Journal

Journal

  • Sep012016
    A girl backpacking in a remote, misty landscape in Norway.
    Article

    In the Wild: Adventure Unknown

    We recently caught up with friends of Trakke, Mel and Ben, who left their home in Glasgow on an...

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  • Sep012016
    • A remote road on the North Coast 500
    • Driving a Land Rover around the North Coast 500 in Scotland
    • Following the North Coast 500 route through Sutherland, Scotland.
    • The wooden walkway inside Smoo Cave
    • Sunset at Dunnet Head, Scotland in a Landrover Discovery 4x4
    • A Landrover on a remote road in Sutherland, Scotland.
    • Stoer Lighthouse, Scotland
    • Sheep on a road
    • The sun setting behind the Cuillins on the Isle of Skye
    • A sign on the roadside made with a tyre painted with
    Article

    North Coast 500 Roadtrip

    With cheap flights becoming ever more prolific, it’s easy to forget that there’s a world of hidden gems right...

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  • Aug102016
    A girl wears a buff scarf over her face to avoid a cloud of midges flying around her head.
    Article

    Beat the Midge

    The arch nemesis of every Scottish adventurer is the dreaded Midge. Yes, they’re tiny…and yes, they’re harmless – but...

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  • Aug082016
    A man wearing a trakke backpack looking at the view from the Cobbler, Scotland.
    Article

    Scotland, This Is Why We Love You.

    We’ve always had a bit of a love-affair with Scotland. It’s not always sunny, it’s not always warm, but...

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  • Aug022016
    A stylish guy longboards down a road wearing a waxed cotton backpack.
    Article

    In the Wild: August

    We love seeing our bags out in the wild. Here’s five of our favourite shots that you’ve shared with us recently....

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  • Aug022016
    Article

    How to Wild Camp in Scotland

    Ever wondered how to wild camp in Scotland? It might sound daunting, but it’s actually very simple! Here’s our...

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  • Jul312016
    • A brightly coloured stylish popup shop built using a shipping container for the Local Heroes exhibition at Edinburgh Airport.
    • The vibrant interior of the Local Heroes popup shop in Edinburgh.
    • Two blue Trakke bags hanging up on rope alongside other Scottish made products at the Local Heroes popup shop.
    • People gather around the local heroes popup shop on the plaza outside Edinburgh Airport.
    • A man wearing a blue shirt and green trousers carries an ultramarine blue 13 litre Fingal backpack.
    • A female sewing machinist leaning over an industrial Durkopp Adler sewing machine sewing webbing onto waxed cotton.
    • A machinist sews a Trakke woven label onto a bright blue piece of waxed cotton using an industrial sewing machine.
    Article

    Trakke x Local Heroes

    Scottish design has long been associated with traditional craft, but whether it’s tartan or tweed, sometimes it can all...

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  • Jul262016
    The Trakke 'Future Classics' range of backpacks, messenger bags and duffel bags laid out on the floor in a grid.
    Article

    Future Classics Collection: What’s New?

    You might have noticed that we recently launched a whole new range of bags and accessories – the Future...

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  • Jul222016
    • Rob and Chris from "With Love" smile at the camera at the Fortnum and Mason
    • Customers at Fortnum and Mason
    • The Trakke display at the "With Love" pop up show at Fortnum and Mason
    • A bag hangs on the wall and a duffel bag sits on a shelf at the With Love Trakke display
    • Customers examine items on display on a table in the With Love pop up
    • The storefront of Fortnum and Mason in London in the evening
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    With Love X Fortnums

    Last year, Rob and Chris turned up at our workshop in Glasgow behind the wheel of a muddied land-rover...

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  • Jun142016
    • View from above as a climber completes a route on a cliff face
    • View from above as a male climber completes a route
    Article

    Adventure Diaries: Glen Nevis

    Nestled in the shadow of Ben Nevis lies a playground fit for climbers and campers alike. Buttress after buttress of...

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  • Jun102016
    Article

    In The Wild: Loch Arkaig – Stag Territory

    Hopping into the car after a morning hike through Glencoe’s Lost Valley, we hit the road and head further...

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  • Jun012016
    Article

    Midweek MicroAdventure: Arrochar

    The weather is amazing in Glasgow right now. We haven’t seen the sun for a decade, but now it’s...

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  • May272016
    Article

    Wild Camping in Glencoe: The Three Sisters

    Despite the forecast of a weekend of thunder and lightning, we decided to go wild camping in Glencoe to get...

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  • May102016
    Article

    Adventure Diaries: Kyloe

    Some Sundays are meant for sleeping in and breakfast in bed, but last Sunday was not that kind of...

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  • Apr092016
    Article

    The Makers’ Ditty

      When setting out on a voyage across the ocean, sailors were not afforded much luggage space. Many of...

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  • Feb262016
    Article

    Bike Touring in Germany: Cycle The Saxon

    Back in early January, Alexi Jeanrenaud and Kaas Aziz of Luna Tees and Path Adventure Co, went off bike...

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  • Feb122016
    Trakke Couples
    Article

    Valentine’s Adventure

    At Trakke we always encourage people to go out and experience something extraordinary. This Valentine’s Day, why not take...

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  • Feb082016
    Article

    Adventure Diaries: Inshriach Bothy

    When I was invited to spend the weekend at Inshriach Bothy, I packed by Krukke with my standard bothy...

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