| Type: || Backpacks, Rucksacks || Brand: || Karrimor |
| Sub-Type: || Without Frame || Colour: || Purple and blue : see photographs |
| Size: || Med//////////////// 45 - 70 Litres || Country//Region of Manufacture: || United Kingdom |
Get ready for a summer of outdoors fun with this superb Alpiniste rucksack from Karrimor. The rucksack is a Made in Lancashire Karrimor original; naturally it's of outstanding quality, and also something of a collector's item.The original Karrimor Dougal Haston rucksacks are always highly sought-after: a similar rucksack in much poorer condition sold for £140 (plus £10 P&P) on eBay in 2013 - so this is a great opportunity to buy an outstanding item at a very reasonable price.The rucksack is made from hard-wearing, water-resistant nylon with a thick canvas back panel.Features of the rucksack include: steel buckles; buckle and strap fastened attachment points on the lid, at the front, and at the sides; two zipped pockets in the lid; a draw cord and toggle fastened skirt at the top of the pack; a 3/4 length front zip with velcro fastened storm flap; an adjustable hip belt; adjustable back straps; Karrimor and Dougal Haston Alpiniste branding. There's a long pouch inside the pack for a fold away sleeping or sit mat, which will form the 'frame' of the pack (photo 7) - a mat is not included in the sale.The rucksack is in excellent vintage condition with years of active life left in it - structurally it's flawless, but there are several small faint marks to the outer fabric, and a little light tarnishing to one of the buckles (photos 8, 9 and 10).The rucksack is generally clean and free of scent or odour, and should be 100% ready to use - although you may wish to reproof the fabric with Nikwax or Grangers to boost its water-repellency.In terms of sizing the rucksack is unlabelled, but comes up at around 45 - 50 litres when fully packed.Returns due to problems with sizing are not accepted for this item, so please consider the following measurements very carefully - bear in mind that they're approximate: the exact dimensions of the rucksack will vary depending on how fully it's been packed.Overall length approximately 33"; width at widest point (near the top) approximately 20"; depth at deepest point approximately 13". International bidders please contact me for a precise figure for shipping - bear in mind that shipping will not be cheap due to the weight and bulky nature of the item. Payment by PayPal within three days of sale. The rucksack will be posted Parcel Force 48 or Special Delivery (1pm) within two working days.Sorry, no bidders with less than 10 positive feedback reports.