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Archival Rucksack – New Colorways for Fall

September 4th, 2015

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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 features, we consider it be free of complications and a pleasure to use. While it is built from traditional, best quality materials, the Archival Rucksack still functions well in the modern world – easily fitting a 17-inch laptop with ample room for newspapers, pens, gear and garb. Each bag is hand numbered on the strap retainer. For more info, visit the Archival Web shop.

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!


Oregon Adventure

June 19th, 2015

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Archival Rolltop overlooking the Columbia Gorge (via @yoheisato)

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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, they still look their best – and most at home – in their native state of Oregon.Need a travel bag for summer but don’t have the funds to pay full pop? Archival is selling its remaining inventory of Rolltops, Rucksacks and Duffels in red and cobalt canvas duck. Grab one soon as supplies are limited and these colorways won’t be coming back.

Check our Odds & Ends section for the full inventory of bags.

Outtake – Archival Rucksack

July 22nd, 2014

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!

Odds & Ends special – Archival Ruckack in bottle green duck

September 1st, 2013

We’re selling off the last of our limited edition Archival Rucksacks in bottle green canvas duck.   The fabric, over twenty five years old, comes to us from an orphan warehouse stash that was lost to time. It is the same sturdy, high quality duck we source for our stock canvas rucksacks but the material surface of the fabric (like a nice barrel aged spirit) has been slightly mellowed, and transformed, by time.  Only a few bags remain.  All sales fine.  For more info, visit the Odds & Ends section of our Archival Web Shop.

Archival Alley Snaps

July 5th, 2013

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 our shoot.  And introducing Val and Chase as our latest summer interns (and master bag wranglers).