Retro rucksack goodness tweaks memories

We had one of our favourite customers in the other day, just finishing off his shopping list for Kilimanjiro. He walked in with the bag below, which stirred all kinds of memories of my first rucksack (a Karrimor in case you hadn’t guessed!)

Retro karrimor goodness!

It also brought back memories of the old rucksacks they used to keep in their London store, from all the first expeditions to places they have supported over the years. I hope when Karrimor was sold, somebody has kept them safe and sound somewhere. It has made me nostalgic for the days when you could pretty much recommend any Karrimor rucksack, and it would be a good ‘un. If anyone else can remember what your favourite / first rucksack you ever had was, please post up in the comments below! All I can remember is that mine was 55 Litres, a lovely red, and my back will not forget carrying it – that’s for sure….

  • Helen Fisher

    I lusted after a Karrimor Jaguar GR-65+ with their ‘new’ back system for years, and even contemplated the SF range until someone threw me a GoLite Jam and it’s changed my outlook completely!

  • G

    Thanks for your comment Helen. The Jaguar definitely conjures up some memories for me too (puts away pipe and slippers). The lightweight movement has completely changed everything for me as well, though I still think you need a balance. If I go too lightweight, the back systems generally don’t deliver the comfort my back needs! Favs at the moment are the Lowe Zepton and Gregory Z series for the balance between weight and comfort.

  • Anonymous

    I’m writing a small blog post.
    Any idea which year this rucksack was produces ? 🙂

    • Gareth

      It’s one of our Customers at Webtogs, we are talking about 40 years or so according to him, which makes it around 1970ish

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