Chapman Bags ‘Airborne’ collection
British accessories label and maker of fine luggage, Chapman are a brand I know well – the old man has been using their shooting bags for decades and the company are based in the Lake District, which is where I grew up.
Nowadays though they’re about much more than just rod and gun bag and produce many different ranges, with the latest being their ‘Airborne’ collection.
The model featured here is the ‘Para Haversack’, which is based upon WWII Paratroop rucksack, but with an updated design, to suit today’s contemporary needs. The Para can be carried as a conventional laptop briefcase or, through its removable and adjustable parachute webbing strap (in a bright red that compliments the olive green canvas perfectly), worn on the back like a backpack.
The canvas used in the bag is heavy duty and treated to make it waterproof. Features include a large main compartment with adjustable strap and buckle flap fastening and padded rear laptop compartment, a large front zippered pocket with poppered flap, poppered exterior side pockets, leather covered handgrip and brass hardware used throughout.
As with all Chapman bags the Airborne collection is crafted by hand in the company’s Cumbrian workshops and the range also includes a shoulder bag, iPad case and a holdall. For more information on the brand and its full collection of luggage, go to the website here: Chapman bags.