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Archival Alley Snaps

            Before our Archival intern, Lauren, moved to the bay area, we took a few impromptu snaps of our bags in the alley behind Archival headquarters. We’ve been shooting so many products indoors, under softbox strobes, it was a relief to snap the bags in direct sunlight.  Here are a few outtakes from …

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New Release – Archival Day Pack

  Inspired by climbing packs from the 1970s, our Day Pack is a compact and convenient bag for everyday use in the city or on the trail. Designed for lighter loads, it’s smaller and made with a lighter weight fabric than our Rucksack.  The main compartment is easily accessed by a sturdy, twin slider brass zipper. The pack features an …

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Shopping from Japan – Cyclo Tourist Bags

  Thanks to Bill Lane at Wall Bike for reprinting this pictographic feature on front handlebar bags from the Japanese magazine Cyclo Tourist.  Apart from Guu-Watanabe, Ostrich and Berthoud, many of the brands are new to me.   For reference, here is my post from 2008 showing the of the range of French, US and …

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Evidence – Archival in Japan

Archival is thrilled to be working with Barley Harvest Season, the distributor of our bags and apparel in Japan.  One of the original motivations for the Archival blog was my wish to document the US heritage products sold in Japan – but not available stateside.  Now, I take great pleasure in redistributing images of our own …

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New Release – Archival Roll Top

Current color offerings – cobalt, natural & black Our Archival Roll Top is a comfortable, roomy, stripped-down backpack for keeping your belongings dry and safe in any conditions. Slightly larger than our Rucksack, the Roll Top is great for bicyclists, motorcyclists, and anyone else who regularly faces the elements. Featuring a roll-top closure secured by …

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Rolltop Review

I picked up a large Seal Line roll top backpack with my REI dividend. Made in the USA, it’s roomy and well-made. Since it’s made of nylon, many of the joints are welded rather than sewn, a bit unsettling but no doubt stronger than a stitch. While I loved the massive capacity and no-brainer roll …

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Archival Update: AC Field Bag in Navy

Archival Clothing is pleased to announce that our Field Bag is now available in 22 oz navy waxed twill. The Archival Field Bag is intended as a daily workhorse, a crossover between a traditional English fishing bag and an urban messenger bag. Durable construction and practical features allow the bag to excel at carrying gear …

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