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Archive for July, 2015

Day Tripping

July 26th, 2015


Cinnamon Daypack via Tradlands


Natural Daypack via Craft and Caro


Navy Daypack via osamu19760714


Navy Daypack via Heritage Dry Goods


Inspired by climbing packs from the 1970s, our Archival Daypack is a contemporary, compact and convenient bag for everyday use. Whether in the city, at the University, or on the trail, our Day Pack is designed for lighter loads; it’s smaller and more compact than our Rucksack. Our Daypack is now available in our heavier weight 18 oz. canvas duck. We even have a natural canvas edition to help you outfit your all white summer ensemble. For the next week, we’re offering a 20% discount on all Archival Daypacks in canvas duck. Use code DYPCK20 at check out. Shop the collection here.

Usage Scenario – Archival Tool Roll

July 19th, 2015


We love tool rolls because they let you sort and store your tools in a convenient, easy to transfer package. Hardware stores sell tool rolls that are made from substandard materials in sizes that often don’t work for smaller scale implements like drafting pencils, needle nosed pliers or multitools. When we created our Archival Tool Roll, we never anticipated the old-is-new-again usage scenario suggested by one of our newest stockists, Pennsylvania based Ellicott & Company.

Wax in Summer

July 10th, 2015

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Long before the invention of flyweight fabrics and ultralight backpacks, outdoorsy folk chose waxed canvas packs because they were durable, attractive, extremely waterproof and comfortable to carry (no dampness on the back). If you are browsing the Archival line and looking for one bag model that will serve you for seasons to come, try the Archival Rucksack in waxed twill. It’s our flagship bag. All parts – from hardware to leather to webbing – are of the highest quality. It’s terrific in wet, wintery conditions but excels – and still looks handsome – on a summer hike or Central Park picnic.

Speaking of wax – summer is the best time to reproof all of your waxed Archival products. Grab a tin of Martexin Original Wax, set up an outdoor work station and follow these DIY instructions to add back a protective layer of wax to your bags, caps and jackets. Martexin is an ideal wax for the first-time reproofer, being slightly softer and easier to spread than many other waxes. Good luck!


Ashland Pop Up – Summit + Fields

July 1st, 2015

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This Friday (4/3/15), Archival will be in Ashland, Oregon, for a Summit + Fields Pop Up show. The event corresponds with Ashland’s First Friday Artwalk and the holiday weekend. Summit is the kind of next wave, heritage style retail space we love. The store, catering to both men and women, mixes rugged, made in USA brands like Archival, Filson and Golden Bear with softer, California/lifestyle focused pieces by regional labels like Taylor Stitch and Fog Linen. Bonus note for vacationers: Summit is located on Ashland’s main drag – only few blocks walk from the famous Oregon Shakespeare Festival. Drop by the pop up, browse the brands and than dash over for an 8pm production of Guys and Dolls or Much Ado About Nothing.