Archival Announcements

Archival Rucksack – New Colorways for Fall

This Fall, we’re updating our original Archival Rucksack with a new leather treatment and 24 oz waxed cotton twill fabric colorways including olive, dark brown, ranger tan and black. The Rucksack now comes trimmed in an original shade of Horween Chromexcel. The bag’s classic design remains unchanged. With a slim profile, durable construction and sensible …

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Wax in Summer

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 …

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Oregon Adventure

Archival Rolltop overlooking the Columbia Gorge (via @yoheisato) Red Rucksack in search of surf (via Weiss watch founder @cameronweiss) Blue Duck Duffel on the famous #pdxcarpet (via @olgrumpy) Over the past five years, Archival bags have traveled everywhere from Kashimir to Thailand, Mallorca to Malawi. However, as these snaps from our Archival Instagram feed show, …

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Outtake – Archival Rucksack

Thanks to Archival friend and photog Raymond Molinar who sent along this outtake of his Archival Rucksack during a recent shoot for Rising Sun Jeans. I think the bag looks terrific but what I really love is the cotton jacket with knit trim.  Nice snap, Raymond!

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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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Shopping from TV: Archival Rucksacks

Over the years, I’ve obsessively tracked guest appearances by my beloved Filson and Barbour brands in the movies.  I was thrilled to find out from a few sharp eyed AC readers that our own Archival Rucksack is showing up as a key prop in the USA network program, Graceland.  Here are a few evidential screen …

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