Great Every Day Carry
I love this backpack. It is simple in design but very well-made. I use it to carry my 13 inch MacBook and other little things. It is great as my personal item for the air travel. Great bag.
I had a Tumi backpack prior to this purchase, used daily for work to carry laptop etc. I have to say the Trakke beats the Tumi (6 times the price) overall outstanding quality for the price paid and quality of service 2nd to none, dispatched quickly and eco friendly packaging - you won’t be disappointed making a purchase of a Trakke bag, It’s a bag for life !
EXACTLY what I need
The Fingal is one of 4 Trakke bags I bought, and I must admit that when I first received the package, the Fingal was the most disappointing of the bunch!! Turns out it’s actually perfect for me. I purchased this bag in the “wine” colour for work. The waxed canvas is beautiful, and is far more lightweight than the 17L nylon backpack it replaces. I was pleasantly surprised by how light it feels. Being canvas, there was the possibility of it being relatively heavy. Not so. Speaking of the thin canvas, it’s perfect for small bags like the Kelso and Banana sling, but is it durable enough for a frequently-worn backpack? Only time will tell. Also, the ring zipper-pulls are too thin for this bag. It’s fine for the Kelso and slings, but not the backpacks. The main compartment features a thinly-padded laptop compartment, and 2 organiser pockets. There’s no back padding, so you need to use a decent laptop sleeve if you want protection. I don’t mind. I rarely carry a laptop with me. The reason the Fingal left me unimpressed at first was because it felt unsubstantial. Thin canvas, thin laptop padding, and no rear padding means there’s not much to weigh it down. However, thinking about its 13L volume and design intent, its “no frills” nature makes it PERFECT for general use. It’s not over-engineered. Over-organised mobile office backpacks have too little usable space. This carries my lunch, umbrella, water, and jacket. It could handle a laptop or iPad if necessary. Perfect.
PROUDLY MADE IN SCOTLAND
Woven with natural fibres, Waxed Canvas is weatherproof and can be reproofed time and time again, ensuring years of service.
Our 'dry-finish' wax is specifically formulated to keep the weather at bay without rubbing off onto your clothing.
Made from 70% recycled stainless steel, our buckles and hardware are built to last. The marine-grade steel is scratch and corrosion resistant.
Sure, it might be overkill - but there's a good chance that these buckles will function well and look good in 100 years time.