Journal

Journal

  • Jan312017
    A pile of bags to be sold in the Trakke sample sale - ranging from bags with unique dying patterns to bags from archived ranges
    Article

    Trakke Sample Sale 2017

    Join us on Wednesday the 1st of February for our second annual Sample Sale for up to 75% off...

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  • Jan012017
    Article

    2016 Redux

    2016 was a pretty big year for us here at Trakke Basecamp. The sewing machines have been humming, the...

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  • Dec122016
    • A decorated Christmas tree stands at the entrance of the 2016 Trakke Christmas market near the backpack display
    • The Trakke-designed timber and canvas yurt is decorated for a photo booth at the 2016 Christmas Market
    • Customers look the Trakke display at the 2016 Christmas market
    • A black canvas yurt is set up with a sign that says "Trakke" and a second sign advertising mulled wine
    • Aerial view of the 2016 Trakke Christmas market, featuring Hilary Grant, Kestin Hare, and Dear Green coffee
    Article

    Customs & Excise Christmas Market

    This Christmas, we packed away our sewing machines, pulled out the fairy lights and invited some of our favourite...

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  • Nov232016
    A handmade, wooden sign has been painted white and reads,
    Article

    Collections: Vanlife

    Let’s be honest. We’ve all dreamt of packing our bags, hitting the road and living the Vanlife. It’s the...

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  • Nov222016
    • A man wearing a blue Assynt 17 crosses a boggy field on a log in the Scottish Highlands
    • A woman stands on a large, low branch of a tree while wearing a red Fingal Trakke backpack and a limited edition Trakke beanie called the Lunan
    • A small group of hikers walk along a wet, forest trail while wearing weather proof Trakke bags of varying styles
    • The Ardtornish Castle stands tall among the dark, marshy woods
    • A man wearing a blue Assynt 17 backpack climbs through heather on a cliff near Ardtornish Estate
    • One of the Ardtornish houses sits nestled within the tall trees, smoke rising from the chimney
    • A hillside shot of a river valley near Ardtornish estate
    • 3 hikers wearing weatherproof Trakke bags stand overlooking a loch after an afternoon rain
    • A cargo ship makes for the dock on still waters on Loch Aline
    • 5 hikers wearing Trakke packs jump for a photo
    • A wet pair of shoes sit next to a fire burning in a brick fireplace next to a red, water resistant Fingal backpack
    Article

    Adventure Diaries: Ardtornish

    Another week means another weekend. Eagerly we packed up the Landy and made a beeline for the A82, the...

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  • Nov182016
    3 hikers wearing Trakke bags stand at the top of a hill overlooking a loch in Northern Scotland
    Article

    Adventurer Gift Guide

    We all want to make an impression with our Christmas Gifts. The trouble is, some people are tough to...

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  • Nov152016
    The 2 awards won by Trakke at the 2016 Herald Fashion Awards stand proudly on display in the team's Finnieston workshop
    Article

    Online Accessory Retailer of the Year

    On Sunday, we attended the Herald Fashion Awards 2016. We’d been shortlisted for 5 categories, and we were ecstatic...

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  • Nov112016
    A blue, waxed cotton Fingal backpack sits on a wooden bench on a hilltop in autumn, nearby is a large woodpile
    Article

    In The Wild: October

    What can we say, folks? Your photos from October have been brilliant. With the keen eye of our customers,...

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  • Oct182016
    • A top view of weekend packing essentials: a waterproof Assynt 17 by Trakke, two Foulden packing cubes, a Laggan backpack accessory, an axe, a stainless steel hip flask, and Trakke-designed playing cards
    • A man stands facing a modern, wood-clad cabin, while wearing a purple Assynt 17 by Trakke, with an axe attached to the weatherproof pack
    • In a small bothy, an axe leans against a fireplace, dense woods can be seen through the window
    • A woman stands on a forest trail looking up at the tall pines above; she is wearing the Trakke Fingal in blue
    • An aerial shot of castle ruins on the edge of a loch
    • An overhead shot of a plate of food on a picnic table including salad, roasted asparagus, sausage, and toast
    • A man stands near the edge of a rocky river which cuts between large boulders; he is wearing a purple Assynt 17 weatherproof backpack by Trakke
    • A man wears a waxed cotton Trakke backpack while walking down a sunny, wooded hiking trail
    • The sun rises over the hills near a still loch in Scotland
    • A nighttime view of a wood-clad bothy near some tall pine trees
    • An open road in Scotland, the sun rises over the mountains
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    Glamping in Scotland: Adventures with Canopy & Stars

    Early in October, we teamed up with Canopy & Stars for a weekend of glamping in Scotland. Here’s our trip-report:...

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  • Oct182016
    • A woman stands near a single-track road, facing the mountains with a large scarf wrapped around her shoulders
    • The dramatic, heather hills of Glen Etive are in the background while a stream flows in the foreground
    • Trakke founder, Alec Farmer, stands in a field of heather, looking towards the mountains of Glen Etive, and carrying a waterproof, plum Fingal commuter and weekend backpack
    • A Land Rover Discovery sits on the side of a single-track road near the mountains of Glen Etive
    • From above, a small fire burns amidst riverbed rocks
    • A man sits on a boulder and tends a small fire near a river bank, mountains and heather in the background
    • A cloud hangs dense and low over a heathered mountainside in Scotland
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    A Weekend Escape to Glen Etive

    We love weekends, and when we’re looking to escape the city for a night or two, Glen Etive is...

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  • Oct172016
    An aerial photo of doune castle.
    Article

    Experience Cinematic Scotland at Doune Castle

    Located in the Stirling district of Scotland is Doune Castle. Believed to have been built in the 13th century,...

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  • Oct142016
    A modern, timber bothy sits near a few large trees, a rocky berm in the foreground
    Article

    Top 5: Cool Places to Stay in Scotland.

    Hitting the trails with a flask and a sandwich, exploring the unknown with good company and adventuring across paths...

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  • Oct112016
    From below a woman walks up a flight of stairs in a green, outdoor landscape while wearing a Trakke backpack
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    Thank You, Summer. You Were Great.

    The time of year has come when the nights start closing in on the days. Before we know it...

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  • Oct102016
    • Near the rocky crags of the Whangie in Scotland leans a small, handmade, timber enclosure of undetermined purpose
    • A woman sits at the top of a rocky cliff and looks out towards the pine forests in the distance
    • A hiker stands at the base of the rocky cliffs at Queen
    • A man wearing an Arkaig Trakke bag climbs over a rocky landscape
    Article

    The Whangie & the Mysterious Cage

    About a thirty minute drive out of Glasgow lies Queens View – otherwise known as the Whangie. It’s one...

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  • Sep292016
    A woman stands on a high cliff overlooking a dramatic fjord in Norway while wearing an Assynt 28 backpack by Trakke
    Article

    In the Wild: September

    It always makes our day to receive photos of our bags out in the wild. You guys are the...

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  • Sep162016
    Trakke banana bumbag carried by girl running up stairs in kelvingrove park, Glasgow
    Article

    5 Ways To Make Your Running Route Awesome

    Running on a treadmill has it’s merits but ultimately it’s a lot more rewarding to get outside. Taking in...

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  • Sep092016
    • Carryology store with bags displayed on walls and plinths
    • Trakke stockist Carryology store, melbourne
    • Trakke in Carryology store opening event, with groups of people gathered
    • Carryology store, people looking at bags
    Article

    Stockist: Carryology Store

    We’re excited to announce that we’re now stocked at the Carryology Store in Fitzroy, Australia. Originally formed as a...

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  • Sep082016
    • trakke gask tool roll review banton frameworks
    • Trakke gask tool roll with tool and glasses. Banton Frame works review
    • Banton Framework review Trakke Gask Tool Roll - Portrait of Banton team
    Article

    Our Favourite Tool Roll: Banton Frameworks

    Making eyewear is fiddly work. Our talented friends at Banton Frameworks used to keep their tools in an old...

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