Journal

Journal

  • Nov202017
    Article

    Gifts for Makers

    For the tinkerer, the tailor, the maker. These are the people with ideas constantly whirling in their head and their...

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  • Nov202017
    Trakke Stockists in London: Fortnum and Mason.
    Article

    Gifts for the Vintage Lover

    With a well lived item you can see the past in every mark – developing a character where it...

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  • Nov202017
    Article

    Gifts from the Hypermarket

    You may have heard us shout from the rooftops about our Hypermarket, and just aswell because you won’t want...

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  • Nov102017
    How to pack a backpack: Cutaway shot
    Article

    How to Pack: A Backpack

    Learning how to pack a backpack is an essential skill. If you’ve ever spent an hour rummaging through your...

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  • Nov102017
    a flock of north ronaldsay sheep on the shore who make a great merino alternative
    Article

    The Unlikely Flock of North Ronaldsay

    A Merino Alternative To survive the cold snap last year, we released the Lunan – a hat made from...

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  • Nov062017
    Man wearing black Assynt on a beach
    Article

    Black Friday Backpacks | 20% Off

    The day we all love to hate is near, and with it comes the usual mild self induced panic....

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  • Nov062017
    3 men stand next to each other looking out over a view of a fjord and mountain
    Article

    Adventure Diaries: Alex Ingle – The Greenland Expedition

    Alex Ingle is a photographer and glaciologist specialising in marine research.  On his Greenland expedition he worked alongside the CALVE research team...

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  • 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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