When I saw this old style cotton canvas ruck sack I was taken back in time, quite a way back in fact.
I bought something very similar to this when I first started out on my hillwalking adventures.
It would get filled, usually overfilled, with things to sleep in and under.
Something to cook on and something to cook.
Whatever didn't fit in it was tied to it.
My old mate Kevin Endicott turned up at the farm last week with a boot full of equipment for me to photograph.
Most of the equipment I photographed has now been sold on.
However, Kevin still has a bundle or two of these useful packs from back when.
Kevin Endicott also has a more modern nylon variant.
Have a look at his web site at
A super ruck for the outdoor enthusiast.
Capacity: Approx 35Lts. Gross.
Height; 16" / 40cm
Width; 14" / 36cm - max.
Depth; 6" / 15cm approx.
Material: Canvas. Cotton. Bound seams
Weight: 2lb 6oz / 1,075gms - typically