The craft doesn’t get any better than this. Nathan sews each military inspired Ruck by hand on a vintage 1950 Adler sewing machine, working the leather, and hammering the hardware himself. And each take 12 hours. Yep, that’s 12 hours – each. Nathan’s a high school literature teacher, but we think he may also moonlight as an industrial designer. Each bag converts from backpack to cross-body messenger (horizontal or vertical) in seconds, ensuring that you’ll remain appropriate in more genteel surroundings. Nathan also incorporates bronze equestrian hardware. If it’s good enough for a 1200 lb. beast of burden, it’s good enough for you.
We worked with Nathan to create an exclusive, slimmer, taller, more functional version of the Riegel Ruck. It features a large main compartment, with two inner pockets, and two large outer buttoned compartments. Each bag is made of thick no. 6 duck canvas (lower numbers are better). Nathan formulates, and applies, by hand, his own proprietary blend of beeswax, paraffin, and a few other ingredients. You’ll immediately feel the difference in texture (his possesses little of the greasiness you may be accustomed), with no sacrifices in aesthetics or water resistance.
25” x 16” x 5”
Designed and made in Calhoun, Georgia.
- No. 6 hand-waxed, canvas duck from Fairfield Textile (Bridgeton, NJ)
- US-made solid copper equestrian hardware
- US-sourced black latigo leather
- Convertible to messenger style