chouinard Fish Pack:

nutstory

Trad climber
Ajaccio, Corsica, France
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 6, 2019 - 09:31am PT
Marlow, it is just a little sack for young people, or for a working day.
I have not found it in my old Lafuma catalog 1938.
nutstory

Trad climber
Ajaccio, Corsica, France
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 6, 2019 - 09:54am PT
Marlow, maybe this one...
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Apr 6, 2019 - 10:12am PT

Nutstory,

Aha, le Grepon...
Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
Apr 6, 2019 - 11:17am PT
Le Grepon. So it probably is a climber's pack!

And that leather handle most likely was intended as a haul loop where it emerges from the grommets just above the (cotton?) webbing of the shoulder straps.
Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
May 6, 2019 - 06:49am PT
Lead on, Charlemagne!
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
May 6, 2019 - 08:13am PT

Another

Go back to the romantic movement and the noble savages...
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