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I’ve never really been a backpack kinda girl. Since entering adulthood, the first time I bought myself a backpack was last year before I travelled to India. And even then it was a necessity purchase. There’s something about them that has always felt clumsy and irked me since schooldays when everyone had big hideous bags strapped to their backs. Like my issues about shoulder pads, (a result of being forced to wear ill-fitting blazers with huge shoulders pads as part of my school uniform.. something which has also put me off wearing blazers at all..), there are still certain items that school days have left me with reservations about.

Lately though I’ve started to rethink my dislike of backpacks, particularly after I stumbled on these Coyote rucksacks on Fab a few weeks back. Founded by Chilean designers Matías Sierra and Florencia Tagle, the handmade backpacks are simple, practical and aesthetically pleasing. Their classic design just makes me think of 40s backpacks and vintage military rucksacks. When I look at them I think of adventures, old compasses, crumpled maps, picnic blankets, and packed lunches washed down with lashings of ginger beer. And I can’t help but feel as though I’ve been sucked into an Enid Blyton or Arthur Ransome novel.


  1. Anonymous
    March 3, 2013 / 3:46 pm

    I really like then but mostly on guys, not sure how I'd style one myself. Claire x

  2. March 3, 2013 / 11:39 pm

    I've never been much of a backpack wearer either, but recently I've found some nice ones, especially in urban outfitters. I like these coyote rucksacks too, they make me think of camping 🙂 xx

    Almost Delightful

  3. March 4, 2013 / 9:10 am

    I love a good backpack and have one I bought from Etsy. I use it for my daily commute and it's my handbag as well. A lovely oiled canvas bag that is zippered to ensure it's not able to be easily accessed by pick-pocket hands in the city. It's great.

    PS: Glad you like the toilet roll snake. A local council wouldn't allow your mum to use those toilet rolls for craft. Crazy, hey?

  4. March 4, 2013 / 9:39 am

    I love the look of backpacks like these,and have been tempted to buy one,as I love the look and nostalgia of them,but I couldnt imagine actually using one again,Id probably feel like a little girl again back at school 🙂 But Id defianley have one if I were travelling,I love these retro looking ones x

  5. March 4, 2013 / 10:00 am

    great bag!
    like your post )

    Angela Donava

  6. March 6, 2013 / 2:53 pm

    pitch perfect.

  7. March 6, 2013 / 6:02 pm

    backpacks are so cool!lovely 🙂

  8. March 8, 2013 / 11:32 pm

    They are gorgeous! I've always been a bit of a fan of backpacks, but then I've always had a weird tendency to carry EVERYTHING I own (only a tiny exaggeration there…)
    Vic @ Frankly Vic

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