Journal

Journal

  • Sep222017
    packing a black trakke bag ready for shipping
    Article

    IMPORTANT CHANGES: Orders & Shipping

      Over the last few years, we’ve always made bags to order. That means you’ve been waiting for up...

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  • Sep192017
    Article

    Fingal: Best School Backpack of 2017

    With schools back in session, the good people at Tutora have featured our Fingal Backpack in their ‘Best School Backpack...

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  • Sep122017
    A man wearing a Trakke Assynt 28 backpack stands on top of a mountain called Beinn an Lochan in Scotland.
    Article

    Eco-Friendly Bags: An Overview

    As an outdoor lifestyle brand, we care about the environment a lot. Nature is our playground, and want to...

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  • Aug312017
    What size bag do I need? Where will you be using it?
    Article

    What Size Bag Do I Need?

    In this post we’ll try and answer another common question we get here at Trakke Basecamp. “What size bag...

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  • Aug312017
    comparing waxed canvas colour and patina
    Article

    Waxed Canvas Colour: Which One Should I Choose?

    A colour says a lot about a person, but choosing a waxed canvas colour that fits your personality and...

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  • Aug292017
    Article

    Work With Us: Sewing Machinist

    We are seeking a talented and personable junior sewing machinist to join our small team in a full-time position....

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  • Aug292017
    Article

    Work With Us: Digital Marketing

    We are seeking a talented and energetic digital marketing assistant to join our team in a full-time position to...

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  • Aug292017
    backpack or messenger bag: which to choose?
    Article

    Backpack or Messenger Bag: Which to choose?

    Sometimes it’s hard to work out what kind of bag would suit your need. Typically, it boils down to...

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  • Aug292017
    Is waxed canvas waterproof? Here you can see water beading on the waxed fabric.
    Article

    Is Waxed Canvas Waterproof?

    One of the most common questions we get asked is ‘Is waxed canvas waterproof?’ With many brands favouring modern...

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  • Aug222017
    A man wearing a Camo Assynt 17 Backpack by Trakke in the Glasgow Botanic Gardens train station.
    Article

    Urban Exploring in Glasgow: Botanics Subway Station

    Sometimes it can be hard to escape the city to search for an adventure. Luckily, the city is our...

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  • Aug042017
    A history of camouflage: A man wearing camouflage clothing and face-paint.
    Article

    Deception by Design: A Brief History of Camouflage

    From the embattled trenches that scarred French fields, though deep and dark jungles of the Vietnam war to the...

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  • Jul052017
    • People drinking beer at the Glasgow Hypermarket
    • A flyer for
    • A Dj at the Glasgow Hypermarket in SWG3
    • Sitting outside at the SWG3 Yardworks during the Glasgow Hypermarket.
    • Trakke Bags at the Glasgow Hypermarket at SWG3
    • The latest furniture designs from Local Heroes
    • Nomad Pizza serving streetfood at the Glasgow Hypermarket
    • Pouring cocktails at the Glasgow Hypermarket
    • Risotto Studio sell their prints at Glasgow Hypermarket
    • The Galvanize Exhibition at the Glasgow Hypermarket
    • McNair Shirts display their wares at the Glavanizers at SWG3 for Glasgow Hypermarket
    • Habiib Home display some mid-century furniture at the hypermarket in Glasgow
    • The Buffalo Truck serves fried chicken streetfood at the Glasgow Hypermarket
    • The Trakke stand at the Glasgow Hypermarket
    • People laughing at the Glasgow Hypermarket.
    • Filmore Skincare at the Glasgow Hypermarket
    • A custom market stall at the Glasgow Hypermarket
    • making cocktails at the Glasgow hypermarket
    • Hoos at the Glasgow Hypermarket
    • Nicole Bidoli launches her new collection at the Glasgow Hypermarket
    • Lucky Cloud Skincare at the Glasgow Hypermarket
    • Dear Green Coffee Roasters at the Glasgow Hypermarket
    • Shapes of Things at the Glasgow Hypermarket
    • The Century General Store Market Stall at the Glasgow Hypermarket.
    • The founders of Ashire Accessories.
    Article

    Hypermarket: Glasgow

    There’s a big old galvanisers yard next door to our workshop, and like a lot of British manufacturers, they...

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  • Jun292017
    • Free camping on Elafonisi Beach, Crete.
    • Walking through Chania, Crete, wearing a Storr Hand Luggage backpack
    • Looking at the old venetian harbour in Chania, Crete.
    • old buildings meet new in chania, greece
    • Eating a watermelon and plums in crete
    • Sun Loungers set up on Elafonisi Beach in Crete
    • The venetian lighthouse in Chania, Crete
    • Sleeping in a hammock while free camping in Greece
    • The sunset over the water in Crete
    • Free camping on falassarna beach, crete
    • Free camping in greece on Sougia beach
    • The road to sougia, crete
    • Finding a place to wild camp in greece while wearing a storr backpack by trakke
    • waking up to the sunrise on elafonisi beach
    • Boarding a plane with the waxed canvas storr backpack by trakke
    Article

    Free Camping in Greece

    Early in June, we were looking for a low-cost holiday to Europe. We weren’t too picky about where –...

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  • Jun292017
    A flatlay of a Storr Travel Backpack, and everything you need for a week of free camping in europe.
    Article

    How to Pack: Hand-Luggage Only

    Travelling with hand luggage only is a bit of an art form. Most airlines have strict regulations for the...

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  • Jun262017
    Article

    How to Pack the Storr Backpack

    How to pack the Storr hand-luggage backpack for a week of free-camping in Crete. You’ll be amazed how much...

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  • May122017
    Trakke Stockists in London: Outdoor People at the Netil Market.
    Article

    Trakke Stockists

    For a long time, our bags have only been available online, from us, direct – but recently we’ve made...

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  • Apr282017
    • A man looks at the limestone climbing cliffs of Sector Oasis, a year-round climbing area in Spain
    • The cliffside village of Chulilla at sunset
    • A man stretches out on a bench in the sun in Chulilla, Spain
    • A man stands at the base of a climbing crag, considering the routes, and carrying a red Arkaig pack
    • A landscape view of a popular climbing crag, Chulilla, Spain
    • A woman sits on a stone wall, looking out over Chulilla, a popular climbing village in Spain
    • A man sits on a cliff, overlooking the climbing area in Valencia, Spain
    • A woman stands on a suspended bridge while hiking over the Charco Azul river near Chullila
    • Overlooking the cliffside village of Chulilla in Spain
    • A woman carries an Assynt 17 in plum and crosses a bridge in the valley of the cliffs in Valencia, Spain
    • A woman swims in a sunny reservoir near Chulilla, Spain
    Article

    Adventure Diaries: Climbing in Spain

    In this edition of ‘Adventure Diaries’ we’re off climbing in Spain: We turned the corner to look down into...

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  • Apr212017
    • Overlooking the valley at the Cuillin Mountain Range, hikers are seen walking the trail and carrying equipment and kit for the concert
    • Four hikers carry a generator strapped to wood studs; on the Cuillin Mountain Range trail with snowy mountains in the background
    • A shot from above of people standing near a tent, preparing to hike down after a mountaintop concert on the Isle of Skye
    • A man looking out to sea on the Isle of Skye wearing a red Lecht Backpack.
    • Looking up into the misty crags of the Coire Lagan while descending
    • An aerial drone shot of the concert on Coire Lagan on Skye
    • Hikers wearing head torches gather for food in the Trakke yurt on the Cuillin Mountain Range on the Isle of Skye during a nighttime concert
    • A group of hikers gathering outside the Trakke yurt on the Cuillin Mountain Range on the Isle of Skye at night
    Article

    Concert in a Coire

    A few weeks ago we got the call from John at Skye Adventure. He was planning to hold a concert...

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